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BlackBerry and NantHealth are reported to Jointly Develop New Smartphone for Healthcare Industry

BlackBerry and NantHealth are reported to Jointly Develop New Smartphone for Healthcare Industry

The Globe and Mail have reported that BlackBerry and NantHealth are reportedly working together to create a smartphone that will cater to professionals in the healthcare industry.

The new device will supposedly be released either at the end of 2014 or early 2015, and will specialize in viewing 3D images and CT scans. On top of that, it will still have all the normal functions of a typical smartphone, such as playing different forms of media and games, as well as downloading consumer applications.

We have reached out to BlackBerry for confirmation on this story and they had the following comment:

“This investment and planned collaboration aligns with the reliability, security, and versatility of BlackBerry’s end-to-end solutions – from the embedded QNX operating system powering complex medical devices to secure cloud-based networks to instantaneous information sharing over BBM Protected and will include a device as well.”

QNX Powers Next Audi TT Infotainment System

Audi may have teamed up with Google to test Android in some of their vehicles, but that’s not stopping them from currently using QNX.

The next Audi TT will be using QNX for their infotainment and instrument cluster combo. QNX will be giving the next TT drivers the best in managing their navigation, music, and more. Check it out in the video above.

QNX and Qualcomm Announce First In-car Infotainment System Powered by Snapdragon Automotive Solutions

QNX and Qualcomm Announce First In-car Infotainment System Powered by Snapdragon Automotive Solutions

N4BB have reported:-
QNX’s CES isn’t solely based on their two concept cars at the show. Their third car, the reference modified Jeep Wrangler, is getting some added juice from Qualcomm. Today, QNX and Qualcomm announced their third car, the reference modified Jeep Wrangler, will be sporting the first in-car infotainment system powered completely by Snapdragon Automotive Solutions.

“Snapdragon Automotive Solutions include the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 602A applications processor with support for high-resolution, sophisticated graphics and HMIs, facial, gesture and voice recognition, high-quality audio processing and image stitching, and multiple HD displays and cameras. Qualcomm Gobi™ 3G/4G LTE modems bring industry standard multimode cellular connectivity, and Qualcomm VIVE adds leading edge in-car Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity. The powerful combination enables the next generation of connected infotainment experiences from complex user applications to enhanced 3D navigation to rear-seat 3D gaming. In the QNX reference vehicle at CES, the Snapdragon Automotive Solutions will power a digital instrument cluster and a multimedia head unit based on the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment; the head unit applications include advanced 3D maps, natural speech recognition, geolocation, over-the-air (OTA) software updates, and cloud-based vehicle data analytics.”

In essence, this Jeep Wrangler is a powerhouse of a car.

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QNX and Qualcomm Announce First In-car Infotainment System Powered by Snapdragon Automotive Solutions

Companies demonstrate powerful in-vehicle graphics, video, and wireless capabilities at 2014 CES

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA–(Marketwired – January 07, 2014) – 2014 INTERNATIONAL CES (NORTH HALL – BOOTH 536) – QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for in-car electronics, and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., today announced that the companies will implement support for the high-performance video and graphics capabilities of Snapdragon™ Automotive Solutions in the QNX CAR™ Platform for Infotainment, a comprehensive, standards-based solution for building connected infotainment systems.

This is the first automotive implementation of the complete Snapdragon Automotive Solutions and it will be demonstrated in the QNX® reference vehicle, a specially modified Jeep Wrangler, at the 2014 International CES, January 7-10, Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Booth 536.

Snapdragon Automotive Solutions include the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 602A applications processor with support for high-resolution, sophisticated graphics and HMIs, facial, gesture and voice recognition, high-quality audio processing and image stitching, and multiple HD displays and cameras. Qualcomm Gobi™ 3G/4G LTE modems bring industry standard multimode cellular connectivity, and Qualcomm VIVE adds leading edge in-car Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity. The powerful combination enables the next generation of connected infotainment experiences from complex user applications to enhanced 3D navigation to rear-seat 3D gaming. In the QNX reference vehicle at CES, the Snapdragon Automotive Solutions will power a digital instrument cluster and a multimedia head unit based on the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment; the head unit applications include advanced 3D maps, natural speech recognition, geolocation, over-the-air (OTA) software updates, and cloud-based vehicl e data analytics.

