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OTTAWA, Canada, April 16, 2007 - QNX Software Systems, the global leader in operating systems and middleware for the in-car telematics and infotainment market, today announced that Chryslers MyGIG Infotainment System is powered by the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS. MyGIG is the most sophisticated infotainment system developed for the automotive market to date.
A full-featured infotainment and navigation system, MyGIG offers a 20GB hard drive for storing and organizing music and pictures, USB support for MP3 player synchronization and file downloads, GPS navigation with 2D and 3D graphics, and Sirius Satellite Radio. Advanced Human Machine Interface (HMI) features include a full-color touchscreen display and a voice recognition interface for hands-free cell phone use, destination entry, and control of radio functions. MyGIG is available today in 2007 models of Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Nitro, and Jeep Wrangler vehicles.
Proven in hundreds of car models, the QNX Neutrino RTOS easily handles the complexity of such feature-rich infotainment devices and the rigorous requirements of the automotive environment. Its modular component design means the QNX Neutrino RTOS can easily be updated to support the latest media formats, standards, and features, even after the system leaves the showroom.
As automakers continue to add more sophisticated features to their in-car infotainment systems to keep up with advancements in consumer electronics, the operating system backbones of these applications are becoming even more critical, said Phil Magney, principal analyst at Telematics Research Group. QNX Neutrino offers automakers and Tier One suppliers an embedded platform with the flexibility to offer software upgrades so that they can keep up with evolving technology formats meaning consumers dont have to worry about whether or not their new phone or media player will be compatible with their new car.
The in-car infotainment industry is evolving so quickly that OS reliability and flexibility is key. MyGIG is a major leap forward in automotive infotainment technology and a great example of an automotive application that takes full advantage of the benefits of QNX OS technology, said Dan Dodge, CEO of QNX Software Systems. MyGIG marks an important step in the evolution of in-car networks and in the convergence of automotive, personal, and home electronics.
QNX and In-car Infotainment
More than 180 car models worldwide use QNX Software technology for an array of telematics and infotainment products everything from hands-free cell phone kits to high-end multimedia and navigation systems. Besides providing the ultra-reliable QNX Neutrino RTOS, QNX Software Systems offers instant-on technology for ultra-fast bootup times, advanced 2D/3D graphics for navigation displays, embedded web browsers, multimedia frameworks, fault-tolerant file systems, and a variety of other technologies optimized for the automotive market.
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.
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