FROX communication has joined the OSS through Java Initiative (OSS/J) to support the implementation of key OSS/J profiles. FROX communication is an independent software house focusing on the fields of service management, voice management, and system integration.
“With our longtime experience in system integration, we recognized the trend to standardization in the whole software industry very early,” says Andres Roethlisberger, Head of Engineering, FROX communication. “And it became clear to us that this will be extremely important especially for telecom companies, which is why FROX decided to be the first company in Switzerland to establish an OSS/J competence center.”
To reverse the growing complexity of OSS systems, service providers are pressing for options to proprietary, vendor-specific software solutions with pseudo de facto “standards” that limit technology choices. For this reason, increasing numbers of service providers have joined forces to support the TeleManagement Forum (TMF) New Generation OSS standard (NGOSS) of which OSS/J APIs and Design Guidelines are the first real-world implementation. OSS/J itself is an open and publicly available standard providing a proven approach which delivers significant benefits for all stakeholders along the value chain.
“With a proven track record in rapid and innovative OSS-aware Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) initiatives, FROX communication is ideally positioned to contribute to OSS/J’s comprehensive integration strategy,” says Antonio Plutino, Sun Microsystems, who leads the Initiative’s Product Team. “By working on the XML/JMS and Web Services profiles for our growing family of OSS/J APIs, FROX will significantly contribute to solutions supporting the effective management of next generation telecommunications networks. The fact that FROX communication is well versed in the use of advanced integration tools, such as Tigerstripe Workbench for API lifecycle management, is another reason why we are delighted to welcome the company to OSS/J.”
On May 16, TMF and OSS/J announced their intention to join forces by July 1, 2006. OSS/J will become a major TMF technology program, attesting to the widespread adoption of OSS/J’s open, JavaEE-based standards.
About the OSS through JavaT Initiative
Building on the success of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EET), XML, and Web Services technologies in enterprise applications and e-commerce, the OSS through Java Initiative is chartered to develop functional APIs that accelerate the development of innovative OSS/BSS solutions where all applications function together. The Initiative’s APIs are standardized under the latest Java Community Process (JCP) program. The deliverables for each API consist of a specification, a reference implementation, and a technology compatibility kit – all of which, including source code, are made available to the industry free of charge. The Initiative’s APIs help service providers jumpstart the deployment of end-to-end services on next-generation networks and leverage the convergence of telecommunications and Internet-based solutions. For more information on the OSS through Java Initiative and its membership, visit: http://www.ossj.org.
About FROX communication
FROX communication is an independent software house focusing on the fields of Service Management, Voice Management, and System Integration. As a subsidiary company of the Noser Group, FROX has the unique possibility to access the know-how of its sister companies, which are employing over 200 engineers in total for different IT fields. FROX is working closely with suppliers and customers in the area of system integration, providing support to the development of interfaces and connected software. Offerings are made for all project phases, from analysis and consulting to system design and system integration, project management, engineering and implementation, right through to maintenance and support. FROX’ commitment is to deliver efficient projects on time and at fair prices. For more information about FROX communication, visit: http://www.frox.com