Sun Microsystems Announces Improved Performance and Features With New Java(TM) Advanced Imaging 1.1 Software

Sun's Imaging Software Is Designed to Enable Distributed and Web-Based

Applications to Address Growing Needs of New Markets



May 09, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    PALO ALTO, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire/ --
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SUNW) announced today the availability of its
 new Java(TM) Advanced Imaging 1.1 software. The new version is available
 worldwide and users and developers can download the imaging software for free
 from Sun's Java web site at java.sun.com/products/java-media/jai .
 Additionally, systems vendors can license the use of Java Advanced Imaging
 software directly from Sun as well.
     Today, Java Advanced Imaging software is a mature technology that is used
 by leading imaging companies as well as E-Commerce, technical, photo
 processing and document handling markets. It is designed to allow customers in
 these areas to develop and deploy quickly in the Java software environment,
 develop platform-independent products, and add completely new capabilities for
 manipulating digital images in their products.
     "Java Advanced Imaging 1.1 software provides the critical infrastructure
 necessary to enable distributed and Web-based applications being developed
 today," said Robbie Turner, vice president of Client and Technical Market
 Products of Sun Microsystems. "This new version provides more extensive
 support for imaging over the network, providing an optimum solution for
 client- and server-side digital imaging. Additionally, Java Advanced Imaging
 software meets the demanding needs of customers who require digital imaging
 capabilities in a wide range of computing environments."
 
     POWERFUL FEATURES
     One such site is the National Library of Medicine. James Seamans, a
 contractor serving as a senior systems scientist, said the National Library of
 Medicine was able to add a new dimension to the retrieval and display of its
 medical images by using Sun's Java Advanced Imaging software.
     "Sun's Java technology and its Java Advanced Imaging 1.1 software solved a
 major problem of cross-platform compatibility for our Visible Human Project,"
 said Mr. Seamans. "We are now able to provide our users with a single point of
 application programming interfaces to manipulate and display various filtering
 algorithms for enhancing features in the Visible Human data set." Mr. Seamans
 added that there are plans to migrate these functions to a Java Advanced
 Imaging software-based, web-based interface, further improving public access
 to this important data set.
     Java Advanced Imaging software is used to create and run image processing
 applications, either as applets or as large-scale distributed processing
 applications. Users can now also add image manipulation capabilities to
 existing products in which imaging is useful or important but not central to
 the product. Java Advanced Imaging software also provides crucial
 infrastructure support for distributed and Web-based applications.
     Java Advanced Imaging 1.1 software features numerous performance
 enhancements, including expanded memory management for handling very large
 images, superior computational scheduling and multi-threading. The new version
 supports native acceleration of imaging operations on the Solaris(TM)
 Operating Environment, and provides much enhanced performance on the Windows
 platform. Java Advanced Imaging software is also available on the Linux
 platform, through the efforts of the Linux Blackdown Porting Team, an informal
 group of Linux developers that has made significant contributions to the Java
 platform on Linux.
 
     NEW CAPABILITIES FOR NEW MARKETS
     Java Advanced Imaging 1.1 software was designed to meet the needs of
 digital imaging customers while also expanding its usefulness to new markets,
 such as document imaging. 1Finder, a document management company, is one such
 example. It has incorporated Java Advanced Imaging software's new capabilities
 into its expanding business model with great success.
     "1Finder uses Sun's Java Advanced Imaging 1.1 software to display and
 manipulate scanned documents in our flagship document management program,"
 said Gerard Monsen, a senior software developer at 1Finder. "Java Advanced
 Imaging 1.1 software is unique in its ability to support Web-based
 applications, and we have found no other imaging API anywhere that can provide
 our cutting-edge business model with comparable functionality."
 
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The
 Computer"(TM) -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc., to its position as a
 leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that
 power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to take their businesses to
 the nth. With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than
 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com .
 
