QNX Demonstrates Latest Middleware Products for Portable Devices with Freescale at Mobile World Congress

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  • QNX Software Systems brings high-performance Flash-based graphics to Freescale iMX31 processors..
  • Demonstration harnesses the power and reliability of the QNX Neutrino RTOS to render high-end graphics for PNDs and portable devices.
  • Attendees can catch the demo in Freescale’s booth: Hall 8, booth 8B91.
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    BARCELONA, Spain, GSMA Mobile World Congress, February 11, 2008 — QNX Software Systems today announced it will demonstrate the QNX® Aviage® family of middleware products running on Freescale’s multimedia processors at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The demonstration will showcase networked multimedia frameworks and multimedia engines in a Flash-based human machine interface (HMI), highlighting the power of combining Freescale multimedia processors with the performance and reliability of the QNX Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS) and the QNX Aviage middleware family. The QNX Aviage family includes the QNX Aviage HMI player for Adobe Flash Lite 3, the QNX Aviage multimedia suite, and the QNX Aviage acoustic processing kit.

    Taking advantage of Freescale’s i.MX31 processor for multimedia applications, the demonstration also highlights the clean, high-speed image rendering of the Nav N Go 3D iGO navigation software. Freescale’s i.MX31 processor is based on ARM11™ technology and designed for portable media players, portable navigation (GPS) devices, multimedia cellular phones, and a host of other mobile infotainment applications.

    “This demonstration of the QNX Aviage product family with Freescale reflects our ability to offer high-end HMIs for the consumer electronics market,” said Randy Martin, HMI and multimedia products manager at QNX Software Systems. “As these consumer devices offer more advanced features such as Internet connectivity, video, and media storage, the need for the highly reliable interface design provided by QNX middleware has become even more critical.”

    Visitors to GSMA World Mobile Congress can see the demonstration in the Freescale stand (hall 8, booth 8B91) from February 11 – 14, 2008.

    About QNX Aviage Middleware
    The QNX Aviage brand encompasses a portfolio of middleware products that help customers create consumer-grade multimedia products in record time. QNX Aviage products accelerate customer innovation by offering highly integrated media platforms, including consumer-grade multimedia engines and media players, intuitive Flash-based user interfaces, and advanced voice enhancement software. Unparalleled reliability, transparent upgradeability, and a highly personalized user experience are hallmarks of the QNX Aviage family of middleware products.

    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 industry’s 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.

    Editorial Contacts

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

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