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Gatespace Telematics, Nokia and ProSyst Endorse OSGi™ Alliance 2004 World Congress as Bronze Level Sponsors

Telematics, Residential and Mobile leaders support October industry forum in Barcelona

San Ramon, CA. – September 20, 2004 – The OSGi™ Alliance today announced that Gatespace Telematics, Nokia and ProSyst Software have become Bronze-level sponsors of the OSGi Alliance 2004 World Congress. Adding these key software and hardware companies to the roster of sponsors underscores the title of this year’s event: “Convergence: Going Mobile, Driving, and Staying Home with OSGi Solutions.” The OSGi Alliance 2004 World Congress, which takes place October 11-15, 2004 in Barcelona, Spain is an exhibition and conference featuring workshops, keynote presentations, panel sessions and exhibits displaying the latest OSGi enabled products and solutions in mobile, automotive, and home environments.

The OSGi Service Platform has evolved since 1999 as a standardized, component oriented, computing environment for network services in home, commercial buildings, automotive and industrial environments. Gatespace Telematics, Nokia, and ProSyst are all key contributors for engineering resources toward the advancement of OSGi technology and are proud to sponsor and participate as speakers in the third annual World Congress.

“There has been a surge of interest in OSGi technology based solutions globally, and having the backing of key Global technology companies like Gatespace Telematics, Nokia, and ProSyst will help ensure the success for this signature event in Barcelona,” said Deepak Kamlani, Executive Director of the OSGi Alliance. Kamlani attributes the growth in interest to vehicle Telematics, mobile devices and open source software solutions based on OSGi technology, and according to Kamlani, examples of accelerating activity in the OSGi technology arena abound.

  • Gatespace Telematics recently announced an OSGi compliant open source implementation of their Ubiserv service platform aimed at the automotive and mobile industries. The open source based Ubiserv is a key component in developing future standards for Telematics and is used in several ongoing R&D projects, e.g the EU funded GST project in which Gatespace Telematics plays a key role as a member of the core architecture group and the open systems sub project.* Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. The company is actively involved in the OSGi Alliance’s Mobile Expert Group (MEG). The MEG was recently formed to tailor the OSGi Service Platform for mobile devices that are data-capable and connect to wireless networks, and numerous sessions and presentations at the OSGi Alliance 2004 World Congress will be devoted to work underway in this area.* ProSyst is also actively involved in the OSGi Alliance’s expert groups, like the Mobile Expert Group or the Vehicle Expert Group, and supports the further development of the OSGi specifications with its technical and business expertise. In addition to its smart home solutions, ProSyst Software is a key player in the GST consortium, a European-funded Telematics project that began in March 2004 and was coordinated by Ertico along with other partners including Fiat, Volvo, Daimler Chrysler and Siemens VDO. ProSyst supports the coordination between the two organizations and the further development by providing its Telematics expertise and OSGi-based software.

The Hilton Barcelona is the host hotel for all conference sessions and exhibitions. Pre and post conference workshops are offered on October 11 and 15, with the three-day Congress covering business, vertical products and solutions, and technology on October 12-14, with parallel tracks focusing on Automotive Electronics, Connected Home, and Mobile and Wireless Devices. Register online to take advantage of special registration discounts for workshop/conference packages. The event is being produced by Global Inventures, Inc.

About Gatespace Telematics AB
Gatespace Telematics is a supplier of OSGi technology, telematics systems, and expertise in the areas of telecom systems, Java technology and embedded systems. Gatespace Telematics works with major car manufacturers and tier1 suppliers in developing future telematics standards and applications. Being a strong believer in open source software, the company offers Ubiserv, an open source based OSGi release 3 certified service platform. The company is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.

About ProSyst Software
ProSyst is a leading provider of embedded Java and OSGi compliant software. ProSyst offers end-to-end solutions for the network-based control of devices and the delivery of services and applications into vehicles and homes and other environments. ProSyst enables the time-and cost-effective development, deployment and management of services, such as dynamic software updates, remote control, remote diagnosis and maintenance, data exchange and infotainment content. ProSyst was established in 1997 and currently employs 150 people, of whom 120 are Java developers and consultants. The company is headquartered in Cologne, Germany.

About the OSGi Alliance
The OSGi Alliance and its members specify, create, advance, and promote wide industry adoption of an open delivery and management platform for application services in home, commercial buildings, automotive and industrial environments. The OSGi Alliance serves as the focal point for a collaborative ecosystem of service providers, developers, manufacturers, and consumers. The OSGi specifications define a standardized, component oriented, computing environment for networked services. OSGi technology is currently being delivered in products and services shipping from several Fortune Global 100 companies. The OSGi Alliance’s horizontal software integration platform is ideal for both vertical and cross-industry business models within home, vehicle, mobile and industrial environments. 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.

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.

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