Archive | 2005

A license agreement has been signed between Gaisler Research and Saab Ericsson Space AB for the use of the Gaisler Research Floating Point Unit

June 23, 2005

A license agreement has been signed for the use of the Gaisler Research Floating Point Unit (GRFPU) in the COLE ASIC developed by Saab Ericsson Space AB.  The COLE ASIC will merge the Leon2-FT SPARC processor with all bus interface support needed to implement spacecraft processing and control and to control mass memories or payloads. The GRFPU will be used to increase the calculating performance in the COLE ASIC.

The license agrement represents yet another example where the GRFPU is used in complex System On a Chip designs. The combination of the LEON processor and the powerful GRFPU gives the performance required by high end spacecraft applications, says Jiri Gaisler the CTO of Gaisler Research AB.

The GRFPU is fully IEEE-754 compliant and implements both single and double precision floating point operations. The GRFPU is available in a commercial version and in a fault tolerant version for space, military and critical applications.


 

About Gaisler Research AB

Gaisler Research AB is a provider of SoC solutions for exceptionally competitive markets such as Aerospace, Military and demanding Commercial applications. The Gaisler Research’s products consist of user-customizable 32-bit SPARC V8 processor cores, peripheral IP-cores and associated software and development tools. Gaisler Research solutions help companies develop highly competitive customer and application-specific SoC designs.

      

Fujitsu to Showcase Scanning Solutions for Accounting Professionals at the 2005 AICPA Technology Conference

SAN JOSE , Calif.
June 21, 2005

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a market leader in document imaging scanners and services, today announced it will conduct product demonstrations of the award-winning ScanSnap fi-5110EOX2 and fi-5650C color, low-volume production scanner at the Fujitsu and DocuLex booths, #312 & #418, during the 25th annual American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Information Technology Conference on June 27-29 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Since the Fujitsu ScanSnap scanning solution was introduced, CPAs have embraced the scanner for its ease of use, outstanding image quality, compact size, and one-touch functionality. The Fujitsu ScanSnap, the only scanner of its kind, is a high-speed, double-sided color scanner priced at only $495 (U.S. list) making it a perfect solution for individuals and small office users, as well as for distributed scanning applications. It comes bundled with Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 Standard software allowing users to create, view, print, and search Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files, the defacto file format for organizations in the accounting, banking and financial industries. The scanner also comes standard with ScanSnap Organizer™ version 1.0, and ScanSnap Manager™ version 2.0, which allow users to easily sort and store files, while augmenting ease of use.

The Fujitsu fi-5650C color, duplex document scanner has also been welcomed into the accounting community for its combination of user versatility, compact design and state of the art technology. With a high scan rate, onboard JPEG compression, and duty cycle of up to 8,000 documents per day; the Fujitsu fi-5650C combines performance and dependability to create an outstanding production scanner. Adding to the value proposition, the scanner comes equipped with Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Standard, ScandAll 21™ and a 30-day trial version of Software Image Processing Control (IPC) software.

WHEN/WHERE:

Event: TECH 2005: The AICPA Information Technology Conference

Date: June 27-29, 2005

Location: Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

Fujitsu Booth: #312 (Fujitsu), #418 (DocuLex)


About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers’ success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.
For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com


About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in San Jose, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, and Magneto-Optical drives. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 2904 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA, 95134. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-432-6333.

For more information, please see: http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com


Press Contacts

Shareen Harvey
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Tel: 408-894-3926
E-mail:sharvey@fcpa.fujitsu.com

Tiffany Leinassar
Voce Communications
Tel: 650-228-5171
E-mail:tleinassar@vocecomm.com


Copyright 2005 Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. All rights reserved. Fujitsu and the Fujitsu logo are registered trademarks and The Possibilities are Infinite is a trademark of Fujitsu Ltd. ScanSnap is a trademark of Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Statements herein are based on normal operating conditions and are not intended to create any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. reserves the right to modify at any time without notice these statements, our services, products, and their warranty and performance specifications.


