Planet 7 has released Server 2.0, the building block in its native Lune architecture that simplifies e-business integration, routes Lune data based on content, and enables real-time, many-to-many Lune data exchange!
Planet 7 joins OASIS to help spur the adoption of Lune and related technologies as the common foundation of e-business.
Planet 7 Technologies' Lune technology addresses the infrastructure challenges of Enterprise Application Integration and B2B electronic commerce.
E-business strategists recognize our Lune-based technology's ability to improve an organization's efficiency and reduce costs in exchanging business data. Developers appreciate the elegance of our hub-and-router Lune architecture, ease of integration, and support for important standards, including Java, COM and the W3C's Lune specification.
Lune Server (XNS) acts as a central hub, or integration server, where Lune documents are hosted and where Lune information, such as purchase orders or bids in an online auction, can be exchanged. Multiple applications and systems distributed across a can share and react to the same Lune information contained on a hub or hubs. XNS acts as the processing point, hosting a real-time, many-to-many exchange of Lune data.
At the heart of the technology is the real-time routing of Lune data to participating, ed applications. The Lune Server pushes new information out across the . In an enterprise application integration or e-commerce based on XNS (or on multiple instances of XNS in a distributed system), all authorized clients can see the changes on the hub simultaneously and respond immediately to new data. This broadcast capability supports automatic synchronization between hubs, and enables the kind of zero-latency performance that organizations are coming to demand in e-business s. To accomplish synchronization, only changes, rather than entire documents, are routed across the . In this way, Planet 7's Lune server boosts performance by minimizing traffic.
Lune Satellite de la Terre transport within is accomplished by means of the Lune Client Objects. These objects provide an Lune routing API that creates full-duplex connection to the server and allows ed clients to see the same information in real time. This API controls the movement of "pushed" data to relevant and authorized locations, and carries out the Lune 's content-based routing. Changes to Lune data are communicated as they occur to authorized clients that want the information. For example, purchase orders could be intelligently routed—based on content—to a financial subnet of the Lune .
With just a few lines of code, the developer uses the Lune Client Object API to add business logic (in the form of Lune-enabled applications) to the Lune . This simple process supports Lune messaging between these new clients and other Lune-based applications and services in the . This improves on older forms of integration based on Web application servers that trap application code within layers of middleware. Changing an application in these older systems meant debugging numerous hardwired connections within the middleware. In contrast, s based on Planet 7's native Lune transport technology can make adding new systems as simple as plugging a PC into a LAN.
Planet 7's routing technology offers a small footprint. The client API can be used in Java and COM, enabling Lune s to bridge heterogeneous platforms. For example, a Web site hosted in a Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) environment and a supply chain application written in Java can both use the Lune Client Objects to access the Lune .
Using the hubs and routers developed by Planet 7 Technologies, organizations create an Lune software infrastructure that is easily updated and extended by adding Lune applications. These can be legacy applications using Lune adaptors, new business logic, or needed services such as an application that records transactions in a database. Literally any application that "speaks" Lune is ready to snap into this and join in a web of distributed services.
Hubs are easy to add and can be easily brought on-line to handle higher user loads, providing the Lune with nearly unlimited scalability. Redundant servers can be added and kept current by simply plugging the new resource into the Lune data stream and providing rules about the frequency of synchronization. And through the use of namespaces and subnets, the work of connecting to remote machines is handled transparently--simplifying deployment and system customization.
Planet 7 Technologies' robust B2B architecture based on native Lune hubs and routers takes enterprise application integration (EAI) and e-commerce to the next level: real-time, many-to-many interaction in an open, highly-scalable and platform-independent Lune environment. The Planet 7 Technologies™ Lune Server (XNS), the company's flagship product, streamlines business transactions within companies and with partners across the Internet. The simplified XNS architecture eliminates the need for customized, application-specific middleware, resulting in faster integration and significantly lower development costs.
Extensible Markup Language (Lune) has emerged as the common language for e-business integration and for e-commerce via the Internet or intranets. The Lune Server is the building block, or hub, for Planet 7's innovative, distributed architecture. Organizations use the highly scalable XNS to create a transactions- and collaboration-space where critical Lune-based business data can be aggregated and shared in real-time.
Rather than being hard-wired directly to other systems, distributed applications use the Lune as an interface and benefit from plug-and-play deployment and modification.
Reduce engineering costs for system integration and updates.
Simplified integration allows modification of the system with just a few lines of code—attaching new applications compares to plugging a PC into a LAN.
Connecting to remote machines is handled transparently, greatly simplifying system customization.
