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First Public Release of JAIN(TM) JCC and SIP Specifications Ready For Developers

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jan 22, 2001


Sun Microsystems, Inc.,today announced the first public release of two JAIN(TM) specifications. The JAIN APIs are a set of Java technology-based APIs (application programming interfaces) that bring service portability, convergence, and secure network access to telephony and data networks, thus simplifying network service delivery for service providers. The newly available API specifications are for JAIN Call Control (JCC) and JAIN Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).

The JAIN JCC API provides a unified call-processing interface, and helps enable software developers to write a single service application using call control across heterogeneous networks. Sun announced the release of the JCC API jointly with Telcordia Technologies, Inc., a member of the JAIN Community and the Specification Lead. JAIN SIP provides a Java(TM) technology-based protocol that manages interactive communications, such as voice and instant messaging, over the Internet and IP-based networks. Sun announced the release of the JAIN SIP specification in conjunction with dynamicsoft Inc., also a member of the JAIN Community and the Specification Lead. Both JCC API and JAIN SIP will ultimately reduce the cost and time required to deploy new services. Sun Microsystems, Inc., today announced the first public release of two JAIN specifications. The JAIN APIs are a set of Java technology-based APIs that bring service portability, convergence, and secure network access to telephony and data networks, thus simplifying network service delivery for service providers. The newly available API specifications are for JAIN Call Control and JAIN Session Initiation Protocol.

''The release of the JCC and JAIN SIP specifications will allow developers to write applications that will speed the delivery of new services,'' said Ann Wettersten, vice president of Sun's Wireless Business Group. ''These JAIN technology-supported services will quickly generate new revenues, helping service providers to stay competitive in today's environment.''

The JAIN Initiative:

Service Provider's Extension to the Java Platform Organized by Sun in 1998, the JAIN initiative addresses the needs of next-generation telecom networks by developing a set of industry-defined APIs for Integrated Networks. Network services today are typically built using proprietary interfaces that inhibit the marketplace for new services. Members of the JAIN community have joined forces to define open APIs based on Sun's Java platform, thus allowing service providers to rapidly create and deploy new flexible, revenue-generating services. The development of JAIN specifications is spearheaded simultaneously in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. To date, more than 75 of the communication industry's leading hardware providers, network equipment providers, protocol providers and service providers have joined the JAIN initiative. The JAIN community also coordinates with other broad-based industry groups like the Parlay Group, the International Softswitch Consortium and 3GPP to provide quality industry-supported community extensions for the Java platform. Information about the JAIN program can be found at http://java.sun.com/products/jain/ .

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 power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to dot-com their businesses. With 7.6 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com .

NOTE: Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo, JAIN, Java and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

SOURCE: Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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