QNX Software Systems Limited, a leading supplier of operating systems, tools, and services for connected embedded systems, has announced on October 11th that Tridium, a global leader in automation technology and device-to-enterprise integration, has optimized the latest version of its Niagara Framework®, NiagaraAX 3.6, to run on the QNX® Neutrino® Realtime Operating System (RTOS).
The Niagara Framework is a software platform used to develop device-to-enterprise applications, Internet-enabled products, and automation system solutions. The Niagara Framework powers Tridium's industry-leading JACE AX Controllers, which are deployed in a variety of applications, including energy and sustainability management, intelligent building automation, M2M, telecommunications, industrial, security, lighting control, convergence retailing, and smart facilities management. To date, more than a quarter million instances of the Niagara Framework operate in 50 countries.
QNX Software Systems has worked closely with Tridium for more than 10 years; its QNX Neutrino RTOS provides Tridium’s customers and developers with proven reliability and a highly flexible software architecture. To simplify device driver development, Tridium uses QNX Software Systems’ unique resource manager framework, which allows developers to write, debug, and run drivers in memory-protected user space. This framework enables Tridium developers to write new drivers for their specialized hardware in significantly less time than on other platforms.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better supplier than QNX Software Systems as they have worked to address our every need. From the reliability of the QNX Neutrino RTOS to the ease of use of their resource manager framework, the company has continued to provide solutions that exceed the highest level of expectations,” said Steve Fey, president, Tridium. “QNX Software Systems also lets us explore new territories. We’re currently evaluating its adaptive partitioning for our control applications, which we could not be more excited about.”
The QNX Neutrino RTOS is a full-featured OS that scales down to meet the constrained resource requirements of realtime embedded systems. Its modular, microkernel architecture enables customers to create highly scalable and reliable designs. Adaptive partitioning from QNX Software Systems is a flexible form of CPU time partitioning that helps ensure critical processes always have sufficient CPU resources to meet their realtime deadlines.
“We’re thrilled and honored to continue our relationship with Tridium,” said Derek Kuhn, vice president of global marketing and business development. “Tridium’s success is a testament to our ability to help developers innovate. Whether the end-product is automotive infotainment systems or embedded controllers, we strive to offer a highly flexible, field-proven platform that open new doors of opportunity for our customers.”
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems Limited (qnx.com), a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM; TSX:RIM), is a leading vendor of operating systems, middleware, development tools, and professional services for the embedded systems market. Audi, Cisco, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX® technology for vehicle telematics units, network routers, medical devices, industrial control systems, security and defense 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 over 100 countries worldwide.
Tridium (tridium.com) is the global leader in open platforms, application software frameworks, automation infrastructure technology, energy management and device-to-enterprise integration solutions. Our technology and applications have fundamentally changed the way devices and systems connect, integrate and interoperate with each other and the enterprise.
Tridium's configurable software frameworks extend connectivity, integration and interoperability to the millions of devices deployed in the market today and empowers manufacturers to develop intelligent equipment systems and smart devices that enable collaboration and communication between the enterprise and edge assets. Our platforms allow for building and managing complex monitoring, control, and automation solutions, including applications for building control, facility management, industrial automation, medical equipment, physical security, energy management, telecommunications, M2M and smart services.
Tridium is an independent business entity of Honeywell International Inc.
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