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

New accreditation enables BlackBerry QNX to more quickly deploy safe and secure software for mission-critical systems

waterloo, in, August 2, 2022 /CNW/ — limited blackberry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced its QNX® Software Development Platform 7.1 has achieved compliance with the latest Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) technical standard as a General Purpose Profile Unit of Conformance (UoC), enabling developers to rapidly implement safe and secure BlackBerry-based software solutions® QNX® platform to deliver competitive and cost-effective defense vehicle capabilities.

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The FACE technical standard is the global open standard for making computing more robust, interoperable, portable, and secure. The software’s conformance to the FACE technical standard can be used, and more importantly, easily reused, by vendors and system integrators in different global defense programs. The FACE framework is supported by more than 90 international government and industry member organizations. By achieving FACE compliance, BlackBerry QNX can help manufacturers and service providers reduce acquisition costs and avoid vendor lock-in.

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

“Aerospace and defense system manufacturers need to rapidly deploy their solutions across a wide range of platforms operating in hostile environments against similar adversaries,” he said. grant courville, Vice President of Products and Strategy for BlackBerry QNX. “BlackBerry QNX solutions enable embedded developers with an independently certified software foundation that is designed for 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 certified compliant software components,” says knock down chips, senior director of marketing development for Aerospace & Defense at Real-Time Innovations (RTI) and chair of the FACE enterprise task force outreach team. “The QNX solution far exceeds FACE OSS compliance requirements and its security credentials add a unique set of capabilities that no FACE vendor can match.”

QNX SDP 7.1 it complies with the POSIX PSE54 Multipurpose Realtime 1003.13-2003 standard, making it easy for developers to transition to prototyping using Linux and then moving on to QNX for production programs. In addition, the QNX® OS for security and QNX® Hypervisor for Safety is certified to the latest ISO 26262 ASIL D standard for automotive and IEC 61508 SIL3 for electronic systems, enabling rapid safety certification across a wide range of systems and devices.

Global businesses rely on BlackBerry QNX software for a wide range of solutions in the automotive, heavy equipment, industrial, rail, robotics and transportation markets. BlackBerry QNX has a powerful portfolio of embedded system software designed for these deployments, including the QNX® hypervisor and the QNX® neutrino® real time operating systemplus middleware and development tools.

For more information on BlackBerry QNX engineering products and services for the aerospace and defense industry, visit

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