QNX Adds XLsoft as Distributor for Japanese Market

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  • XLsoft will help QNX further penetrate the Japanese market through the sale and support of QNX products.
  • XLsoft specializes in distributing innovative software products and is recognized for its strong industry relationships in Japan and throughout APAC.
  • Will help meet rapidly growing Japanese demand for QNX technology in the automotive, industrial automation, process control, and consumer electronics markets.
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    OTTAWA, April 18, 2006 - QNX Software Systems today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with XLsoft Corporation to help QNX further penetrate the Japanese technology industry. XLsoft is a leading localization and distribution firm in the Japanese and Asian market that specializes in distributing innovative software products.

    As part of the QNX Solutions Network, XLsoft will be responsible for sales and support of the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system and the QNX Momentics® suite of development tools in Japan. XLsoft will also provide training and support to QNX customers in the country.

    “Japan remains an important region for QNX as demand for our technology in the country continues to grow across the automotive, industrial automation, process control, and consumer electronics markets,” said Kimm Krueger, director of indirect channels at QNX Software Systems.

    “XLsoft is well respected as a reseller and distributor of groundbreaking products in the Japanese market and throughout the APAC region, and is recognized for its strong relationships with industry leaders, including Intel and NEC Japan. As such, we believe the company is an integral addition to our Japanese partner base.”

    Serving 100 countries worldwide, the QNX Solutions Network comprises a team of highly qualified distributors and resellers with proven expertise in QNX technology and services. Network members have full access to QNX sales and marketing tools, training, and certification, in addition to simplified order processing and discounted price structures.

    About XLsoft

    XLsoft Corporation is a leading international localization and distribution firm, specializing in providing innovative software to the Japanese market. With almost 20 years of industry experience, XLsoft Corporation offers the right solutions for Asian and European language translations, web and software localizations, as well as international product placement.

    About QNX Software Systems

    QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE: HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS and QNX Momentics® development suite together provide the industry's most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.

    Editorial Contacts

    Paul Leroux
    QNX Software Systems
    +1 613 591-0931
    paull@qnx.com

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