QNX Powers Cisco's New Router

Cisco Systems deploys an optimized version of the QNX Neutrino microkernel in the recently announced Cisco IOS XR Software

August 17, 2004

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OTTAWA -- QNX Software Systems today announced that Cisco Systems® is using an optimized version of the QNX® Neutrino® microkernel in the recently announced Cisco IOS® XR Software, the newest member of the Cisco IOS Software Family. Cisco IOS XR Software is designed to deliver industry-leading continuous system operation and advanced routing features on the multiterabit distributed architecture of the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System.

Renowned for its extreme reliability in mission- and life-critical applications, the QNX Neutrino microkernel provides a field-proven, modular architecture optimized for carrier-class availability, scalability, and dynamic service upgrades. Cisco engineers used QNX Neutrino as a technology base and built upon it to develop the Cisco CRS-1's self-healing capabilities and industry-leading network scalability.

With millions of installations worldwide and 24 years of proven performance in the field, QNX microkernel technology supports customers running continuous applications where failure is simply not an option - from life-critical medical instruments and 9-1-1 call centers to control systems for nuclear reactors, high-speed trains, and semiconductor manufacturing.

"We are delighted to contribute to Cisco's breakthrough routing innovation through the development of the Cisco CRS-1," said Dan Dodge, CEO of QNX Software Systems. "By leveraging the QNX Neutrino microkernel as a key building block of Cisco IOS XR Software, Cisco is delivering a next-generation routing system that raises the bar in terms of reliability and service flexibility."

QNX Software Systems

Cisco Systems Inc.

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