Sun Microsystems markets 8D Technologies’
world-leading Java-based POS wireless e-payment solution
through its California based Executive Briefing Center
- 8D ECOTM technology was also showcased as a “star product” at Sun’s JavaOne conference in June 2004
Montreal (Quebec) July 19, 2004 – 8D Technologies Inc. announced today that Sun Microsystems is now demonstrating its uniquely advanced 8D ECO technology at its Menlo Park (California) based Executive Briefing Center. Installed in the sprawling facility, the revolutionary Java-based wireless e-payment solution will thus be available to Sun’s world-wide network of clients and developers. 8D Technologies joined Sun’s iForce Partner Program in May 2004 and 8D ECO was a star product at Sun’s JavaOne conference (June 2004) where it received a prestigious Duke’s Choice Award and was enthusiastically introduced to the VIP crowd by Sun’s CEO, Scott McNealy.
The Executive Briefing Center is a large high-tech facility built by Sun to facilitate the demonstration, for a prolonged period, of third party integrated solutions – based on Sun’s technologies – to the world’s most sophisticated clientele. Besides advanced POS and parking payment systems, the 8D ECO platform allows for the quick development and implementation of countless M2M (Machine-to-Machine) applications.
"Sun’s direct involvement in marketing 8D ECO represents the most credible endorsement of our technology”, said Isabelle Bettez, President and CEO of 8D Technologies. "Not only has our product been recognised by the undisputed leader in advanced wireless Java applications, but it is now concretely visible to the world’s most sophisticated customers. We think this is the beginning of a very fruitful relationship.”
|High performance parking...
Beyond the inviting entrance to the Executive Briefing Center (left), the world’s latest technologies await savvy visitors. The Java based 8D ECO powered parking terminal (center) is part of the most powerful secure wireless POS e-payment and management system on the market today. Next to the terminal, David Coulthard’s Formula 1 McLarens – also packed with Java technology – is also in fast company! http://www.sun.com/ebc
About Sun Microsystems
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at www.sun.com
About 8D Technologies
8D Technologies is a private company that offers distinctly innovative and creative professional products and services using several technological platforms, including Java, TCP/IP, Linux/Unix and wireless. As well, 8D Technologies develops state of the art software, with internationally recognized expertise in the design and implementation of distributed online applications and embedded systems for the e-commerce, wireless (cellular, PDA), consumer automotive and other emerging markets.
8D also commercializes the 8D ECOTM solution, an embedded unit designed to be integrated to payment machines, allowing for real time wireless payment, as well as the remote control and management of terminals and their sensors in both wired and wireless environments. For more information about 8D Technologies and its products and services, please visit: www.8D.com
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President and CEO
8D Technologies Inc.