Oracle today announced a new product in its Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) product portfolio, Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2, a complete client Java runtime optimized for microcontrollers and other resource-constrained devices.
In addition, Oracle is also releasing Oracle Java Wireless Client 3.2 and Oracle Java ME Software Development Kit (SDK) 3.2.
Oracle's Java Embedded products enable customers and partners to leverage the massive Java ecosystem that includes over 9 million Java developers worldwide.
Java Embedded technologies are a key component of Oracle's complete,'device to datacenter' platform, simplifying implementation of Machine to Machine (M2M) solutions.
Addressing the strong demand for Java in the embedded market, Oracle is hosting a new Java Embedded @ JavaOne event taking place October 3-4 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. This event allows decision makers to attend the Java Embedded @ JavaOne business-focused program, while their IT/development staff can attend the technically-focused JavaOne conference.
Oracle is showcasing Java ME and Java Embedded technologies at JavaOne 2012 during over 60 conference sessions and BOFs, as well as in the JavaOne Exhibition Hall.
JavaOne 2012 will take place September 30 - October 4, 2012 in the Zone at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Hotel Nikko, Parc 55 Wyndham and the Taylor Street Café.
Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2
Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 is designed and optimized to meet the unique requirements of small embedded, low power devices such as micro-controllers and other resource-constrained hardware without screens or user interfaces. These include:
• On-the-fly application downloads and updates;
• Remote operation, often in challenging environments;
• Ability to add new capabilities without impacting the existing functions;
• Support for hardware with as little as 130 kB RAM and 350 kB ROM.
The Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 release is built upon the same codebase as Oracle's well established product for mobile handsets, Oracle Java Wireless Client 3.2
Target markets well supported by Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 include wireless modules for M2M, industrial and building control, smart grid infrastructure, home automation, and environmental sensors and tracking.
This release brings a commercial implementation of Java for small footprint devices based on the ARM architecture, including Cortex-M and Cortex-A
• The implementation can be licensed from Oracle as source or binary
• A standard binary of Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 for ARM KEIL development boards based on ARM Cortex M-3/4 will soon be available for download from the Java Embedded section on Oracle Technology Network (OTN). This binary will install as a complete Java ME runtime on the development board, enabling rapid prototyping using Java IDEs.
• Support for additional off-the-shelf binaries is planned for future update releases.
Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 allows customers to extend the lifetime, flexibility and value of embedded solutions by enabling application upgrades in the field, without compromising the integrity and security of the system. This provides for after-market updates to many industry-certified devices, without requiring whole device recertification.
With Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2, applications for small embedded devices are no longer tied to a single hardware platform. Customers can now develop software in parallel with their hardware development to help improve productivity and achieve faster time to market.
Oracle Java Wireless Client 3.2
Oracle Java Wireless Client 3.2 is built around an optimized Java ME implementation that delivers a feature-rich application environment for mass-market mobile devices. This new release:
• Leverages standard JSRs, Oracle optimizations/APIs and a flexible porting layer for device specific customizations, which are tuned to device/chipset requirements;
• Supports advanced tooling functions, such as memory and network monitoring and on-device tooling;
• Offers new support for dual SIM functionality, which is highly useful for mass-market devices supported by multiple carriers with multiple phone connections.
Oracle Java ME SDK 3.2
Oracle Java ME SDK 3.2 provides a complete development environment for both Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 and Oracle Java Wireless Client 3.2. Available for download from OTN, the latest version includes:
• Small embedded device support
• In-field and remote administration and debugging
• New Java ME SDK plug-ins for Eclipse to go with the existing support in the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) enabling more application development environments for Java ME developers.
• A new device skin creator that developers can use to generate their custom device skins for testing their applications.
Java Facts and Figures
• 97% of enterprise desktops run Java
• 1 billion Java downloads each year
• More than 3 billion devices are powered by Java technology
• 80% of mobile developers target the Java platform
• More than 125 million Java-based TV devices have been deployed
• Over 8 billion Java Card units have been shipped since its introduction.
"The rapid growth in the 'Internet of Things' is driving demand for open and cross-industry platforms that can help decrease time to market and deliver increased capabilities in embedded devices, while retaining tight control on development, production and support costs," said Nandini Ramani, vice president of Engineering, Java Client and Mobile Platforms, Oracle. "Java's uniquely flexible architecture supports these requirements through a highly-secure virtual machine designed to support remote application updates and downloads. With the release of the new Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2, Oracle now enables the connection of data and processes for small embedded M2M devices on 'The Internet of Things'."
"Cinterion is renowned for world-class wireless M2M modules used globally across all industries. It is essential that our products can be easily and swiftly integrated into a range of technology solutions with varying needs and features," said Norbert Muhrer, Gemalto Senior Vice President, Cinterion M2M segment. "We embedded the Java ME platform from Oracle because it provides an open, robust, cross-industry application environment that eases development and dynamically links enterprise devices, sensors and other assets to backend management systems ultimately improving business operations."
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