QNX Software Systems Selected as a Finalist for Telematics Update Awards



    OTTAWA, April 23 /CNW/ -- QNX Software Systems, the global leader in
operating systems and middleware for the in-car telematics and infotainment
market, today announced that Andrew Poliak, automotive segment manager, has
been named a finalist for the Telematics Leadership Award. The Telematics
Update awards recognize the most innovative and successful people, products,
and companies in the global automotive telematics industry.
    Poliak has spearheaded QNX Software Systems' automotive initiatives for
the past six years and helped to build the telematics industry's most
successful technology ecosystem. Under his leadership, the QNX(R) Neutrino(R)
RTOS has become the most pervasive operating system within the automotive
industry.
    Poliak is regularly invited to speak on the direction and future of the
telematics industry at tradeshows throughout the world. Over the years, he has
helped drive telematics adoption through his involvement in key consortia,
such as the SH-Navi consortium in Japan. He also developed and leads the QNX
OEM Innovation Labs (OIL) Program, which gives automotive OEM research and
design teams early access to leading-edge technologies to help jumpstart new
and innovative designs and concepts.
    QNX was also named a finalist for the Best Embedded Telematics Navigation
Product. Telematics Update will announce the award winners at the seventh
annual Telematics Detroit Conference and Exhibition May 22-23, 2007.
    "QNX was also recognized last year as a finalist in both the Leadership
and Best Embedded Telematics Product categories, and our selection as a
finalist again this year is a testament to the continued efforts of our team
to deliver the best foundation for telematics, infotainment, and navigation
applications in the automotive industry," said Dan Dodge, CEO of QNX Software
Systems. "Andrew Poliak has been at the forefront of our automotive efforts.
He is recognized as a thought leader and is respected by automakers, Tier One
suppliers, and the media alike as an industry champion who never tires of
sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with others."

    
    QNX and In-car Infotainment
    
    More than 180 car models worldwide use QNX Software technology for an
array of telematics and infotainment products -- everything from hands-free
cell phone kits to high-end multimedia and navigation systems. Besides
providing the ultra-reliable QNX Neutrino RTOS, QNX Software Systems offers
instant-on technology for ultra-fast bootup times, advanced 2D/3D graphics for
navigation displays, embedded web browsers, multimedia frameworks, fault-
tolerant file systems, and a variety of other technologies optimized for the
automotive market.

    
    About QNX Software Systems
    
    QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE:   HAR), is the
industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based
architectures of the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS and QNX Momentics(R) development
suite together provide the industry's most reliable and scalable framework for
building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as
Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, 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.

    
    Reader Information      Editorial Contacts
    Web:  www.qnx.com       Jennifer Barlow or Bill Keeler  Paul Leroux
    Email:  info@qnx.com    Schwartz Communications         QNX Software
                            +1 781 684-0770                 Systems
                            qnx@schwartz-pr.com             +1 613 591-0931
                                                            paull@qnx.com
    

    QNX, Momentics, and Neutrino are trademarks of QNX Software Systems GmbH
& Co. KG, registered in certain jurisdictions, and are used under license. All
other trademarks and trade names belong to their respective owners.





For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Barlow, or Bill Keeler, both of
Schwartz  Communications, +1-781-684-0770, qnx@schwartz-pr.com; or Paul Leroux
of QNX  Software Systems, +1-613-591-0931, paull@qnx.com Web Site:
http://www.qnx.com

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