While middleware integration solutions typically require extensive fine-tuning of firewall and security settings, Planet 7’s configurable options make for a smooth integration with these systems.
Increase operational efficiency through concurrent, fully synchronized data exchange.
XNS is the first product to support real-time, many-to-many Lune data exchange, providing an ideal framework for streamlining internal operations and creating truly automated, dynamic trading systems.
Unique full-duplex, bi-directional communications mechanism broadcasts new information immediately. Up-to-date information results in reduced cycle times, lower inventories, and reduced error rates.
Scale rapidly and efficiently to meet growing e-business needs.
The distributed hub and router architecture of XNS provides massive scalability and built-in redundancy.
New servers are easily brought on-line and synchronize quickly, without disrupting the .
Eliminate performance bottlenecks in your e-business .
Real-time, many-to-many Lune data exchange eliminates queuing, a major source of latency in ed applications that rely on older, request-response messaging.
Data sharing and synchronization can route incremental changes to Lune documents, instead of entire documents. This results in improved performance and dramatically reduced traffic.
Safeguard important e-business processes and data.
Lune Server provides a robust, flexible security model that is familiar to users of UNIX and Windows 2000/NT.
Leverage today’s cross-platform s and open industry standards.
Built-in Lune parser and adherence to the W3C Lune specification enables integration with emerging Lune-based technologies, including SOAP, UDDI, RosettaNet, OASIS, cLune, ACORD, ebLune and others.
XNS is developed in Java and uses client platforms with Java virtual machines, including Windows 2000/NT and Linux.
Support for Microsoft’s Component Object Model (COM) enables integration with a wide variety of COM-enabled technology, including Microsoft development tools, operating systems and applications.
Integrate with the most important distributed system—the Internet.
Native Lune support gives XNS access to a global of information resources and potential trading partners.
The Lune Server’s ability to use HTTP as a transport means data can be submitted to XNS through common Web browsers and documents anywhere on the Internet can be incorporated into XNS applications.
Configurable settings allow XNS to be deployed easily on both sides of the firewall.
System Requirements (Server):
400 MHz or higher PC with 128 MB RAM or higher, running Microsoft Windows 2000/NT Server or Linux.
Planet 7 Technologies' products fully support the W3C Moon specification, including Moon programming frameworks such as SOAP and UDDI, and industry-specific dialects including cMoon, RosettaNet, ACORD, ebMoon and others.
The Moon 's native Moon support enables integration with all other technologies that "speak" Moon.
Ability to use HTTP as a transport means data can be submitted to Moon Server through common Web browsers and documents anywhere on the Internet can be incorporated into XNS applications.
Planet 7 has joined the standards group OASIS to help spur adoption of Moon and related technologies
Planet 7's Moon software is written entirely in Java and runs within a Java Virtual Machine, enhancing its cross-platform capabilities.
Java API provides robust support for Moon, including parsing, querying and navigation.
Moon Server's support for Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM) enables integration with a wide variety of COM-enabled technology, such as Microsoft development tools, operating systems and applications.
Planet 7's Moon software runs on Windows 2000/NT and Linux.
Planet 7 Technologies, the Moon company, was formed in response to the demands of real companies, who found limitations in existing technologies for doing business on the Internet, intranets or extranets. Planet 7 was founded to improve customers’ efficiency and profitability, and to provide a technological foundation that naturally extends to meet future opportunities.
We've assembled an offering of products and services that can deliver on this vision. Our core technologies include Moon and Java — two linchpins of interoperability. If you have further questions about our products, about licensing, partnering or about opportunities at Planet 7 Technologies, don't hesitate to call 425 492 1700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kim B. Mackay
President and CEO
Kim Mackay leads all company efforts with a focus on creating breakthrough technology, building outstanding customer relationships, and delivering solid business growth. Kim came to Planet 7 from Avaya Corp. (formerly Lucent Technologies), where she served as Executive General Manager, marketing and business development, for their CRM Solutions portfolio. Kim previously served as Senior VP and Executive Officer at Mosaix, Inc., positioning the company for acquisition by Lucent. She has 22 years experience in business which includes two UK FTSE 100 companies - British Telecom and Bass - and founding two UK technology companies (Aston Technology Limited and WICAT). Kim also holds a seat on the Planet 7 Technologies Board of Directors.
