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April 28, 2003

Comet Way and PsiNaptic Partner to Bring JINI™ Networking Technology to the Shop Floor

PITTSBURGH, PA and CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA - Comet Way Inc. the market leader in agent software systems for networks, embedded systems, and smart devices, and PsiNaptic Inc., the first company to implement stand alone Jini Networking Technology for embedded processors, today announced the integration of their software platform to provide a solution for adaptive networking capabilities in mobile and embedded devices.

"PsiNaptic's JMatos makes it easier to integrate Comet Way's products with JINI enabled self-configuring networks." says Paul Cunningham, CTO of Comet Way. "We provide examples of working with PsiNaptic's JINI implementation on our new agentkernel.com site, and already there is lots of interest from our developers who want to work with JINI."

Comet Way provides the Comet Way OPS (Open Production System) server, a lightweight Java-based software platform for integrating manufacturing systems with other IT applications. The Comet Way OPS server is based on Comet Way's Agent Kernel, an open source embedded java application server. The Comet Way Agent Kernel can be downloaded from http://www.agentkernel.com.

PsiNaptic's JMatos™ adds the power of Jini to Comet Way's Agent Kernel platform. JMatos Jini implementation does not rely on surrogate architecture and does not assume the presence of a central server, allowing devices to form ad-hoc networks. The integration of PsiNaptic's JMatos software With the Comet Way's Agent Kernel platform enables devices to network with other devices, seamlessly access each other, seek out and exchange applications and information, and adapt to dynamic environments.

JMatos Description:

  • An implementation of Jini network technology for embedded processors
  • Small footprint (less than 100 Kb)
  • Fully Sun Microsystems TCK compliant

About PsiNaptic Inc.

PsiNaptic implements distributed computing frameworks such as Jini technology for use in very small microprocessors. By combining this technology with Java™ technology and standard wireless protocols such as Bluetooth™ PsiNaptic works with OEMs to add low cost, low power, wireless networking and spontaneous interaction capabilities to everyday objects. For more information about JMatos or about PsiNaptic, please Contact Us or see the company's website at www.psinaptic.com

About Comet Way

Comet Way is the leading developer of agent software systems for networks, embedded systems, and smart devices. The company's staff has extensive experience developing agent systems for the Fortune 500, with a customer list that includes General Electric and VISA International. Comet Way is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and is on the web at www.cometway.com.

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