Lucent Technologies and Odyssey Software Collaborate to Demonstrate Streaming Audio Capabilities at CTIA 2001.
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CTIA (1) See CompTIA.
(2) (Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, Washington, DC, www.ctia.org, www.wow-com.com) A membership organization founded in 1984 that is involved with regulatory and public affairs issues in the wireless industry. WIRELESS 2001
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Odyssey Software Odyssey Software was a computer game developer founded in 1987 in Eastham, Massachusetts by Art V. Cestaro III. The company produced games for the Amiga and the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). , a leading provider of mobile enterprise data access tools and infrastructure, today announced that Lucent Technologies (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : LU) is using its ViaXML(TM) product as an enabling technology for its MiLife(TM) Media Platform Streaming Solution demonstration at CTIA's Wireless 2001 show in Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. .
The MiLife(TM) Media Platform is software that integrates voice browsing, audio content aggregation, and alerting and streaming capabilities specifically for current and third-generation networks. ViaXML is a powerful open standards-based mobile and wireless application data access infrastructure that enables Web services (1) Loosely, any online service delivered over the Web. Such usage appears in articles from non-technical sources, but not in IT-oriented publications, because definition #2 below describes the correct use of the term. to be exposed and called over the public Internet and corporate Intranet on leading mobile PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) A handheld computer for managing contacts, appointments and tasks. It typically includes a name and address database, calendar, to-do list and note taker, which are the functions in a personal information manager (see PIM). and Win32 platforms.
The Lucent MiLife Media Platform is an open, software-based service development platform for mobile operators, mobile virtual network operators, enterprises and mobile Internet service providers to provide innovations like audio-based and streaming applications. Lucent is using ViaXML to remotely call into Web services that have been exposed on the mobile device. These web services allow Lucent to track a data connection (session), determine when a user is on or off the network, and to push alerts and then automatically re-establish connections and resume content streaming if the wireless connection is unexpectedly lost or dropped.
ViaXML enables bi-directional remote procedure calls between servers and mobile devices; the built-in Directory Services and Device Management frameworks provided by Odyssey Software solve the issues associated with identifying and tracking the availability of online users for Pocket PCs and other devices powered by Windows CE. ViaXML may also be used within mobile applications to deliver secure encrypted data transfer over the Internet, direct peer-to-peer interaction, application controlled synchronization, or traditional client-server data access architectures with automatic software distribution and remote device management capabilities.
About Odyssey Software
Odyssey Software, Inc. is a leading provider of mobile and wireless application data access infrastructure, which extends the enterprise across the Internet to the palm of your hand. Developers can quickly build and deploy rich mobile applications using the core Windows DNA technologies as well as open Internet standards such as XML XML
in full Extensible Markup Language.
Markup language developed to be a simplified and more structural version of SGML. It incorporates features of HTML (e.g., hypertext linking), but is designed to overcome some of HTML's limitations. , HTTP HTTP
in full HyperText Transfer Protocol
Standard application-level protocol used for exchanging files on the World Wide Web. HTTP runs on top of the TCP/IP protocol. , HTTPS (1) (HyperText Transport Protocol Secure) The protocol for accessing a secure Web server. Using HTTPS in the URL instead of HTTP directs the message to a secure port number rather than the default Web port number of 80. with real-time, online, interactive access or application-controlled synchronization with centralized data and business logic over any wireless LAN or WAN, wired or dial-up connection.
Odyssey Software's products include ViaXML, open standards based mobile and wireless application infrastructure that enables web services to be exposed and called over the Internet, CEfusion, a set of powerful tools and infrastructure for building and deploying robust mobile enterprise applications for Pocket PCs and other devices powered by Windows CE; APIfusion, tools and infrastructure for PalmOS, Windows-powered, and DOS devices; and ViaDB, a Universal OLE DB Provider that works with ADOCE ADOCE ActiveX Data Objects for the Windows CE operating system 3.x (available for Windows-powered Pocket PCs and Handheld PC 2000 devices) to allow direct online access to data stored in remote servers.
Odyssey Software tools and infrastructure are used for wireless mobile and landline enterprise computing by BP Oil, AT&T, General Electric, Microsoft, Northrop-Grumman, Pitney-Bowes, Pfizer, Smith-Kline Beecham, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, Kellogg's Foods and many other companies.
For more information about Odyssey Software please call 716/214-2409 (Ext. 201), send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the company's Web site at www.odysseysoftware.com.