Java Card Forum

The Java Card Forum is an industry association of companies from the smart card, secure operating system and secure silicon industry, working together to promote and develop Java as the preferred programming language for multi-application smart cards, secure devices and other execution environments.

JNet ThingX Corp joins the Java Card Forum

The Java Card Forum welcomes jNet during its 20th year anniversary

Berlin, San Jose, 25th September 2017 – The Java Card Forum (JCF) is delighted to announce that jNet ThingX (“jNet”), a technology innovator specializing in the development of secure, embedded operating systems for secure microcontrollers (i.e. smartcards) and resource-constrained SoCs, is joining the Java Card Forum, demonstrating its commitment to contribute and drive forward the development of an IoT profile for the Java Card specification.

Over the past 3 years, jNet has been working with customers to evolve and adapt its Java Card solution to address the requirements of IoT edge devices. Building on Java Card’s strong security foundations, jNet added support for multiple communication protocols, sensors and actuators, including real-time processing of I/O and sensor fusion, secure remote updates, and more, to address the full set of requirements from the SoCs that go into IoT edge devices.

“Our mission at jNet has been to help our customers reduce development costs, accelerate time-to-market and enhance security for IoT edge devices by making them Java-programmable. We port a Java Virtual Machine on to the smallest, most resource-constrained SoCs, so developers can tap the powerful development ecosystem of Java to build things faster, more securely. We are confident that Java-programmable SoCs will become the norm for IoT edge devices,” said Mikhail Friedland, CEO at jNet ThingX. “Through our Java Card Forum membership and contributions to the Java Card IoT profile spec, we hope to accelerate the adoption of Java Card for IoT edge devices.”

“We are delighted that jNet will become a valued member of the JCF,” declares Volker Gerstenberger, President of the JCF. “With their solid background in the traditional sectors and their innovative work in the IoT area, they will add an additional expertise to the Forum, as we work on the future direction of the Java Card platform.”

About the JCF

The primary purpose of the Java Card Forum is to promote, as an industry, the development of Java as the preferred platform for interoperable smart cards and other secure devices. The Forum was founded in 1997 and is composed of a Business Committee and Technical Committee, advancing the Java Card specification in cooperation with Oracle. The Java Card platform is now one of the most pervasive technologies in the world.

About jNet ThingX Corp

jNet ThingX is a “technology enablement” company in the business of developing secure Java Virtual Machines and mission critical, native, real-time Operating Systems under contract with silicon manufacturers, government agencies and commercial businesses. Using its Java Virtual Machine, jNet helps its customers by abstracting away the complexities associated with development on resource-constrained secure microcontrollers and SoCs. As a result, jNet customers reduce their development costs, accelerate their time-to-market and benefit from robust security.

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Author: Karen B

Karen has been working in the high-tech industry for over 25 years covering system support, event management, corporate publishing and secretariat support for special interest groups. As well as running the UK office, she is the Marketing & Operations Secretariat for the Java Card Forum. She is currently based in the UK.

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