Feb 22, 2016
The Qt Company and HARMAN Enter Partner Agreement
Qt to provide HARMAN with leading application and UI framework for the creation of connected, personalized, adaptive and secure IVI systems
Barcelona – February 22rd 2016 – Today, The Qt Company, provider of the leading device creation framework Qt, announced that HARMAN, provider of connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers and enterprises worldwide, has joined the Qt Partner Program. The announcement was made at the opening of this year’s Mobile World Congress.
Based on the agreement, Qt will provide HARMAN with leading technology that allows HARMAN to shorten its innovation cycle and adapt to the evolving needs of well-established automotive solution providers. In addition, the two companies will enter into joint marketing and business programs.
“This agreement builds on a long history of working with Qt and formalizes our relationship to jointly offer OEMs and Tier 1s an IVI solution with a compelling and engaging user experience that leverages a range of devices and services allowing drivers to extend their work- and home-lives into their vehicle. Partnering with Qt, a company known for premium entertainment, safe infotainment and new service innovations for the automotive industry, allows us to create stunning, highly-performing and quickly adaptable In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) user interfaces,” said Andrew Till, vice president, technology, partnerships and new solutions for HARMAN Connected Services.
According to Petteri Holländer, head of product management for The Qt Company: “When building IVI systems, having proven, flexible and efficient technology and tooling is the key for achieving both world-class user experiences and developer productivity. Qt is best positioned to be the UI solution used in automotive IVI’s, clusters and head-up displays (HUDs). We are looking forward to working with industry leader, HARMAN in helping roll out Qt to a variety of upcoming car models.”
The announcement of the collaboration between the two companies on the first day of Mobile World Congress reflects the growing and evolving opportunities associated with the automotive industry, proved also by the significant number of exhibitors at the show operating in this market segment.
About The Qt Company
The Qt Company, a subsidiary of Digia Plc. (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki exchange -DIG1V) is responsible for Qt product development, commercialization and licensing under commercial and open-source licenses. Used by around 1 million developers worldwide, Qt is a C++ based framework of libraries and tools that enables the development of powerful, interactive and cross-platform applications and devices. Qt’s support for multiple desktop, embedded and mobile operating systems allows developers to save significant time related to application and device development by simply reusing one code. Industry leaders such as Navico, ABB, Pitney Bowes, Thales, Michelin, Magneti Marelli and Sennheiser power their products with Qt for their in-vehicle devices, industrial automation applications and mission-critical systems. The Qt Company operates in China, Finland, Germany, Korea, Norway, Russia and USA. Code less. Create more. Deploy everywhere. To learn more visit http://qt.io.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 28,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.5 billion during the 12 months ended December 31, 2015. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.
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