Rendezvous uses industry standard networking protocols and zero configuration technology to automatically discover and connect devices over any IP network, including Ethernet and 802.11 wireless networking. Rendezvous is integrated into Apple’s Mac® OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar” operating system, and dozens of companies are working to integrate it into their products.
“No one wants any one company to own or control the core networking technology for the home, school or office,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Rendezvous is becoming a prime example of how open standards can drive innovation and quick adoption in a wide variety of products.”
“Apple and Philips share a vision for the future,” said Gerard Kleisterlee, CEO of Royal Philips Electronics. “We both believe that consumers want devices throughout the home to talk to each other, so that, for example, the music stored in iTunes on your Mac can play through the Philips stereo system in your living room, or the photos stored in iPhoto can be displayed as a stunning slideshow on your Philips Flat TV. Rendezvous helps realize this dream. Philips is particularly pleased that Apple has adopted an open standard and architecture for Rendezvous, and we will support Rendezvous in future Philips products.”
“Canon is adding our support to the growing adoption of Apple’s revolutionary Rendezvous networking technology,” said Amit Bagchi, Marketing director for Canon’s printer products. “We’re building Rendezvous into the new ImagePROGRAF W2200, W7200 and W7250 color graphic and large-format network-enabled print products so they will automatically configure within office networks.”
“Xerox Phaser network printers will be even simpler for our customers to use as we integrate Apple’s Rendezvous technology into future products,” said Rob Stewart, vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Xerox Office Printing Business.
“Rendezvous is an incredibly innovative technology that we are using to combine the best of both worlds—Sybase’s high performance, scalable database with Apple’s legendary ease of use,” said Dr. Raj Nathan, senior vice president and general manager, Sybase Enterprise Solutions Division. “As the first enterprise company to support Rendezvous technology, Sybase’s Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5 for Jaguar Server makes client discovery and server configuration automatic, lowering the total cost of ownership to our customers.
“World Book’s new 2003 edition for Mac OS X takes full advantage of Apple’s Rendezvous technology by allowing students to automatically share their World Book research and bookmarks,” said Michael Ross, executive vice president and publisher, World Book Inc. “Rendezvous is an incredible technology that is clearly going to drive innovative new products for education.”
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