QNX, Rational Demonstrate New Level of Tool-to-Tool Integration

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, San Francisco, March 12, 2002 - Engineers from Rational Software and QNX Software Systems today demonstrated a new level of tool-to-tool integration for embedded development, made possible by the Eclipse-based QNX¨ integrated development environment (IDE).

"We're raising the bar for ease of interoperability between tools," said Linda Campbell, vice president of strategic alliances at QNX. "As the demo today shows, Rational tools designed for the Eclipse platform can plug into the new QNX IDE and seamlessly communicate with QNX tools. In fact, when we first brought the tools together, they "clicked" almost immediately - even though QNX and Rational engineers had been working independently of each other up to that point. That's a real testament to the inherent interoperability of this platform."

Visitors to the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) can catch the demo - which showcases Rational's ClearCase® change-management tool running within the QNX IDE - at the QNX booth, #818.

"As founding members of Eclipse.org, Rational Software and QNX Software Systems are committed to the goal of out-of-the-box interoperability between tools," said Dave Bernstein, senior vice president of products, Rational Software. "The Eclipse platform benefits tool vendors and OS vendors, but most of all, it benefits developers. Using Eclipse, developers can utilize multiple interoperating tools without having to master multiple user interfaces. QNX and Rational look forward to delivering on this promise of interoperability to embedded developers."

About the QNX IDE
The QNX IDE provides a complete toolset for embedded development - from code creation to performance analysis - with all tools tightly integrated under a single user interface. The tools include a C/C++ code developer that provides time-saving features like code completion, error parsing, and templates; a debugger that can debug multiple processes, languages, and targets simultaneously; a project source manager for handling complex multi-projects; performance analysis tools for memory usage and profiling; a flexible target agent architecture for debugging an embedded target over virtually any connection; and a system builder that lets programmers create embedded images with point-and-click simplicity.

About Rational ClearCase
Rational ClearCase offers the essential functions of version control, workspace management, process configurability, and build management. By automating many of the necessary, yet error-prone tasks associated with software development, Rational ClearCase enables teams of all sizes to build the highest-quality software and Web applications in less time.

About QNX Software Systems
Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in realtime, microkernel OS technology. The inherent reliability, scalable architecture, and small memory footprint of the QNX RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications in the networking, automotive, industrial, and smart device markets. Customers worldwide like Cisco, Delphi, Siemens, Alcatel, Sony, Texaco, and Ford already depend on the QNX RTOS for network routers, medical devices, intelligent transportation systems, safety and security systems, next-generation robotics, and other mission-critical applications. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, QNX Software Systems maintains offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, and distributes its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com .

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