Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft
IT'S OUT OF THE BOTTLE - SUN INTRODUCES JINITM CONNECTION TECHNOLOGY, ENABLING THE SIMPLE CONNECTION OF ANY DEVICE TO ANY NETWORK, ANY TIME, ANYWHERE
Sun and 37 Technology Industry Leaders Embrace Break-Away Technology Which Enables Development of a New Breed of Products and Services
PALO ALTO, California - January 25, 1999 - Delivering on its vision "The Network is the ComputerTM," Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the availability of JiniTM connection technology and the groundswell of support from major industry partners ranging from consumer electronics manufacturers to software vendors to service providers. Jini technology creates an entirely new means of accessing the network, and in turn opens the doors to a new realm of information, services and products. Jini technology provides a simple yet powerful solution for the enterprise and consumer markets that enables instant connectivity of devices to the network. A prestigious federation of companies joining Sun in the adoption of Jini technology is expected to release Jini technology-enabled products beginning late this year, and is actively contributing to the evolution of this break-away technology that allows for breakthrough innovation.
Jini technology enables any device to participate in a network regardless of the underlying software or hardware. Serving as a constitution for network devices, Jini technology sets up basic rules for how to connect to the network, share information, and interact - while remaining transparent to the user. Because Jini technology is platform-independent, devices are no longer limited by specific brands of software, processors, device drivers or traditional networking protocol