Five Global Players Achieve New OSGi Certification.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
OSGi World Congress
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ACUNIA, Atinav, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , ProSyst, and Siemens VDO VDO (Vereinigte DEUTA (Deutsche Tachometerwerke GmbH) OTA (OTA Apparate GmbH)) is a manufacturer of information and cockpit systems, navigation, telematics, communication and audio systems and control and fuel systems. announce OSGi(TM)
Service Platform Release 3 certified products at compliance program
The OSGi Alliance today announced that ACUNIA, Atinav, IBM, ProSyst, and Siemens VDO are the first five companies worldwide to have passed certification testing for their OSGi Service Platform Release 3 based products. This underscores the growing adoption of the OSGi Service Platform in today's real-world deployments.
The availability of certified compliant Service Platforms allows customers to purchase products, confident in the knowledge that they meet the requirements for the OSGi Service Platform Release 3 Specification. The specification facilitates the installation and operation of multiple network services on a single device (e.g., an in-vehicle information system, smart handheld, set-top box The cable TV box that sits on "top" of the TV "set," although it is often located several feet away in an equipment rack. The set-top box descrambles the premium channels and provides a tuner for the higher cable numbers that very old TVs did not support. , entertainment platform, multimedia or residential gateway).
"This is another great achievement for the OSGi organization," said Dr. John R. Barr, President of OSGi Alliance, and Director of Standards Realization for Motorola. "Producing a compliant framework is a major undertaking and the availability of several in conjunction with the start of the program is further indication of the market demand and increasing acceptance of OSGi technology for the delivery of services to networked devices. While other operating platforms are frequently delayed in their release, the members of the OSGi Alliance are consistently meeting their objectives for enhancing and supporting the OSGi Service Platform."
The announcement of compliant products is made in conjunction with the second annual OSGi World Congress being held October 21-24 in Dusseldorf, Germany. These companies with certified service platforms, as well as other OSGi member companies and deployers, are discussing the latest business opportunities and deployments.
The OSGi Service Platform supports network delivered services for a remote device that can then run locally or in conjunction with other network resources. The specification is explicitly designed to be open and synergistic with a wide range of existing networking and computer technologies and enhances virtually all current networking standards and initiatives. In the same way, the specification adds value to existing wireline and wireless networks while being neutral to and complementing cable, 3G, 802.11, xDSL and other high-speed access technologies. It allows service providers to deliver value-added services of their own and selectively allow delivery of services provided by third party providers. The OSGi compliance program ensures that third parties can use the OSGi service platform specification to create value-added services that can be delivered over a variety of networking systems using platforms incorporating compliant OSGi service platforms.
These certified OSGi Service Platform Release 3 based products are just part of the growing list of products, services, industry adoptions, and deployments incorporating the specifications and serve as the foundation of a growing value-chain of OSGi based software.
About the OSGi Alliance
The OSGi Alliance and its members specify, create, advance, and promote an open service delivery and management platform and foster its wide industry adoption. The OSGi Alliance serves as the focal point focal point
See focus. for a collaborative ecosystem of service provider, technology, industrial, consumer and automotive electronics communities. As an independent non-profit corporation, the OSGi Alliance also provides for the fair and uniform creation and distribution of relevant intellectual property - including specifications, reference implementations, and test suites - to all its members.
The OSGi Service Platform is an extensible integration platform used to remotely and dynamically deploy, provision, maintain, and manage applications and services to devices in networked environments, such as homes, vehicles, mobile handhelds, and industrial settings. Membership is open to any interested party, including Internet service providers Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. , network operators, original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, end users, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. The consortium's Web site address is http://www.osgi.org.
ACUNIA is a leading provider of next generation software and hardware solutions for the complete telematics pipeline. ACUNIA's core vision and technology is at the origin of the emerging market of open standards-based remote telematics service management infrastructure and services for B2C (Business to Consumer) Refers to a business communicating with or selling to an individual rather than a company. See B2B. , B2B (Business to Business) Refers to one business communicating with or selling to another. See B2B e-commerce, B2C and B2G.
B2B - business to business and fleet management environments. The company operates two separate business units, ACUNIA Telematics Solutions and ACUNIA Embedded Solutions. Headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, the company has representatives and partners in Europe, the US and Asia. For more information, visit www.acunia.com.
Atinav Inc. (www.atinav.com) is a provider of universal Internet access See how to access the Internet. and communication applications for the digital economy. In order to meet demand for perpetual connectivity to the Internet, the Internet, the, international computer network linking together thousands of individual networks at military and government agencies, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, industrial and financial corporations of all sizes, and commercial enterprises company developed a suite of products branded AVENUE - services that put the customer on the avenue of the Internet and communications. The company currently markets four Internet communications software (communications, software) communications software - Application programs, operating system components, and probably firmware, forming part of a communication system. These different software components might be classified according to the functions within the Open Systems products: aveLink, aveAccess, aveComm, and aveConnect.
The OSGi service framework constitutes the core framework for the aveLink product. In addition, Atinav offers independent technology components including Bluetooth, UPnP, Jini and WAP (1) (Wireless Access Point) See access point.
(2) (Wireless Application Protocol) A standard for providing cellular phones, pagers and other handheld devices with secure access to e-mail and text-based Web pages. as integrated options with the framework.
