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OKI Provides Source Code for SSF, an SIP Applications Development Framework, as Open Source Software for the JBoss Community

Fri, 06/25/2010 - 8:11am
TOKYO -- (BUSINESS WIRE)-- OKI Electric Industry announced it will provide source code for “SSF”, the SIP application development framework developed by OKI, for “Mobicents Project”, a development community that works with JBoss (Jboss.org’s community), an open source application server. The company will provide the source code as open source software under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

“SSF” allows Java programmers who typically build general-purpose applications to embed voice communication functionality, such as telephone or audio conferencing functions, into web applications, even without specific expertise in voice communication programming or special SIP knowledge. This will facilitate the development of web applications that support voice communication.

The functionality enabled by these developments include the ability to talk by phone to others working on the same web screen without explicitly dialing a number or sending results of various web operations automatically from web applications via telephone.

OKI will establish a new “Frameworks” category within the JBoss.org community and plans to participate in “Mobicents Project” (Mobicents.org). Through such efforts, OKI plans to help expand the field of info-telecom converged solutions based on “SIP servlets.”

The program developed with “Mobicents Project” has been commercialized as the “JBoss Communications Platform” open source project by Red Hat, which is active in JBoss-related projects. Moving forward, in close collaboration with Red Hat, OKI will develop and provide SIP solutions while targeting a market range encompassing the breadth of the info-telecom sector.

In recent years, since telecom services are already integrated into IP networks, the same infrastructures have provided both telecom and information services. Info-telecom converged solutions, which integrate both services, are drawing attention as a new sector. “SIP Servlet” is the technology expected to serve as the basis for emerging applications.

However, the “SIP Servlet” application development environment is currently underdeveloped, due to its recent introduction, and relatively few developers have the necessary skills. The worldwide network of developers capable of building applications remains small.

“Backed by expertise gathered over the years, OKI ranks among the leaders in the field of SIP applications development using ‘SIP Servlet’," says Yuichiro Hiranuma, General Manager of Software Center, IT Solutions and Services Business Division at OKI. “By contributing ‘SSF’ source code—one result of our extensive research and development—to the ‘Mobicents Project’ in the OSS community, we hope to expand opportunities for applications development using ‘SIP Servlet’ to the worldwide developer community. Moving forward, OKI will expand the number of SIP applications with help from developers worldwide, helping to expand the field of available info-telecom converged solutions.”

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