Press Release 2001
Motorola & iAnywhere Solutions Extend Always Available Enterprise Information To Java-Enabled Mobile Phones
New prototype demonstrated at JavaOneSM previews future
of J2ME™ technology-enabled
mobile phones in the enterprise.
SAN FRANCISCO – June 4, 2001 –
Mobile professionals today were given a preview of new innovations
designed to extend corporate information to Java-enabled mobile
phones, as shown by Motorola (NYSE: MOT) and iAnywhere Solutions,
Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY). At this week’s
JavaOne Conference, the companies are previewing a prototype of an
application that enables "always available" access to
corporate data and applications from J2ME-enabled mobile phones. With
the unique ability to work either on or offline via corporate data
stored on the mobile phone, this technology demonstration illustrates
a breakthrough in the ability to leverage thin client Java-enabled
mobile phones to conduct business on the go.
"Through the joint efforts of Motorola and iAnywhere
Solutions, Java wireless phone users will soon be able query and
access the critical corporate data they need, when they need it, using
the same digital wireless handset they use for their business and
personal communications," said Bill Werner, corporate vice
president of Motorola and general manager of the company’s iDEN
"Over the last decade, iAnywhere Solutions has pioneered
mobile and wireless access to enterprise data, from laptops to
handheld devices to smart phones. Today’s announcement with Motorola
marks an exciting extension of this strategy into the emerging market
of Java-based thin client devices," said Robert Veitch, director
of business development, iAnywhere Solutions.
The demonstration illustrates how a Motorola i85s handset, one of
the first Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME™) technology-enabled
mobile phones in North America, can bring corporate knowledge quickly
and directly to mobile professionals, anywhere, anytime. The
technology leverages iAnywhere Solutions’ industry leading
m-Business platform to provide always available access to enterprise
databases and applications. The prototype featured at JavaOne is a
field response application that enables remote personnel to interact
with a list of pending service calls directly from a mobile phone,
even when the phone is out of wireless coverage. The mobile worker can
record changes to the job status locally on the device and synchronize
the updates once the user returns to the wireless coverage area, new
jobs are then automatically downloaded to the device.
Always Available Access: Critical for Mobile Enterprise
iAnywhere Solutions’ m-Business platform gives mobile workers
the unique ability to work either online or offline so they have
always available access to their data and corporate applications. This
is a critical capability in the current wireless landscape, where
cost, bandwidth, signal availability, and signal quality present
significant issues. This always available access is essential for
organizations to keep their mobile workers productive with the
information they need, when they need it, while reducing costs
associated with connection times. Incorporating new Java technologies
for handheld devices into iAnywhere Solutions’ m-Business platform
greatly simplifies the development and deployment of these always
available applications across multiple devices.
Attendees of JavaOne 2001 are invited to stop by the Motorola booth
(#1615) or the Sybase booth (#309) to see a live demonstration of the
wireless data access application.
About Motorola and iDEN
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing
integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in
2000 were $37.6 billion. For more information visit www.motorola.com.
iDEN handsets combine the capabilities of digital wireless phone
with "always on" Internet access, text pager, and two-way
radio to enable users to instantly communicate with one or hundreds of
individuals at the push of a button. For further information on iDEN
handsets, visit www.motorola.com/iden.
About iAnywhere Solutions
iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., is the
market-leading provider of mobile and wireless solutions that enable
anywhere, anytime access to enterprise information and applications.
With more than six million deployed sets of its technology at work in
10,000 customer sites worldwide, combined with hosting and
professional services, iAnywhere Solutions provides a one-stop source
for successfully developing and deploying m-Business solutions. Visit www.ianywhere.com
for more information.
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such herein are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. iAnywhere, iAnywhere
Solutions, SQL Anywhere and Sybase are trademarks of Sybase, Inc. Java
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Marsha Ann Marsh