Protecode Developer IP Assistant Tool Supports QNX Momentics

Protecode Inc. and QNX Software Systems announced that developers can now use Protecode’s preventive real-time software governance and Intellectual Property (IP) management tool on the QNX® Momentics® Tool Suite for embedded systems based on the QNX Neutrino® Real-time Operating System (RTOS). Protecode’s Developer IP Assistant tool extends support and interoperability to the QNX Momentics Tool Suite by accelerating managed adoption of open source code in a simple, painless process. The Protecode tool helps reduce development costs and speed up market availability of embedded system products using the QNX Neutrino RTOS. Protecode automatically generates records of software content, identifies and reports on associated IP and licensing attributes and compliance against an organization’s policies, establishing IP ownership and creating a software Bill of Materials (BoM).

“By having the Protecode plug-in client available on QNX Momentics, developers of embedded systems based on the QNX Neutrino RTOS can readily adopt open source components,” said Kroy Zaviar, business alliance manager at QNX Software Systems. “Protecode’s Developer IP Assistant tool can flag potential IP issues right away, helping to avoid any after-the-fact, expensive, and lengthy redesign efforts.”

Simplifying the product development cycle, QNX Momentics provides a suite of productivity and analysis tools, all integrated into a single, Eclipse-based IDE. With value-added middleware for embedded devices that require advanced graphics, multimedia, and acoustic processing, the QNX product portfolio enables rapid development of quality systems based on the QNX Neutrino RTOS.

“For more than 25 years, QNX has enabled software developers to accelerate and enhance the efficiency of embedded systems as they are an advocate of code-reuse and support for open source projects,” said Dr. Mahshad Koohgoli, CEO of Protecode. “By doing so, QNX represents a significant step forward in support of quality software development tools and practices.”

Availability
The Protecode tools are now available for downloading.

Protecode will showcase its technology at the 2008 Embedded Systems Conference (Booth #1222) on October 27-30th in Boston, Massachusetts.

About Protecode
Protecode Inc. delivers leading services and products for software governance and Intellectual Property management. Protecode solutions enable cost-effective, disciplined software intellectual property management through automated detection, logging, identification, pedigree-tagging of software content, and provisioning of IP compliance reports. Protecode products enable enterprises and software developers worldwide to achieve mandated IP governance, increase corporate and developer value and reduce costs. Protecode Inc. offers secure and accurate software development tools that are simple to adopt, easy to use, and scalable from a single creator to thousands of developers working in multiple sites on a project.

Protecode, Protecoding and the Protecode logo are trademarks of Protecode Inc.

About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE: HAR), is the industry leader in real-time, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, QNX Momentics® development suite, and QNX Aviage® middleware together provide the industry’s most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide.

QNX, Aviage, Momentics, and Neutrino are trademarks of QNX Software Systems GmbH & Co. KG, registered in certain jurisdictions, and are used under license.