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EnterpriseLink Adds HDML Support to the SmartTran Web Development and Application Server Suite; Authoring Tool Offers New Output Capabilities to Give Mobile Workers Wireless Access to Mainframe Applications.

CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 22, 1997-- EnterpriseLink(TM) Technology today announced that the SmartTran(TM) Web Development and Application Server suite will now support both HTML and HDML (Handheld Device Markup Language) output.

EnterpriseLink is adding support for HDML to give mobile workers wireless access to mainframe data and applications, such as inventory records, customer data, and field service information, from mass-market handheld devices, such as mobile phones and PDAs.

SmartTran's HDML support will give mobile workers reliable and secure wireless access to the host-resident applications they need, specifically tailored to the work they do on the road, even when they can't use their laptops. Better yet, this information is available on a familiar device they already carry -- the mobile phone -- enabled with Unwired Planet's UP.Browser(TM) and AT&T(R) PocketNet(TM) Service.

"SmartTran's unique authoring environment provides Web access to enterprise data without extensive programming. This enhances our PocketNet service offerings to include the terabytes of data still residing on hosts and mainframes within corporate America," said Anne Gordon, vice president of sales and marketing for AT&T's Wireless Data Division.

"At AT&T we are seeing remarkable momentum building behind the handheld device. HDML-based applications that run on wireless handheld devices can satisfy much of the pent-up demand mobile workers have for access to enterprise information resources."

"Mobile professionals need efficient wireless access to information that resides on the mainframe. The mobile phone is so pervasive that it offers a great platform for this type of information access," said Ben Linder, Unwired Planet's vice president of marketing. "The combination of EnterpriseLink and Unwired Planet(TM) technology and expertise brings rapid mobile connectivity to host applications."

About the SmartTran Web Development and Application Server Suite

The SmartTran Web Development and Application Server suite offers the only authoring tool that can rapidly customize existing enterprise applications for Web delivery without programming. Using the SmartTran authoring environment, developers can deliver multiple interfaces for a given application in a matter of days rather than weeks.

SmartTran automatically creates reusable data objects from mainframe applications. It also provides a drag-and-drop authoring environment for mappings those objects into Web pages. Applications can be very quickly designed to deliver customized information to different types of users and computing devices, including the unpredictable environment of the mobile worker.

"EnterpriseLink is committed to getting information to people who need it regardless of where that data resides in the enterprise IT system and regardless of the client-side hardware. Our joint work with Unwired Planet will bring secure enterprise data to the intranet for access by millions of mobile phone users," said J.C. Dorng, EnterpriseLink's chief executive officer and president.

Availability

The SmartTran Web Development and Application Server suite is currently shipping with HTML support. HDML support will be available in late Q4 '97. SmartTran pricing starts at $5,999 for authoring and limited production use. EnterpriseLink has joined the UP.Alliances(TM) Program to make their Unwired Planet-based product offering available to any customer who purchases a device running UP.Browser.

About Unwired Planet

Unwired Planet is a leading provider of open, scalable software platforms for secure, wireless Internet/intranet access to Web-based applications and information services, from mass-market handheld devices, such as mobile phones and PDAs.

UP's network- and device-independent solution is designed to serve a global community and has been adopted by major wireless telecommunications leaders worldwide, including AEG, Alcatel, AT&T Wireless Services, Bell Atlantic Mobile, GTE Wireless, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Northern Telecom, QUALCOMM, Samsung, Sharp and Uniden.

UP technology is advancing the development of an increasing number of innovative, interactive information services and applications for mass-market wireless handheld devices. The company, headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif., is privately held. For more information, visit www.uplanet.com (R).

About EnterpriseLink Technology

EnterpriseLink Technology Inc. is a leading provider of software tools that provide reliable, scalable and secure access to enterprise applications via the Web. The SmartTran Web Development and Application Server suite makes it easy to rapidly customize existing mainframe applications for delivery to a broad array of users and client devices.

EnterpriseLink Technology was founded in 1993 to address the need for more flexible access to enterprise applications. The founders have more than 40 years combined experience in developing solutions for transaction processing and mainframe environments. The company is privately owned.

Venture funding has been provided by CTC, the largest reseller of Sun and Netscape products in Japan, Japan-based Itochu, the world's largest trading company, and Woodside Capital Group. EnterpriseLink is headquartered in Campbell, Calif. The company distributes products through a network of value added resellers.

Product information is available at www.enterpriselink.com or by phone at 408/558-2000. -0-

Note to Editors: EnterpriseLink and SmartTran are trademarks of EnterpriseLink Technology Inc. The Unwired Planet name and logo, and all terms carrying the UP. prefix are trademarks and UPLANET.COM is a registered trademark of Unwired Planet, Inc. PocketNet is a trademark and AT&T is a registered trademark of AT&T Corporation. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: EnterpriseLink Technology

Alexis Hamilton, 650/843-1265

ahamilto@aol.com

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Unwired Planet

Patricia Almon, 650/596-5251

pr@uplanet.com
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