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September 3, 2002

PsiNaptic Extends JMatos'™ Jini™ Technology Capabilities to Non-Java Devices

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA - PsiNaptic Inc. today announced the completion of the first development phase of Jini Network Technology capabilities for non-Java devices. The first company to implement standalone Jini Technology for Java embedded processors, PsiNaptic has created C-based embedded software that allows very resource-constrained embedded processors to offer Java-based services without having to support a Java Virtual Machine.

"No longer do you have to be Java to offer Java," says Steven Knudsen, PsiNaptic's CTO. "Now, a small processor that understands only C and assembly language can behave like a Jini host and offer a Java service that can be used by any Java-enabled device. For example, a single-chip sensor or controller can offer its own Java service to a PDA running a simple Jini client application. The service can be anything from a simple driver to a full-blown application complete with a GUI".

The new technology, called CMatos, complements JMatos, PsiNaptic's small footprint implementation of Jini Technology, and lets even the smallest device participate in Jini federations. With a total system memory footprint of less than 60 kilobytes (not including any offered services), CMatos represents more than an order of magnitude improvement over JMatos, which is, in turn, more than an order of magnitude smaller than any other Jini Technology implementation.

Cameron Roe, Chief Software Architect and co-creator of JMatos says, "Having CMatos push services to Jini clients is a key milestone which gives even the most deeply embedded processor the ability to play in a pervasive computing environment. Our next development will be to have CMatos behave as a full Jini Lookup Service and host services from other devices."

CMatos and JMatos are a significant step forward in the development of protocols that enable the creation of self-administered, resilient networks of embedded devices. True to the Jini Technology vision, devices in such networks can freely and easily exchange information and services without the need for human interaction. JMatos allows devices to have their own self-contained Jini lookup service, and offer its intrinsic services and information to other Jini clients independent of wider area network availability. CMatos propagates this capability down to the smallest embedded devices.

The first implementation of CMatos has been hosted on 8051-class processors. PsiNaptic is currently working with selected partners to develop early CMatos applications, and expects to have full developer tools and libraries available by Q1, 2003. Parties interested in participating in our CMatos program are encouraged to contact PsiNaptic directly.

CMatos and JMatos bring adaptive networking to embedded processors found in mobile phones and PDAs, industrial controls, automotive telematics units, medical instrumentation, sensors, and appliances. JMatos has successfully passed Jini network technology compatibility tests required by Sun Microsystemsª.

About PsiNaptic Inc.

PsiNaptic implements distributed computing frameworks such as Jini technology for use in very small microprocessors. By combining JMatos™ 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. The free JMatos SDK is available for download at www.psinaptic.com

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