QNX OS for Safety Named Best Software Product at Embedded World


“Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character”  legendary basketball coach John Wooden

On Tuesday at Embedded World 2016, QNX won an embedded AWARD for its QNX OS for Safety, an operating system designed for safety-critical applications in the automotive, rail transportation, healthcare and industrial automation markets. The OS was named best product in the software category.

This post was originally published on the QNX Auto blog.


This award win is a testament to the commitment and integrity that drives QNX to continuously release world-class products. In fact, this marks the fourth time that QNX Software Systems has won an embedded AWARD. In 2014, it took top honors for QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control (ANC), a software library that cancels out distracting engine noise in cars while eliminating the dedicated hardware required by conventional ANC solutions. The company also won in 2006 for its multicore-enabled operating system and development tools, and in 2004 for power management technology.

embedded_awardThe QNX OS for Safety is built on a highly reliable software architecture proven in nuclear power plants, train control systems, laser eye-surgery devices and a variety of other safety-critical environments. It was created to meet the rigorous IEC 61508 functional safety standard as well as industry-specific standards based on IEC 61508. These include ISO 26262 for passenger vehicles, EN 50128 for railway applications, IEC 62304 for medical devices and IEC 61511 for factory automation, process control and robotics.

Hats off to the many talented QNX staffers responsible for developing, certifying, promoting and selling the QNX OS for Safety!

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BlackBerry is a mobile-native software and services company dedicated to securing the Enterprise of Things. BlackBerry Secure software provides the embedded intelligence for the Enterprise of Things so that the Internet of Things can thrive. BlackBerry holds 80+ security certifications and approvals, the most of any mobile vendor. We hold the top position in all six categories of Gartner’s high-security mobility management study. We are ranked among the top 10% of all cybersecurity providers. All G7 governments and 15 of G20 are BlackBerry customers. BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) software is the most widely deployed among Fortune 500 companies.

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