      

Sun Announces Availability of Enhanced Compliance and Content Management Solutions with Sun StorEdge 5310 Compliance Archiving System

Sun and Independent Software Vendor Partners Provide Integrated Solution to Meet Customers’ Electronic Document, Records Management and Retention Needs  

MENLO PARK, Calif.
June 20, 2005

Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUNW) today announced the general availability of the Sun StorEdge 5310 Compliance Archiving System. The system, a combination of the Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS Appliance and Sun StorEdge Compliance Archiving Software offers an affordable and price competitive alternative for customers’ requirements for growing and complex records retention. Integrated with Sun’s industry leading(1) Identity Management solutions, to administer and report on access controls, and major ISV applications; the Sun StorEdge Compliance Archiving System provides a fully integrated solution to help facilitate compliance with the myriad of both government and business roles regulations — including HIPAA for healthcare, SEC Rule 17a-4 and Basel 2 for financial services, 21 CFR 11 for life sciences, as well the Sarbanes Oxley Act and its global equivalents.

The Sun StorEdge Compliance Archiving System enforces electronic record-retention policies at the storage level. Write-once read-many (WORM) files are non-rewritable and non-erasable. Robust security features–such as audit logs, user authentication, secure clock and access controls–combine to help safeguard the integrity of vital digital information. The system is fully redundant and, can be configured with clustering to ensure no single point of failure. It supports snapshot copies, remote data mirroring and a choice of either Fibre Channel or SATA disk that scales to 179TB. The system is flexible to allow customers to configure how much of the disk is WORM protected; providing room to grow into compliance as needs expand. For layered storage, customers can opt for WORM tape backup/archive as well. The Sun StorEdge Compliance Archiving System has been evaluated to meet the Securities and Exchange Committee’s 240.17a-4 regulation for electronic storage media.

Bruce Overoye, director of IT, Santa Clara County Tax Collector’s Office, said: “We process over 850,000 payments, of property taxes annually, totaling $3 billion. All these transactions are imaged and each one has retention requirements of five, seven, 12 and 30 years, depending on the type of property tax. It is becoming increasingly critical that we drive security and data protection down to the data storage layer. Because of this we are piloting the Sun StorEdge 5310 Compliance Archiving System with our Vignette Imaging and Document Management system, as a way of protecting the integrity of the content we store and enforcing the retention policies we have in place at the County.”

“We see regulatory compliance and data security as key drivers for NAS growth,” said Pushan Rinnen, principal analyst at Gartner. “Although there are many NAS products in the market today, enterprises have limited file archiving options that are powerful and cost-effective enough for HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley.”

Sun continues to promote customer choice and flexibility by providing interoperability between the Sun StorEdge 5310 Compliance Archiving System and applications for e-mail, document, and corporate records management from some of the industry’s leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). To date, over 50 data management and content applications – including imaging, messaging, technical computing, oil and gas exploration, and data protection — have been qualified to securely and reliably store data on the system. In addition, a variety of the industry’s best Enterprise Content Management application providers, including AXS-One, iLumin, Mobius Management Systems and Vignette, have qualified their applications with the system’s compliance features to enforce retention and leverage the system’s write-once, read-many (WORM) capability.

“Sun is making great strides to build and deliver integrated compliance offerings that raise the bar for Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), helping customers navigate and overcome the complex maze of regulatory records management and retention requirements set both by the government and their own internal guidelines,” said Mark Canepa, executive vice president of Network Storage at Sun. “Sun’s storage portfolio, industry leading identity management solutions, Solaris(TM) 10 data-management functionality and the support of the ISV community, enable Sun to deliver end-to-end, scalable document and records management systems, that a point-product simply cannot match.”

Sun’s portfolio for enabling customers to store corporate documents and records includes the Compliance and Content Management Solution, the Content Infrastructure System for general data archiving on tiered storage, and the 5310 Compliance Archiving System. Sun focuses on risk management and security as an integral part of its products and services, from the desktop application to the back-end archive. This offers customers the capability of archiving regulated data in a flexible, scalable storage solution, and an alternative, end-to-end systems option to point-product solutions offered by storage-only companies.

The Sun StorEdge 5310 Compliance Archiving System is generally available worldwide through Sun and its iForce Storage Elite partners. Pricing begins at US $73,995 for a 2 TB Fibre Channel configuration, and $81,995 for a 6 TB SATA configuration. Prices include all software costs(2).


