QNX Software Systems and Alcatel-Lucent Drive Home with 2010 OCRI Strategic Partnership Award

OTTAWA, April 9, 2010 — OCRI, Ottawa’s lead economic development agency, has announced that QNX Software Systems and Alcatel-Lucent have won the 2010 OCRI Strategic Partnership Award.

QNX and Alcatel-Lucent were selected for their collaboration on the LTE Connected Car, a new concept vehicle that illustrates how 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband access technology and the resulting ultra high bandwidth connectivity can bring a host of new capabilities to the automobile. Developed by the ng Connect Program, the multi-industry ecosystem founded by Alcatel-Lucent, members Alcatel-Lucent and QNX Software Systems — along with Atlantic Records, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., chumby, Gamestreamer, Intamac and Kabillion — worked together to create the world’s most innovative integrated in-vehicle experience: the LTE Connected Car.

The LTE Connected Car creates an entirely new mobile platform by bringing together leading automotive makers, network operators, component suppliers, and content providers. Application developers and content providers from the program contributed to show how those industries can extend existing services to the LTE Connected Car, and how they can create a whole new class of vehicle-centric and travel-centric applications and services. These include remote maintenance (such as vehicle software and application upgrades), safety and mechanical telematics, and enhanced navigation, including detailed traffic and weather information.

QNX Software Systems provided the software foundation for the LTE Connected Car, including the operating system, touchscreen user interfaces, media players for YouTube and Pandora, navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, multimedia playback, handsfree integration, games, an app store, and a virtual mechanic. All components are based on the QNX® CAR application platform.

For its part, Alcatel-Lucent provided LTE radio and patent-pending antennae technology that supports new advances in in-vehicle connectivity. The company's multi-screen video solution provides streaming video applications to four touchscreens simultaneously. Alcatel-Lucent’s historic Bell Labs invented key standards for MiMo and OFDM that support today’s smart antennae and emerging LTE networks.

Winners for this year’s OCRI awards were selected by a committee from the Society of Collaborative Opportunities and Advancement of Professionals (SCOAP). Awards were bestowed in 11 categories, including Product of the Year, which was won by longtime QNX customer Neptec.

Visit the OCRI site for a list of all 2010 OCRI award winners.

About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems, a unit of Harman International (NYSE: HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, QNX Momentics® Tool 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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