Relationship expands market opportunities for the software platform driving next-generation embedded and M2M products
OTTAWA, January 31, 2012 QNX Software Systems Limited, a leader in software platforms for connected embedded systems, has entered into a distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc., a global provider of products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial customers. Under the agreement, the companies will focus initially on the distribution of QNX® operating system software, development tools, and engineering services to the medical, industrial automation, and general embedded markets in North America.
QNX Software Systems flagship product, the QNX® Neutrino® Realtime Operating System (RTOS), powers a vast array of embedded and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) systems worldwide, including medical devices, Internet routers, wind turbines, nuclear plants, traffic control applications, broadcast automation systems, and railway safety systems. People encounter QNX-controlled systems every day, when they travel, shop, watch TV, use the Internet, or even turn on a light.
QNX is recognized globally for its highly reliable and flexible software, said David West, vice president of supplier marketing, Arrow Electronics. Offering best-in-class products and services, QNX Software Systems is a strategic addition to our distribution portfolio, giving our customers access to software driving innovation in a broad range of industries.
Were pleased to work with Arrow Electronics, whose world-class distribution network and proven track record will help us expand our market opportunities and better align with our joint customers, stated Andrea Blaylock, director, channel strategies, QNX Software Systems. The new relationship allows our company to focus more closely on new opportunities for strategic business development.
QNX Software Systems is working with Arrow in a variety of joint marketing activities, including webinars, seminars, and training sessions. These activities include Arrows Machine-to-Machine (M2M) seminar series, which is designed to help companies understand how to incorporate M2M technology into their business strategies.
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 connected embedded systems. 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-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. Visit www.qnx.com.
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