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QNX Technology powers fare collection system throughout ASEAN

QNX today announced that the QNX Neutrino OS is powering a fare collection system, which includes automatic gates, ticketing machines, and onboard bus equipment, throughout the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including Singapore, the Philippines, and Thailand.

The system was created by MSI Global Pte Ltd, an international system integrator specializing in land-transport solutions and a subsidiary of the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore. LTA is responsible for planning, operating, and maintaining Singapore’s land transport infrastructure and systems.

The onboard bus equipment is an enhanced version of a QNX-based fare collection system that LTA has already deployed in more than 4,800 public buses in Singapore. MSI implemented the improved onboard bus equipment to replace existing equipment due for replacement, to further enhance performance, and to support various new fare products.

Security was a key criterion for MSI, and the highly resilient architecture of the QNX Neutrino OS, which minimizes attack vectors, was a natural choice for the new design. QNX Neutrino helped reduce system costs through its fast, highly reliable performance, which allows multitasking of multiple subsystems while minimizing failures in the demanding operating environment of buses.

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QNX Neutrino also helped MSI create an intuitive user interface through its support for advanced graphics technologies, including HTML5.

“MSI’s experience with QNX Neutrino has been very favorable and we will continue to leverage the same secure OS for our future projects,” said Silvester Prakasam, fare system business unit head, MSI.

“Creating a solution that could gain widespread adoption was also a key consideration in our choice of OS, and with QNX Neutrino we were able to create a design that is fast and reliable, yet affordable to customers in cost-sensitive regions.”

John Wall, chief operating officer, QNX Software Systems said:

“As the enhanced onboard bus equipment demonstrates, embedded systems today need a comprehensive OS platform that encompasses everything from Web technologies and advanced graphics to security, connectivity, and high reliability,”

“We are honored that MSI chose QNX for the new onboard bus equipment system; their decision is a testament not only to the success of the existing QNX-based LTA system, but to our deep experience in embedded transportation systems for cars, buses, planes, and trains.”