“With Qualcomm Technologies’ expertise in mobile communications and applications processors, and QNX Software Systems’ broad support for mobile application environments, including Android, OpenGL ES, and HTML5, we can help automotive OEMs implement a rich variety of apps from the mobile space across their model lines – offering their end-customers a revolution in connected infotainment features and experiences,” said Nakul Duggal, Vice President of Product Management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

“We’re excited to work with Qualcomm Technologies on their entry into the automotive infotainment market,” said Derek Kuhn, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, QNX Software Systems. “With its high degree of integration, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 602A processor can help automotive companies realize significant cost savings, as well as leverage the rich graphics and HMI capabilities of the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment.”

QNX Software Systems has licensed its software technology for use in tens of millions of in-vehicle systems worldwide, including 3D navigation systems, multimedia head units, digital instrument clusters, connectivity modules, and hands-free systems. The company’s QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment offers a unique set of pre-integrated technologies to help reduce development efforts and speed time to market for connected, media-rich infotainment systems. The platform is also highly flexible, providing customers with support for a rich choice of application environments, smartphone platforms, user interface technologies, and connectivity standards.

HERE and QNX Join Forces to Bring HERE Auto into the Car

HERE and QNX Join Forces to Bring HERE Auto into the Car

QNX has already revealed their concept cars at CES 2014, and now they’re announcing a new partnership with HERE Auto “with the goal of enabling personalized, cloud-based location services for the connected car.” HERE, which is owned by Nokia, offers the world’s freshest maps and location experiences across multiple screens and operating systems. HERE Auto’s technology will be on full display inside QNX’s Mercedes-Benz at CES this week.

Built on more than 25 years of experience in cartography and drawing on more than 80,000 sources of data, HERE offers “Maps for Life” for more than 190 countries, voice-guided navigation in 95 countries in more than 50 languages, and live traffic information for 34 countries. Check out the press release below for the full details on this new partnership.

HERE and QNX Join Forces to Bring HERE Auto into the Car

QNX Software Systems to demonstrate HERE Auto embedded navigation at 2014 CES

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA–(Marketwired – January 07, 2014) – 2014 INTERNATIONAL CES (NORTH HALL-BOOTH 536) – QNX Software Systems, a global leader in software platforms for in-car electronics, and HERE, a Nokia business, today announced a new technology partnership with the goal of enabling personalized, cloud-based location services for the connected car.

As part of the collaboration, QNX Software Systems plans to add support for HERE Auto, an embedded navigation experience, to the QNX CAR™ Platform for Infotainment. QNX Software Systems will also demonstrate HERE Auto running in a new QNX technology concept car, based on a 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG, this week at 2014 CES (North Hall, booth 536).

Connectivity paired with dynamic, personalized services and precise location awareness can transform cars into powerful connected devices that help drivers make sense of the world around them. With its foundation in delivering best-in-class location services in the car, HERE is one of few companies that can deliver high-quality location services to help automakers stay ahead of customer demands and allow them to differentiate their connected car services.

HERE Auto is an embedded in-car navigation application that builds on the HERE automotive-grade-quality map, which includes fresh turn-by-turn data for 95 countries. HERE Auto connects to the HERE Cloud to access connected services, including weather, parking availability, traffic, fuel price and payment services, and more. HERE Auto is scalable and supports a variety of platforms.

QNX Software Systems plans to support HERE Auto on its QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, extending the reach of HERE to more cars and drivers around the world. QNX Software Systems has created a partner ecosystem to offer the best possible foundation for building vehicle infotainment systems, and adding HERE Auto is further testament to the momentum behind the multi-platform HERE Connected Driving solutions.

