Oracle announces new releases to Oracle Java Embedded product portfolio
Jul 30, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Oracle has announced the new releases to its Oracle Java Embedded product portfolio, Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.3 and Oracle Java ME Software Development Kit, or SDK, 3.3, a client Java runtime and toolkit optimized for microcontrollers and other resource-constrained devices.
Oracle is also introducing the Oracle Java Platform Integrator program to provide partners with the ability to customize Oracle Java ME Embedded products to reach different device types and market segments. Java embedded technologies are a key component of Oracle's complete, 'device to data center' platform, simplifying the implementation of IoT and M2M solutions. Leveraging Java's cross-platform benefits, Oracle Java ME Embedded implementations enable application portability, increased flexibility of hardware and platform choice and extended product lifecycles.
Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.3 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.
Oracle Java ME Embedded binaries and tooling are freely available, for internal development and testing purposes, on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) for ARM architecture-based developer boards. These include the low cost Raspberry Pi and the Keil STM32 F200 Evaluation Board for ARM Cortex-M processor-based devices. Support for additional off-the-shelf binaries is planned for future update releases.
Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.3 provides greater connectivity between edge devices and a wide array of network peripherals and systems, along with increased I/O and network monitoring capabilities. Significant improvements for device APIs increases the range and number of external peripherals that can be integrated and addressed by applications built on Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.3. In addition, this release provides runtime monitoring and logging enhancements, the company said.
Oracle Java ME SDK 3.3 provides a complete development environment for Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.3. Freely available for download from OTN, the latest version includes: new support for Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit, in addition to Microsoft Windows XP 32-bit; Java ME SDK plug-ins for the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and Eclipse, enabling more application development environments for Java ME developers; emulation of external peripherals and connectivity; and in-field and remote administration and debugging.
The Oracle Java Platform Integrator program provides opportunities for companies developing embedded products on devices to leverage a consistent platform across their choice of hardware and operating systems, allowing customers to: reduce the engineering effort required to enable their application and services across multiple platforms; and increase their opportunity for added product value and differentiation.
In addition, the Oracle Java Platform Integrator program enables customers to: deploy and monetize standard Oracle Java ME Embedded implementations to help them explore new business opportunities; benefit from Oracle's lifetime support, patches and updates to extend time-in-market for their applications beyond the lifespan of the underlying hardware; and reduces time to market and ongoing costs though a pre-integrated and optimized Java Embedded stack, the company added.
"Oracle is dramatically changing the costs and dynamics of product market entry and life cycle for OEMs, applications developers and services providers. With the latest updates to our Java embedded product family, Oracle is continuing to deliver against customer requirements and key values to help drive increased growth and capabilities for connected M2M devices," said Nandini Ramani, vice president of development, Java, Oracle. "We are committed to delivering a single, modern Java development platform for our customers that extends from device to data center."
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