Software delivers tools for server-manged client devices.

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Workplace Client Technology, Micro Edition (WCTME) v5.7 provides platform that can be used to extend existing enterprise applications to server-managed client devices. It combines tools, run-times, and APIs that can be used to build, test, deploy, and maintain server-managed client software. Software includes Micro Environment Toolkit for WebSphere Studio, Services Management Framework development toolkit, and WebSphere Everyplace(TM) Micro Environment.



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IBM Workplace Client Technology, Micro Edition V5.7 Delivers Tools and Run-Times for Server-Managed Client Devices



Overview

IBM Workplace Client Technology, Micro Edition (WCTME) V5.7 is a platform that can be used to extend many existing enterprise applications to server-managed client devices such as desktop computers, laptop systems, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and other mobile and pervasive devices. WCTME combines tools, run-times, and APIs that can be used to build, test, deploy, and maintain server-managed client software.

The WebSphere® Studio Device Developer (WSDD) component of WCTME V5.7 adds new productivity features to assist developers, such as:

· Micro Environment Toolkit for WebSphere Studio can help development teams create Extension Services for Relational
Data (DB2e), Messaging/Transactions (MQe), Web Services Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)

· An enhanced Services Management Framework (SMF) development toolkit facilitates the creation of server-managed applications deployed to the Services Management Framework, IBM's implementation of the OSGi Services Platform

· Enhanced integration for testing and deploying applications to PDAs

WSDD is an integrated development environment (IDE) that helps developers build, test, and deploy Java(TM) 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) applications that run on server-managed clients and other pervasive devices. WSDD contains a set of programmatic APIs and middleware enablement that can facilitate the extension of many existing Enterprise IT applications out to server-managed clients. WSDD also offers dynamic install for integration with other members of the WebSphere Studio family of application development products to form a comprehensive end-to-end development environment.

The WebSphere Everyplace(TM) Micro Environment (WEME) component of WCTME V5.7 offers a J2ME run-time environment for the deployment of applications to pervasive devices. It forms the foundation for the deployment of e-business applications to small mobile devices. Devices supported in WCTME V5.7 include selected models of palmOne Tungsten C, Sharp Zaurus, and HP iPaQ.

WEME, formerly known as WebSphere Micro Environment (WME), is also available on selected devices directly from some device manufacturers or IBM Business Partners.

New in WCTME V5.7 are Extension Services. Extension Services provide the programmatic APIs, based on industry standards, and middleware to enable server-managed client devices to interact with the end user. They also enable highly secure connections to, and transactions with, many existing enterprise e-business applications.

For more information about WCTME or its components, contact your IBM representative or authorized Business Partner, or visit the following Web sites

http://www.ibm.com/pvc

http://www.ibm.com/embedded

At a glance

Workplace Client Technology, Micro Edition (WCTME) V5.7 packages WebSphere Studio Device Developer (WSDD) with WebSphere Everyplace Micro Environment (WEME) to create an enhanced offering that can assist in the development, testing, and deployment of applications to server-managed clients.

WCTME is a platform onto which the next generation of e-business can be deployed. As a powerful enabler of on demand capabilities, WCTME delivers a Java-powered platform where devices have access to pre-tested content, can be maintained over the air (OTA), and are pre-enabled for access to many enterprise applications, data, and transactions.

WCTME V5.7 has two major components:

· WSDD V5.7 provides tools that help developers create and test applications that run on mobile and other pervasive devices.

· WEME V5.7 enables the deployment of applications to devices.

Planned availability dates

· July 30, 2004: Passport electronic delivery (International English)

· August 30, 2004:

- Passport electronic delivery (Multilingual)

- Passport media pack (Multilingual)

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