QNX Commits to Portable Operating System Interface Standard

5/19/2004 - To support the US military’s goal of standardizing on tested, reusable software applications and code, QNX Software Systems committed to achieving full certification with the Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) standard, 1003.1-2001 (POSIX.1), as amended in 2003. QNX was the first realtime operating system (RTOS) vendor to certify conformance to POSIX.1, and is the undisputed leader in adherence to the broadest range of POSIX API specifications.

Compared to the conformance claimed by other RTOS vendors based on earlier POSIX editions, the 2003 edition of the specification triples the scope of programming interfaces required for conformance. To become POSIX certified, the QNX Neutrino RTOS will be tested with more 1,300 POSIX interfaces. Full certification is expected to be achieved within six to twelve months.

In 1993, QNX Software Systems achieved certification for the QNX RTOS v4, to POSIX 1003.1-1988. QNX Neutrino, the company’s current flagship product, was built from the ground up to be POSIX conformant.

"QNX has long been committed to software portability and reuse, and we have taken a leadership position on developing the future standards that will speed the growth of the embedded industry," said to Dan Dodge, CEO of QNX Software Systems. "Updating our POSIX certification will give QNX customers a tremendous advantage in environments where interoperability and portability are essential, such as communications applications and systems used on the battlefield."

The inherent reliability, scalable architecture, and proven performance of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it ideal for a variety of military and federal systems. In particular, emerging applications such as software-defined radios, acoustic sensors, navtronics applications, and C4ISR that will power future general battlefield and mobile tactical systems are ideally suited to the QNX Neutrino RTOS. QNX has a strong track record of leadership in other industries that view POSIX interfaces as extremely important, including automotive.

Steve Furr, OS product manager for QNX, will speak at the Military & Aerospace Electronics Show on Wednesday, May 19, 2:30 p.m. Mr. Furr’s presentation titled "Leveraging the POSIX Standards: Current Requirements, Future Opportunities," will focus on software portability and interoperability issues.

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, DaimlerChrysler, General Electric, and Siemens 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 http://www.qnx.com.

QNX, Momentics, and Neutrino are registered trademarks of QNX Software Systems Ltd. in certain jurisdictions.

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