QNX Adds IC-4S as Distributor for Benelux Market

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News at a Glance...

  • IC-4S to distribute and support QNX technology in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
  • Agreement will help Benelux companies deploy the QNX Neutrino RTOS on Intel Core Duo processors, Xilinx FPGAs, and other advanced platforms.
  • IC-4S has proven track record in delivering sales and technical support for leading hardware and software vendors.
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    OTTAWA, June 6, 2006 - QNX Software Systems today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with IC-4S bvba to serve the growing number of QNX customers in the Benelux technology market. A premier manufacturer’s representative in Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg), IC-4S has a proven track record in delivering sales and technical services for Intel, Xilinx, and other technology leaders.

    As part of the QNX Solutions Network, IC-4S will distribute and support the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS) and the QNX Momentics® development suite.

    With this agreement, IC-4S can offer an innovative software platform that adds proven value to its rich portfolio of hardware offerings. “I applaud the foresight of IC-4S in combining a state-of-the-art realtime operating system with products from the world’s leading microprocessor and FPGA vendors. Their thinking truly leads the pack,” said Larry Atkinson, distribution manager, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region, QNX Software Systems. “I’m particularly excited about the synergy created by QNX support for Intel Core Duo technology, Xilinx Virtex II Pro and Virtex 4 FPGAs, and the Radisys line of embedded products.”

    “This agreement with QNX Software Systems complements our growth strategy, enriches our product portfolio, and enables our very knowledgeable team to deliver even greater value to customers,” said Dimitri De Vos, CEO, IC-4S. “Through this collaboration with QNX, IC-4S can realize its strategic goal of expanding into technology-driven markets in addition to the semiconductor market, and open doors to new markets altogether.”

    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.

    About IC-4S

    IC-4S bvba is a leading international manufacturing sales representative, specializing in the provision of innovative solutions for the European market. With offices in the Benelux region, Iberia and France, IC-4S offers a professional and technical sales team to help assist customers with their design and development needs.

    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 and QNX Momentics® development suite together provide the industry's most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, 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. Visit www.qnx.com.

    Editorial Contacts

    Paul Leroux
    QNX Software Systems
    +1 613 591-0931
    paull@qnx.com

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