Press Release 2001
November 2001 - Zeosoft Launches Wireless P2P
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Zeosoft, a businessware company bringing
networked mobile servers to business, today announced a revolutionary
product suite designed to significantly enhance the business and
consumer value of wireless handheld computing devices. The suite of
components, tools and developer frameworks is packaged in two
products, which allow for development, deployment and management of
wireless applications. The fully integrated products include ZeoSphere,
the first lightweight application server for wireless handheld
computing devices, and ZeoFusion, an enterprise-based distributed
decision flow and inference engine.
"We have been successful in turning wireless PDAs into mobile
application servers, which will play well in the enterprise business
market," said Michael Huestis, Zeosoft chief technology officer
and senior vice president of marketing and sales. "Zeosoft's
software suite is a natural extension of business processes to
handheld wireless devices. Based on our inspection of numerous
industries, we see this development having unlimited applications in a
variety of markets."
ZeoSphere is designed for Windows CE and EPOC operating systems and
allows direct device-to-device data queries and application requests
with or without a connection to the enterprise. ZeoSphere's open
standards architecture - which supports CORBA, Java, SOAP - is
- Allow wireless software deployment to handheld devices (server
- Allow remote administration of server and deployed applications
- Interact with device-resident third-party micro databases
- Support a device resident rules and inference engine
ZeoFusion enables true end-to-end enterprise process integration.
It allows enterprise computing systems to extend processes and make
requests to handheld devices where device-resident processing occurs.
It also permits ZeoSphere enabled handheld devices to make enterprise
requests, which can invoke enterprise-based processes or queries.
ZeoFusion utilizes an integrated rules and inference engine to
intelligently interact with both the enterprise and handheld device.
IDC (International Data Corporation) predicts that the worldwide
mobile middleware market is ready for enormous growth. Revenue in this
industry is expected to explode at a compound annual growth rate of 61
percent, from $137 million in 2000 to nearly $1.5 billion in 2005. Zeosoft expects to take advantage of this growth market by
establishing ZeoSphere and ZeoFusion as the technology standards in the
mobile middleware market. Organizations will benefit by being able to
create secure mobile ad hoc server networks, facilitate full n-tier
peer-to-peer and peer-to-enterprise application architecture and
support wireless integration to legacy data and applications.
For more information: www.zeosoft.com
Mobileinfo Comments & Advisory: We
can see limited set of applications in future that require
wireless P2P technology on handheld devices. Zeosoft is truly
stretching capabilities of P2P technology which is still in infancy
even in the fixed line Internet world. There are lots of unknowns in
this space and we hope that Zeosoft has a better handle on engineering
wireless applications than we do. We see more problems than solutions
emerging out of n-tier P2P architecture being extended to a platform
that has limited memory, less powerful processor and
functionally-deficient OS when compared to Windows NT and Unix. They
might be shoe-horning too much functionality into a PDA. If you do
this on a notebook, we can understand. If Zeosoft has inserted a
pseudo or proxy server between the handheld and the enterprise server,
we can see its utility. We would be happy if Zeosoft or somebody else
tells us that we are wrong in our assessment.
Perhaps, CORBA, Java and
SOAP implemented on a middleware server might have a place in future
wireless application integration architecture. It is too soon and too
embryonic to comment on the efficacy of this type of architecture. We
advocate simplification of future wireless application architecture
rather than making it more complex. Right place for this is in the
application server but then that is domain of WebLogic, WebSphere,
Oracle i9 Server and the likes. Zeosoft might be in for a tougher
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