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Sun, Oracle and NMS Communications: NMS HearSay
Wireless Voice-enabled Applications

Sun, Oracle and NMS Communications will deliver wireless voice-enabled applications for the recently introduced NMS HearSay, which provides customized voice-driven services such as voice-activated dialing, Personal Information Management (calendar, email, address book), personalized voice portals, short message services, unified messaging, chat and conferencing.

Sun and WGBH
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Sun and public broadcaster WGBH Boston will develop the first end-to-end reference architecture for a comprehensive digital asset management system using the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) framework. WGBH saw the opportunity to consolidate editorial content onto digital media as a means of maximizing its value. Digital content can then be used for a variety of purposes, including distance learning, constituent relationship management and multi-channel distribution to other stations or through the Web community.

    Sun ONE for Media and Entertainment Companies
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    Sun ONE empowers next-generation network solutions in media and entertainment. Public broadcaster WGBH Boston, Williams Communications, operator of the largest next-generation fiber-optic network in the U.S., and Agari Mediaware Inc., a federated services software provider, are among the first to lay the foundation for the next-generation distributed computing models, such as Web services, in media and entertainment.

    Mobile Computing Technology:Sun, Vuico and NTT Software
    BLUEGRID Software Solutions

    Sun and Vuico announced the availability of Java technology-based wireless infrastructure solutions for creating, assembling and deploying Web services. Vuico provides mobile Java technology-based applications with transparent access to Web services through NTT Software's BLUEGRID software, which leverage the Sun ONE architecture.

    Sony and Sun Offer Next Generation AV/IT Solutions
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    Sun and Sony Electronics are teaming up to offer integrated next generation AV/IT solutions, including video-on-demand and streaming media solutions, for cable companies (MSO's), telcos and broadcasters.

    Software
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    Forte for Java 4, Mobile Edition
    Enables Rapid Development for Mobile Devices

    The new Forte for Java 4, Mobile Edition Software is a compact IDE optimized for developers building applications targeting the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) for Java technology-enabled mobile devices that can be deployed as Web services. It is optimized for MIDP/CLDC development and is based on the NetBeans Tools Platform.

    Solstice Enterprise Manager 4.1 Software White Paper
    Technical Overview

    The Solstice Enterprise Manager 4.1 Software White Paper provides a technical overview of Solstice Enterprise Manager (Solstice EM) 4.1 Software and summarizes the Solstice EM Software functionality and architecture. It also describes how the software provides a very powerful and flexible environment and platform for implementing and deploying optimal network management solutions for today's evolving telecommunications and Internet Service Provider networks (wireless and wireline).

    Sun ONE Architecture Guide
    Technical Overview

    The Sun ONE Architecture Guide offers a technical overview of the components and functionality available for developing and deploying Services on Demand. In conjunction with the Sun ONE Starter Kit, this guide will enable IT architects to evaluate the technology used by the Sun ONE platform. Web service developers will understand the Java programming language API's, Java platforms and application development tools. Independent Software Vendors will better understand how to develop Sun ONE platform components as emerging industry standards mature.

    Hardware
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    Sun Crypto Accelerator 1000 PCI Bus-based SSL Accelerator Board
    Performs Five Times Faster

    The Sun Crypto Accelerator 1000 board is a PCI bus-based SSL accelerator board using the Solaris OE version 8. The co-processor solution off-loads SSL functions and supports the iPlanet Web Server versions 4.1 SP9 and 6.0 SP1, as well as Apache 1.3.12 and OpenSSL 0.9.6b servers. The PCI board can support up to 4,000 ops/sec SSL RSA encryption and up to 495 mbps 3DES bulk data encryption per board. It is suitable for e-commerce applications using SSL encryption via PKCS#11 interface and OpenSSL.

    21-inch Flat Display Premium Color Monitor
    Repriced and Last Order Date Extended

    The 21-inch flat display premium color monitor from Sun has been repriced and the last order date has been extended. Sun provides high performance monitors that are ideal for demanding graphics and CAD/CAM professional audiences.

      The Sun Blade 1000 and 2000 Workstation Architecture
      Technical White Paper

      There is an updated technical white paper on the Sun Blade 1000 and 2000 Workstation Architecture. The 88-page PDF provides and overview of the system, its graphics and software.

      Servers
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      Sun Fire Midframe Servers
      First-Year Market Growth Surges

      Sun is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its highly successful Sun Fire 3800-6800 Midframe Server line, featuring UltraSPARC III processors and the Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE). Offering mainframe-class features at midrange price points, the Sun Fire 3800-6800 Servers have achieved worldwide market momentum in the past year.

      New Sun Fire 12K Server
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      The Sun Fire 12K Server is built with the Uniboard, the scalable Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and the UltraSPARC III Cu processors that provide binary compatibility across generations and products. The Sun Fire 12K Server is massively scalable and fully upgradable to a Sun Fire 15K Server on the fly. The Solaris OE allows users to pick applications from many ISVs, making the server unequaled for technical computing and data-intensive applications.

      Sun Fire 3800-15K Family of Server Prices Reduced
      Trade-in Promotion Also Offered

      Sun lowered the U.S. list prices on its Sun Fire 3800-15K family of UltraSPARC III processor-based midframe and high-end servers. Customers can save up to 41 percent when purchasing a Sun Fire 3800, 4800, 4810, 6800 or 15K Server with the new price reductions. Sun is also offering U.S. customers the chance to trade in three qualified competitive servers and receive up to 30 percent off the purchase price of a new Sun Fire Midframe 3800, 4800, 4810 or 6800 Server.

