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OTTAWA, May 6, 2008 QNX Software Systems, the global leader in operating systems and middleware for the in-car telematics and infotainment market, today announced it has joined the Internet ITS Consortium of Japan, an industry organization of Tier One suppliers and automakers focused on the development, standardization, and commercialization of intelligent transportation system (ITS) technology. As a member of the consortium, QNX will make the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS), as well as the QNX Aviage® multimedia suite available to the consortiums in-car systems working group for the development of a feature-rich in-car multimedia console. The QNX Neutrino RTOS effortlessly handles the complexity of feature-rich ITS applications. Its modular, dynamically upgradable design is future proof, enabling support for the latest industry standards and features.
The QNX Aviage multimedia suite is an automotive-grade solution that is part media server, part media payer, and part OEM middleware design platform. It enables automakers and Tier One suppliers to build digital infotainment systems quickly and easily. With the QNX Aviage multimedia suite, designers can integrate consumer devices such as iPods into the vehicle, while ensuring the end user experience is simplified and seamless.
QNX is a valuable new member of our consortium, said Naoki Tokitsu, president of the Internet ITS Consortium. The QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX Aviage suite provide a fault-tolerant platform that will help us to facilitate the open exchange of information and reduce development cycles as we strive to develop and standardize an infrastructure for ITS.
As the next generation of telematics and infotainment systems begin to hit the road, the flexibility and compatibility of the OS becomes even more crucial, said Hideki Matsuoka, regional sales manager at QNX Software Systems. We look forward to working with other consortium members on the development of an open platform for Internet ITS.
QNX and In-car Infotainment
More than 180 car models worldwide use QNX Software technology for an array of telematics and infotainment products everything from hands-free cell phone kits to high-end multimedia and navigation systems. Besides providing the ultra-reliable QNX Neutrino RTOS, QNX Software Systems offers instant-on technology for ultra-fast bootup times, advanced 2D/3D graphics for navigation displays, embedded web browsers, multimedia frameworks, fault-tolerant file systems, and a variety of other technologies optimized for the automotive market.
About the Internet ITS Consortium
The Internet Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Consortium is an open forum for research, development, and information sharing to promote a standardized platform for ITS based on the next generation of internet technologies. The members of the consortium work together to improve safety, comfort, convenience, and the environment for various traffic systems and services, networks, and on-board systems. The consortium also supports new business development for the standardized ITS platform.
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, QNX Momentics® development suite, and QNX Aviage® middleware together provide the industrys most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, 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.
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