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OTTAWA, December 4, 2008 QNX Software Systems today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with SITRE s.a.r.l. to serve the growing number of QNX customers in France and in the French-speaking regions in Belgium.
As part of the QNX Solutions Network, SITRE will distribute and support the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS), the QNX Momentics® development suite, and the QNX Aviage® family of middleware products. Founded by Philippe Clausse, former director of QNX Software Systems Europe, and Franck Vancoellié, former regional sales manager for QNX Software Systems in France, SITRE is focused on providing solutions and services to embedded developers in the industrial automation, transportation, medical, military, and other industries.
With its deep experience in QNX technology and understanding of the extreme demands of the embedded market, SITRE can help companies develop their QNX-based embedded systems in less time and at less cost, said Philippe Clausse, marketing and sales manager at SITRE sarl. The QNX Neutrino RTOS is already a premier software platform for the French public transportation industry, and our goal is to extend this position to other verticals as well.
QNX software runs in millions of installations worldwide in environments where reliability and realtime performance are critical, said Larry Atkinson, distribution manager, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region, QNX Software Systems. France is already a strong marketplace for QNX technology and we are very excited about the potential number of new customers to which SITRE will introduce QNX technology.
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.
SITRE s.a.r.l., serving France and the French-speaking regions in Belgium as an authorized distributor of QNX solutions, is focused on the realtime and embedded systems markets, providing solutions to various markets such as the industrial automation, transport, medical and military industries.
The companys mission is to build an ecosystem around QNX software technology, enabling customers to develop solutions more economically and ensure time-to-market. SITRE provides before and after sale activities, marketing, training, and services to customers located in their service area.
Due to its strong QNX experience and the solid understanding of the embedded markets business needs, SITRE can offer a wealth of services around QNX technology and assist customers in significantly accelerating the development process of their embedded software solutions with innovative methods and products. As a result, customers can develop products that get to market far quicker and are potentially more feature packed to maximize business success. Working for QNX, and more generally in the embedded market for years, SITRE builds a strong foundation for customers to benefit from. It is a privately held company, registered in the Paris area, France. Visit www.sitre.fr.
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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