Solid and QNX Software Systems Enable Rapid Development and Performance of Time-Sensitive, Realtime IP Applications

  • Highly available and scalable application-ready platform simplifies delivery of complete IP-based solutions.
  • Shortens time to market and time to services for telecommunications and triple play markets.
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    CUPERTINO, California, April 05, 2005 - Solid Information Technology, the supplier of choice for embedded data management in devices that deliver IP-based services like Voice over IP (VoIP), Push to Talk, Media Gateways, and other high-availability network infrastructure components, today announced its data management platform has been ported to the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS).

    The integration of the QNX Neutrino RTOS v6.3 with Solid's most advanced version of the BoostEngine 4.2x data management platform provides networking and communications developers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with an off-the-shelf, highly available (HA) data management system that dramatically accelerates system development and time-to-market and reduces total-cost-of-ownership. With the ability to rapidly develop and effortlessly deploy sophisticated realtime IP applications, service providers can more easily capitalize on today's revenue-generating services, ensure data integrity, and secure a dramatic return-on-investment (ROI).

    Solid's carrier-grade data management solution is a suite of products that blends traditional data management concepts with innovative technologies specifically designed for the demands of distributed, highly available complex systems found in network infrastructures, mobile telematics applications, and digital content delivery. Solid is actively supporting carriers, developers, and service providers in rapidly creating and deploying the next-generation, triple play applications that exploit the potential of realtime services.

    Used extensively within the telecom marketplace, the QNX Neutrino RTOS provides a high-availability framework within a memory-protected microkernel architecture. With QNX Neutrino's patented distributed processing capabilities, users can simplify the design of their fault-resilient systems and achieve maximum scalability.

    "Solid is laser-focused on helping OEMs and providers satisfy the ever-increasing demand for new and complex telco services," said Alain Couder, president and CEO, Solid Information Technology. "Users that leverage the integrated Solid/QNX technology get to market with new realtime services and capabilities much faster than ever before without compromising functionality, availability, reliability, and performance."

    "In today's competitive market, service providers and OEMs must react promptly to trends and deliver the realtime highly available features that users will pay for," said Dave Curley, vice president, marketing, QNX Software Systems. "The integrated Solid/QNX platform makes it possible for them to quickly develop and deliver scalable, realtime, high-performance, highly available, distributed applications and capture increasing customer demand, with low total cost of ownership."

    Providers Gain Instant Competitive Differentiation

    The integration of the QNX Neutrino RTOS and the Solid BoostEngine frees OEMs, developers, and service providers to focus on their core competencies and to develop the most profitable and advanced IP applications. The integrated offering:

    • enables the development of new realtime, value-added services more quickly and cost-effectively with increased return on investment (ROI)
    • significantly accelerates the deployment of highly available HA applications
    • reduces risk and system complexity
    • Increases profitability
    • lowers total cost of ownership (TCO)

    About QNX Software Systems

    With millions of installations worldwide, QNX Software Systems is the global leader in realtime, microkernel operating system technology. Companies like Cisco, Daimler-Chrysler, Lockheed Martin, Panasonic, Siemens, and General Electric rely on QNX technology to build ultra-reliable systems for the networking, automotive, medical, military, and industrial automation markets. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems maintains offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

    About Solid

    Solid Information Technology is the Global supplier of choice for embedded data management in devices that deliver IP-based services like Voice over IP (VoIP), Push to Talk, Media Gateways, and other high-availability network infrastructure components. Solid's proven and purpose-built platform ensures that data takes care of itself throughout today's complex systems comprised of multiple devices, elements, and applications. The company's unique approach combines a robust relational database management system (RDBMS) with carrier-grade availability and asynchronous data replication capabilities. Solid's customers have found that using this self-managing, dependable, and scalable framework to develop and manage these highly-available IP services and applications significantly improves their time to market and ensures the lowest total cost of ownership.

    Established companies, including EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel, NEC, and Siemens, as well as innovative start-ups like Airespace, Hotsip, Sonim Technologies, and Turin Networks depend on Solid for managing the data within their sophisticated carrier-grade applications. Solid is a privately held company with its worldwide headquarters in Cupertino, California. The company also has regional offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit the Solid website at

    Editorial Contact

    Paul Leroux
    QNX Software Systems
    +1 613 591-0931

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