“As cars evolve into the ultimate connected device, location will be a key element to delivering a whole new class of driver services,” said Ogi Redzic, Vice President, Connected Driving, HERE. “HERE, along with market-leading partners like QNX Software Systems, is ushering in a new era of mobility for the automobile industry.”

“HERE Auto opens the door to an enhanced driving experience that leverages the cloud to make navigation and location services more personalized and convenient,” said Peter McCarthy, Director, Global Partnerships, QNX Software Systems. “We look forward to supporting this solution on the QNX CAR Platform and making it accessible to our automotive customers.”

QNX Software Systems has licensed its software technology for use in tens of millions of in-vehicle systems worldwide, including 3D navigation systems, multimedia head units, digital instrument clusters, connectivity modules, and hands-free systems. The company’s QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment offers a unique set of pre-integrated technologies to help reduce development efforts and speed time to market for connected, media-rich infotainment systems. The platform is also highly flexible, providing customers with support for a rich choice of application environments, smartphone platforms, user interface technologies, and connectivity standards.

QNX At CES 2014 With Three Connected Cars – Including the Mercedes-Benz CLA45

QNX At CES 2014 With Three Connected Cars – Including the Mercedes-Benz CLA45

The team from QNX is once again at CES, and this year they’ll not only show off one car, but three. The trio of rides includes two technology concept cars and the QNX reference vehicle.

A Mercedes CLA45 AMG will be outfitted with all kinds of QNX goodies including vehicle-to-vehicle calling, multiple navigation engines, rear-seat interaction and more. A Kia Soul will be showing off QNX Acoustics technology with Engine Sound Enhancement, QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control and more. Lastly the reference vehicle will be making its second appearance at CES with a QNX infotainment system.

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Check out the full press release below and stay tuned for more on QNX from CES!

Press release

From the latest advancements in car infotainment, acoustics technology, navigation engines, and natural speech recognition, this year at 2014 CES QNX Software Systems is showcasing a unique and seamless way to interact with a vehicle, where consumers can interact with the car in a natural way – in much the same way they speak with friends and family.

At 2104 CES, QNX Software Systems will demonstrate not just one car, but three vehicles with new features and capabilities. This includes two new technology concept cars and the QNX reference vehicle:

New technology concept car based on a modified Mercedes CLA45: The new technology concept car will showcase the next 3-5 years of automotive innovation. Powered by the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, the vehicle will feature:

Fullband stereo duplex vehicle-to-vehicle calling with the QNX technology concept car for Acoustics
Natural speech recognition technology from Nuance
Multiple navigation engines from Elektrobit, Kotei Navi & Data, Aisin AW, and Nokia HERE
Rear-seat interaction featuring native apps for tablets and phones that allow passengers to interact with the car
Support for Android Jellybean apps, including iHeartRadio
A HTML5 keyfob app that control windows, door locks, and even the car media player that is powered by new Big Data start-up, DotLinker
A reconfigurable digital instrument cluster
Bluetooth pairing
A media player that includes a cloud-based music service as well as support for other media

QNX technology concept car for Acoustics based on a modified Kia Soul: For the first time at CES, QNX Software Systems will have a vehicle specifically focused on QNX Acoustics technology. This technology concept car will demonstrate:

Advanced hands-free capabilities, including narrowband, wideband, and fullband stereo calling to the technology concept car based on a modified Mercedes CLA45
The recently announced QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control, a high-performance software solution for dramatically reducing unwanted engine noise inside passenger vehicles
Engine Sound Enhancement (ESE) technology designed to playback synthesized engine sound over the vehicle speakers and synchronized with the engine’s rev. More and more vehicles today use engine management techniques to reduce fuel consumption (eg. variable cylinder management, low engine torque). These technologies are changing the way engines sound, and OEMs have a desire to maintain their ‘signature engine sounds’ and cater to vehicle enthusiasts.

QNX reference vehicle: The QNX reference vehicle based on a modified Jeep Wrangler Sahara is making its second appearance at CES. It will showcase the capabilities of the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, and for the first time, Qualcomm processors. The QNX reference vehicle will also feature an IBM cloud services demo, including IBM’s MessageSight, InfoSphere Streams, and Worklight products for performing remote, real-time control and analytics of car sensor data.

