QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry, is a leading vendor of operating systems, development tools, and professional services for connected embedded systems. Global leaders such as Audi, Cisco, General Electric, Lockheed Martin and Siemens depend on QNX technology for vehicle infotainment units, network routers, medical devices, industrial automation systems, security and defence systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems Limited is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada; its products are distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide.

QNX Neutrino RTOS

Since 1980, manufacturers have relied on QNX OS technology to power their mission-critical applications — everything from medical instruments and Internet routers to telematics devices, 9-1-1 call centers, process control applications, and air traffic control systems. Small or large, simple or distributed, these systems share an unmatched reputation for operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, nonstop. Time-tested and field-proven, the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS) sets the industry standard for reliability, fault tolerance, and scalability.

What makes QNX Neutrino so remarkable? It’s a true microkernel operating system. Under QNX Neutrino, every driver, application, protocol stack, and file system runs outside the kernel, in the safety of memory-protected user space. As a result, virtually any component can fail — and be automatically restarted — without affecting other components or the kernel. No other commercial RTOS provides such protection.