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo, Java, Solaris, and The Network
 Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems,
 Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 
     CONTACT:  Frank E. Smith of Sun Microsystems, Inc., 650-786-7215, or
 franke.smith@sun.com; or Joe Kwak of Eastwick Communications, 650-480-4021, or
 joe@eastwick.com, for Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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    PALO ALTO, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire/ --
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SUNW) announced today the availability of its
 new Java(TM) Advanced Imaging 1.1 software. The new version is available
 worldwide and users and developers can download the imaging software for free
 from Sun's Java web site at java.sun.com/products/java-media/jai .
 Additionally, systems vendors can license the use of Java Advanced Imaging
 software directly from Sun as well.
     Today, Java Advanced Imaging software is a mature technology that is used
 by leading imaging companies as well as E-Commerce, technical, photo
 processing and document handling markets. It is designed to allow customers in
 these areas to develop and deploy quickly in the Java software environment,
 develop platform-independent products, and add completely new capabilities for
 manipulating digital images in their products.
     "Java Advanced Imaging 1.1 software provides the critical infrastructure
 necessary to enable distributed and Web-based applications being developed
 today," said Robbie Turner, vice president of Client and Technical Market
 Products of Sun Microsystems. "This new version provides more extensive
 support for imaging over the network, providing an optimum solution for
 client- and server-side digital imaging. Additionally, Java Advanced Imaging
 software meets the demanding needs of customers who require digital imaging
 capabilities in a wide range of computing environments."
 
     POWERFUL FEATURES
     One such site is the National Library of Medicine. James Seamans, a
 contractor serving as a senior systems scientist, said the National Library of
 Medicine was able to add a new dimension to the retrieval and display of its
 medical images by using Sun's Java Advanced Imaging software.
     "Sun's Java technology and its Java Advanced Imaging 1.1 software solved a
 major problem of cross-platform compatibility for our Visible Human Project,"
 said Mr. Seamans. "We are now able to provide our users with a single point of
 application programming interfaces to manipulate and display various filtering
 algorithms for enhancing features in the Visible Human data set." Mr. Seamans
 added that there are plans to migrate these functions to a Java Advanced
 Imaging software-based, web-based interface, further improving public access
 to this important data set.
     Java Advanced Imaging software is used to create and run image processing
 applications, either as applets or as large-scale distributed processing
 applications. Users can now also add image manipulation capabilities to
 existing products in which imaging is useful or important but not central to
 the product. Java Advanced Imaging software also provides crucial
 infrastructure support for distributed and Web-based applications.
     Java Advanced Imaging 1.1 software features numerous performance
 enhancements, including expanded memory management for handling very large
 images, superior computational scheduling and multi-threading. The new version
 supports native acceleration of imaging operations on the Solaris(TM)
 Operating Environment, and provides much enhanced performance on the Windows
 platform. Java Advanced Imaging software is also available on the Linux
 platform, through the efforts of the Linux Blackdown Porting Team, an informal
 group of Linux developers that has made significant contributions to the Java
 platform on Linux.
 
     NEW CAPABILITIES FOR NEW MARKETS
     Java Advanced Imaging 1.1 software was designed to meet the needs of
 digital imaging customers while also expanding its usefulness to new markets,
 such as document imaging. 1Finder, a document management company, is one such
 example. It has incorporated Java Advanced Imaging software's new capabilities
 into its expanding business model with great success.
     "1Finder uses Sun's Java Advanced Imaging 1.1 software to display and
 manipulate scanned documents in our flagship document management program,"
 said Gerard Monsen, a senior software developer at 1Finder. "Java Advanced
 Imaging 1.1 software is unique in its ability to support Web-based
 applications, and we have found no other imaging API anywhere that can provide
 our cutting-edge business model with comparable functionality."
 
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The
 Computer"(TM) -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc., to its position as a
 leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that
 power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to take their businesses to
 the nth. With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than
 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com .
 
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun Logo, Java, Solaris, and The Network
 Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems,
 Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 
     CONTACT:  Frank E. Smith of Sun Microsystems, Inc., 650-786-7215, or
 franke.smith@sun.com; or Joe Kwak of Eastwick Communications, 650-480-4021, or
 joe@eastwick.com, for Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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