      Sun Fire 15K Server in Kyoto University
      Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes Database

      The Bioinformatics Center of the Institute for Chemical Research (ICR) at Kyoto University chose the Sun Fire 15K Server as the network server for KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes).

        Storage
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        Sun Microsystems and the SNIA
        Storage Networking Industry Association

        Sun is an active member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). Sun is working with this standards-setting body to define and establish open standards. The Common Information Model (CIM) has been adopted by SNIA as an open standard. As a result, Sun continues to develop implementations of a CIM prototype for SANs.

          Enterprise Data Warehouse Reference Architecture
          Technical Solution for Very Large Databases

          Companies that need to access Very Large Databases (VLDB) in real time are deploying the Enterprise Data Warehouse Reference Architecture. The architecture defines a technical solution for creating a very large data warehouse based on Sun Enterprise Servers, Sun StorEdge Storage Systems and disk arrays, the Solaris 8 OE and Sybase Adaptive Server IQ Multiplex software.

          "Storage Resource Management: A Practitioner's Approach"
          White Paper

          The white paper by Stevan Arbona of Spanning Tree Inc., "Storage Resource Management: A Practitioner's Approach," discusses best practices for managing the enterprise storage organization and its cost. It focuses on the positive impact that SRM can have on controlling costs by increasing operational efficiency within enterprise storage infrastructures.

            Sun and Sony Deliver Powerful Media Storage Solution
            Provides Fast Access to Mass Storage Systems

            Sun and Sony Electronics have been collaborating on a high-performance media management and backup approach to provide fast access to data from mass storage systems. The solution has been designed for use with high-resolution video and media archival projects, digital content management and large-scale IT projects.

            Java Technology
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            "Mac OS X and Java Technology Overview" Session Report
            Featuring Ted Goldstein of Apple

            One session at the 2002 JavaOne Developer Conference was "Mac OS X and Java Technology Overview," which was reported on by Steve Meloan. According to Meloan, the session covered the latest cutting-edge features of the Mac operating system (OS) directed toward the Java technology developer community. The session presenter was Ted Goldstein, vice president of developer technologies at Apple Computer.

            "What Time Is It?"
            Developer Challenge at the JavaOne Conference

            "What Time Is It?", a client-based Java technology-based application challenge held at the recent JavaOne Conference, illustrated both the ease of Java technology development on the Sharp Zaurus SL-5000D PDA and end-to-end Java technology-driven Web Services. Like practiced developers, the winning team of Thomas Rassmann, vice president of product development at NetIDEAS Inc., and Jon Langlois, lead software engineer for NetIDEAS Inc., typically divided the task in two.

            Hackathon Wireless Innovators
            At the JavaOne Conference

            The Hackathon Contest held at the recent JavaOne Conference gave developers a free hand to create Java programming language application designs on the Sharp Zaurus SL-5000D. There were five categories: Best Game, won by Steve Fagerhaug; Best Productivity Application, won by Michael Cortez; Best User Interface Design, won by Rueyfarm Wang; Most Useless but Really Cool Anyway Application, won by Patrick Chan and Most Visionary Application, won by Pat Adams, Kris Latham and Demitrius Nelon.

            Online Gaming and Java Technology
            Session on Building High Performance, Multiplayer Internet Games

            The JavaOne Conference session "Building High Performance Multiplayer Internet Games With Java Technology" highlighted Java technologies specifically for online gaming and the challenges such as the need for sufficient bandwidth, security and client management. Dana Nourie reported on the session and also covered the topics of user interface issues, multithreading and socket channels.

            "Professional J2EE EAI"
            Two Chapters Available Online

            The Java Developer Connection Program presents two chapters available online from the book, "Professional J2EE EAI" by Matjaz Juric with Ramesh Nagappan, Rick Leander, and S. Jeelani Basha from Wrox Press.

            New Product Marketplace
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            NetApp DAFS Database Accelerator
            Network Appliance Inc.and Sybase

            NetApp DAFS Database Accelerator from Sybase and Network Appliance Inc. is the first Direct Access File System (DAFS)-enabled storage solution to be ready for integration with Sybase database environments. It enhances application performance to deliver faster access to enterprise data, while significantly reducing management complexity in mission-critical database deployments.

            BroadVision Multi-Touchpoint Services
            Content on Kiosks, ATMs and Point-of-sale Terminals

            BroadVision Multi-Touchpoint Services adds mobile and non-PC device support to BroadVision's enterprise self-service applications. BroadVision applications can interact with and present content to a wide variety of mobile devices, including WAP devices and PDAs (including Palm and Pocket PC devices) and kiosks, ATMs and point-of-sale terminals.

            AccuSoft's ImageGear Medical Imaging Toolkit
            Expands Veterans Hospital Information System

            ImageGear Medical Imaging Toolkit from AccuSoft is being used by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide key imaging-related capabilities. With ImageGear technology physicians have an integrated view of a patient's complete medical record. Consulting physicians can access the image and text data, regardless of where they are physically located.

            Pactolus: Linux Version of SIPware Services Solution
            Delivers Services to Converged Networks

            SIPware Services suite from Pactolus Communication Software is now available on the Red Hat Linux operating system for Intel-based hardware. Pactolus provides Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based services solutions for converged networks. Pactolus products also support Solaris OE (SPARC Platform Edition), Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows NT operating systems.

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