Digia debuts Qt 5 support for latest release of QNX operating system

Qt cross-platform application & UI development framework demonstrated with QNX OS at Embedded World (Hall 4, 4-408)

-- QNX Partner News Release --

Nuremberg, Germany, February 25, 2014 — Digia has announced that the Qt cross-platform application and user interface (UI) development framework, under its Qt Enterprise offering, now supports the QNX® Neutrino® operating system 6.6, the latest generation of QNX Software Systems’ OS technology. This week, at the Embedded World trade show in Nuremberg, Digia is demonstrating an evaluation board running Qt Enterprise on the QNX OS as well as a demo based on the QNX CAR™ Platform for Infotainment. The company plans to introduce primary platform support for the QNX OS 6.6 in Qt 5.3, which is due in the second quarter of 2014.

The latest release of the QNX OS offers a wealth of new graphics, UI, multimedia, security, and power management capabilities, enabling developers to build mobile-class user experiences into embedded systems for markets such as healthcare, industrial automation, and in-flight entertainment. Many of these systems increasingly require intuitive and attractive user interfaces that deliver the level of performance and functionality now common in smartphones and tablets. Qt enables developers and designers not only to produce visually appealing ergonomic systems that benefit from native system performance but also to deploy them on multiple platforms with little or no code changes. This flexibility speeds the move from prototype to product, helps preserve development investment and significantly reduces time-to-market across a range of target platforms.

Grant Courville, director of product management at QNX Software Systems, commented, “We have a lot of experience with Qt and we are thrilled to work with Digia to ensure the availability of Qt Enterprise and associated support to our customers and partners. We have expanded our in-house Qt team and plan to further increase the contributions that QNX Software Systems makes to the Qt code base. We welcome Digia’s close cooperation, which is illustrated by their demonstation of Qt on the QNX OS 6.6 on the day of its launch.”

Juhapekka Niemi, VP, Sales & Marketing, Digia, Qt, added: “Qt and the QNX OS are leading technologies and successful in many of the same fast- growing application areas, including automotive. Combining the most advanced versions of development framework and platform will deliver productivity and performance benefits for developers and amazing user experiences for their end customers.”

About Qt

Used by over 500,000 developers worldwide, Qt is a full framework that enables the development of powerful, interactive and platform-independent applications. Qt applications run native on desktop, embedded and mobile host systems, enabling them to deliver performance that is far superior to other cross-platform application development frameworks. Qt’s support for multiple platforms and operating systems allows developers to save significant time related to porting to other devices.

Qt is created by developers for developers where making developers’ lives easier is top priority. It provides an incomparable developer experience with the tools necessary to create amazing user experiences. Qt is platform agnostic and believes in making sure that all developers are able to target multiple platforms with one framework by simply reusing code. Qt gives freedom to the developer. Code less. Create more. Deploy everywhere.

About Digia, Qt

Digia is responsible for all Qt activities including product development and commercial and open source licensing. Since March 2011, Digia Plc, the Helsinki-based services and consulting powerhouse listed in the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki exchange (DIG1V) has been the commercial licensor of Qt. In September 2012 Digia acquired the full Qt business from Nokia. Digia operates in China, Finland, Germany, Norway, Russia, Sweden and USA.

Digia’s goal is to provide desktop, embedded and mobile developers and companies with the most powerful cross-platform UI and application framework. Together with its licensing, support and services capabilities, Digia, Qt operates with the mission to work closely with developers to ensure that the projects are deployed on time, within budget and with a competitive advantage. http://qt.digia.com

About QNX Software Systems

QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY; TSX:BB), is a leading vendor of operating systems, automotive software, development tools, and professional services for connected embedded systems. Global leaders such as Audi, Cisco, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for vehicle infotainment systems, network routers, medical devices, industrial automation systems, security and defense systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada; its products are distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com, follow @QNX_News on Twitter, and visit https://www.facebook.com/QNXSoftwareSystems. For updates on the company's automotive work, follow @QNX_Auto and visit qnxauto.blogspot.com.

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