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QNX Harnesses Adobe Flash Lite 3 to Revolutionize Embedded User Interface Design

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  • New QNX Aviage graphics suite with Adobe® Flash® technology forms foundation for new approach to designing embedded graphical user interfaces.
  • Allows system designers to combine Adobe Flash content with rich portfolio of QNX 2D and 3D graphics capabilities.
  • QNX will demonstrate the new QNX Aviage graphics suite during the QNX Japan Technology Innovation Summit in Tokyo, October 24.
  • TOKYO, October 24, 2007 QNX Software Systems today announced the availability of a new design solution that speeds the creation and performance of graphical user interfaces for embedded products. Combined with the power of Adobe Flash Lite™ 3 software, the new QNX® Aviage® graphics suite allows software designers to create and implement entire user interfaces in Adobe Flash, while leveraging the rich multimedia capabilities and exceptional reliability of the QNX Neutrino realtime operating system (RTOS). At the same time, project teams can dramatically reduce the traditionally lengthy development process for user interface design, estimated at up to 50 per cent of project time.

    Embedded designs based on the QNX Neutrino® RTOS can now harness the Adobe Flash Lite 3 player to display local and network-capable Flash content, as well as Flash Player compatible video playback (FLV format). The flexible QNX Aviage graphics suite also supports mixed-mode graphical environments, allowing a single display to render both Flash-based and native 2D and 3D graphics at the same time.

    QNX is accelerating the innovation curve for companies that want to make their device user interfaces more intuitive and responsive, and less confusing for their end customers, said Dan Dodge, CEO of QNX Software Systems. With this announcement, QNX becomes the first company to blend Adobe Flash technologies with realtime performance and reliability for all embedded markets.

    QNX is extending Adobe Flash technologies more widely into the embedded computing market, said Francisco Kattan, director for product marketing and developer relations, Mobile and Devices at Adobe. With Adobe Flash Lite 3, developers can create more engaging interfaces that integrate Flash Player compatible video, and now run them on QNXs advanced operating system for multimedia devices.

    Designed for ultimate optimization with the QNX Neutrino operating system, the QNX Aviage graphics suite brings unparalleled reliability, scalability, and performance to HMI design. Designers can combine Adobe Flash player capabilities with other QNX graphic features such as multi-layering, hardware-accelerated 2D and 3D draw commands, hardware blit support, and video capture.

    The new QNX Flash player has been optimized for low system overhead and optimal memory usage. It supports touch screens, mice, keypads, and other input models, as well as local font rendering for fast display generation. Certified with the Adobe Acceptance Test Suite (ATS), the Adobe Flash based features of the QNX Aviage graphics suite run on a wide range of embedded and automotive-grade silicon platforms, including ARM, PowerPC, SH-4, and x86 architectures.

    About QNX Aviage Middleware
    The QNX Aviage brand encompasses a portfolio of middleware products that help customers create consumer-grade multimedia products in record time. QNX Aviage products accelerate customer innovation by offering highly integrated media platforms, including consumer-grade multimedia engines and media players, intuitive Flash-based user interfaces, and advanced voice enhancement software. Unparalleled reliability, transparent upgradeability, and a highly personalized user experience are hallmarks of the QNX Aviage family of products.

    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.

    Editorial Contacts

    Paul Leroux
    QNX Software Systems
    +1 613 591-0931
    paull@qnx.com

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