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Founded in the U.K. in 1986, Insignia started out developing technology that enabled non-Intel computers to run DOS and Windows applications. Twelve years later, after a shift in focus, the first beta versions of the Jeode platform and Jeode Embedded Virtual Machine emerged. According to Insignia's statistics, more than 35 million runtime units of Jeode technology have been contracted by OEMs, OS, and middleware suppliers. Jeode includes class libraries for either PersonalJava or EmbeddedJava (depending on which implementation the device manufacturer chooses), and a tool suite that includes a configurator, monitor, and deployment tools. Jeode is available on a variety of operating systems - Windows CE 2.12 and 3.0, Windows NT4, VxWorks, Linux, ITRON, Nucleus, BSDi UNIX, and pSOS - and also supports a number of microprocessors: ARM, MIPS, x86, Hitachi SuperH-3, Hita... (more)

Product Review: iPAQ

This is the first in a series of reviews of devices that are capable of running Java 2 Micro Edition - be it PersonalJava, MIDP, or any other new profile that comes along. In this and future issues of JDJ, we'll try to provide a rundown of the various kinds of handheld, embedded, and mobile devices, and how well they run your favorite language. First up is Compaq's iPAQ. The iPAQ, a pocket PC from Compaq, (see Figure 1), comes in two flavors. There's the gray-scale H3135, which is 5.1"x3.2"x0.6" and weighs in at 6.3 ounces, and the color H3635, which is the same size but 0.3 oun... (more)