Digia and QNX to Provide Enhanced User Interface Capabilities for Enterprise Customers with Qt 5

8th October 2013
Posted By : Jacqueline Regnier

QNX Software Systems Limited and Digia Plc today announced that Digia is ready to support Qt 5 on the QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System and QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment under the Qt Enterprise offering.

As new trends such as app-based interfaces emerge in embedded device markets, companies are looking for more open system solutions. With the release of Qt 5, UI designers and developers targeting automotive, medical, and industrial systems can leverage the same industry-standard, high-performance UI technology to deliver a feature-rich user experience across multiple platforms. Qt 5 features design enhancements, new modules, and support for the leading mobile platforms. 

“Across many vertical markets such as automotive infotainment, security, industrial, and medical, we have seen a tremendous need for Qt as a strategic application and UI development framework because of its unique ability to provide amazing UI capabilities as well as core backend business logic — all with one framework,” said Tuukka Turunen, Director of R&D, Digia, Qt. “QNX Software Systems has been a major driver of Qt, and we are thrilled with the company’s support of our most innovative and feature-rich release, Qt 5.”

The QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment is based on QNX software technology proven in tens of millions of vehicles. Designed for flexibility, the platform supports a rich choice of application environments and smartphone connectivity, as well as a comprehensive set of pre-integrated components to help automotive companies build connected, custom-branded, and media-rich infotainment systems.

The QNX Neutrino OS is used in a vast array of applications worldwide, from medical devices to building automation systems, Internet routers, power plants, and railway control centers. Whether you drive to work, use the Internet, turn on a light, or watch TV, chances are, you are taking advantage of systems that rely on QNX® technology.

“Our number one priority is to provide customers with the OS, tools, and services to enable them to develop and deploy reliable and high-performance automotive, medical, and industrial systems. Qt 5 provides our customers with leading cross-platform application and UI technology that lets them develop systems that set them apart from their competitors,” said Grant Courville, Director of Product Management, QNX Software Systems. “We're very happy to have an optimized and integrated version of Qt 5 added to the portfolio of HMI technologies available for the QNX Neutrino OS and QNX CAR Platform.”

At the Qt Developer Days in Berlin, Germany on October 7-9, 2013, Digia and QNX Software Systems will demonstrate Qt 5 support on the QNX Neutrino OS at their booths. QNX Software Systems will also speak on the following topics:

  • Keynote: Dan Dodge, co-founder and CEO, Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 11 CEST
  • Take Your Apps on the Road — an Automotive “101” for Developers: Linda Campbell, director of ecosystem evangelism, Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 13:00 CEST
  • Using Qt 5 on the QNX OS and the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment: Grant Courville, director of product management, Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 13:15 CEST

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