Motorola and Oracle Unveil Blueprint for Wireless E-Business Applications.Business/Technology Editors
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. & REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.--(BUSINESSS WIRE)--Dec. 5, 2000
Industry leaders to create secure, scalable UNIX-based
platform; Blueprint speeds deployment, eases development
and lowers cost for carriers, Internet service providers Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. ,
enterprises, and application vendors
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : MOT (OpenView Managed Object Toolkit) An OpenView toolkit from HP for developing network management applications based on CMIS. The toolkit contains library routines that handle the transmission and receipt of CMIS requests and responses. ) and Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL ORCL Oracle (stock symbol) ) today announced the first release of MObileBlueprint Version 1.0, a reference blueprint designed to help customers, such as carriers, Internet service providers, enterprises and application vendors create mobile e-business applications and deliver them to a growing selection of wireless Internet communication devices around the world. This collaboration between these two industry leaders will provide a systematic framework for customers to deliver existing e-business applications quickly and easily to a broader wireless market, and reduce time and cost for those customers that wish to develop new e-business applications intended for wireless devices.
Using five key components -- WAP (1) (Wireless Access Point) See access point.
(2) (Wireless Application Protocol) A standard for providing cellular phones, pagers and other handheld devices with secure access to e-mail and text-based Web pages. and Voice Server interoperability The capability of two or more hardware devices or two or more software routines to work harmoniously together. For example, in an Ethernet network, display adapters, hubs, switches and routers from different vendors must conform to the Ethernet standard and interoperate with each other. validation, a Wireless Internet Platform core, an application development environment, configuration/deployment guidelines, and system requirements To be used efficiently, all computer software needs certain hardware components or other software resources to be present on a computer system. These pre-requisites are known as (computer) system requirements and are often used as a guideline as opposed to an absolute rule. -- MObileBlueprint will help carriers, Internet service providers and enterprise customers create an open-standards UNIX-based platform for wireless applications with the security, reliability and scalability associated with Motorola's and Oracle's leading technologies.
"Motorola and Oracle are committed to developing wireless voice and data platforms and applications that meet the critical communication needs of enterprises around the world," said Janiece Webb, senior vice president and general manager of Motorola's Personal Networks Group. "Pairing Motorola's leading Internet wireless technology with Oracle's Internet software capabilities will provide businesses with creative solutions that improve productivity and allow for flexibility in the lives of mobile workers."
The first of the five key components -- the validation of the Motorola WAP and Voice Servers with Oracle9i(TM) Application Server Wireless Edition -- is expected to be completed in early 2001, followed in summer 2001 by the remaining four key components, including the creation of a wireless Internet platform core based on key technologies from each company. This wireless Internet platform core will integrate key elements of Motorola's Mobile Internet Refers to gaining access to the Internet using a lightweight, handheld device. See Mobile IP, PDA, smartphone and mobile TV. Exchange(TM) (MIX(TM)), including WAP & Voice Servers, TrueSync(TM) SyncML Server, and the Operations, Administration & Maintenance (OA&M) core, with Oracle9i AS Wireless Edition, including the Oracle8i(TM) Database and Oracle(R) Internet Directory. The application development environment, configuration/deployment guideline, and system requirement components are also expected to be completed by summer, 2001.
"This unique development blueprint and subsequent wireless enterprise applications will help create new business opportunities for our customers worldwide," said Michael Rocha, senior vice president, Platform Technologies Division, Oracle. "This collaboration with Motorola not only allows us to extend our enterprise offerings to the wireless market, but will also allow us to increase the speed and ease of deployment for our customers, and lower their overall cost of using our joint technologies."
This announcement represents an extension of an ongoing alliance between the two companies, announced in February 2000, when OracleMobile, a division of Oracle that builds and hosts wireless applications for businesses, began using Motorola's MIX platform as part of their hosting services. The MObileBlueprint alliance will continue to encompass joint technology, marketing and business development.
