QNX to Provide RTOS Support for Panasonic's Next-Generation Security Products

OTTAWA, CANADA and TOKYO, JAPAN, September 29, 2004 - QNX Software Systems announced today that Matsushita Electric Industrial Company (NYSE: MC) of Japan, maker of products under the Panasonic brand name, has chosen the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system for its latest generation of security products.Renowned for its ultra reliability, the QNX Neutrino RTOS will be used by Matsushita for advanced surveillance security system equipment (hard-disk recorders; WJ-HD300 series). Matsushita is a world leader in security equipment and a supplier of Panasonic security systems products for high-profile events such as the Olympic games.
""We are delighted that the QNX Neutrino RTOS will be used in some of the latest Panasonic security products in the world,"" said Dan Dodge, president and CEO of QNX Software Systems. ""The advanced architecture of our operating system allows companies like Matsushita to build additional layers of security and performance into their systems with ease.""
Matsushita has also chosen to use the QNX Momentics® development tool suite, which is preintegrated and optimized for use with the QNX Neutrino RTOS. Matsushita's development team will also be able to access additional service offerings from QNX, such as hardware integration, on-site training, and dedicated technical support.
""We chose QNX because they provide software that supports our customers' expectations for reliability and performance,"" said Mr. Masahiko Misawa, group manager at Panasonic System Solutions Company in Matsushita. ""The QNX suite of embedded software provides us with a modular base from which we can develop devices without parallel in the industry.""
About Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (Panasonic)
Best known by its Panasonic brand name, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (NYSE: MC), based in Osaka, Japan, is one of the world's largest technology companies and a leading developer and manufacturer of digital consumer electronic products for the home, the office, and in between.
About Panasonic System Solutions Company
Panasonic System Solutions Company (http://www.panasonic.co.jp/pss/en/) aims to contribute to the realization of a society in which electronic devices are widely used, in which broadcasting and communications functions are united, and in which people enjoy peace of mind, safety, and convenience. We pledge to accomplish this by providing our customers, including government agencies, local governments, public corporations, private companies, and corporate bodies, with a full range of services, from the proposal of new systems through design, installation, operation management, and maintenance; building systems that will constitute a new social infrastructure; and providing solutions that are reliable, safe, and convenient.
About QNX Software Systems
With millions of installations worldwide, QNX Software Systems is the global leader in realtime, microkernel operating system technology. Companies like Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, Harris, Siemens, and General Electric rely on QNX technology to build ultra-reliable systems for the networking, automotive, medical, military, and industrial automation markets. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems maintains offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Visit http://www.qnx.com.

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