About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A singular vision — “The Network Is The Computer” — guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world’s most important markets. Sun’s philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com.

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, Java, Sun StorEdge and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

(1) META Group’s METAspectrum report for Identity Management — User Provisioning: Market Overview; January 5th 2005

(2) U.S. list price. All prices quoted are in U.S. dollars.

      

Leading Australian Utility Provider Saves Time and Money by Replacing HP Tru64 Infrastructure With Sun Microsystems Platform

ActewAGL Powers Datacenter With Sun Fire v440 Servers and Solaris OS; Achieves Performance Gains of Up to 70 Percent

SANTA CLARA, Calif.,
June 20, 2005

Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), today announced that Canberra, Australia-based utility provider ActewAGL has selected it as its IT infrastructure platform of choice for its core applications. The deal is another significant win for Sun’s HP-Away Migration Program, launched in 2003 and designed to help companies port their applications from HP’s AlphaServer/Tru64 platform to to Sun’s Solaris platform, running on UltraSPARC-based Sun Fire servers.

The migration to Sun has resulted in significant benefits for ActewAGL, including an average 50 percent improvement in performance, lower maintenance costs and ease of infrastructure management. The company also estimates it will save an additional $20,000 in annual maintenance costs by moving to Sun.

“We no longer had any faith in HP’s Tru64 technology and required alternative systems to provide 64-bit computing capability,” said Carsten Larsen, Chief Information Officer for ActewAGL. “Upon looking at what the market had to offer, we chose Sun Fire systems and the Solaris OS because it provided a simple yet robust, cost-effective solution.”

“We had reached the end of the line with our HP AlphaServer platform,” added Debesh Halder, Manager, Unix Systems, ActewAGL. “The technology was four years old and struggling to cope with increased demand. However, we were not keen to move to the HP-Intel developed Itanium architecture, which is a relatively new technology. We were looking for a stable, proven platform and Sun was it.”

Established in October 2000, ActewAGL is Australia’s first multi-utility. It provides electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater services to more than 300,000 residential, business and government customers in the Australian Capital Territory. ActewAGL began offering telephony, high-speed data and video services from a number of providers in February 2004 after reaching an agreement with TransACT Capital Communications.

ActewAGL has installed six Sun Fire V440 servers, two Sun(TM) Rack 900 hardware cabinets and two K Virtual Machines (KVM) switches and migrated its core applications to the Sun Solaris Operating System. The project took about 12 months to complete, which included research, selection, procurement, custom development, testing and implementation. It was finished on time and within budget with help from Sun Microsystems.

Since going live with the Sun platform, ActewAGL has seen system performance improve by up to 70 percent. “A report that used to take 10 minutes to generate can now be completed in five minutes,” said Halder. “Staff can also login to financial applications via the Web, which is faster and more convenient for them. Productivity has improved and they are also much happier.”

Maintenance costs have been reduced. “The infrastructure is reliable, easy to support and the competitive Sun licensing structure has resulted in significant savings for ActewAGL,” said Halder. Security has also been bolstered with Sun’s enhanced safety features and robust architecture.

“We continually hear from customers that they’re reluctant to migrate their critical applications to the pricier, untested Itanium architecture,” said Larry Singer, senior vice president and strategic insights officer, Sun Microsystems. “Sun provides an excellent alternative. Our solutions are proven, include a broad base of ISV applications and importantly, protect customers’ investments in a new software infrastructure. We expect our data center migration programs to see continued momentum in coming quarters.”

For more information regarding Sun’s data center migration programs, please visit: http://www.sun.com/datacenter/migration/


About ActewAGL

ActewAGL was formed in October 2000 when the Australian Gas Light Company (AGL), a major private sector group, and ACTEW Corporation, a government-owned enterprise, entered into Australia’s first utility joint venture. It is Australia’s first multi-utility, offering electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater services. In February 2004 ActewAGL entered into a management agreement with TransACT Capital Communications to offer telephony, high-speed data and video services from a number of providers to residential, business and government customers in the ACT.


About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A singular vision — “The Network Is The Computer” — guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world’s most important markets. Sun’s philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com.

