like JavaCard. Multos or Windows for Smart Card. Making smart card application development easier and faster. OCEAN has a significant impact on the development process of smart card based secure e-Business solutions.
In today's information technology there is a significant shift from data to application exchange. There is an urgent need for common services and contracts. Standardized models for information gathering, contracting, payment and delivery are required by end-users who want to have the same look-and-feel as well as by developers who want to improve the reusability of their software modules.
One approach to achieve a "Convergence of Computers. Communication. Consumer Electronics, Content and Services" (Sun 1999) is Jim. Jini enables components of network systems to communicate with each other and share their resources (Sun 1999). The goal is to provide flexible components which can be used easily by other components. users. software or hardware. Devices make themselves available. they remove themselves and make an explicit device administration and configuration obsolete (figure 4). Easy access is provided by a common infrastructure. With help of Jini, the network turns into a dynamic and distributed system. Creating. using and maintaining of devices is simplified significantly.
Sun ( 1999): Jini Architectural Overview. http://www.sun.com/jini
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