At the JavaOne conference, Sentilla unveiled its pervasive computing platform, a breakthrough in Java technology that paves the way for Java developers to solve problems as never before. Sentilla’s innovation allows tiny, dime-sized computers to run the same Java platform that powers computers tens to hundreds of times larger. Pervasive computers are used to prevent structure collapse, protect borders, reduce pollution, locate energy waste and discover countless problems before they impact human life or the planet. Sentilla gives Java software developers a powerful new way to solve those problems – and more.
“Sentilla’s innovative platform is yet another example of how the Java technology ecosystem is expanding into new areas and enabling new levels of technological innovation. The dream of connecting millions of people and things through billions of tiny devices is now becoming a reality, as Java technology continues to help revolutionize the world in which we live today,” said Dave Hofert, group marketing manager, Java SE and Embedded/Real-Time at Sun Microsystems.
“Developers want to solve problems, not learn a new programming language,” said Joe Polastre, co-founder and chief technical officer at Sentilla. “Our challenge was to take an existing language designed for computers ten times as large and powerful and get it to work on tiny devices without any compromises. This is a culmination of nearly ten years of research and three years of development, and I’m very gratified that we have taken what was previously not considered to be possible and turned that into reality.”
Sentilla’s breakthrough enables organizations to add local intelligence to objects through Java technology, a standards-based language known to millions of developers worldwide. System integrators and end customers can now evolve billions of resource-constrained devices into intelligent computers that can communicate, collaborate, and execute, giving those devices far greater functionality than ever before.
Sentilla is based on Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME). The company’s award-winning Java technology is being featured in the Java Playground at the JavaOne conference and will be on display in Sentilla’s Booth in the Startup Alley, Booth 1224-2. For more information about where to see Sentilla at JavaOne visit: http://www.sentilla.com/javaone.
The Sentilla Java pervasive computing platform for small computers will be available for purchase in late Q2 2008. Attendees of the JavaOne conference can obtain Sentilla’s Perk pervasive computing kit to sample the new technology for $199 at the JavaOne Show Device kiosk in the South Upper Lobby.
Founded in 2003, Sentilla Corporation provides a full life cycle software platform for developing, deploying, integrating and managing pervasive computing applications – with the ease of Java technology. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Sentilla’s software accelerates time to market and reduces the cost of pervasive computing applications across a broad set of industries such as logistics, transportation, security and safety, manufacturing, health care, agriculture, and green technology. Sentilla’s mission is to enable the billions of very small computers deployed throughout the physical world to work together to solve really big business problems. Sentilla Corporation is backed by ONSET Ventures and Claremont Creek Ventures.