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Sun Fire V440, Solaris, Sun Rack 900 and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the US and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc

      

Reuters Market Data System to Run on Solaris 10

Boosts Performance for Algorithmic Trading Customers to Benefit from Lower Latency and Improved Total Cost of Ownership on Award-Winning Platform

NEW YORK
June 20, 2005

Based on customer demand, Reuters (LSE:RTR, NASDAQ:RTRSY), the global information company, and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUNW – News) today broadened the availability of Reuters Market Data System (RMDS) to run on Solaris 10 Operating System (OS). The agreement is an effort by the two companies to increase performance and reduce latency in algorithmic trading. Additionally, Reuters has announced that future generations of RMDS will support Sun’s new x64 platform. RMDS on Solaris 10 and x64 (64-bit) platforms will allow customers to better manage market data content in real-time across a trading environment.

Larry Tabb, President of Tabb Group, said: “Algorithmic trading and direct market access are the biggest disruptors in modern-day markets going from virtually 0% to 31% of institutional order flow over the past five years. To manage technology in this environment, firms need a massively reliable, scalable, and real-time platform with virtually zero latency as firms now have to cope with market data speeds of up to 70,000 ticks per second. To capture, analyze, and take advantage of data moving this fast latency becomes more critical as milliseconds really matter.”

Michael Parlapiano, EVP, Information Management Solutions at Reuters, said: “Reuters customers ask for increased choice, lower costs and lower latency. In response, we will offer new and existing RMDS customers the additional benefits available from Solaris 10. This deal exemplifies our commitment to meet customer needs by providing them with outstanding platform choices for our products.”

Stuart Wells, EVP, Strategic Development and Sun Financing, Sun Microsystems, said: “Latency is mission critical in the increasingly competitive landscape, and we are pleased that Sun’s R&D and partnership with Reuters has helped further close the gap. We appreciate that Reuters has extended the choices for its financial customers, and we look forward to future decades of successful deployments on Solaris OS.”

Reuters will set up “proof-of-concept” trials for qualified customers. RMDS on Solaris 10 OS is targeted for general availability by the end of 2005. To promote the new offering, the companies will join forces on global marketing activities. Reuters and Sun have teamed for over 20 years to provide reliable and powerful systems and services to the financial services industry.


About Reuters

Reuters (www.reuters.com), the global information company, provides indispensable information tailored for professionals in the financial services, media and corporate markets. Its trusted information drives decision making across the globe based on a reputation for speed, accuracy and independence. Reuters has 14,500 staff in 91 countries. This includes 2,300 editorial staff in 196 bureaux serving 129 countries, making Reuters the world’s largest international multimedia news agency. In 2004, Reuters Group revenues were GBP 2.9 billion.

Reuters and the sphere logo are the trade-marks of the Reuters group of companies.


About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A singular vision — “The Network Is The Computer” — guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world’s most important markets. Sun’s philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com.


Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

      

Continuous Computing® Chairman Ken Kalb Named 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Leadership in San Diego’s Telecommunications Industry

SAN DIEGO, Calif.
June 16, 2005

Continuous Computing® Corporation, global provider of high availability platform solutions that enable telecom equipment manufacturers to rapidly deploy converged communications, today announced that Chairman and Co-founder Ken Kalb was named Telecommunications Entrepreneur Of The Year at the Ernst & Young 2005 San Diego awards banquet. According to Ernst & Young, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program was designed to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs on a regional, national and global level who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. From nearly 100 nominations, a panel of 12 independent judges voted to recognize Mr. Kalb as a key technology business leader in San Diego.

“I am truly honored to receive this award as a testament to the progress that Continuous Computing has made since its inception in 1998, as well as the contributions the company consistently makes to the telecommunications industry,” said Mr. Kalb. “This recognition is evidence of the energy, creativity and thought leadership exhibited by our entire team, and I thank them for making the company what it is today.”

