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QNX Achieves New POSIX Certification

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  • QNX Neutrino RTOS achieves certified conformance to POSIX PSE52 standard..
  • Simplifies source-code portability and reuse for customers in the military, government, networking, and automotive industries.
  • Confirms QNXs commitment to the software-defined radio (SDR) market, including the U.S. militarys JTRS program.
  • OTTAWA, April 8, 2008 Furthering its commitment to help embedded system manufacturers achieve the highest levels of software portability and reuse, QNX Software Systems today announced that the QNX Neutrino RTOS has achieved certification for conformance to the POSIX PSE52 Realtime Controller 1003.13-2003 System product standard.

    Besides ensuring source-code portability, PSE52 certification confirms that the QNX Neutrino RTOS delivers the predictable response times demanded by time-critical applications. As a result, commercial customers and government agencies can choose QNX Neutrino with the assurance that it provides both the portability and the realtime determinism needed for a vast array of military, networking, medical, and automotive systems.

    PSE52 certification also confirms QNX Software Systems commitment to the software defined radio (SDR) market. Thats because PSE52 serves as a cornerstone of the Software Communications Architecture (SCA), the interoperability standard mandated by the U.S. militarys Joint Tactical Radio System Software (JTRS) SDR program. SDR is revolutionizing both military and commercial communications by creating a new generation of radio systems that can dynamically learn new frequencies, modulation schemes, and wireless protocols.

    POSIX PSE52 certification reflects two core values that, from the beginning, have guided QNX technology: portability and performance, said Kerry Johnson, director of product management at QNX Software Systems. By choosing the QNX Neutrino RTOS, customers can create highly reusable software assets, allowing them to cut development costs, improve productivity, and accelerate product delivery. At the same time, customers can leverage a level of realtime performance far superior to that of other POSIX-based operating systems as proven in independent tests.

    Since its first POSIX certification in 1993, QNX Software Systems has led the embedded industry in high-performance POSIX operating systems. In fact, the QNX Neutrino RTOS is the only commercial RTOS designed from the ground up for POSIX standards. In addition to the functions covered in the PSE52 standard, QNX Neutrino supports hundreds of other POSIX 1003.1 functions.

    QNX Software Systems dedication to industry standards extends to other application programmer interfaces (APIs), such as the OpenGL ES 3D graphics API, as well as to tooling standards, such as Eclipse. In 2007, the Eclipse-based QNX Momentics IDE won the Eclipse technology award for best commercial Eclipse-based development tool. The QNX Neutrino RTOS was certified under the POSIX: Certified by the IEEE and The Open Group program, which is jointly administered by the IEEE and The Open Group. Under this program, suppliers substantiate claims of conformance to POSIX, based on defined test suites, giving buyers the assurance that the vendors products meet the standard and are warranted by the vendor to do so.

    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 industrys 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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    QNX Software Systems
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