Sun Microsystems Recognizes Orbitz for Innovative Use of Java Technology
CHICAGO, IL -- (June 29, 2004) - Orbitz (NASDAQ: ORBZ), a leading travel website, has been recognized for its innovative use of Java technology with the Duke's Choice Award, presented by Sun Microsystems at the 2004 JavaOne Developer Conference in San Francisco. The Duke's Choice Awards, now in their second year, recognize the best-of-the-best in the world of Java technology development.
Orbitz was chosen by the Java Leadership Team at Sun Microsystems, including Scott McNealy, chairman and CEO of Sun, and James Gosling, the inventor of Java technology.
Orbitz implemented its travel booking engine using Java's Jini network technology architecture. Orbitz uses Jini technology to create a high volume, high availability, robust booking engine architecture that processes more tickets online than any other booking engine on the Web.
"Orbitz is dedicated to creating a superior experience for our customers," said Leon Chism, chief internet architect at Orbitz. "Through the use of Java technology, Orbitz is able to quickly adapt as we add features and capabilities, consistently delivering a fast, reliable experience."
Orbitz, Inc. became a publicly traded company on Dec. 17, 2003, when its shares were listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol ORBZ. Orbitz is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and purchase a broad array of travel products, including airline tickets, lodging, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Since launching its website in June 2001, Orbitz has become the third largest online travel site based on gross travel bookings. On Orbitz, consumers can search more than 455 airlines, as well as rates at over 45,000 lodging properties and at 23 car rental companies. For more information, visit www.orbitz.com.