Rhino Visual Service Architect
OpenCloud believes that open independent development delivers significant benefits to the whole eco-system, from developers and systems integrators, to network operators and their subscribers.
Our Rhino™ platforms all build on the powerful JSLEE open-standard to provide a reliable, real-time environment for the execution of telecom services in “Next Gen” IP and legacy networks. JSLEE itself is based on the popular Java programming language making it accessible to a huge number of IT developers worldwide. However, because of the inherently interactive nature of communication and the use of specialised protocols, developing telecom services needs expertise in real-time, asynchronous design – and these skills are not so readily available.
Rhino Visual Service Architect and other tools provided free-of-charge by OpenCloud help reduce the degree of expertise required so that the broadest possible community of Java developers can develop on JSLEE.
Rhino Visual Service Architect (VSA) enables developers to create and edit services “graphically”. Working visually makes it easier for developers to “see” the whole service without having to interpret thousands of lines of code. However, VSA users are free to switch to-and-fro between the graphical environment and the textual code as required.
Within VSA, services are represented as a collection of on-screen graphical ‘building blocks’ that automatically generate trustworthy code for a large proportion of the intended application. These building blocks encapsulate much of the specialist telecoms expertise (finite state machines for asynchronous design, and resource adaptors for specific protocols) and so simplify the development process. Additionally, VSA supports templates which provide a pre-designed starting point to accelerate the creation of new services.
See an overview demonstration of VSA at www.youtube.com/OpenCloudLtd
OpenCloud’s Scenario Simulator further supports independent open development. This tool enables developers to simulate network environments in order test their services without needing a real network test-bed.
To find more details about Rhino Visual Service Architect, Scenario Simulator and other tools, and to download a copies, visit our developers’ portal