QNX Software Systems Limited(, a leader in

software platforms for connected embedded systems, today announced it

is expanding its product and service offering to help medical device

manufacturers reduce the effort of building infusion pumps, patient

monitoring devices, blood analysis systems, MRI machines, robotically

assisted surgery systems, and other safety-critical products that must

pass regulatory approval.

The expanded offering will include the new QNX@ Neutrino@ Realtime

Operating System (RTOS) for medical devices, to comply with the IEC

62304 medical device standard for software life cycle processes. The

company is also offering on-site audits, proven-in-use data, training

courses on designing dependable systems, and assistance to meet

compliancy requirements.

"Medical device developers must deal with increased regulatory

pressure, increased system complexity, and increased connectivity -

and yet, they must create systems that remain simple and intuitive to

use," stated Grant Courville, director of product management, QNX

Software Systems. "Leveraging our deep experience in embedded systems

for medical devices and other safety-critical applications, we have

created a suite of products and services, from training to consulting,

to facilitate development efforts and to help customers meet

compliancy requirements, such as those for the FDA 510k."

The QNX Neutrino RTOS for medical devices is based on the QNX Neutrino

RTOS(, which has

a proven history in medical systems for angiography, blood apheresis,

laser eye surgery, hemodynamic monitoring, electrocardiography, and

anaesthesia monitoring.

In addition to the expanded product and services offering, medical

device manufacturers can also take advantage of the QNX@ Momentics@

Tool Suite, an Eclipse-based development environment with profiling

tools designed for gaining maximum insight into software behavior.

They can also leverage the wide range of processors, protocols, tools,

and package solutions available through the extensive QNX@ partner



The QNX Neutrino RTOS for medical devices is scheduled for release in

calendar Q2 2012. Services mentioned in this release are available


Demos this week at Embedded World

This week, at stand 5-134, QNX Software Systems will demonstrate a

patient monitoring system that features the QNX Neutrino RTOS, a

graphical user interface based on the Qt framework, connectivity to

Continua Certified medical devices (blood pressure monitor, weight

scale, pulse oximeter, etc.), and wireless connectivity to a

BlackBerry@ PlayBook tablet.

A QNX expert in safety-critical applications will also be on hand to

discuss industry standards such as IEC 62304, IEC 61508, and ISO

26262, and to share experiences in safety-critical certification.

Other demos include an M2M building automation system that features a

remote web management console, and a QNX CAR 2 application platform

demo that showcases an auto-centric HTML5 framework, natural language

input, integrated navigation, rich multimedia support, Bluetooth@

connectivity, and an acoustic processing library for hands-free


About QNX Software Systems

QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of Research In Motion

Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM), 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 systems, network routers, medical devices,

industrial controllers, security and defense systems, and other

mission-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems

Limited is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada; its products are

distributed in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit

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