BlackBerry Supports Aerospace and Defense Market with New Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Compliance Certification

The new accreditation allows Blackberry QNX will more quickly deploy secure solutions and Secure software for Critical systems.

BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced that its QNX 7.1 software development platform has achieved compliance with the latest FACE (Future Airborne Capability Environment) technical standard in as a General Purpose Profile Compliance Unit (UoC), enabling developers to rapidly deploy safe and secure software solutions based on the Blackberry QNX platform to deliver competitive and cost effective defense vehicle capabilities.

The FACE technical standard is the global open standard for making computing more robust, interoperable, portable and secure. Software compliance with the FACE technical standard can be used – and importantly, easily reused – by vendors and system integrators in different global defense programs. The FACE framework is supported by more than 90 international member organizations from government and industry. By achieving FACE compliance, Blackberry QNX can help manufacturers and service providers reduce procurement costs and prevent vendor lock-in.

For 40 years, Blackberry QNX has helped hundreds of aerospace and defense companies around the world build critical systems and the new FACE accreditation now enables these customers to simplify development, speed time to market and reduce costs when building their critical embedded systems.

“Aerospace and defense system manufacturers must rapidly deploy their solutions on a wide range of platforms that operate in hostile environments against peer adversaries,” said Grant CourvilleVice President, Products and Strategy at Blackberry QNX. ‘Blackberry QNX solutions provide embedded developers with an independently certified software foundation designed for safety, security, reliability, and standards compliance, allowing developers to focus on delivering competitive defense capabilities.

“The FACE community welcomes the addition of QNX to the growing list of software components certified as compliant,” says chip down, Senior Marketing Development Director of Aerospace and Defense at Real-Time Innovations (RTI) and Chair of the FACE Business Task Force Outreach Team. “The QNX solution far exceeds FACE OSS compliance requirements and their safety and security credentials add a unique set of features unmatched by any FACE vendor.”

QNX SDP 7.1 is POSIX PSE54 Multipurpose Realtime 1003.13-2003 compliant, making it easy for developers to transition to prototype designs using Linux and then move to QNX for production programs. In addition, the QNX Security Operating System and QNX Security Hypervisor are certified to the latest ISO 26262 ASIL D for automotive and IEC 61508 SIL3 for electronic systems, providing quickly achieve security certification on a wide range of systems and devices.

Global companies trust Blackberry QNX software in a wide range of solutions in the automotive, heavy machinery, industrial, rail, robotics and transportation markets. Blackberry QNX has a powerful portfolio of embedded system software designed for these implementations, including the QNX hypervisor and the QNX Neutrino real-time operating system, in addition to middleware and development tools.

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