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PRNewswire: OSGi... Members Join Consortium Developing Open Standard for Service Gateways

Apr 21, 2000, 19:01 (1 Talkback[s])

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"The Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi) today announced that its membership grew by 45 percent in the first quarter of 2000, with 19 companies joining the organization. OSGi ( is now comprised of 58 leading technology companies working to define and promote open standards for the delivery of multiple services over wide-area networks to local networks and devices. Member companies plan to gather for the OSGi annual member meeting, May 1-3 in San Diego, to finalize the initial release of the OSGi technical specification."

"The OSGi specification, which complements virtually all-residential networking standards, defines an open standard that enables multiple software services to be loaded and run on a services gateway such as a set top box, cable modem, DSL modem, PC or dedicated residential gateway. Initially based on Java technology, the OSGi specification enables a new business model for the home networking market by allowing multiple value-added services to share the cost of a single services gateway and gives application service providers, network operators, and device and appliance manufacturers both application and platform independence."

"Infomatec perceives OSGi as an excellent communications platform and will be playing an active role in the development of OSGi specifications and their implementation," said Franz Hintermayr, CTO of Infomatec Internet Appliance Systems (IAS) GmbH, a subsidiary of Infomatec AG. "We hope to contribute through our extensive experience in the embedded Linux operating systems area."

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