Testimonials for Efficient XML Interchange Recommendation

These testimonials are in support of the W3C Press Release "W3C Extends Reach of XML to New Devices, Applications."

Agile Delta | Canon (English) | Canon (Japanese) | FLWOR Foundation | Fujitsu (English) | Fujitsu (Japanese) | Siemens | Stanford University | Web3D Consortium

Agile Delta

AgileDelta is extremely pleased with the W3C EXI Recommendation. EXI will accelerate and expand the reach of the web, web-services and XML technologies to an unprecedented new range of applications and devices. We've been providing EXI products for over 7 years and have helped our customers deploy high-performance XML solutions to mobile devices, sensor networks, aircraft, vehicles, ships, satellite systems and performance-critical applications. Our Efficient XML 4.0 product line includes very high-performance, reliable, secure EXI processors; rapid EXI integration solutions and advanced EXI features for web-services, mobile devices, embedded systems and applications running Java, Java ME, DotNET, DotNET CF and C/C++.

- John Schneider, CTO, AgileDelta, Inc.

Canon (English)

While XML has widely been used for data exchange among Web services and devices, the use of XML on resource constrained devices has always been an issue due to its processing overhead. Canon is very pleased by the release of W3C EXI Format 1.0 Recommendation as a standard interoperable compact form of XML. We expect EXI will enable us to provide compelling Web services on consumer devices like printers and digital cameras.

- Shigeki Shibayama, Deputy Group Executive of Digital Platform Technology Development Headquarters, Canon Inc Inc.

Canon (Japanese)

XMLはこれまでWebサービスと機器間のデータ交換に広く使われてきましたが、 XMLの処理オーバーヘッドはリソースの制限された機器では常に問題になってき ました。キヤノンはW3C EXI Format 1.0勧告が相互運用可能なコンパクトなXML の標準形式としてリリースされたことを心より歓迎するとともに、EXIによって プリンタやカメラなどのコンシューマ機器において魅力的なWebサービスを提供 できるようになることを期待しています。

- 柴山茂樹、デジタルプラットフォーム開発本部副本部長、キヤノン株式会社

Fujitsu (English)

EXI is a key technology that brings unparalleled efficiency to XML data exchanges. This is a monumental achievement for W3C. Fujitsu believes EXI will serve to greatly accelerate efforts underway across industries to convert legacy business documents into XML without loss of efficiency. We intend to embrace EXI in our Interstage product line to empower users with the full potential of XML technology that EXI unleashes. Finally, EXI is here to become the lingua franca of efficient exchanges of business XML data. We are very excited to work in this direction.

— Masato Nitta, President of Middleware Business Unit, Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu (Japanese)

EXIは、XMLデータの転送効率を飛躍的に向上させるものであり、 W3Cにとって記念すべき成功の一つです。この技術の普及により、 さまざまな業界で既存ビジネス文書のXML化がより一層推進される ことでしょう。当社は、お客様がXMLの特長を最大限に活用できる ように、当社製品InterstageにEXIを取り込んでいきたいと考えております。 今後、EXIがXMLデータの効率的な交換技術のリンガ・フランカと なることを期待するとともに、当社がこのような技術の発展に 貢献できることをうれしく思います。

— 新田将人、ミドルウェア事業本部本部長、富士通株式会社

FLWOR Foundation

EXI is particularly important for client software and mobile platforms, that require compressed data transfers and rapid parsing.

— Daniela Florescu, FLWOR Foundation


Siemens is committed to support the broad adoption of EXI, and launched for that purpose the open EXIficient implementation in addition to contributing to the standardisation process. We believe that the Efficient XML Interchange format will open the scope of XML to restricted domains such as embedded networks of micro controllers and brings the key attributes of XML such as openness, flexibility and continuity to the embedded domain. By means of EXI embedded controller networks will become a new citizen of the Web.

— Jörg Heuer, Program Manager, Corporate Technology, GTF Communication and Control Networks, Siemens AG

Stanford University

EXI will be important in big physics projects (like those undertaken by SLAC and other laboratories at Stanford) for two main reasons. First, increasingly the scientific data that large instruments deal in, is structured. Second, we are beginning to integrate scientific services like mathematical modelling, instrument configuration control, historical archive data, and various control optimization systems like global feedback, into the basic controls platforms. That means the high-level structured data, must also be communicated very quickly. This specification facilitates such exchange.

- Natasha Noy, Stanford University

Web3d Consortium

Web3D Consortium enthusiastically supports the advancement of EXI to W3C Recommendation. We have contributed since the beginning of this effort and applaud the working group for an exceptionally thorough effort. EXI has demonstrated, through thousands of examples and multiple implementations, that it meets the original requirements set by W3C. This includes the compression and performance requirements relating to 3D graphics. Web3D Consortium members intend to integrate EXI in the next version of the X3D Compressed Binary Encoding specification. We look forward to EXI further helping grow the scope of the Web.

- Don Brutzman, Web3D Consortium

About the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. To date, nearly 350 organizations are Members of the Consortium. For more information see http://www.w3.org/