Relationship expands market opportunities for the software platform driving next-generation embedded and M2M products.
QNX Software Systems Limited (Ontario, Canada), a leader in software platforms for connected embedded systems, has entered into a distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc., a global provider of products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial customers. Under the agreement, the companies will focus initially on the distribution of QNX@ operating system software, development tools, and engineering services to the medical, industrial automation, and general embedded markets in North America. QNX Software Systems' flagship product, the QNX@ Neutrino Real-time Operating System (RTOS), powers a vast array of embedded and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) systems worldwide, including medical devices, Internet routers, wind turbines, nuclear plants, traffic control applications, broadcast automation systems, and railway safety systems. People encounter QNX-controlled systems every day, when they travel, shop, watch TV, use the Internet, or even turn on a light.
"QNX is recognized globally for its highly reliable and flexible software," said David West, vice president of supplier marketing, Arrow Electronics. "Offering best-in-class products and services, QNX Software Systems is a strategic addition to our distribution portfolio, giving our customers access to software driving innovation in a broad range of industries."
"We're pleased to work with Arrow Electronics, whose world-class distribution network and proven track record will help us expand our market opportunities and better align with our joint customers," stated Andrea Blaylock, director, channel strategies, QNX Software Systems. "The new relationship allows our company to focus more closely on new opportunities for strategic business development."
QNX Software Systems is working with Arrow in a variety of joint marketing activities, including webinars, seminars, and training sessions. These activities include Arrow's Machine-to-Machine (M2M) seminar series, which is designed to help companies understand how to incorporate M2M technology into their business strategies.