10/22/2003 - iAnywhere Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), and Intel Corporation announced plans to further the development of mobilized software for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The companies unveiled a toolkit that will enable software developers to deliver applications for SMB mobile computing and Wi-Fi users. Each kit will include iAnywhere® market-leading mobile enterprise software, an Intel® CentrinoTM mobile technology-based mobile PC, an Intel XScale® technology-based handheld, and a wireless LAN access point.
Mobile and wireless computing is proliferating at a rapid pace, creating a need for software applications to be available virtually anytime, anywhere - even where network connections are not always consistent. Through the Mobilized Software Initiative, Intel is providing tools, architectural guidelines, Web-based resources and developer programs to make it easier for software developers to design software for mobility. Known among developers as a pioneer of always-available computing, iAnywhere shares a common vision with Intel to extend the benefits of enterprise solutions to mobile and wireless users of PDAs, tablets and notebook PCs.
"Wireless connectivity has revolutionized mobile computing, enabling users to compute and communicate when and where they want," said Don MacDonald, director of marketing, Intel Mobile Platforms Group. "With Intel Centrino mobile technology, Intel XScale technology, and iAnywhere's market-leading mobile database and middleware software, developers can address the challenges of mobile computing and capitalize on the Wi-Fi trend by building mobilized solutions designed specifically with wireless in mind."
"iAnywhere technology is already trusted by thousands of developers to power enterprise applications for SMB environments," said Jan Jaworsky, senior director of marketing at iAnywhere Solutions. "The Wi-Fi Toolkit will empower a broader set of developers with an established, easy way to extend the reach of their applications beyond the office walls and traditional wired desktop."
"We rely on iAnywhere software to power our Moment of Care Information Systems, which provides medical workers with mobile access to patient information, lab work, X-rays and other test results using both wireless and wired networks," said Dr. Huy Nguyen, CEO of Cogon Systems. "Using Intel hardware and iAnywhere software played a critical role in helping us cut our development time and deploy a superior wireless application."
About the Wi-Fi Toolkit
The Wi-Fi Toolkit provides software developers with everything they need to build innovative wireless applications, including:
The Wi-Fi Toolkit is available immediately from iAnywhere's channel partners. Product, services and purchasing information can be found online at www.ianywhere.com/wi-fi_toolkit and by calling 1-800-801-2069 or 1-519-883-6898.
Wi-Fi Jump Start Services
Wi-Fi Toolkit customers may also contact iAnywhere for specialized Wi-Fi professional services assistance, including the Wi-Fi Jump Start program. This two-day interactive session, led by an iAnywhere architect, includes a Wi-Fi technology overview and a review of key architectural and development considerations for successfully building and deploying Wi-Fi solutions. The offering also includes installation and configuration of the Wi-Fi Toolkit components as well as demonstration of a working solution.
Always Available Computing
Intel's Mobilized Software Initiative applies architectural concepts similar to offline-networked messaging to a broader range of applications. This allows many more solutions to be used productively, regardless of the status of the network connection. With more than a decade of experience in mobile computing, iAnywhere also focuses on delivering "always available" enterprise information through offline, wired and wireless access. iAnywhere and Intel are working together to apply these concepts in four categories:
Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products.
iAnywhere provides software and services that enable the delivery of enterprise information anywhere, at anytime. More than 12,000 customers and 1,000 partners worldwide rely on the company's industry leading SQL Anywhere database and mobile enterprise solutions. In addition, the company's AvantGo® mobile Internet service has more than ten million registered subscribers. iAnywhere is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY). Visit www.ianywhere.com for more information.
* iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions, SQL Anywhere, Manage Anywhere Studio, M-Business Server, Pylon, Pocket PowerBuilder and AvantGo are trademarks, registered trademarks or servicemarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. Intel, Intel Centrino and XScale are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States or other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. Intel and Intel Centrino are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. ® indicates registration in the United States of America.
** Wireless connectivity and some features may require you to purchase additional software, services or external hardware. Availability of public wireless LAN access points limited. System performance measured by MobileMark* 2002. System performance, battery life, wireless performance and functionality will vary depending on your specific hardware and software configurations. See http://www.intel.com/products/centrino/more_info for more information.
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