Mobile boosts Java in Asia

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Mobile boosts Java in Asia

The pervasiveness of mobile phones in Asia is driving rapid growth and innovation in Java mobile applications because Java is found on most handsets, says Sun Microsystems.

A Businessweek report quotes Matt Thompson, senior director of Sun's developer network and open source programs office, as saying there are about a billion mobile pones worldwide that use some form of Java software.

According to Thompson, over 70 Java start-ups have been nurtured in Malaysia in the past two years through the Sun-sponsored Java Technopreneur Development Centre.

Open-Xchange shares code

Open-Xchange has started its Open-Xchange Community project and announced the availability of source code and development documentation for its latest Ajax-based e-mail and groupware technology.

TechNewsWorld says Open-Xchange is releasing the MailXchange server components' source code under General Public Licence and the Ajax-based user interface under the Creative Commons Licence.

Through its new developer community Web site, Open-Xchange will release source code and documentation for the next-generation Open-Xchange Server. A new Open-Xchange servlet engine using Apache Jserv Protocol to communicate with a Web server is one of the open source components.

IVT releases new Java app

Intuitive Voice Technology (IVT) has unveiled a Java-based client-server application for managing phone calls through the company's Evolution PBX for IP telephony, reports TMCnet.

The report says IVT's new iView application is designed to communicate over multiple platforms, including Linux, Mac and Windows. iView enables any operator to monitor the availability of staff from any location via the Internet.

IVT claims its Java-based application used in combination with its PBX product will help small business, with or without an IT staff, take advantage of the recent upsurge of telephony enhancements.

SigmaQuest enhances Java BI

SigmaQuest has released a repair module for its Java-based business intelligence solution, SigmaSure 6.0.

WarrantyWeek says the new module enables OEMs to pinpoint the source of product failures, track and compare historical information on which types of repairs have been made on products, and receive recommendations on which repairs are most effective.

SigmaQuest says this latest module as well other modules such as supplier quality, design and manufacturing test, and field service are aimed at high-volume electronics manufacturing companies.

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