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OSGi Alliance Provides Early Access to OSGi Service Platform Release 4 Core Specification

Adds Powerful New Modularization Capabilities to Java

The OSGi Alliance will -- for the first time ever -- publish a sneak preview of an OSGi Service Platform specification. This core Release 4 specification will serve as a base for new mobility services for mobile phones, cars, portable devices, and other environments. Another major innovation of this release adds powerful new modularization capabilities to Java.

The sneak preview will be posted on the OSGi Alliance website -- www.osgi.org. Release 4 of the OSGi Service Platform (R4) is the foundation of an enhanced service oriented architecture for the delivery of managed services to devices in multiple environments, and will drive the development of many new standards-based, service-oriented capabilities in the industry. It enables considerable cost savings during the development and operation of networked devices.

"We are pleased to present an early access draft of the OSGi Service Platform Release 4 Core Specification on our website," said Dr. Susan Schwarze, VP Marketing OSGi Alliance and Marketing Director ProSyst Software. "This will allow public review of the successful work that has been carried out by the many experts and authorities available to the OSGi Alliance through membership and collaboration with other consortia."

Final release of these specifications is planned for the OSGi Alliance 2005 Developer Forum and World Congress in Paris, France, October 11-14. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experts how to develop products using Release 4, and gain an understanding of its business value to the mobile, telematics, digital home and other industry ecosystems."

Using the OSGi Service Platform in a networked device, also adds the capability to securely manage the life cycle of the software services in the device from anywhere in the network. Software services can be installed, updated, or removed in a controlled manner without having to disrupt the operation of the device.

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JDJ News Desk 09/10/05 03:53:16 PM EDT

The OSGi Alliance will -- for the first time ever -- publish a sneak preview of an OSGi Service Platform specification. This core Release 4 specification will serve as a base for new mobility services for mobile phones, cars, portable devices, and other environments. Another major innovation of this release adds powerful new modularization capabilities to Java.