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OTTAWA, Canada, and Taipei, Taiwan October 8, 2008 QNX Software Systems today announced that it has signed a reseller agreement with Advantech, a global provider of industrial PC and embedded solutions. This alliance will help QNX to satisfy the growing demand for its middleware and embedded operating system technology in the Asia Pacific region.
As part of the QNX Solutions Network, Advantech will resell runtime modules of the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS). The agreement will focus on Advantechs hardware applications, including panel PCs, vehicle-mounted monitors, and embedded computing PC modules. QNX is an established leader in the market for embedded software and an important partner for us, said Jack Huang, vice president, Embedded Computing at Advantech. The software reliability, stability, and modularity that QNX brings to our products is unmatched in the industry and we are pleased to extend those benefits to our customers in Asia Pacific.
With millions of installations worldwide, QNX RTOS technology controls mission-critical systems in the fields of manufacturing, process automation, robotics, power generation, medical instrumentation, networking, automotive telematics, and a variety of other applications. From controlling nuclear power plants to manufacturing microchips, QNX-based systems have an unmatched reputation for high performance and nonstop operation.
As the demand for advanced technologies in industrial automation continues to grow, so does the market opportunity for our software, said Kimm Krueger, director, Asia Pacific Sales at QNX Software Systems. Advantech is a valuable alliance that will help us to expand our reach in Asia Pacific and to better meet the needs of our existing customers in the region.
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.
Founded in 1983, Advantech delivers visionary and trustworthy industrial computing solutions that empower businesses. We cooperate closely with solution partners to provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications in diverse industries, offering products and solutions in three business categories: Embedded ePlatform, eServices & Applied Computing, and Industrial Automation groups. With more than 3,400 dedicated employees, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 18 countries and 39 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Advantech is a Premier Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, a community of embedded and communications developers and solution providers. Visit www.advantech.com.
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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