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QNX and Kotei Navi & Data to Provide Localized In-Vehicle Navigation in Japan

Kotei Navi & Data to integrate its navigation engine into the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment

TOKYO, Telematics Japan, October 8, 2013 QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for in-car electronics, today announced that Kotei Navi & Data, a provider of software development services and navigation software solutions throughout Japan, will integrate its navigation engine into the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment.

QNX Software Systems and its QNX CAR platform are the very definition of innovation for todays and tomorrows connected car, said Suzuki Kenji, chairman, Kotei Navi & Data. We look forward to integrating our navigation engine into the platform and providing a robust navigation solution for the Japanese market.

The QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment is based on QNX software technology proven in tens of millions of vehicles. Designed for flexibility, the platform supports a rich choice of application environments and smartphone platforms, as well as a comprehensive set of pre-integrated components to help automotive companies build connected, media-rich infotainment systems.

Kotei Navi & Datas software solutions and navigation engine are deployed in numerous in-car systems. Kotei Navi & Datas customers include Nissan Motors, Hitachi Group, Toshiba Group, Clarion, Denso, and Edia.

Localized navigation is a critical aspect of the in-car experience as consumers depend on it to help get them from point A to point B, said Peter McCarthy, director, global partnerships, QNX Software Systems. We are thrilled to collaborate with Kotei Navi & Data to enable automotive companies to enhance their infotainment systems with additional navigation capabilities.

"We are pleased that we will significantly reduce production time with the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment. The development environment is excellent and it's also possible to reduce man hours, said Hu Jianglong, manager of the technical department, Kotei Navi & Data. We hope to further strengthen the relationship between QNX Software Systems and Kotei Navi & Data in China as well.

At Telematics Japan, QNX Software Systems and Kotei Navi & Data will demonstrate the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment and the Kotei Navi & Data navigation engine integration.

About QNX Software Systems

QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY; TSX:BB), is a leading vendor of operating systems, development tools, & professional services for connected embedded systems. Global leaders such as Audi, Cisco, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, & Siemens depend on QNX technology for vehicle infotainment units, network routers, medical devices, industrial automation systems, security & defense systems, & other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada; its products are distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com & www.facebook.com/QNXSoftwareSystems, and follow @QNX_News on Twitter. For updates on the company's automotive work, visit qnxauto.blogspot.com and follow @QNX_Auto.

About Kotei Navi & Data

Kotei Navi & Datas core business includes development services, and total solution of navigation system and navigation products. Kotei Navi & Data is a professional worldwide navigation map compiler for major automakers. Applications are also OEMd to navigation devices in China, and in smartphone and B2B products in Japan. Kotei Navi & Data contributes to next-generation navigation systems development, offering innovative navigation engine to automakers. Its R&D is also being undertaken by collaboration among industry-academia-public. Established in 2002, Kotei Navi & Datas headquarters is located in Tokyo, with its R&D center in Wuhan, China.

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Editorial Contacts, QNX

Devan Gillick
Breakaway Communications
+1 415-358-2487

Paul Leroux
QNX Software Systems
+1 613-591-0931
Editorial Contacts, Kotei Navi & Data

Kumiko Hara
Kotei Navi & Data

Jiyang Tan
Wuhan Kotei Informatics Co., LTD.

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