EMBEDDED WORLD (Nürnberg, Germany), February 17, 2004 - Traditionally, only desktop operating systems have offered 3D graphics, making 3D user interfaces difficult or impossible to implement on embedded devices. But that's no longer true, thanks to new technology previewed today by QNX Software Systems. With release 6.3 of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, QNX becomes the first RTOS vendor to offer native support for 3D graphics and multi-layer user interfaces.
Also at Embedded World, QNX unveiled native support for multi-headed graphical displays. The support comes in two forms. The first allows a single head unit to support multiple monitors, with each monitor displaying a different view. This approach eliminates the cost of deploying multiple head units, making it ideal for markets such as in-car infotainment. The second approach allows multiple monitors to share the same view, providing improved usability and convenience for a variety of environments, such as industrial control.
QNX also demonstrated its new QNX Voyager™ 2 web browser, which delivers feature-rich web access on almost any size display. Highly scalable, the QNX Voyager 2 browser is based on ACCESS Netfront technology and provides up-to-date support for HTML 4, XHTML, SSL, WAP, and WML, plus dynamic content rendering for ultra-small screens.
All three technologies - the 3D API, the support for multi-headed displays, and the QNX Voyager 2 browser - are compatible with the QNX Photon microGUI® windowing system, the native GUI for the QNX Neutrino RTOS. Based on an innovative microkernel architecture, the QNX Photon microGUI offers a customizable look-and-feel, an extensible multimedia framework, and support for multi-lingual interfaces, all on a very small memory footprint.
Details can be found at http://www.qnx.com/news/pr_621_1.html