Under Mr. Kalb’s leadership, Continuous Computing has grown revenues to $45 million in calendar year 2004 and has expanded to approximately 230 employees worldwide. The company recently completed its sixth consecutive record revenue quarter. More than 125 telecom customers worldwide use Continuous Computing hardware and software to deliver core network infrastructure solutions, including Alcatel, Cisco, Ericsson, Lucent, Motorola, Nokia, Nortel, Samsung and Siemens. These solutions enable telecom equipment manufacturers to shorten their time to market, reduce development costs and increase return on investment.

As a San Diego Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, Mr. Kalb is now eligible to participate as a candidate for the 2005 National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award.


About The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Program

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 100 cities and 35 countries.


About Continuous Computing

Continuous Computing® Corporation provides high availability platform solutions that enable telecom equipment manufacturers to rapidly deploy converged communications. The company supplies integrated solutions in the wireless and Voice over IP markets to over 125 customers worldwide who rely on Continuous Computing to accelerate time to market, reduce total life cycle costs and increase return on investment. The company offers a comprehensive set of Trillium® protocol software; AdvancedTCA and CompactPCI systems; upSuite® platform management; Trillium+plus Network Service-Ready Platforms™; and customization and product life cycle management services. Founded in 1998, Continuous Computing is based in San Diego with offices globally. The company is ISO-9001 certified and a member of the Intel® Communications Alliance. Additional information is available at www.ccpu.com

Continuous Computing, the Continuous Computing logo, Create | Deploy | Converge, Flex21, FlexChassis, FlexCompute, FlexCore, FlexDSP, FlexPacket, FlexStore, FlexSwitch, Network Service-Ready Platform, Quick!Start, TAPA, Trillium, Trillium+plus, the Trillium logo, upBeat, upDisk and upSuite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Continuous Computing Corporation. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Continuous Computing is an Associate member of the Intel Communications Alliance.

The Intel Communications Alliance is a member-based program comprised of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Members are committed to providing a strategic supply of standards-based solutions to the communications and embedded market segments. For more information, please visit: www.intel.com/go/ica


Media Contacts

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Director of Client Services
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Account Coordinator
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Brian Wood
Director of Marketing
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brian.wood@ccpu.com

      

Fujitsu to Demonstrate ScanSnap Scanning Solution for Legal Practitioners at LEGALTECH West Coast 2005

SAN JOSE , Calif.
June 15, 2005

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a market leader in document imaging scanners and services, today announced it will exhibit and conduct product demonstrations of its award-winning ScanSnap fi-5110EOX2 scanning solution at the Fujitsu booth, #122, during the LEGALTECH® West Coast Conference and Expo, June 22-23 in Los Angles, Calif.

Since the Fujitsu ScanSnap scanning solution was introduced, thousands of law offices and legal professionals have embraced the scanner’s high-end document management capabilities and its affordable price. The Fujitsu ScanSnap, the only scanner of its kind, is a high-speed, double-sided color scanner priced at only $495 (U.S. list). ScanSnap offers “always on” convenience, connectivity, and an amazingly small footprint allowing it to sit comfortably on any desk.

The Fujitsu ScanSnap scanning solution comes bundled with Adobe® Acrobat® 7.0 Standard software allowing users to view, print, and search Adobe PDF files, manage specialized content from Microsoft applications, password protect documents, combine application files into a single PDF document, and organize comments from multiple reviewers with sorting and filtering tools. The scanner also comes standard with ScanSnap Organizer™ version 1.0, and ScanSnap Manager™ version 2.0, which allow users to easily sort and store files while augmenting ease of use.

To see a live demonstration, stop by booth #122, or call Tiffany Leinassar (650-228-5171) to schedule an appointment.

WHEN/WHERE:

Event: LEGALTECH West Coast

Date: June 22 – 23, 2005

Location: Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, Calif.

Fujitsu Booth: #122


About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers’ success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.

For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com


About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in San Jose, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, and Magneto-Optical drives. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 2904 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA, 95134. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-432-6333.

For more information, please see: http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com


Press Contacts

Shareen Harvey
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Tel: 408-894-3926
E-mail:sharvey@fcpa.fujitsu.com

Tiffany Leinassar
Voce Communications
Tel: 650-228-5171
E-mail:tleinassar@vocecomm.com

Copyright 2005 Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. All rights reserved. Fujitsu and the Fujitsu logo are registered trademarks and The Possibilities are Infinite is a trademark of Fujitsu Ltd. ScanSnap is a trademark of Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Statements herein are based on normal operating conditions and are not intended to create any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. reserves the right to modify at any time without notice these statements, our services, products, and their warranty and performance specifications.

