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30 Ways QNX Touches Your Life

OTTAWA, June 1, 2010 Known the world over for its ultra-reliable software, QNX Software Systems is celebrating its 30th anniversary in business. Over the past 30 years, QNX software technology has become a big part of everyday life from controlling hands-free systems in cars to delivering renewable energy to homes. People encounter QNX technology every day when they:

  1. Use Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube QNX technology provides the software foundation for the worlds highest-capacity routers, which handle the data, voice, and video traffic for hundreds of millions of Internet users every day.
  2. Flip a light switch QNX technology controls thousands of power-generation systems worldwide, from wind turbines, nuclear stations, and hydroelectric plants.
  3. Call for help By leveraging the unmatched reliability of QNX technology, 9 1 1 dispatch systems deliver emergency assistance 24/7, nonstop.
  4. Call for help on the road The QNX-based OnStar system, deployed in dozens of car models, automatically calls for help in a crash and can even provide emergency responders with the car's exact location.
  5. Use green energy QNX-based power-grid simulators help utilities integrate electricity from solar panels, wind farms, and other renewable energy sources.
  6. Save gas QNX-based traffic control systems reduce fuel consumption by optimizing traffic flow, minimizing traffic jams, and reducing waits at intersections.
  7. Eat a jelly donut QNX-based food inspection systems detect dangerous contaminants and can even spot items with missing ingredients, such as jelly donuts that have no jelly.
  8. Get a caffeine fix Car navigation systems based on QNX technology not only provide automatic route selection and turn-by-turn directions, but can even track down the nearest coffee shop if youre thirsting for a latt.
  9. Shop online Online retailers like Amazon.com and Avnet rely on QNX-based warehouse automation systems to move massive amounts of merchandise every day.
  10. Watch TV QNX technology keeps couch potatoes happy, controlling television stations, delivering cable signals, and even powering universal remotes.
  11. Watch an action flick QNX technology powers motion-control systems that create some of Hollywoods most spectacular special effects and stunts.
  12. Take a train From high-speed trains to subway cars, QNX-based systems go the distance, controlling locomotives and coordinating railway traffic.
  13. Fly in a plane QNX technology is at the core of pilot-training simulators and air-traffic control systems worldwide.
  14. Board a boat QNX-based navigation and radar systems keep cruise ships on course by helping crews navigate through fog, bad weather, and narrow estuaries.
  15. Buy shoes Footwear vendors like ASICS and Brown Shoe rely on QNX-based warehouse systems to move their products from the factory floor to the shoe store.
  16. Keep cool in the checkout line QNX technology controls the HVAC systems in many of the largest big-box stores in North America.
  17. Stay connected while driving Using innovative QNX software, car infotainment systems connect seamlessly to Bluetooth phones, MP3 players, USB sticks, and a variety of other devices and services.
  18. Build a sundeck Using QNX-based machine-vision systems, sawmill operators extract the maximum amount of lumber from every tree.
  19. Mail a letter QNX technology helps mail-sorting machines push the performance envelope, processing up to 40,000 letters per hour.
  20. Visit the doctor QNX technology brings reliability to a host of diagnostic devices, including ECG machines, angiography systems, cardiac monitors, and bone density analyzers.
  21. Take medicine QNX-based vision systems scan for defects in a variety of manufactured products, from pharmaceutical blister packs to the lids of peanut butter jars.
  22. Get better QNX-based cancer treatment devices use proton beams to target tumors precisely, without damaging nearby organs.
  23. Wash socks A QNX-based system automatically configures control panels for washing machines and tests each panel to make sure it functions correctly.
  24. Breathe clean air QNX-based building-automation systems help factories, universities, and other large facilities slash power consumption by up to 50 percent, reducing the amount of fossil fuels burned for electricity.
  25. Go to college Students and professors worldwide use QNX technology to perform medical research, explore new forms of energy generation, and even discover new planets.
  26. See better Using a QNX-based LASIK system, doctors perform bladeless laser surgery to help people reduce their dependency on glasses and contact lenses.
  27. Buy a book Bookstores throughout North America rely on QNX-based point-of-sale systems to deliver highly personalized service to their customers.
  28. Play video poker QNX technology powers intercasino gaming systems that can pay out multi-million-dollar winnings, with zero tolerance for error.
  29. Drive over a bridge QNX technology helps reduce drawbridge congestion by controlling automated bridge raising systems.
  30. Go for a digital drive QNX-based digital instrument clusters are changing the face of in-car computing, combining virtual speedometers with navigation displays, backup cameras, and other content to provide drivers with the most appropriate information for every drive mode or road condition.

About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems 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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