JSR 232

The OSGi specifications are the underlying technologies proposed in JSR 232, the mobile Java service platform, which was submitted by OSGi members Nokia Corporation and Motorola. This OSGi mobile specification will define a component management framework that allows mobile devices based on the J2ME� Connected Device Configuration to evolve and adapt their capabilities by installing new components on demand. These components can be a combination of active elements with no user interaction (services), active elements with user interfaces (applications), and shared libraries (both native and Java). The framework enforces a predictable lifecycle model for these sharable components that encompasses install, start, stop, update, and uninstall. The framework also provides for multiple applications to coordinate the use of single-access resources such the device display. In order to ensure a safe environment, these components are controlled via a mandatory security model based on the Java™ 2 Platform security model. In order to minimize fragmentation, accelerate adoption, and reduce time to market, this Specification references existing standards and implementations wherever possible. In order to ensure backward compatibility this Specification also describes how Mobile Information Device Profile 2.0 MIDlet suites can be managed.


ERTICO is a multi-sector, public-private partnership pursuing the development and deployment of ITS. It exists to promote a single successful pan-European ITS market and to ensure that European interests are fully represented throughout the world. With more than 90 partners across the five ITS sectors (public authorities, industry, infrastructure operators, users, and others), ERTICO brings all key players to one table, with one clear goal: making ITS part of everyone’s daily life. Through a varied and comprehensive work programme, ERTICO achieves vital synergies and builds the strategic strength required to move ITS from the development stage through implementation and into the market.


The Home Gateway Initiative is an open forum launched by Telcos in December 2004 with the aim to release specifications of the home gateway. In addition to Telcos several manufacturers have joined the alliance. HGI was formed to boost the market of home communication services to the millions of broadband customers served by its founding members. The initiative will drive the development of residential gateways supporting the delivery of services.


CABA is a not-for-profit industry association that promotes advanced technologies for the automation of homes and buildings in North America. Our mission is to encourage the development, promotion, pursuit and understanding of integrated systems and automation in homes and buildings.