The collaboration of Ericsson and BenQ Mobile to develop new IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Java Standards through a collaborative effort has been approved by the Java Community Process (JCP). The companies had submitted a formal request to be allowed to develop and define IMS services for Java-enabled mobile handsets earlier this year.
The Java Specification Request (JSR-281, IMS Services API) is meant to jointly evolve a high-end Java Application Programming Interface (API). IMS presently offers standardized person-to-person services such as Push-to-Talk and also caters combinational services like instant messaging or video with voice. The new JSR-281 IMS Java application which Ericsson and BenQ Mobile will jointly work to provide enhanced functionalities in the areas of high-level IMS core functionality, Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) services, and Group List Management services. The representatives of both the companies are quite enthusiastic claiming that JSR-281 will mark a major development in the field of IMS Java applications. Jorgen Lantto, Vice President, Ericsson Mobile commented, “Making IMS capabilities available for Java developers will allow the wide community of Java application developers to rapidly bring interactive multimedia services to consumers. We expect that this will speed up the commercial launch of IMS by mobile operators and terminal vendors.”
The development of JSR-281 is likely to give a major boost to Ericsson which is eyeing to provide innovative solutions in more than 140 countries. BenQ Mobile, a global player in wireless communications equipment, is also set to accrue huge benefits out of this project.