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
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
- 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
- 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.