Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Wonderful things happen at JavaOne - Java PBX appliance is born!

Tomorrow at 3pm I have a talk at the Java.net Community Corner. I will present JAIN SLEE and a demo of the first certified open source implementation - Mobicents. The demo will show a simple SIP PBX deployment scenario. I will run the server on my laptop, then register two phones with it and establish a voice call. Come see it if you are at J1.

As I was checking on the Java.net booth today to prepare for the talk, I noticed two pods showcasing a slick looking box with the Java logo on it.
It turns out this is the new JBox - embedded Java box. It is a joint product of Sun, VIA and iGoLogic. Priced around $300 and fully capable of running Java Standard Edition 5, it is the new reference platform for embedded Java devices. This is the box that Ted Kosan, Embedded Community lead, has been excited about lately.

The light bulb suddenly came on. Instead of showing the demo on my laptop, why not set it up on JBox. That will be the First Java PBX appliance!. Just a prototype of course, but how far can a marketable product be? 3 months, 6 months max.


Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Mobicents - Open Source Java VoIP Middleware is Here

The Mobicents team released version 1.0a, which is an officially certified implementation of JAIN SLEE 1.0. This opens a new page for application development on Open Source VoIP middleware.

Monday, June 06, 2005

VoIP on your cell phone?


How long until the cell phone providers sell fixed-price bandwidth and you get to use your favorite VoIP client?


Sun sheds light on its VoIP plans

Sun Microstems launched two press releases around the SUPERCOMM conference in Chicago this week. Taking advantage of their established reputation with the telcos, Sun is positioning its servers and Solaris 10 at the base of a Service Delivery Platform program, giving way to other vendors like Open Cloud and jNETx to build the higher-level software layers. This is consistent with the recent $4.1B acquisition of StorageTek tightening Sun's focus on hardware and OS.



Thursday, June 02, 2005

Applying the Professional Open Source Development Process to Your Project

Sys-Con TV published a video replay of my presentation at JBoss World 2005. Check it out if you want to know how Professional Open Source is written. You might learn a few tricks that will help your development process.