This week Sun announced it has created a new vertical market targeting the broadband, media and entertainment industry . Sun also released a new version of a reference architecture that focuses on digital asset management . The News section also covers two promotions that include below market financing on Sun solutions  and the release of remanufactured products within the Sun Fire[tm], Sun Blade[tm] and Sun StorEdge[tm] product lines .
Several new and upcoming releases within the Sun Java family are covered in this edition, including the Sun Java[tm] System RFID Software 2.0 , Sun Java[tm] Enterprise System Release 3  and the Sun Java[tm] System Identity Auditor .
Sun also introduced its first dual-core server based on the multi-core AMD Opteron processor , which also is fully supported by the Solaris[tm] 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) .
In the Java section, read about the JCP[sm]'s approval of JSR 181 that is expected to simplify Java technology-based Web Services , how Java[tm] 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME[tm])-enabled devices communicate with smart cards  and how this platform is advancing the telecom industry .
Sun has updated some of its service offerings including the Sun Managed Site Infrastructure Services , Sun[sm] Net Connect 3.2  and a new pricing business model on Sun software support for the Solaris 8 and 9 OS .
Sys Admin offers advice on preparing an IT environment for the implementation of radio frequency identification (RFID) , using computer forensics to investigate security breaches  and a white paper analysis of the Sun StorEdge 6920 system .
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