Oracle Introduces the Latest Release of Oracle Java ME Embedded

Oracle, 09/29/2014

Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1 Opens New Opportunities in the Embedded and Internet of Things Market

News Summary

As the Internet of Things (IoT) movement continues to drive technology innovation and transform how we work and live, organizations are seeking open and cross-industry platforms that can decrease time to market, lower costs and deliver new capabilities for embedded devices. To help customers address these needs, Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) provides comprehensive support for market-leading embedded chip architectures and new binaries for ARM architecture-based developer boards. At JavaOne 2014, Oracle introduced Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1, which expands the availability of Oracle Java ME Embedded to new platforms and opens new opportunities in the embedded and IoT market.

News Facts

  • Today at JavaOne 2014, Oracle announced the introduction of Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1, the latest release in its Oracle Java Embedded product portfolio.
  • The new release is an update to Oracle Java ME Embedded, a complete Java runtime client optimized for ARM microcontrollers and other resource-constrained systems. The platform helps customers decrease time to market, manage costs, and seamlessly deliver new capabilities for embedded devices.
  • With Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1, Oracle is expanding the availability of Oracle Java ME Embedded to new platforms and opening new opportunities in the embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) market.
  • Highlights of Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1 are new support for ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers as well as a range of enhancements such as communication and networking improvements, enhanced security functionality, and developer productivity features such as heap analysis and faster tooling communication
  • By offering a Java ME Embedded 8.1 developer preview, Oracle is enabling Java developers to experiment with the ARM mbed development platform and complement existing Java support on other ARM architectures and platforms.
  • Aimed at reducing fragmentation in the microcontroller industry, mbed is a platform for developing smart devices that are based on 32-bit ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers. The addition of Java support provides a highly productive solution for rapid prototyping and product development, with a focus on connected IoT devices.
  • Oracle and Freescale are also adding support for Java in the Freescale Kinetis K series of microcontrollers based on Cortex-M4 cores, which enables embedded developers to take advantage of popular Java programming features, and a developer preview for the FRDM-K64F development platform using mbed..
  • Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1 adds improved support for Qualcomm Gobi 3G/4G connectivity solution for two new device families.
  • Oracle Java ME Embedded offers the Oracle Java Platform Integrator (OJPI) program, which allows third parties to make available ports of Oracle Java ME Embedded on a number of platforms that complement Oracle’s distributions, increasing the reach of a consistent Java implementation on a wide range of embedded devices.
  • Oracle Java ME Embedded has experienced significant momentum since the latest version was released earlier this year, with over 70 percent greater adoption rate compared to previous versions of the platform.
  • Oracle is showcasing these and other Java enhancements throughout JavaOne 2014, running September 29 – October 2, 2014 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 Wyndham.

Supporting Quotes

  • “The growth of the Internet of Things presents a wealth of business opportunities for organizations, but its true value cannot be unlocked without utilizing an open, cross-industry platform,” said Peter Utzschneider, vice president Java product management, Oracle. “With the introduction of Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1, Oracle is further enabling customers and partners to develop highly functional, reliable, portable and secure solutions for all kinds of devices. As a result, organizations can reduce costs, improve product quality and speed time to market through a modern Java development platform that extends from the device to the data center.”
  • “With Oracle Java ME Embedded, we have an object-oriented programming technology that enables open-standards-based development for the Internet of Things. V2COM is looking forward to leveraging the expanded support for platforms such as Cortex-M in Java ME 8.1 for our next-generation gateways. Java is the key technology to build flexible and secure distributed solutions, reducing relevant integration time, which is essential for any large scale project.” said Guilherme Spina, CEO, V2Com.
  • “Java ME Embedded is a perfect solution for Telit’s M2M wireless modules customers. It meets the embedded industry low cost and fast development requirements, while providing a superior development environment and runtime platform,” said Felix Marchal, Chief Product Officer, Telit Wireless Solutions. “With Oracle Java ME Embedded, Telit high-speed cellular modules customers can focus their resources on creating innovative IoT and M2M solutions, as well as minimize maintenance costs.”

Supporting Resources

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 550 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world’s most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the JavaOne blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit oracle.com.

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