Helps Developer Community Reduce Cost and Time-to-Market

10/17/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) announced that in less than 120 days, over 23,000 developers have joined and solved real-world problems in areas such as telecommunications. Momentum in telecommunications is growing as innovators such as Nortel Networks, e-Horizon Technologies and BaseVoice collaborate to achieve efficiencies in code development and contribute to JAIN (Java Application Interfaces for Communications) SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) development. (

Sun's is a web site used by the developer community to facilitate expansion of the Java technology portfolio of applications, tools and services in applied areas of technology and vertical industry solutions. Through collaborative tools such as weblogs and various open source tools, allows developers to come to one place to find out the latest, and engage in efficient development efforts using Java technology.

"Nortel Networks' Wireless Data Services team leverages on a regular basis to download JAIN (Java Application Interfaces for Communications) related TCKs (Technology Compatibility Kits) and specifications," said Paul Ensing, director of research and development, Wireless Data Services, Nortel Networks. " provides convenient, reliable and immediate access to Java specifications, code base and toolkits for implementing and developing Wireless data services."

"On, the projects get thoroughly tested by a large community, which greatly decreased our engineering requirements and expedited our time-to-market," said Brian O'Neill, vice president of Engineering, BaseVoice. "The community work on and the JAIN APIs substantially decreased the development time required for our core product, BaseVoice CSP a communications services platform (CSP) based on SIP."

BaseVoice, a provider of IP telephony solutions for service providers, carriers and enterprises built its infrastructure with resources obtained from Its solution is based on JAIN SIP API 1.1 which is the Java standard for voice over IP solutions. BaseVoice's customers can now do real-time telephony over the Internet using a standards-based solution.

"The communications community on is a great example of the increasing commitment to the Java ecosystem and its developer base," said Ingrid Van Den Hoogen, senior director, Java and Software Strategic Marketing, Sun Microsystems. "Enterprises and developers need simple production quality solutions and establishes a way for them to build applications that run anywhere, anytime." includes an aggregation of new and established communities and projects aligned to accelerate development of business-relevant vertical and horizontal Java technology based applications. In the last 4 months, the site has added over 60 Java technology based communities, including a combination of new and existing communities. These include Games, Desktop, Communications, Web Services and XML and federated pre-existing communities including Jini, Project JXTA, NetBeans, and the JAIN initiative. has also become host to more than 300 technology and community-related weblogs and added 50 user groups from more than 15 countries.

Key telecommunications projects on include:

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