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Anil Kollur
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Hi! Eric,
I am working in a Telecom company U know which manufactures telecom equipments like Telephones, Switches like PABX based on ISDN, TCP/IP, H.323 etc protocols. My question is can J2ME be useful in these devices? if yes then how?
And one more thing, there is a JTAPI the Java Telephone App programming Interface, can this can be included in J2ME or can it be run using J2ME.
If U answer then I will be very grateful to U,
Thanks in advance,
Anil
 
Eric Giguere
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Depends what you want. The J2ME Mobile Information Device Profile is specifically aimed at cellphones. But for things like switches and so on you'd probably want a J2ME profile built on top of the Connected Device Configuration (CDC) or even a plain J2SE implementation. J2ME is really aimed for situations where there are serious limits on memory size and/or processor speed. And it's not clear to me that Java will give you the kind of speed you need in something like a telecom switch.
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shailesh sonavadekar
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Anil , I think J2me is for devices like smartcards , pda's , not for advanced devices like telecome switches , telephones.
Regarding JTAPI , i think it is more related to J2EE supporting API , rather than related to j2me.
I think this will be helpful.
SHAILESH.
 
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Whoops, forgot to answer your question about JTAPI... JTAPI is J2SE/J2EE based, so it won't work with J2ME. Perhaps some work is being done somewhere to make a set of APIs suitable for J2ME, but I'm not familiar with them.
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Anil Kollur
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Hi! Eric,
Thanks a lot, u have cleared my doubts, thanks once again.
Anil
 
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