MObileBlueprint Version 1.0 from Oracle and Motorola will define an architecture and a set of guidelines for the design and implementation of wireless applications delivery systems and for the development of the applications themselves. MObileBlueprint will also provide application vendors with application development kits based on each company's technologies. The MObileBlueprint solution was created to provide a systematic framework for wireless carriers, Internet service providers and application developers who must address the challenges of interconnecting disparate subsystems, while providing their end users with the most reliable and scalable wireless business applications possible. By leveraging core technologies from Motorola and Oracle, MObileBlueprint enables the creation of an "untethered Unattached to any data or power source by wire or fiber; in other words: wireless. Contrast with tethered. " enterprise, featuring reduced complexity, increased flexibility, and increased manageability for the mobile business professional (a.k.a. "road warrior A person who frequently travels with laptop and cellphone. ").
MObileBlueprint Version 1.0's overall architecture roadmap can be previewed immediately at www.MObileBlueprint.com. This website -- jointly operated by the two companies -- will be updated as each key component of the architecture is implemented and released. The validation of the Motorola WAP and Voice Servers with Oracle9i Application Server Wireless Edition is expected to be completed in early 2001, scheduled to be followed in Summer 2001 by the remaining four key components.
In addition, a joint Motorola and Oracle development center located in Redwood Shores, CA is scheduled to be open in January 2001 for future testing and validation of products.
Joint Marketing and Business Development
Motorola and Oracle plan to complement this joint technology development by teaming up to "mobilize mo·bi·lize
1. To make mobile or capable of movement.
2. To restore the power of motion to a joint.
3. To release into the body, as glycogen from the liver. " the developer community to create innovative wireless enterprise applications, through joint marketing and business development activities. Tapping into expertise in the areas of WAP, VoiceXML, SyncML and Bluetooth, the companies together will drive the creation of innovative e-business applications that function on a broad range of wireless devices, such as Web-enabled phones, two-way personal information communicators and personal digital assistants (PDAs). The ability to manage inventory, sales orders The sales order, sometimes abbreviated as SO, is an order received by a business from a customer. A sales order may be for products and/or services. Given the wide variety of businesses, this means that the orders can be fulfilled in several ways. and financial transactions "on-the-go," using wireless Internet devices, represents the future of mobile business applications. Motorola and Oracle plan to commit resources -- including financial support, technology resources and field engineering personnel -- in an effort to make these new enterprise applications a reality for corporations worldwide.
About Motorola's Mobile Internet Exchange
Motorola's Mobile Internet Exchange (MIX) platform is a wireless Internet end-to-end solution (jargon) end-to-end solution - (E2ES) A term that suggests that the supplier of an application program or system will provide all the hardware and/or software components and resouces to meet the customer's requirement and no other supplier need be involved.
Compare: turn-key solution. . MIX is both network/architecture independent and is a set of feature servers of Motorola's Aspira(TM) architecture. MIX is comprised of servers- a Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) server for data and a Voice Server for voice - software applications and content. The software applications and access to content, provided by the Myosphere(TM) suite of applications reside on the MIX platform. Additional information is available at www.motorola.com/mix.
About Oracle9i Application Server Wireless Edition
Oracle9i Application Server Wireless Edition is complete middleware Software that functions as a conversion or translation layer. It is also a consolidator and integrator. Custom-programmed middleware solutions have been developed for decades to enable one application to communicate with another that either runs on a different platform or comes from a for developing and deploying wireless Internet content and application services See ASP and Web services. . Oracle9i Application Server Wireless Edition leverages Oracle's unique Portal-to-Go technology and is targeted at carriers, consumer portals, Application Service Providers (ASPs) and corporations. It includes pre-built adapters for wireless e-mail and directory integration as well as enhanced support for location-based services See mobile positioning. -- the key technology for creating the next generation of wireless commerce and logistical lo·gis·tic also lo·gis·ti·cal
1. Of or relating to symbolic logic.
2. Of or relating to logistics.
[Medieval Latin logisticus, of calculation applications that deliver personalized per·son·al·ize
tr.v. per·son·al·ized, per·son·al·iz·ing, per·son·al·iz·es
1. To take (a general remark or characterization) in a personal manner.
2. To attribute human or personal qualities to; personify. services based on the user's current location.
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