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Sun spurs innovation in telecommunications as java.net technology aims to reduce cost and time-to-market for new products.

Geneva, ITU Telecom World 2003, October 14 /PRNewswire/ -- - Telecommunications companies Nortel Networks, e-Horizon Streaming Technologies and BaseVoice using technology developed on java.net as membership climbs to over 23,000 in 120 days

Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced that in less than 120 days, over 23,000 developers have joined java.net and solved real-world problems in areas such as telecommunications. Momentum in telecommunications is growing as innovators such as Nortel Networks, e-Horizon Technologies and BaseVoice collaborate to achieve efficiencies in code development and contribute to JAIN (Java Application Interfaces for Communications) SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) development. (http://community.java.net/communications).

Sun's java.net is a web site used by the developer community to facilitate expansion of the Java(TM) technology portfolio of applications, tools and services in applied areas of technology and vertical industry solutions. Through collaborative tools such as weblogs and various open source tools, java.net allows developers to come to one place to find out the latest, and engage in efficient development efforts using Java technology.

"Nortel Networks' Wireless Data Services team leverages java.net on a regular basis to download JAIN (Java Application Interfaces for Communications) related TCKs (Technology Compatibility Kits) and specifications," said Paul Ensing, director of research and development, Wireless Data Services, Nortel Networks. "java.net provides convenient, reliable and immediate access to Java specifications, code base and toolkits for implementing and developing Wireless data services."

"On java.net, the projects get thoroughly tested by a large community, which greatly decreased our engineering requirements and expedited our time-to-market," said Brian O'Neill, vice president of Engineering, BaseVoice. "The community work on java.net and the JAIN APIs substantially decreased the development time required for our core product, BaseVoice CSP a communications services platform (CSP) based on SIP."

BaseVoice, a provider of IP telephony solutions for service providers, carriers and enterprises built its infrastructure with resources obtained from java.net. Its solution is based on JAIN(TM) SIP API 1.1 which is the Java standard for voice over IP solutions. BaseVoice's customers can now do real-time telephony over the Internet using a standards-based solution.

"The communications community on java.net is a great example of the increasing commitment to the Java ecosystem and its developer base," said Ingrid Van Den Hoogen, senior director, Java and Software Strategic Marketing, Sun Microsystems. "Enterprises and developers need simple production quality solutions and java.net establishes a way for them to build applications that run anywhere, anytime."

java.net includes an aggregation of new and established communities and projects aligned to accelerate development of business-relevant vertical and horizontal Java technology based applications. In the last 4 months, the site has added over 60 Java technology based communities, including a combination of new and existing communities. These include Games, Desktop, Communications, Web Services and XML and federated pre-existing communities including Jini(TM), Project JXTA, NetBeans(TM), and the JAIN initiative. java.net has also become host to more than 300 technology and community- related weblogs and added 50 user groups from more than 15 countries.

Key telecommunications projects on java.net include:

- JAIN SIP, an open source SIP protocol stack with standard interfaces and the technology compatibility kit

- JAIN SIP Presence Proxy, an open source proxy for lookup and setting up sessions and voice calls

- SIP Communicator, an open source voice soft phone with built in media and instant messaging based on standards

- JAIN SIP 3pcc, third party call control based on JAIN SIP

- MIM, Mobile Instant Messaging

- gjtapi, JTAPI and JAIN Call Control pluggable framework

About java.net

java.net is sponsored by Sun, the creator and leading advocate of Java technology, with editorial resources and technology infrastructure provided by CollabNet, Inc. and O'Reilly& Associates. Industry veterans, such as Java technology creator James Gosling, are active contributors and participants in projects, communities and blogs on java.net.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer"(TM) -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com/

Note: Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, JAIN, Jini, java.net, Net Beans and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Contact: Doron Aronson, +1-408-276-6021, or doron.aronson@sun.com, or Tim Brook, (EMEA), 1252-42-1426, or tim.brook@sun.com, both of Sun Microsystems, Inc.; or Tom Baker of CHEN PR, Inc., +1-781-466-8282, ext. 47, or tbaker@chenpr.com, for Sun.

Web site: http://sun.com/

Doron Aronson, +1-408-276-6021, or doron.aronson@sun.com, or Tim Brook, (EMEA), 1252-42-1426, or tim.brook@sun.com, both of Sun Microsystems, Inc.; or Tom Baker of CHEN PR, Inc., +1-781-466-8282, ext. 47, or tbaker@chenpr.com, for Sun
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