QNX Adds Target Group as Distributor for Turkish Market


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  • Agreement will help Turkish companies deploy QNX software technology in rapidly expanding military, consumer, and general embedded markets.
  • Target Group has a proven, 33-year track record of delivering top-level products and technical support.
  • QNX Solutions Network distributes QNX products in more than 100 countries worldwide.
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    OTTAWA, May 27, 2008 — QNX Software Systems today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Target Group, a multifaceted Turkish company that specializes in providing solutions to the military, consumer appliance, and general embedded markets.

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

    “Turkey represents a tremendous opportunity for QNX,” said Larry Atkinson, distribution manager, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region, QNX Software Systems. “It possesses a large and mature defense industry, a solid industrial automation base, and a rapidly growing industry in consumer goods. These markets dovetail perfectly with our corporate focus on reliability and security, and with our innovative new middleware for multimedia devices.”

    With this agreement, the QNX Neutrino RTOS will enhance the numerous hardware and software products already represented by Target.

    “If you asked us to find a market for this kind of software in Turkey 10 to 15 years ago, we would have said no thanks,” said Yalcin Onyuru, general manager, Target Group. “But the market in Turkey has been growing very quickly and it’s time to offer complete solutions. Currently, we provide solutions for several areas, including the defense, industrial, and consumer markets, and when we consider the advantages of the QNX Neutrino RTOS, we believe it will allow us to reach many new potential users.”

    Serving 100 countries worldwide, the 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 Target Inc.
    Founded in 1975, Target Inc. operates as a consultancy, representation, and import/ export company. In the 33 years since its inception, Target Group has become a group of five companies operating in the defense, engineering and software, environmental, and construction industries in Turkey. Visit http://www.target.com.tr.

    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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