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Rhino Overview and Concepts

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This document provides an introduction and overview to Rhino — the JAIN SLEE-compliant, event-driven application server from OpenCloud.


This document includes the following topics:

  • Application Servers provides a contextual lead-in with a round-up of the use of application servers in IT systems and their applicability to telecommunications. It also includes an introduction to JAIN SLEE — what it is, why it is needed, the capabilities it provides and how it differs from other application servers.
  • Application Areas for Rhino illustrates the power of the Rhino JAIN SLEE in various specific telecommunications application areas, such as IMS Application Server, IMS IM-SSF and IMS SCIM.

Audience and Scope

Intended Audience

This document is aimed at readers who:

  • have a general, high-level understanding of telecommunications networks and IT systems
  • wish to understand how the characteristics of next-generation telecommunications equipment will be changed by the adoption and adaptation of some of the latest IT systems techniques.


This document's scope is limited to providing a contextual overview of:

  • JAIN SLEE and application servers in general
  • Rhino in particular.

This document is not meant to be a definitive technical reference for systems design, deployment or programming.

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