Bsquare to Distribute QNX Operating System and Development Tool Products

Bsquare to Distribute QNX Operating System and Development Tool Products 
Distribution Agreement Expands Customer Access to Medical, Industrial
Automation and General Embedded Software and Tools 
BELLEVUE, WA and OTTAWA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 --  BSQUARE
Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR), a leading enabler of smart connected
systems, and QNX Software Systems Limited, a leader in software
platforms for connected embedded systems, today announced that
Bsquare has become an authorized distributor of QNX(R) operating
system and development tool products in the United Kingdom. Bsquare
will also continue to provide engineering services for QNX-based
development within the medical, industrial automation and general
embedded markets worldwide.  
The QNX(R) Neutrino(R) realtime operating system (RTOS) is the
platform of choice for high reliability and high performance systems.
QNX technology drives mission-critical applications for a variety of
vertical market solutions: 


 
--  Medical devices: primary life support, in vitro and healthcare
--  Lifestyle products: automotive infotainment and telematics systems,
    BlackBerry(R) 10 smartphones
--  Industrial control: safety-critical systems requiring certification to
    standards such as IEC 61508 SIL3
--  Networking and gateway products

  
The QNX Neutrino RTOS is based on a microkernel architecture, in which
device drivers, networking stacks, file systems, and applications run
as separate, user-space processes. Every process is isolated from
other running processes, rendering the system far more resilient to
bugs and software failures, and making it fundamentally more
reliable. 
"Bsquare is very familiar with the QNX Neutrino operating system,
having provided engineering services on the platform for a number of
years," said Andrea Blaylock, director, channel strategies, QNX
Software Systems. "We are pleased to expand our relationship with
Bsquare and look forward to working together to grow the community of
QNX-based solutions through licensing, development tools and
engineering services." 
"As the embedded market continues to grow, the need for an operating
system that can support mission-critical solutions is also growing,"
said Mike Stipe, Bsquare senior vice president of worldwide sales and
marketing. "The addition of QNX product distribution to the Bsquare
portfolio fills a need for our customers who are creating medical,
automotive, industrial and networking products that require
mission-critical functionality. This distribution agreement
complements the QNX engineering work that Bsquare already does
worldwide by giving Bsquare the ability to provide end-to-end support
for OEMs and ODMs utilizing the QNX Neutrino operating system for
their smart connected systems."  
Bsquare will redistribute QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX(R) Momentics(R)
Tool Suite products in the United Kingdom and will provide
professional services including driver and application development as
well as quality assurance and documentation for QNX-based devices
worldwide. All Bsquare UK projects are implemented under ISO
9001:2008 certified systems and the company's UK office is ISO
13485:2003 certified for medical systems development. For more
information visit:
http://www.bsquare.com/Pages/Products/QNX-RTOS-and-Development-Tools.aspx 
About BSQUARE Corporation
 Bsquare, a global leader in embedded
solutions, applies experience and expertise on leading platforms to
create new connections with customers, new business models and to
enable new ways of working and communicating. Bsquare serves
customers by forging connections among the partners, people, tools,
and technology needed to create smart connected systems. For more
information, visit www.bsquare.com.  
About QNX Software Systems
 QNX Software Systems Limited, a
subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited ("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 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 more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit
www.qnx.com and https://www.facebook.com/QNXSoftwareSystems,  
BSQUARE is a registered trademark of BSQUARE Corporation. QNX,
Momentics, and Neutrino are trademarks of QNX Software Systems
Limited, which are registered trademarks and/or used in certain
jurisdictions. All other product and company names herein may be
trademarks of their respective owners. QNX Software Systems is not
responsible for, and assumes no obligations or liability, and makes
no representation, warranty, endorsement, or guarantee in relation to
any aspect of any third-party products or services. 
Bsquare Contact:
James Salter
BSQUARE Corporation
+1 425.519.5228
jamess@bsquare.com 
Investors Contact:
Brett Maas
Hayden IR
+ 1 646.536.7331
Brett@haydenir.com 
QNX Contact:
Paul Leroux
QNX Software Systems Limited
+1 613.591.0931 
paull@qnx.com 
 
 
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