Motorola Supports OSGi Open-Standards as Platinum Level Sponsor at OSGi™ Alliance 2004 World Congress
Motorola CTO to Keynote – Highlighting OSGi Implementations Across Environments
Schaumburg, IL and San Ramon, CA – June 1, 2004 – Motorola, Inc. and the OSGi Alliance today announced that Motorola Inc., (NYSE:MOT) has become a Platinum-level sponsor of the OSGi Alliance 2004 World Congress. The annual World Congress, now in its third year, takes place October 11-15 2004 in Barcelona, Spain with on-line registration and information currently available at www.osgiworldcongress.com.
Motorola, a board member and key contributor to the OSGi Alliance since its inception, returns again this year as a major sponsor of this open-to-the-public conference featuring pre- and post-event workshops, exhibitions, keynote presentations and breakout sessions. The Congress gathers the world’s top experts on commercially available and developing OSGi implementations, exploring the latest end-to-end architectures and solutions across multiple environments as expressed by the theme “Convergence: Going Mobile, Driving, and Connecting the Home with OSGi Solutions.”
Motorola supports the open-standards based OSGi service platform in a wide variety of uses across the company. The Automotive Division of Motorola has taken a leadership position in the EU-funded “Global System for Telematics” research program. This program will create a standard and open framework architecture for end-to-end in-vehicle telematics using the OSGi service platform as a core standard – allowing the vehicle manufacturers to remotely manage their telematics services and helping to resolve the life-cycle dilemma between the car and the consumer electronics domain.
In the mobile world, Motorola is helping to drive the vision of the OSGi Mobile Experts Group (MEG) and JSR-232 efforts, recently showcasing the world’s first OSGi implementation of a mobile operations management system. As a leader in developing next-generation broadband applications and devices, Motorola developed the industry’s first OSGi-based home gateway – the Media Station (MS) 1000. This managed application gateway enables service providers to offer value-added services and creates opportunities for third-party developers to deploy a host of next-generation applications. The Motorola MS1000 is deployed as part of the Shell HomeGenie smart home solution, currently launching in selected markets throughout the United States.
“Motorola is pleased to be a part of the OSGi Alliance World Congress again,” said Padmasree Warrior, CTO of Motorola and keynote speaker at the 2004 World Congress, “Our device and infrastructure products, when seamlessly connected, will bring voice, media and data-rich services to people wherever they are — at home, at work, in the auto or out in the world. The OSGi Service Platform is one of the enabling technologies Motorola will use to realize our seamless mobility vision.”
“We’re grateful to Motorola, not only for the sponsorship of this Congress, but for their involvement with OSGi from the very start,” said Deepak Kamlani, Executive Director of the OSGi Alliance. “Motorola has been instrumental in driving worldwide acceptance of the OSGi Service Platform for delivery and management of multiple applications and services to all types of networked devices in home, vehicle, mobile and other environments. We look forward to their participation.”
Building on last year’s highly successful Congress in Düsseldorf, Germany, the OSGi Alliance recently formed a Mobile Expert Group (MEG), co-chaired by Motorola, to define the requirements and specifications to tailor and extend the OSGi Service Platform for mobile devices. The 2004 World Congress will provide an inside look at the work being performed within the OSGi Alliance by its members to create device middleware solutions for the mobile industry.
The Hilton Barcelona is the host hotel for both conference sessions and exhibitions. Pre and post conference workshops are offered on October 11 and 15, with the three-day Congress covering business, vertical deployments and technology on October 12-14, and parallel tracks focusing on Automotive Electronics, Connected Home, and Mobile and Wireless Devices. Online registration at www.osgiworldcongress.com, offers reductions for workshop/conference packages and an early bird discount available until July 23, 2004. The event is being produced for the OSGi Alliance by Global Inventures.
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in wireless, broadband and automotive communications technologies that help make life smarter, safer, simpler, synchronized and fun. Sales in 2003 were US$27.1 billion. Motorola creates innovative technological solutions that benefit people at home, at work and on the move. The company also is a progressive corporate citizen dedicated to operating ethically, protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which it does business. For more information: www.motorola.com.
About the OSGi Alliance
The OSGi Alliance and its members specify, create, advance, and promote an open service delivery and management platform and foster its wide industry adoption. The OSGi Alliance serves as the focal point for a collaborative ecosystem of service provider, technology, industrial, consumer and automotive electronics communities. As an independent non-profit corporation, the OSGi Alliance also provides for the fair and uniform creation and distribution of relevant intellectual property – including specifications, reference implementations, and test suites – to all its members. The OSGi Service Platform is an extensible integration platform used to remotely and dynamically deploy, provision, maintain, and manage applications and services to devices in networked environments, such as homes, vehicles, mobile handhelds, and industrial settings.
Membership is open to any interested party, including Internet service providers, network operators, original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, end users, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. The consortium’s Web site address is www.osgi.org.
About Global Inventures, Inc. (event producer)
Global Inventures creates and operates collaborative communities in the technology market. Our experts work with community founders and members to incubate, structure, and operate these collaborative communities so that they can successfully create ecosystems, drive technology innovation, and educate buyers. Since its inception Global Inventures has launched 20 collaborative communities, managed the creation of more than 20 collaborative industry specifications, created and managed seven compliance/certification programs, and helped develop markets with more than $10 Billion in addressable value. The firm uniquely blends people, processes, and technology to help collaborative communities move from blueprints to market acceptance.
Global Inventures successfully produced the 2003 OSGi Alliance World Congress, and its event production staff provides end-to-end event planning and implementation for conferences, expos, member meetings and outreach seminars.
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Kathy Van Buskirk