Atinav is based in New Jersey and has offices in Manassas, Virginia “Manassas” redirects here. For other uses, see Manassas (disambiguation).
Manassas is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The population was 35,135 at the 2000 census. , London, UK and Cochin, India. More information can be found at www.atinav.com.
IBM (http://www.ibm.com/software/wireless/smf/) is the world's leading e-business company offering a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that help businesses take advantage of emerging innovation. IBM provides a robust infrastructure for your e-business on demand environment based on open industry standards like those of the OSGi Alliance. Integration demands open standards Specifications for hardware and software that are developed by a standards organization or a consortium involved in supporting a standard. Available to the public for developing compliant products, open standards imply "open systems;" that an existing component in a system can be replaced . With billions of smart devices interacting, the problems of integration cannot be solved with an exclusively proprietary approach. The OSGi Service Platform is a vital link in the value chain of open industry standards that make possible new worlds of e-business solutions based on intelligent, networked devices in businesses, industry, vehicles, the home, and even in your hand. IBM provides the complete range of offerings and services to make this new world of pervasive computing Refers to the use of computers in everyday life, including PDAs, smartphones and other mobile devices. It also refers to computers contained in commonplace objects such as cars and appliances and implies that people are unaware of their presence. solutions available to you. With the IBM Service Management Framework For other uses, see SMF (disambiguation).
The Service Management Framework (SMF) is a software product by IBM which implements the OSGi Service Platform.
It is available as a component of other IBM products, including IBM Lotus Expeditor, a platform enabling OSGi (TM) - the OSGi Service Platform component of WebSphere(R) Everyplace eve·ry·place
Usage Note: The forms everyplace (or every place), anyplace (or any place), someplace (or some place), and no place Embedded Software Instructions that permanently reside in a ROM or flash memory chip. Embedded software may be immediately available to the CPU or, for faster execution, may be transferred to RAM first and then executed. and Extension Services for WebSphere Everyplace, WebSphere Micro Environment - a Java Virtual Machine A Java interpreter. The Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is software that converts the Java intermediate language (bytecode) into machine language and executes it. The original JVM came from the JavaSoft division of Sun. environment, Eclipse and WebSphere Studio Device Developer development tools, DB2 Everyplace and Cloudscape cloud·scape
1. A work of art representing a view of clouds: an Impressionist painting that is a vast cloudscape of buoyant, floating forms.
2. databases, MQSeries Everyplace message queuing systems, combined with WebSphere and Lotus server software, and consulting services from the world's largest IT services organization - IBM Global Services IBM Global Services is the world's largest business and technology services provider. It is the fastest growing part of IBM, with over 190,000 professionals serving customers in more than 160 countries. - IBM can truly serve as your end-to-end one-stop-shop for OSGi based business solutions.
ProSyst Software AG is a leading provider of embedded Java and OSGi compliant software and offers flexible end-to-end solutions for the network-based control of devices and the delivery of advanced services and applications to all types of remote devices, including those in home, vehicle, industrial, and other networked environments. Based on open standards, ProSyst technology provides device interoperability and enables the time-and cost-effective development, deployment, and management of services, such as infotainment services, data exchange, dynamic software updates, remote control, remote diagnosis and maintenance of devices and services. Thus, ProSyst's solutions shorten time-to-market, resolve the life-cycle mismatch between devices and their software, and enable new service procurement, deployment post-sale, and the secure support of partners and service providers on one common platform in a highly competitive market. ProSyst was established in 1997 and currently employs 200 people, of whom 150 are Java developers and consultants. The company is headquartered in Cologne, Germany. Shareholders include SAP AG among others. For further information please visit www.prosyst.com.
About Siemens VDO
Siemens VDO Automotive is an internationally leading automotive supplier of electronics, electrical systems and mechatronics (MECHAnics elecTRONICS) The combination of mechanical and electronic systems. Embracing robotics, industrial control systems and human interfaces in numerous disciplines, mechatronics is a major step beyond "electromechanical," in which only electricity is required. . As a developmental partner with the automobile industry, the company manufactures a comprehensive spectrum of products relating to the drivetrain, engine management electronics and fuel injection that simultaneously improve engine performance and reduce emissions. Driver comfort is enhanced and driving is made easier with information and car communication systems that include instrumentation, audio and navigation equipment, telematics and multimedia applications, up to entire cockpit designs. For business year 2002 that concluded on September 30, Siemens VDO Automotive posted sales of EUR EUR
In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the Euro.
The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. 8.5 billion.
The RIO (RIO Implements OSGi) framework is part of the foundation layer of a complete platform called TLA (Three Letter Acronym) The epitome of acronyms! While two-, four- and five-letter acronyms exist, there are more three-letter acronyms. Obviously, three words to describe a concept or product is the most popular.
TLA - Three-Letter Acronym (Top Level Architecture). The TLA platform has been designed and is being developed by Siemens VDO since 2000 to meet the requirements of major players in the automotive industry and to satisfy these emerging trends in in-car infotainment systems. The TLA platform is based on a central computer and networked devices, which specifies physical and logical connectivity structure, software structure and a customization philosophy. More information about Siemens VDO can be found on the World Wide Web at www.siemensvdo.com.
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