GlobalEdge forms alliance with QNX Software Systems, makes available WiFi drivers on QNX Neutrino RTOS

BANGALORE, July 21, 2008 — Global Edge Software Ltd., a leading embedded wireless software solutions and services company based in Bangalore, India, today announced its alliance with QNX Software Systems, a leading global provider of operating systems, development tools, and middleware for embedded systems. Through this alliance, users of the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS) will be able to benefit from GlobalEdge software and services. Along with the software services, GlobalEdge also brings to this alliance a whole range of IP offerings complementing QNX Software Systems’ products for the networking and telecom markets.

Already, GlobalEdge has ported Marvell’s WiFi drivers to the QNX Neutrino RTOS. QNX customers wanting to integrate Marvell’s WiFi solution can accelerate their development by using this QNX driver from GlobalEdge. The WiFi driver is available for both the io-net and io-pkt versions of the QNX networking stack. Increasingly, competitive global markets are driving embedded systems developers to rethink their product development and deployment strategies. Time to market, risk minimization, and leveraging external expertise to reduce fixed costs are only a few reasons why more OEMs are seeking strategic partnerships with reliable, well-established players. With a comprehensive suite of professional software development and integration services, GlobalEdge is positioned to be an extension of both its and QNX Software Systems’ OEM customers’ engineering teams.

“QNX recognizes the time-to-market demands faced by embedded OEMs and the tremendous value gained by quickly integrating leading-edge technologies into complete systems solutions. Collaborating with an engineering services provider like GlobalEdge makes it easier for our customers to manage the process” said Romain Saha, segment manager at QNX Software Systems.

“OEMs often have to make engineering bandwidth trade-off calculations to determine the cost and feasibility of expanding or enhancing their existing product portfolios. By using our leading-edge integrated solutions and professional services they can focus their own scarce engineering talent on value-added product differentiation,” said Sarbpreet Singh, President and COO of GlobalEdge.

Supporting GlobalEdge’s professional services are a whole range of IPs, including protocol software, DSP codecs, and other middleware components. The alliance aims at delivering to both companies’ mutual customers — a clear edge to meet their market window, and to profit from fast-mover advantages.

About Global Edge Software
Bangalore-based Global Edge Software is an embedded software services and solutions company, serving the consumer electronics, communications, and automotive industries. Established in 1992, GlobalEdge has a team of 300+ system engineers focused on serving leading OEMs and Silicon vendors, helping them solve highly complex technical problems, functioning as extensions of their development organizations. Additionally, over the years, GlobalEdge has built an IPR portfolio in technology areas like VoIP, WiFi, PacketCable, Residential Gateway, etc. GlobalEdge is funded by Global Technology Ventures Ltd., India's premium investment company supported by Bank of America Equity Partners. GlobalEdge is SEI CMM Level 5 certified and its solutions are backed by ISO 9001:2000, ISO 27001:2005. To learn more, visit the company at

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.

GlobalEdge Contact
Ravi Vernekar
Director Business Development
Ph: +1408 732 7324

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