"QNX Neutrino was picked to power 3Com's Audrey Net
appliance. And alliances with the likes of Palm and Cisco are
"Embedded operating systems are designed to be hidden from
users. So if you haven't heard of QNX Software Systems's QNX
Neutrino, you're not alone. But QNX could become almost a household
name, if rumours about deals in the pipeline pan out. Neutrino may
end up powering devices ranging from Palm PDAs to Cisco Systems
routers at some point in the not-too-distant future."
"QNX (pronounced Cue-nix, rhymes with Unix) makes the embedded
microkernel operating system that powers 3Com's new Audrey Net
appliance and Netpliance's iOpener. QNX also markets a "microGUI"
windowing interface called Photon, which 3Com also licensed for the
"Outside of the consumer market, the QNX Neutrino operating
system powers many other systems, particularly in the industrial
and medical-equipment fields. The Ontario, Canada-based company was
founded 20 years ago as a real-time operating system vendor."
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