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Java Vendors Target Mobile Devices, Net Appliances

Five leading Java tools and application software vendors have launched a cooperative initiative dedicated to providing solutions that will help developers create Java-enabled applications for mobile devices and Internet appliances.

Bluestone Software (BLSW), Cyrus Intersoft, Espial Group, PointBase and Psion will work together to provide a robust set of Java development and deployment tools, and mobile computing platforms, to enable enterprises to extend their business processes to anyone, any time, anywhere, by securely migrating applications and data to consumer devices.

Based on the offerings available in this initiative, developers can design, compile, debug, emulate, deploy, and manage Java applications on a full range of devices and Internet appliances. Initiative members provide a wide variety of tools and capabilities to support these development activities.

  • Bluestone Software, a developer of enterprise interaction management software, announced complete support across its entire product line for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE). Its newly released Total-e-Business product suite also has J2EE support.
  • Cyrus InterSoft has developed an all-Java Internet operating system designed for Internet-based computing and operations. It is also a strong proponent of pervasive network computing.
  • Espial is a Java development tools and enabling technology provider for embedded Java-based information appliances.
  • Java database vendor PointBase markets products that enable Java developers to create portable, multithreaded data management solutions that can function autonomously on servers, clients and infrequently connected devices.
  • Psion is a mobile digital computing and communications vendor that offers a broad range of Java platforms.

Although the initiative's intent is to increase the proliferation of enterprise Java applications for Internet appliances and devices, and to accelerate the adoption of Java applications on mobile appliances, a statement issued by the initiative did not indicate what initial, direct actions will be taken.