Kabira Adapter Factory Fully Automates NAI Process via XML for Network Services and eBusiness Applications

Breakthrough Technology Automatically Generates 100% Adapter Functionality



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Kabira Technologies Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Kabira(TM) Technologies Inc., a provider of infrastructure software enabling
 the rapid deployment of next-generation Internet, broadband and wireless
 network services, unveiled today the result of a multi-year investment to
 extend its leadership market position in Network Application and Equipment
 Integration (NAI) software.  The new Kabira Adapter Factory automatically
 generates adapters connecting the Kabira ObjectSwitch Server with applications
 or network equipment via XML, Java and CORBA interfaces.
     Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) vendors -- which provide
 integration between software applications -- have for years provided so-called
 "off-the-shelf" adapters, which integrate a single version and configuration
 of 3rd party software or hardware.  Custom adapters required extensive,
 tedious and expensive hand coding supported by an Adapter Development Kit
 (ADK).  Both "off-the-shelf" and hand-built adapters typically had limited
 functionality, poor performance and were difficult to upgrade to new versions
 of either software or hardware.  In contrast, the Kabira Adapter Factory
 allows companies to auto-generate adapters to standard, customized, homegrown
 applications and/or a multi-vendor network equipment environment.  It also
 provides access to 100% of each application's API or XML schema that allows
 customers to take advantage of the application's total functionality.
     "In the world of Communications Service Providers, having the ability to
 deliver revenue generating services in the shortest time possible is critical
 to competitive advantage, even survival," said Dolan Beckel, president of
 Fathom Solutions.  "Kabira's ObjectSwitch is optimized for fast service
 creation and the Adapter Factory accelerates the implementation process even
 further. Kabira's Adapter Factory enables the rapid integration of
 applications in a flexible and straight forward process."
     Companies competing through rapid deployment of differentiated services
 need to build those services on top of their existing technology assets, both
 software and hardware.  Kabira's ObjectSwitch Server is a market-proven
 platform for new service creation and deployment; the new Kabira Adapter
 Factory now enables them to create these new services while leveraging their
 existing network investment.  The Adapter Factory has been field proven in
 multiple customer projects over the last 90 days.
     "This stuff rocks," said Dan Sifter, CTO of Kabira.  "It is cool to have
 the Adapter Factory up-and-running because now engineers can focus on design
 and leave the implementation of adapters to our powerful, automated tool. Last
 year it took us two and a half months to build an interface to a complex CORBA
 application. With the new Kabira Adapter Factory, we implemented the same
 interface in twelve minutes."
 
     About Kabira Technologies Inc.
     Kabira provides a new class of infrastructure software for the delivery of
 next-generation services required for the convergence of the Internet,
 traditional enterprise and telecommunications networks.  Kabira's mission is
 to enable third-generation (3G) services within wireless, mCommerce,
 broadband, and Internet-based business environments.  Kabira is providing
 "real-time to market" solutions for customers in telco, financial services and
 IP-based networks.  Kabira has established a worldwide customers and partners
 list that includes leading companies such as:  Alcatel, Ameris, Cap Gemini
 E/Y, E*Trade Securities, Energis N.V., Lucent Technologies, and Noos, among
 others.
     Kabira's award-winning ObjectSwitch architecture enables carrier-class
 performance, scalability, high-availability and change-tolerance. Solutions
 deployed directly from high-level UML models include:  OSS integration,
 service activation and provisioning, xDR & billing mediation (CDR, IPDR and
 generic data), global session management and element management.  Phone
 415-446-5000 http://www.kabira.com/ email:  info@kabira.com.
    NOTE:  Kabira and ObjectSwitch are trademarks of Kabira Technologies Inc.
 All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
     CONTACT:  Tom Harvey of Nadel Phelan Inc., 831-440-2404, or
 tom@nadelphelan.com, for Kabira Technologies Inc.; or Grover Righter of Kabira
 Technologies Inc., 415-446-5061, or grover.righter@kabira.com.
 
