Transiciel and QNX to Deliver Services for Embedded System Developers

3/31/2004 - TRANSICIEL Technologies, a specialist in high-technology consulting, has been named as a "Charter Distributor" for QNX Software Systems, a leading provider of realtime operating systems, development tools, and services. This new distribution agreement strengthens and extends a 10-year relationship between Transiciel and QNX.

The alliance will leverage QNX® tools and OS technology to deliver solutions for scientific, technical, and research projects. The range of value-added services will address the full range of client requirements: technological recommendations; definition of software and hardware architectures; management, testing, and maintainence of customer products and systems; as well as support and training for their teams.

This agreement enables QNX to benefit from the commercial presence of TRANSICIEL Technologies’ branch network and its expertise in the development of real-time systems. The delivery of services currently available in the regions of the South of France will be progressively extended within France.

"TRANSICIEL Technologies has strong brand awareness in market segments such as aerospace and defence, fields that represent key growth markets for QNX," said Philippe CLAUSSE, QNX’s director of European Operations. "In addition to our combined strength and complementary market focus and geographic coverage, TRANSICIEL Technologies will also help provide a broad range of excellent technical support."

As a charter distributor, TRANSICIEL Technologies will represent the full suite of QNX products and solutions. TRANSICIEL Technologies will also become a "QNX approved" training centre and will offer courses delivered by engineers certified in QNX products and technologies.

TRANSICIEL Technologies are experts in QNX technology, and will use their technology center in Marseilles as a "center of excellence" for QNX products. Together with additional resources in offices across France, over 50 engineers will help provide TRANSICIEL project managers with technical support, training, and design consulting services.

Philippe CHABALIER, managing director of TRANSICIEL Technologies, adds: "We are proud of this alliance with QNX. It demonstrates our determination to offer clients value-added solutions based on a recognised advanced technology. This alliance consolidates our leading position to meet the strong demand from manufacturers in aeronautics, space, transport, and defence."

About TRANSICIEL Technologies
TRANSICIEL Technologies, part of the Sogéti-Transiciel division of CAP GEMINI ERNST & YOUNG, delivers value-added services to high-tech firms throughout Europe. The company’s experts research, design, produce, and maintain products that range from the simplest component to the most complex system, in the fields of aeronautics, space, telecommunications (telephony, networking, digital TV), automotive, defence, maritime transporation, land transportation, air traffic control, electronics, and mechanical engineering. The company’s services range from consulting to project management, including development of turnkey systems and full outsourcing of research and development activities.

The SOGETI-TRANSICIEL division of CAP GEMINI ERNST & YOUNG offers a range of IT services for large businesses, including high-technology consulting, integration of management systems, and administration of systems and networks.

About QNX Software Systems
Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in realtime, microkernel OS technology. The inherent reliability, scalable architecture, and proven performance of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications in the networking, automotive, medical, and industrial automation markets. Companies worldwide like Cisco, Ford, Siemens, and Texaco depend on the QNX technology for their mission- and life-critical applications. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, QNX Software Systems maintains offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, and distributes its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit

QNX is a registered trademark of QNX Software Systems Ltd. in certain jurisdictions.

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