QNX Solution Network Expands with Global Reseller Program

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, November 24, 2003 - - QNX Software Systems today announced the QNX Global Reseller program, an expansion of the QNX Solutions Network. Launched in February 2003, the QNX Solutions Network provides distributors in Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East with simplified order processing, timely product delivery, and the ability to leverage a discount price structure. The QNX Global Reseller program extends this sales channel through a three-tier distribution system designed to better serve and support the global end user and to expand the reach of the QNX product line.

One of the first QNX distributors to participate in the QNX Global Reseller program is SWD Software, based in St. Petersburg, Russia. SWD Software will provide eight reseller partners - ProSoft Ltd., SOLCOMtech, CBD BC LLC, ISC Computers Ltd., JS RTS Ukraine Ltd., Nautsilus Ltd., UNIT Ltd., and ACK Company - with a wide spectrum of software and hardware solutions for deploying embedded and distributed systems powered by the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS.

"Unleashing the full potential of the sales channel, the QNX Global Reseller program continues the momentum begun by the tremendously successful QNX Solutions Network, establishing an enhanced model for greater global growth," said Kimm Krueger, director, Indirect Channels, QNX Software Systems. "Through the QNX Global Reseller program, we expand the reach of our product line, serving customers that we might not otherwise touch."

"The QNX Global Reseller program enables SWD Software to provide its resellers and end users with the training programs, technical support, and sales and marketing tools needed for successful application development,," said Alex Kondratuk, president, SWD Software. "By extending QNX resources to a select group of resellers, we can put the extreme reliability and robustness of the QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX Momentics® development suite into the hands of customers across our region with the confidence that they will be supported by a full-scale QNX technology supplier."

About QNX Software Systems
Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in realtime, microkernel OS technology. The inherent reliability, scalable architecture, and proven performance of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications in the networking, automotive, medical, and industrial automation markets. Companies worldwide like Cisco, Ford, Johnson Controls, Siemens, and Texaco depend on the QNX technology for their mission- and life-critical applications. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, QNX Software Systems maintains offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, and distributes its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.

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