Digia Extends Qt Commercial Primary Platform Support to Include QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System

New collaboration will allow Qt developers to target QNX Software Systems’ leading RTOS with full licensing, development, support, and services from Digia

-- QNX Partner News Release --

San Francisco, California — November 29, 2011 — Digia, Qt Commercial, the pioneer in the commercial development, licensing, support and services of Qt Commercial, a leading UI and application framework for desktop and embedded development, together with QNX Software Systems Limited, a leading supplier of operating systems, tools, and services for connected embedded systems, today announced that Digia will extend its primary platform support for the latest Qt Commercial development framework solutions to include the QNX® Neutrino® Realtime Operating System (RTOS).

Qt Commercial support for the QNX Neutrino RTOS will be available with the Qt Commercial 4.8.1 release in Q1 2012; the beta-level implementation for QNX Neutrino is already in Qt Commercial 4.8.0 and will be released before year end.

Qt Commercial from Digia is a cross-platform UI and application framework with tools designed to facilitate the creation and deployment of applications for desktop and embedded platforms. Qt is a renowned UI and application framework used in the automotive, medical, aerospace and industrial automation industries. The framework includes:

  • APIs for C++ programming
  • Easy-to-use modular class library
  • Integrated development tools
  • Cross-platform IDE
  • Quick and efficient LIVE technical support from Qt experts

Digia, Qt Commercial is the only company that provides a one-stop shop for all Qt development needs, which includes flexible licensing, R&D, support, services and training all under one roof.

“Digia, Qt Commercial is pleased to add primary platform support for the QNX Neutrino RTOS, one of the embedded industry’s leading realtime operating systems”, said Tuukka Turunen, Director of R&D, Digia, Qt Commercial. “Together, the Qt Commercial framework and the QNX Neutrino RTOS can give developers the flexibility to create compelling UIs and applications for mission-critical projects and to run them in a reliable manner with quick response times. Our work with QNX Software Systems further upholds our cross-platform strategy to expand our commitment to support leading RTOS providers.”

The QNX Neutrino RTOS is used in a vast array of applications worldwide, from in-car infotainment systems and medical devices, to multimedia tablets, Internet routers, wind turbines, and railway control centers. Whether you drive to work, use the Internet, turn on a light, or watch TV, chances are, you are taking advantage of systems that leverage QNX® technology.

“Qt Commercial offers an ideal complement to the rich palette of UI technologies and application environments available for the QNX Neutrino RTOS,” said Grant Courville, Director of Product Management, QNX Software Systems. “Many QNX customers, especially those in the medical device market, will be thrilled to know that they can now combine the powerful application environment and UI tools of Qt Commercial with the industry-leading performance and reliability of the QNX Neutrino RTOS.”

About Digia, Qt Commercial

Digia Plc, the Helsinki-based services and consulting powerhouse listed in the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki exchange (DIG1V), is a worldwide leading Qt application and UI development, consulting, testing and UX design services and consulting company. Digia is a recognized global leader in the Qt ecosystem with over 10 years of Qt competence and investment. Digia's pioneering Qt Commercial product and services offering provides commercial developers and companies the most powerful cross-platform UI and application framework available today on desktop and embedded platforms with a one-stop shop for development, licensing, support, consulting and training. Digia operates in China, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and USA. Qt is used by over 400,000 developers worldwide at large and small businesses across more than 70 industries. To learn more about Digia, Qt Commercial, please visit: http://qt.digia.com.

About QNX Software Systems

QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM; TSX:RIM), is a leading vendor of operating systems, development tools, and professional services for the embedded systems market. Global leaders such as Audi, Cisco, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for vehicle infotainment systems, network routers, medical devices, industrial controllers, security and defense systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems Limited is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada; its products are distributed in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.

QNX Software Systems
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Digia, Qt Commercial
Katherine Barrios
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