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Digia and QNX to Provide Enhanced User Interface Capabilities for Enterprise Customers with Qt 5

With Digias Qt Enterprise offering, applications for automotive, medical, industrial, and other embedded systems can leverage the same user experience and powerful UI capabilities as consumer touchscreen devices

BERLIN, Qt Developer Days, October 8, 2013 QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for connected embedded systems, and Digia Plc., the Helsinki-headquartered product, services and consulting powerhouse responsible for Qt, a leading cross-platform application and user interface (UI) development framework, today announced that Digia is ready to support Qt 5 on the QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System and QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment under the Qt Enterprise offering.

As new trends such as app-based interfaces emerge in embedded device markets, companies are looking for more open system solutions. With the release of Qt 5, UI designers and developers targeting automotive, medical, and industrial systems can leverage the same industry-standard, high-performance UI technology to deliver a feature-rich user experience across multiple platforms. Qt 5 features design enhancements, new modules, and support for the leading mobile platforms.

Across many vertical markets such as automotive infotainment, security, industrial, and medical, we have seen a tremendous need for Qt as a strategic application and UI development framework because of its unique ability to provide amazing UI capabilities as well as core backend business logic all with one framework, said Tuukka Turunen, Director of R&D, Digia, Qt. QNX Software Systems has been a major driver of Qt, and we are thrilled with the companys support of our most innovative and feature-rich release, Qt 5.

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 connectivity, as well as a comprehensive set of pre-integrated components to help automotive companies build connected, custom-branded, and media-rich infotainment systems.

The QNX Neutrino OS is used in a vast array of applications worldwide, from medical devices to building automation systems, Internet routers, power plants, and railway control centers. Whether you drive to work, use the Internet, turn on a light, or watch TV, chances are, you are taking advantage of systems that rely on QNX technology.

Our number one priority is to provide customers with the OS, tools, and services to enable them to develop and deploy reliable and high-performance automotive, medical, and industrial systems. Qt 5 provides our customers with leading cross-platform application and UI technology that lets them develop systems that set them apart from their competitors, said Grant Courville, Director of Product Management, QNX Software Systems. We're very happy to have an optimized and integrated version of Qt 5 added to the portfolio of HMI technologies available for the QNX Neutrino OS and QNX CAR Platform.

At the Qt Developer Days in Berlin, Germany on October 7-9, 2013, Digia and QNX Software Systems will demonstrate Qt 5 support on the QNX Neutrino OS at their booths. QNX Software Systems will also speak on the following topics:



About Qt

Used by over 500,000 developers worldwide, Qt is a full framework that enables the development of powerful, interactive and platform-independent applications. Qt applications run native on desktop, embedded and mobile host systems, enabling them to deliver performance that is far superior to other cross-platform application development frameworks. Qts support for multiple platforms and operating systems allows developers to save significant time related to porting to other devices.

Qt is created by developers for developers where making developers lives easier is a top priority. It provides an incomparable developer experience with the tools necessary to create amazing user experiences. Qt is platform agnostic and believes in making sure that all developers are able to target multiple platforms with one framework by simply reusing code. Qt gives freedom to the developer. Code less. Create more. Deploy everywhere.

About Digia

Digia is responsible for all Qt activities including product development and commercial and open source licensing. Since March 2011, Digia Plc, the Helsinki-based services and consulting powerhouse listed in the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki exchange (DIG1V) has been the commercial licensor of Qt. In September 2012 Digia acquired the full Qt business from Nokia. Digia operates in China, Finland, Germany, Norway, Russia, Sweden and USA.

Digias goal is to provide desktop, embedded and mobile developers and companies with the most powerful cross-platform UI and application framework. Together with its licensing, support and services capabilities, Digia, Qt operates with the mission to work closely with developers to ensure that the projects are deployed on time, within budget and with a competitive advantage. http://qt.digia.com

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.

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Katherine Barrios
Digia, Qt
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