CodeMeter Embedded adds licensing and protection capabilities to software running on BlackBerry QNX RTOS
Karlsruhe, Germany – Wibu-Systems, a leading developer of software licensing and protection solutions, today announced the company’s popular CodeMeter Embedded technology includes support for the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, a microkernel, POSIX-compliant real-time operating system from BlackBerry QNX. The QNX RTOS is widely used in life and safety-critical systems for vehicles, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, robotics and aerospace & defense.
The collaboration aims to empower mission-critical device manufacturers with first-class safety, reduced research and development costs and faster time to production.
CodeMeter Embedded is a static library that provides the licensing and cryptographic capabilities of CodeMeter for embedded operating systems like Linux Embedded, VxWorks, Android and now the QNX Neutrino RTOS.
Designed for embedded systems that need to operate 24/7 without fail, CodeMeter Embedded offers extensive options for mission-critical device manufacturers: support for different license containers (hardware, software, and cloud), devices (industrial computers, embedded systems, PLCs, and microcontrollers), back office systems, and operating platforms – including the QNX Neutrino RTOS. CodeMeter Embedded has supported the operating system on both ARM and x86 architectures since the 6.5 version of the QNX Neutrino RTOS, with support for the 7.0 version added in 2019.
Oliver Winzenried, CEO and co-founder of Wibu-Systems noted, “BlackBerry QNX has long pushed the envelope for lean, secure and reliable embedded systems with its QNX operating systems, and we are thrilled with the opportunity to add support for it with CodeMeter Embedded, part of our very own heritage of innovation in security.”
“The QNX Neutrino RTOS provides the reliable foundation necessary for building competitive mission-critical systems in a safe and cost-effective manner,” said Dhiraj Handa, VP, Channel, Partners and APAC, BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “We’re pleased that Wibu-Systems has chosen to extend support for our OS, in recognition of the prominent position we hold in the embedded software industry. We look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead to ensure our shared global customers have a safe and secure solution that they can count on.”