      

Fujitsu FLASHWAVE® 7500 ROADM Receives Diamond Technology Award from Broadband Gear Report

SAN ANTONIO, Texas,
June 15, 2005

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., a leading supplier of IT and wireline/wireless networking solutions, announced today that they have received a Diamond Technology Award in the “Advanced Networking Solutions” category for their market-leading FLASHWAVE® 7500 Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM).

“This platform received an extremely solid score,” said Tim Hermes, publisher of Broadband Gear Report. “Our review panel pulled no punches with their product evaluation, and the FLASHWAVE 7500 ROADM has certainly captured the respect of these industry leaders.”

The FLASHWAVE 7500 ROADM incorporates the industry’s most advanced optical technologies. The new Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS) enables multi-degree hub nodes and allows grooming across multiple Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) ring networks. It also provides lower optical loss than other switch technologies, enabling larger networks and support for additional optical nodes per network. Multi-port muxponders allow multiple signals to be multiplexed onto a single wavelength at 10 Gbps. This capability is being used by Multiple System Operators (MSOs) in several major U.S. markets to combine up to eight Gigabit Ethernet links onto a single wavelength, thus allowing thousands of Video on Demand (VOD) streams across a single network. Innovative Flexponder™ interfaces offer the function of a SONET Add/Drop Multiplexer (ADM) on a single card.

Further OPEX savings are achieved by implementing full C-band tunable narrowband optics and Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP)-based interfaces, which allow all ITU-T wavelengths and client connections for multiple services to be supported by a single optical line card. This capability significantly simplifies sparing requirements and reduces deployment time for new services. Integrated Variable Optical Attenuators (VOAs) actively monitor the power levels on each optical channel, automatically adjusting and tuning those levels to maintain optimal network performance.

“Widespread use of our FLASHWAVE 7500 ROADM within large MSO networks is a big reason why RHK named Fujitsu the market leader in North American ROADM deployment with an 83% share,” said Bill Erickson, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Fujitsu. “The FLASHWAVE 7500 platform supports the demanding service requirements of today’s MSOs by allowing multiple voice, video, data and storage networks to be combined onto a single converged network that eliminates the cost and complexity of maintaining multiple networks.”

The FLASHWAVE 7500 ROADM will be showcased and discussed this week along with other scalable and reliable triple-play solutions in Fujitsu Booth No. 527 during the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Cable-Tec Expo 2005 tradeshow. The exhibition runs from June 15 through June 17, 2005 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The platform will also be featured in a special edition of Broadband Gear Report in early June, as well as in the print edition that will be available during SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2005.


About Broadband Gear Report

Broadband Gear Report is a Hermes Media & Research publication. BGR is a bi-weekly product alert service written with the goal of helping the broadband engineering manager learn about the hardware, software, and services available to help them improve the performance and profitability of their local, regional or nationwide systems. Launched in June 2004, BGR has grown to over 6,000 active subscribers internationally, with over 40 supporting vendors.

For more information, please see: http://www.broadbandgear.net


About Hermes Media & Research

Tim Hermes is an 11-year cable industry publishing veteran. As Publisher of Communications Technology magazine from 1998 – 2004, he launched over a dozen publications, awards and events in the broadband communications sector, including: The Broadband Leaders Retreat, CT’s PIPELINE, CT’s Readers Choice Awards, CT’s Operator of the Year, CT’s WebEvents, and created a custom internal newsletter for a leading MSO.


About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. creates and delivers robust wireline and wireless solutions that power next-generation telecommunication networks. With an unequalled portfolio of IT and telecom products and the support of Fujitsu Limited, a $44.5B company with over 150,000 professionals in more than 100 countries, Fujitsu helps its customers fuse information and networking technology with commercial value. Over 300,000 Fujitsu network elements have been deployed by all major carriers across North America. As the metro market leader in both SONET and ROADM technology, the fundamental building blocks of next-generation networks, Fujitsu is helping customers take networking beyond convergence.