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SOURCE Kabira Technologies Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Kabira(TM) Technologies Inc., a provider of infrastructure software enabling
 the rapid deployment of next-generation Internet, broadband and wireless
 network services, unveiled today the result of a multi-year investment to
 extend its leadership market position in Network Application and Equipment
 Integration (NAI) software.  The new Kabira Adapter Factory automatically
 generates adapters connecting the Kabira ObjectSwitch Server with applications
 or network equipment via XML, Java and CORBA interfaces.
     Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) vendors -- which provide
 integration between software applications -- have for years provided so-called
 "off-the-shelf" adapters, which integrate a single version and configuration
 of 3rd party software or hardware.  Custom adapters required extensive,
 tedious and expensive hand coding supported by an Adapter Development Kit
 (ADK).  Both "off-the-shelf" and hand-built adapters typically had limited
 functionality, poor performance and were difficult to upgrade to new versions
 of either software or hardware.  In contrast, the Kabira Adapter Factory
 allows companies to auto-generate adapters to standard, customized, homegrown
 applications and/or a multi-vendor network equipment environment.  It also
 provides access to 100% of each application's API or XML schema that allows
 customers to take advantage of the application's total functionality.
     "In the world of Communications Service Providers, having the ability to
 deliver revenue generating services in the shortest time possible is critical
 to competitive advantage, even survival," said Dolan Beckel, president of
 Fathom Solutions.  "Kabira's ObjectSwitch is optimized for fast service
 creation and the Adapter Factory accelerates the implementation process even
 further. Kabira's Adapter Factory enables the rapid integration of
 applications in a flexible and straight forward process."
     Companies competing through rapid deployment of differentiated services
 need to build those services on top of their existing technology assets, both
 software and hardware.  Kabira's ObjectSwitch Server is a market-proven
 platform for new service creation and deployment; the new Kabira Adapter
 Factory now enables them to create these new services while leveraging their
 existing network investment.  The Adapter Factory has been field proven in
 multiple customer projects over the last 90 days.
     "This stuff rocks," said Dan Sifter, CTO of Kabira.  "It is cool to have
 the Adapter Factory up-and-running because now engineers can focus on design
 and leave the implementation of adapters to our powerful, automated tool. Last
 year it took us two and a half months to build an interface to a complex CORBA
 application. With the new Kabira Adapter Factory, we implemented the same
 interface in twelve minutes."
 
     About Kabira Technologies Inc.
     Kabira provides a new class of infrastructure software for the delivery of
 next-generation services required for the convergence of the Internet,
 traditional enterprise and telecommunications networks.  Kabira's mission is
 to enable third-generation (3G) services within wireless, mCommerce,
 broadband, and Internet-based business environments.  Kabira is providing
 "real-time to market" solutions for customers in telco, financial services and
 IP-based networks.  Kabira has established a worldwide customers and partners
 list that includes leading companies such as:  Alcatel, Ameris, Cap Gemini
 E/Y, E*Trade Securities, Energis N.V., Lucent Technologies, and Noos, among
 others.
     Kabira's award-winning ObjectSwitch architecture enables carrier-class
 performance, scalability, high-availability and change-tolerance. Solutions
 deployed directly from high-level UML models include:  OSS integration,
 service activation and provisioning, xDR & billing mediation (CDR, IPDR and
 generic data), global session management and element management.  Phone
 415-446-5000 http://www.kabira.com/ email:  info@kabira.com.
    NOTE:  Kabira and ObjectSwitch are trademarks of Kabira Technologies Inc.
 All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
     CONTACT:  Tom Harvey of Nadel Phelan Inc., 831-440-2404, or
 tom@nadelphelan.com, for Kabira Technologies Inc.; or Grover Righter of Kabira
 Technologies Inc., 415-446-5061, or grover.righter@kabira.com.
 
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