Servomex Selects QNX to Power Gas Analysis for Safety-Critical Environments

April 12, 2016

QNX technology brings unique combination of scalability and reliability to analyzers used in hazardous conditions

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(April 12, 2016) - QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), today announced that Servomex Group, a world leader in gas analysis technology, has chosen the QNX® Neutrino® Realtime OS to power its next generation of gas analyzers.

For 60 years, Servomex gas analyzers have helped control emissions, optimize processes, and ensure operational safety in industries such as electricity generation, oil and gas refining, semiconductor manufacturing, chemical production, and iron and steel production. To power its next generation of analyzers, Servomex needed a high-performance OS that has the flexibility to support an array of market-specific applications and the reliability to be deployed in safety-critical environments.

"Servomex offers an immense range of gas analyzers, and we needed an OS that could scale effortlessly across product lines, regardless of feature set or target industry," said Dr. Stephen Firth, Business Development Manager, Global EPC sales, Servomex. "QNX Neutrino not only provided the scalability we were looking for, but allowed us to create a modular, future-ready software architecture that can quickly support new product features or address new market opportunities."

Reliability was a key requirement for Servomex. Many of their products are deployed in hot, hazardous conditions where they must operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without field maintenance or human intervention.

"We build gas analyzers for tough, safety-critical environments that demand high levels of accuracy and system availability. To satisfy these demands, our products need an OS designed from the ground up for dependability - another reason why QNX Neutrino, with its fault-resilient microkernel design, has proven to be an ideal choice for our next-generation products," said Dr. Firth.

"For more than three decades, QNX Software Systems has helped developers build a massive range of industrial monitoring and control solutions - everything from power generation systems to autonomous warehouse robots," said John Wall, Senior Vice President and Head of QNX Software Systems. "The inherent scalability and reliability of our OS architecture brings unique value to the gas analysis industry, and we are honored that Servomex is standardizing on QNX technology for their new product lines."

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About Servomex Group Ltd

An acknowledged innovator in gas analysis technologies for more than 60 years, Servomex is the originator of and world leader in paramagnetic sensing technology and has an exceptional reputation in the development of zirconia, photometric, and thick film technologies. The result is high-performance, cost-effective gas analysis, delivered through a portfolio of dependable products ranging from portable gas analyzers to complex process solutions. Servomex has extensive experience of working with multi-national companies across a range of industries, including hydrocarbon processing, industrial gas, and OEM markets, ensuring its knowledge and expertise closely matches the requirements of its customers. Servomex's commitment to providing a complete industry solution to gas analysis extends across its business, with its Hummingbird Sensing Technology brand delivering Servomex technology to OEM partners and the recently-acquired Delta F Corporation extending the Servomex product offering through oxygen and moisture analysis technologies. Servomex is part of Spectris plc, a leading supplier of instrumentation and controls to global markets. Visit

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