DigiTech® Chooses QNX® for Real Time Operating System Control

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-08-18)

DigiTech® Chooses QNX® for Real Time Operating System Control

DigiTech has chosen QNX® Software Systems Co. to provide the Neutrino® Real Time Operating System for its JamMan™ Solo, Stereo, and Delay pedals.

QNX is known as an industry leader in powering mission-critical applications for a range of devices, including Harman automotive infotainment systems.

QNX is providing its comprehensive software platform for the JamMan line of pedals, giving users increased control and a more varied feature set. The QNX Neutrino Real Time Operating System (RTOS) is a modular, industrial-strength operating system that offers high reliability and fast, predictable response times. Highly scalable, the QNX Neutrino RTOS has a proven track record in everything from television remote controls to the Space Shuttle.

“DigiTech, much like our artist base, is deeply committed to innovation and not simply resting on accomplishments. Enabling new levels of functionality and creativity in our pedals is a goal we continually seek to emulate. Now with processing powered by the QNX Neutrino operating system, we can offer higher performance, greater functionality and unsurpassed reliability,” stated Rob Urry, president of the Harman Music Group. “With QNX we are implementing the same technology that is used by organizations such as Audi, Lockheed Martin and NASA.”

QNX technology is highly popular in the automotive infotainment market, where it ships in more than 200 vehicle models. Brands such as Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Infiniti, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen now use QNX technology as the software foundation for their digital instrument clusters, hands-free systems, multimedia head units, 3D navigation systems, or rear-seat entertainment products.

The reliability of the QNX Neutrino RTOS comes from its true microkernel architecture, which runs every driver, protocol stack, file system and application in the safety of memory-protected user space, outside the operating system kernel. As a result, individual components can fail and be automatically restarted without affecting other components or the kernel.

QNX and Neutrino are trademarks of QNX Software Systems GmbH & Co. KG, which are registered trademarks and/or used in certain jurisdictions, and are used under license by QNX Software Systems Co. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

DigiTech is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com). HARMAN designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®.

For more information on DigiTech effects, visit www.digitech.com.From a press release.

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