QNX Adds Xpitec as Distributor for South African Market


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  • Xpitec to distribute and support QNX technology in South Africa.
  • Has proven track record in providing software products and services to embedded system developers.
  • Offers engineering services to support all phases of the software development cycle, from initial design to life-cycle management.
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    OTTAWA, February 5, 2008 — QNX Software Systems today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Xpitec Pty (Ltd) to serve the growing number of QNX customers in the South African market. Xpitec is a key provider of application and embedded software for the military, industrial, and commercial sectors.

    As part of the QNX Solutions Network, Xpitec will distribute and support the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS), the QNX Momentics® development suite, and the QNX Aviage® family of middleware products.

    “We are especially excited about the QNX hybrid software model and expect that the new engagement model and transparent development process will increase adoption of QNX Neutrino in the South African market,” said Nick Pieters, CEO of Xpitec. “Our knowledge of QNX technology and long track record in the development of realtime applications allows us to offer a superior range of products and expertise to embedded system developers.”

    “I’m very excited about the ability of Xpitec to engage with customers in every phase of the design cycle,” said Larry Atkinson, distribution manager, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region, QNX Software Systems. “More and more, comprehensive technical support is becoming a key differentiator when customers choose an RTOS for their embedded products.”

    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 Xpitec
    Xpitec Pty (Ltd) is a leading solution provider for application and embedded software in the South African Market. Working with leading members of the defense, industrial, and commercial market segments, the company provides software products and engineering services to address all aspects of software development, from initial design through life cycle management.

    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.

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