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QNX CAR Application Platform Wins Adobe MAX Award

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  • Award recognizes platforms groundbreaking use of Adobe Flash technology.

  • Platform transforms the driving experience by bringing dynamic Flash-based applications, content, and user interfaces to the automobile.

  • Platform won out against stiff competition, including Fanbase Mobile from Atlantic Records and QuadraPop from Sony Ericsson

  • OTTAWA, October 7, 2009 QNX Software Systems today announced that its QNX CAR application platform has won a prestigious Adobe MAX award, in the mobile category.

    Each year, the Adobe MAX Awards recognize the best uses of Adobe software for creating engaging user experiences. This year, the QNX CAR application platform won for transforming the driving experience through its innovative use of Adobe Flash technology. The platform was up against stiff competition, including Fanbase Mobile from Atlantic Records and QuadraPop from Sony Ericsson.

    Its no surprise that QNX CAR took home top honors in the mobile category, as it is redefining the user experience of a mobile device used by hundreds of millions of people every day the car, said Linda Campbell, director of strategic alliances at QNX Software Systems. Through its innovative, automotive-grade implementation of Adobe Flash, QNX CAR not only changes how people interact with their cars, but also helps automakers deploy new applications in dramatically less time and opens a whole new market for developers of Flash applications, games, and content.

    Imagine a dashboard that reconfigures itself for each driver, or a car infotainment system that tells you where your friends are, or that points you to the nearest gas station when it notices you are running low on fuel thats the kind of user experience the QNX CAR application platform is making possible, said Andy Gryc, product marketing manager, QNX Software Systems.

    Launched in February 2009, the QNX CAR application platform is already being designed into next-generation vehicles and has attracted more than 50 technology partners and automotive customers, including Adobe, Cisco, Daimler, Delphi, Freescale, General Motors, Google, Gracenote, IBM, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, Panasonic, Pandora, and Volkswagen. Also at this weeks Adobe MAX conference, QNX Software Systems exhibited a Toyota Prius outfitted with four infotainment systems based on the QNX CAR application platform. The systems showcased numerous applications, including Internet radio, video on demand, games, dynamic navigation, location-based services, climate control, and an innovative virtual mechanic.

    To accelerate the development of in-car computing systems, the QNX CAR application platform provides preassembled reference implementations for infotainment units and digital instrument clusters; it also preintegrates numerous applications, including Internet radio, navigation services, and climate controls. QNX CAR is the first automotive-grade platform that allows car makers to deploy Flash-based user interfaces in head units, digital instrument clusters, rear-seat infotainment systems, and other in-car products.

    Earlier this year, the QNX CAR application platform also earned a finalist spot in the prestigious Telematics Awards 2009. The QNX Aviage acoustic processing suite, a component of QNX CAR, won a European Electronics Industry Award (Elektra) in 2008.

    Visit the QNX CAR portal
    For more information on the QNX CAR application platform, including videos, product briefs, FAQs, and whitepapers, visit www.qnxcar.com.

    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 Tool 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. Visit www.qnx.com.

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