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QNX Software Systems Connects with Clarinox Technologies to Deliver Bluetooth and Wireless Solutions

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  • Alliance simplifies development of wireless products for a range of vertical markets.
  • OEMs using the QNX Neutrino RTOS can now leverage Bluetooth stacks and development frameworks from Clarinox.
  • QNX technology forms the basis of many wireless devices in vehicles from DaimlerChrysler, Honda, Toyota, and other automakers.
  • NRNBERG, Embedded World 2007, February 13 - Embedded designers seeking short-range wireless solutions for embedded applications and devices can now take advantage of the partnership of two embedded industry experts.

    QNX Software Systems, a world leader in realtime, embedded OS technology, and Clarinox Technologies Pty Ltd, Australia, a leading provider of embedded systems, announced an alliance to offer comprehensive Bluetooth products and services to clients utilizing the QNX Neutrino realtime operating system (RTOS). The combined product and service expertise of both companies will facilitate the delivery of solutions for corporate entities covering a range of vertical markets globally.

    The ClarinoxSoftFrame middleware, ClarinoxBlue Bluetooth stack, and RFID suite (EPC Global compatible server and reader) are all available for QNX Neutrino-based systems, running on an SBC84600, 600MHz fanless VIA Eden single board computer with 1GB flash disk and 512MB RAM.

    QNX Software Systems is a leading provider of RTOS and software solutions for mission-critical embedded applications and in-car infotainment systems. QNX technology forms the basis of many wireless and Bluetooth-enabled devices found in vehicles from DaimlerChrysler, Honda, Toyota, and a variety of other automakers.

    By joining the QNX Partner Program, Clarinox will leverage QNXs global reach and enable QNX to extend its current Bluetooth offerings.

    QNX recognizes the proliferation of Bluetooth wireless applications in both emerging and evolving embedded markets, said Linda Campbell, director of strategic alliances at QNX Software Systems. With this new collaboration, QNX can broaden its support for the continuing client demand for innovative and integrated wireless solutions.

    Clarinox Technologies has found working with QNX a pleasure. We are excited about the possibilities that could result from porting our infrastructure to the QNX operating system platform. This allows us to support Bluetooth and RFID as packaged product on this platform," said Gokhan Tanyeri, director and founder of Clarinox.

    About Bluetooth
    Bluetooth is a short-wave radio frequency based technology that allows devices to communicate without wires over short-range networks. The distinguishing characteristics of Bluetooth technology are small footprint, low cost, low power consumption and secure, robust communications. Bluetooth and the Bluetooth logos are trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., USA.

    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 and QNX Momentics development suite together provide the industrys most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, 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. Visit www.qnx.com.

    About Clarinox Technologies Pty Ltd
    Based in Melbourne, Australia, Clarinox Technologies provides Embedded Systems and Short Range Wireless solutions. Resolving the major issues confronting the embedded business community is the driving force for our middleware software and hardware reference design product development. The middleware software products, ClarinoxSoftFrame, ClarinoxBlue and ClarinoxScan, combined with Clarinox hardware reference designs for Bluetooth, RFID, and other technologies, produce a quick and efficient means to develop a wireless embedded device. Visit www.clarinox.com

    Editorial Contacts

    Darrin Shewchuk
    Director, Media and Analyst Relations
    QNX Software Systems
    +1 613 271 9344
    dshewchuk@qnx.com

    Trish Messiter
    Director, Business Development
    Clarinox Pty Ltd, Australia
    Tel: 3 9502 0728 Fax: 3 9502 0729
    Trish@clarinox.com

    QNX, Momentics, and Neutrino are trademarks of QNX Software Systems GmbH & Co. KG, registered in certain jurisdictions, and are used under license. All other trademarks and trade names belong to their respective owners..