For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom


John Stewart
Sr. Dir. Marketing Communications
Tel: 972-479-2055
E-mail:John.Stewart@us.fujitsu.com

Bob Laurent
Fujitsu Network Communications
Tel: 972-479-3480
E-mail:bob.laurent@us.fujitsu.com

Fujitsu Network Communications
News Bureau
Tel: 866-346-1389

FLASHWAVE® and Flexponder™ are trademarks of Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. (USA). FUJITSU (and design) ® and THE POSSIBILITIES ARE INFINITE™ are trademarks of Fujitsu Limited. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

      

Sun Microsystems Addresses SOA Governance with Sun Service Registry

Comprehensive Service Registry and Repository offering to support both UDDI v3 and ebXML Registry 3.0 standards enabling Secure, Federated Information Management

SANTA CLARA, Calif.
June 15, 2005

Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced the early access availability of the Sun Service Registry for customers who need to track and manage increasing numbers of web services. Sun’s Service Registry also includes an integrated repository for storing service metadata, and providing additional capabilities such as web services lifecycle management. The combined registry-repository serves as a cornerstone for true service oriented architecture (SOA) governance.

With the rapid adoption of SOA and web services projects, enterprises need to manage the resulting vast array of metadata that needs organized storage and discovery for increasing scalability requirements. Sun’s Service Registry enables service oriented architectures by providing centralized access to discovery, use and reuse of web services as well as secure, federated information management. By offering a unique single-registry solution that supports both UDDI v3 and ebXML Registry 3.0 standards, Sun’s Service Registry enables customers to publish, manage, govern, discover and reuse services within a broad range of applications.

“SOA Governance requires more than today’s registries provide,”said Mark Bauhaus, vice president for Java Web Services , Sun Microsystems. “With Sun’s Service Registry, customers can now truly address both web services access and SOA governance. By providing a shared infrastructure component, integrated with various products of the Sun Java Enterprise System (Java ES), Sun helps enable SOA for a wide range of government and commercial customers around the world.”

“A meta-data repository is a key enabling technology for SOA,” said Yefim Natis, vice president and distinguished analyst, Gartner, Inc. “It is safe to say that no long-term enterprise SOA initiative can succeed without an integrated and searchable repository/registry.”

Key features, including the ability to uniquely define information models and relationships among metadata and help to ensure conformance of published services and content for more flexible customer environments. In addition, customers can manage aspects of the web services to reflect their IT policies and use event-based delivery of information to support specific processes.

Future Java ES components will integrate with the Service Registry including Access Manager for user authentication, Application Server deployer/administrator for managing service lifecycles, Java Studio Enterprise service developer for develop-deploy-test cycles, and a Portal Server for managing WS-Remote Portlet and producer descriptions. Integration with the Application Platform Suite and the Identity Management Suite are also being planned. Customer applications can integrate similarly via Service Registry API’s and protocols. Sun’s Java ES running on the Solaris operating system (OS) delivers a core set of industry-leading shared enterprise network services as a single, integrated entity on a predictable release cycle.

Sun will demonstrate the Service Registry at JavaOne 2005 conference, and will ship the product as part of the Sun Java ES R4 in the Fall. An Early Access version of Sun’s Service Registy is included in Java Web Services Developer Pack (Java WSDP) 1.6 which will be generally available later this month. For more information on Sun’s Service Registry, visit http://www.sun.com/soa.


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Sun Open Sources the Solaris Operating System

MENLO PARK, Calif.
June 14, 2005

Today is “Opening Day” for OpenSolaris. Sun has open sourced the most advanced operating system on the planet. Check it out on the net: blogs.sun.com and opensolaris.org.

Please join us for a conference call on Tuesday, June 14th with John Loiacono, Executive Vice President of Software at Sun, and members of the OpenSolaris team. The call will begin at 1 p.m. (PDT), then via replay.

Conference call details:
(888) 271-9036, conference ID# OpenSolaris.
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (PDT)
Replay: (800) 642-1687 or (706) 645-9291; conference ID# 6977608

Please contact Terri Molini at (408) 404-4976 or Dan Dent at (617) 374-4233 with any inquiries.