QNX Joins ng Connect Program to Bring Wireless Broadband to the Automobile

QNX to lay technology groundwork that will allow automakers to exploit the ultra high bandwidth of Long Term Evolution (LTE) and 4G networks.

BARCELONA, February 16, 2009 — QNX Software Systems, the global leader in operating systems and middleware for the in-car telematics and infotainment market, today announced that Alcatel-Lucent has invited QNX to join the ng Connect Program, a new multi-industry initiative dedicated to the rapid deployment of ultra high bandwidth services based on Long Term Evolution (LTE).

LTE offers far greater efficiency than current 3G networks, delivering a form of wireless broadband that allows mobile devices to access Voice over IP (VoIP), video streaming, and a host of other bandwidth-intensive services from almost any location.

As a member of the ng Connect Program, QNX will develop a proof-of-concept demonstration of how LTE can bring an array of new capabilities, such as cloud-based navigation services and music downloading, to the automobile. More importantly, QNX is laying the technology groundwork that will allow automakers to exploit the many benefits of LTE when it hits the airwaves.

“Automakers have already deployed QNX’s innovative software technology in millions of automotive handsfree and infotainment systems, so we have the deep market experience and know-how to enable LTE access in next-generation in-car systems,” said Linda Campbell, director of strategic alliances at QNX Software Systems. “We are extremely honored to contribute to the ng Connect Program, which will help tomorrow’s car become a mobile Internet terminal, with realtime access to the latest applications and media-rich content.”

“With its leadership and record of innovation in the automotive market, QNX Software Systems is uniquely positioned to help drive the adoption of LTE in the vehicle,” said Derek Kuhn, vice president of emerging technologies and multimedia at Alcatel-Lucent. “We look forward to working with QNX in delivering on the true promise of the connected car.”

About the ng Connect Program
The ng Connect Program is an industry organization committed to the development and rapid deployment of the next generation of broadband services based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other ultra high bandwidth technologies. Founded in 2009, the ng Connect Program is supported by leading network, consumer electronics, application and content providers including 4DK, Alcatel-Lucent, Buzznet, chumby, Connect2Media, dimedis, FISHLABS, QNX, SIGNEXX, Samsung, Total Immersion, TuneWiki and Words & Numbers. For more information on the ng Connect Program, please visit: www.ngconnect.org.

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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