Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), and Oracle has announced they are working together to bring Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 support to QTI’s QSC6270-Turbo chipset, which utilizes QTI’s industry leading Gobi modem solution for 3G.
The collaboration will help accelerate the development and deployment of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications with embedded cellular connectivity.
The combination of the Java platform, used by more than 9 million developers worldwide, with the QSC6270-Turbo chipset, will offer a wide range of technical and business benefits to M2M software developers and systems integrators.
The focus of this collaboration is on M2M applications requiring embedded-to-enterprise communications developed for verticals like tracking, healthcare, industrial controls and other consumer M2M segments.
Java allows application developers in these and other growing M2M segments to realize improved time-to-market by utilizing an industry proven platform that can help to deliver industry leading solutions.
Java’s “write once, run anywhere” flexibility delivers code portability, increased developer productivity and reduces the overall cost of development on embedded devices.
Support for Java on the QSC6270-Turbo chipset will enable developers with little mobile development experience to write and execute Java applications directly on devices that incorporate a QSC6270-Turbo chipset, taking advantage of the various hardware interfaces and capabilities of the 3G modem.
QTI’s integrated System-on-Chip designs enabled with Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 will help eliminate the need for an external processor or micro controller, offering additional cost savings and enabling the cost effective integration of cellular capabilities into a range of devices and solutions.
“QTI recognizes the important role that the application environment and its developer ecosystem will play in helping grow and realize the potential of the emerging M2M applications,” said Kanwalinder Singh, Senior Vice President of Business Development, QTI.
“Collaborating with Oracle to enable Java on the QSC6270-Turbo chipset provides participants in the M2M ecosystem with a broad set of powerful technologies to fulfill key M2M requirements. This is a starting point as we will continue to look for ways to deliver platforms that address the evolving needs of the growing M2M space.”
“By collaborating with QTI, we expect to provide developers with a faster time-to-market for mission critical M2M applications,” said Nandini Ramani, Vice President of Software Development, Java Client and Mobile Platforms, Oracle.
“Having a Java platform across a wide breadth of embedded devices unlocks many new possibilities in the M2M market for developers.”
QTI is a Gold level member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN).
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