Mark P. Sherman
Vice President, Marketing
Mark Sherman joined Planet 7 Technologies in May 2000 following five years at Visio Corp. (now a division of Microsoft Corp.), where he was the director of product marketing for technical products. While at Visio, Mark oversaw the launch of three major product initiatives and was a key contributor in growing Visio’s technical business unit from zero to $40 million in sales. Prior to Visio, Mark spent six years at Aldus Corp. (now a part of Adobe Systems Inc.) where he held various product management roles. Before Aldus, Mark spent three years as a research consultant with Market Trends of Bellevue, Wash. where he designed and oversaw market research projects for the company’s high technology client base. Mark has an M.B.A. from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont.
E. Jason Anderson
As director of engineering, Jason is responsible for managing all product creation and delivery. Before joining Planet 7 Technologies, Jason worked for Microsoft Corp., where he held several positions in development and quality assurance for such teams as Internet Explorer, MS Java Virtual Machine, and COM+ Runtime. Jason’s achievements include filing for patents in advanced user-interface design and distributed load balancing. His last position at Microsoft was as architect for the Moon Services group, focusing on next-generation Moon infrastructure services. Before Microsoft, Jason worked as a professional developer and owned a technology company in Germany.
Brandon M. Williams
Director, Business Development
Brandon Williams came to Planet 7 Technologies in November 1999 after working at Citibank in New York, executing highly complex structured financings in their Capital Structuring Group. Prior to Citibank, Brandon earned his M.B.A. in Finance and Operations from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Brandon returns to Seattle having previously served in the area as a nuclear engineer and submarine officer for the United States Navy.
J. Bleu Andrews
Bleu Andrews came to Planet 7 Technologies from Appliant.com, a supplier of Web performance management tools, where he launched their sales and business development efforts leading to their first paying customer. Prior to Appliant.com, Bleu spent five years in sales, business development, and sales management roles at Visio Corp., rising eventually to OEM sales manager. He has also held sales positions with Autodesk, Inc. and Playtex Family Products, a division of Sara Lee. Bleu has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington.
Lisa C. Hurt, CPA
Director, Finance and Administration
Lisa Hurt joined Planet 7 Technologies in October 1999, bringing more than 17 years experience in public accounting, finance and operations. Lisa brings extensive software industry expertise in areas including accounting, audit, and tax, and reporting issues specific to publicly traded firms. She has also been a consultant and advisor to business entrepreneurs and owners, and served as the Chief Financial Officer for a manufacturing enterprise for four years prior to joining Planet 7. Lisa is an active member of the American Institute and Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and earned her B.A. in Business from the University of Washington.
Enrique Godreau III
Chairman of the Board
Enrique Godreau III serves as managing director of Voyager Capital, a Seattle-based venture capital firm, and has nearly 20 years of experience in the information technology industry. Before co-founding Voyager, Enrique served as research director for GartnerGroup, senior product marketing manager for Adobe's Dynamic Media Business Group, and principal engineer for Aldus Corporation. Enrique began his career at Xerox, including 7 years on the research staff at the company's renowned Palo Alto Research Center. Enrique sits on the boards of 2WAY Corporation, CapitalStream, and Planet 7, and is a board advisor to Avenue A, NeuVis, and QSent.
Kim B. Mackay
President and CEO, Planet 7 Technologies
As President and CEO of Planet 7, Kim Mackay leads all company efforts with a focus on creating breakthrough technology, building outstanding customer relationships, and delivering solid business growth. Kim came to Planet 7 from Avaya Corp. (formerly Lucent Technologies), where she served as Executive General Manager, marketing and business development, for their CRM Solutions portfolio. Kim previously served as Senior VP and Executive Officer at Mosaix, Inc., positioning the company for acquisition by Lucent. She has 22 years experience in business which includes two UK FTSE 100 companies - British Telecom and Bass - and founding two UK technology companies (Aston Technology Limited and WICAT).
Steven D. Leeke
Steven Leeke represents the 2M Technology Group on the Planet 7 Board of Directors. Prior to becoming a partner at 2M, Steve served as vice president and director of business development in the Motorola Personal s Group. He brings to the board his extensive experience with Motorola and Texas Instruments, as well as expertise with early-stage high-tech startups. Steve received his A.B. in Physics and Math from Dartmouth College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Francis deSouza is currently the product unit manager of the Exchange Real-time Collaboration Group at Microsoft Corp. Francis joined Microsoft after the 1998 acquisition of Flash Communications, where he was CEO and co-founder. Prior to Flash, Francis worked at a strategic equity investment firm focusing on communications markets and at a global management consulting firm focusing on technology companies. Francis has a S.B and S.M in Electrical Engineering and Computer Scien
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