Chinese manufacturer chooses QNX for IOT home appliance control systems

A view of the Dalian factory
QNX Software Systems has announced that Dalian Eastern Display, a Chinese manufacturer of applications and controls for LCD panels and modules, is using QNX technology to create control systems for Internet of Things (IOT) home appliances.

The control systems will allow intelligent washing machines, intelligent refrigerators, high-end air conditioners, and other home appliances to connect wirelessly to the Internet.

Dalian Eastern Display also plans to use QNX in systems for medical devices and construction machinery.

“The QNX Neutrino RTOS has proven well-suited to developing IOT intelligent home appliance nodes and terminals… we look forward to working closely with QNX Software Systems as we develop other competitive products,” said Duan Yunsheng, general manager, Dalian Eastern Display.

According to the press release, the QNX Neutrino RTOS helps Dalian to achieve stable performance and fast startup times, and to reduce the time and effort of developing graphical user interfaces.

In 2010, the Chinese government puts its weight behind the IOT market by incorporating it into the country’s 12th five-year plan.

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