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Jini

(networking)
/jee'nee/ Sun's Java-based system for networking home appliances, desktop computers and other kinds of consumer electronics.

http://java.sun.com/products/jini/.

Jini

Pronounced "gee-nee." A Java-based distributed computing environment originally from Sun in which devices plugged into the network automatically offer their services. Jini creates a "network dialtone" allowing, for example, a laptop to be plugged in and immediately use printers and other resources. It turns "peripherals into services," so that when a disk drive is plugged in, it becomes a storage service rather than just a drive. Jini was taken over by Apache and became the Apache River project. See JavaSpaces and zero configuration.
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Perhaps the most obvious Jini storage application is management of storage devices and subsystems in a SAN.
Sun's Jini Technology Starter Kit offered under the Apache License helps remove barriers to access and further fuels developers' interest in research and commercial efforts with Jini technology.
Tolliver said: "We intend to use Jini as a fundamental piece of technology for adding new services and value in our disc arrays.
Sun's Java programming language, which lets programmers write an application once to run on many systems, is the core of the Jini technology.
Industry standard Java and Jini technologies enable developers to create adaptive Grid computing systems that are resilient, evolvable and dynamically scalable.
When asked about his decision to join Juniper Internet Communications, Melson cited the key reasons for his choosing to join JINI as his "strong belief in JINI's vision of its wonderful market opportunity to provide high quality services to leading Broadband providers, and also his respect for Mr.
JINI is the latest in an alphabet soup of acronyms commencing with J which have been spinning out of the Java camp.
HP said it would be using the standardized protocol within future JetDirect and Web JetAdmin products but would also be working with Novell Inc's NDPS distributed print services, and with Sun Microsystems Inc on Jini.
With over 2000 software and hardware objects integrated into one single distributed system environment using the power of Java, Jini and Majitek's new distributed systems framework Maji.
The way in which different technologies are approached is vary varied even within Jini and Java" and HP spokesperson said.