Sun Adds Softwired's iBus//Mobile Solution into Sun ONE Platform

2/18/2003 - Sun Microsystems[tm] and Softwired have signed a worldwide agreement to incorporate Softwired's world-renowned iBus//Mobile solution into the Sun ONE platform. This agreement marks Sun's commitment to provide seamless access to web services using Java[tm] Messaging Service (JMS) applications, dramatically enhancing the mobile enterprise environment.

This agreement marries the proven JMS technology of Softwired's iBus//Mobile solution with the flexible and cost-efficient Sun ONE offering. The iBus//Mobile solution runs on Java[tm] technology and encourages developers to write business applications to wireless technology in a format they understand. JMS technology guarantees wireless data delivery on any network or device at anytime - wherever you are in the world.

Henry Wild, CEO for Softwired, says: "Our iBus//Mobile offering is founded on our wireline and wireless Java[tm] messaging services heritage. Since 2001 we have been market-leaders in Java[tm] messaging looking for ways to enhance wireless solutions for businesses."

He concludes: "We are pleased to be working with Sun, a company with broad experience in the enterprise market and a reputation as an innovative business leader. Sun, as the forefather of Java[tm] technology, automatically understood the real-time benefits such an agreement presents and how valuable this type of deal will be in making the Java[tm] platform the mass-market technology for the telecoms industry."

Gilles Gravier, market development/segment manager, Sun Microsystems, says: "2003 will see more networks being put in place and Java-enabled devices produced en masse. The agreement represents a standards-based solution for the telecommunications market, with the emphasis on J2EE and J2ME through JMS. It will now be even easier for developers to create applications and content for multiple devices that are currently on the market and those devices that haven't yet been launched.

"Currently, developers have to integrate a range of solutions for the disparity in network connection and the variety of devices on the market. The new Sun ONE iBus//Mobile solution from Sun and Softwired provides a seamless wireless platform upon which to deliver content. With this product, people will no longer be tied to their desks - Sun ONE and Softwired are really enhancing the enterprise environment."

The Sun ONE iBus//Mobile solution reduces the time to market that developers currently experience and addresses some of the key shortfalls on the market.

Available now and with version 3.2 of the product scheduled for launch later on this year, Sun and Softwired will demonstrate the latest in wireless enterprise solutions at 3GSM World Congress on Stand C6 in Hall 1.

About Softwired
Softwired, based in Zurich, Switzerland is the leading supplier of award winning highly scalable JMS technology for Intranet, Extranet and Internet and end-to-end wireless/embedded solutions. Customers include such leading organisations as Vodafone, eBay, the US Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Dresdner Bank, Siemens, Northrop Grumman, Korean Tobacco & Ginseng and other leading global enterprises. Softwired iBusTM software is used in a variety of applications from financial trading, telecommunications systems management, document distribution of the management of customer support sessions.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer[tm]" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, Java[tm], Netra, Sun Enterprise, Sun Fire and the Network is the Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc., in the United States and other countries. Softwired, iBus, the Softwired logo, Hayabooza, e2e logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Softwired AG, in Switzerland and other countries.

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