Additional booth demos: QNX Software Systems will also feature a partner area showcasing two Japanese vendors: Aisin AW, a navigation engine provider, and HI Corporation, a provider of digital instrument cluster technology. There will also be a demonstration from QNX customer Rockwell Collins, showcasing in-flight entertainment powered by the QNX CAR Platform.

Klocwork Brings Further Security Compliance to QNX CAR Platform

Klocwork Brings Further Security Compliance to QNX CAR Platform

Klocwork® Inc., a global leader in software development tools for creating secure code, and QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for in-car electronics, today announced that Klocwork has joined the ecosystem for the QNX® Automotive Safety Program for ISO 26262.

The ecosystem is a network of vendors that offer complementary hardware, tool chains, graphics technologies and consulting services for safety critical systems. Klocwork joins these key industry players to further enable the development of safe and secure automotive systems that comply with ISO 26262 and other critical industry standards.

Klocwork Insight™ is rapidly becoming a tool of choice for software developers in the automotive market. With advanced code analysis, including deep data flow and structural analysis, Insight works right at their desktop as they write their code. With support for MISRA C and C++ coding standards, Insight recently received both ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 certifications.

QNX Software Systems Provides New Software-Based Engine Noise Reduction Technology for Automobiles

QNX Software Systems Provides New Software-Based Engine Noise Reduction Technology for Automobiles

The BlackBerry QNX team have done it again and this time they have created a software- based Engine noise reduction technology for automobiles. QNX is a lesser know company that was aquired by BlackBerry which the the QNX OS is widely used by NASA, Hospitals electronic equipments and many critical systems, QNX is also used in automobiles infotainment system and the new BB10 os is based on QNX.

Press Release

QNX(R) Acoustics for Active Noise Control offers a high-performance software solution for engine noise reduction in passenger vehicles; eliminates added costs associated with dedicated hardware

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – October 08, 2013) – QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for in-car electronics, today announced the availability of QNX® Acoustics for Active Noise Control, a high-performance software solution for dramatically reducing unwanted engine noise inside passenger vehicles.

Compact and efficient, QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control is designed to integrate seamlessly into a vehicle’s infotainment system or audio amplifier, providing automotive system designers the ability to leverage existing infotainment or audio hardware. As a result, it can help automakers realize significant cost savings while achieving better performance than current Active Noise Control (ANC) hardware solutions.

“Be it powering infotainment systems or reducing engine noise within the vehicle, we provide our customers with solutions that enable them to enhance the driving experience and ultimately meet consumer demand,” said Derek Kuhn, vice president of sales and marketing, QNX Software Systems. “By leveraging a software approach, QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control eliminates the need to add dedicated hardware, saving automakers development time and significant bill of materials costs.”

Highly flexible, QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control can support a variety of hardware and software configurations – with or without an operating system. Developers can easily integrate the solution into a vehicle’s head unit or audio amplifier, using an application processor or digital signal processor (DSP).

“Innovations that deliver better gas mileage sometimes have noisy side-effects that automakers have increasingly had to deal with by using active noise control technologies. Traditionally, a hardware box has been needed to do this, but QNX Software Systems has changed the cost equation by delivering a pure software solution,” said Mark Fitzgerald, associate director, global automotive practice, Strategy Analytics.

Additional features of QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control include rapid calibration and tuning, seamless integration with the QNX® automotive hands-free technology, vehicle diagnostic support, and easy configurability for a wide range of microphone and speaker arrangements. In addition, customers have access to a specialized team of QNX acoustics engineers for software support, consulting, calibration, and system tuning.

What BlackBerry QNX are capable of in the future

Recently Japan have manage to create a glasses that allows to translate real time, this is what was shown in this video. QNX is a powerful platform that was used in NASA Rockets, Cars, Machinery, hospital electronic equipments and many more.BlackBerry 10 is build from QNX and is now available in your Z10, Q10, Q5 and Z30 smartphones.