Software extends portals to mobile devices.

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WebSphere® Everyplace(TM) Mobile Portal Enable v5.1 allows users to extend portals to mobile devices and includes device repository with knowledge of 1,000+ device types. Intelligent content adaptation product addresses important elements of mobile portal strategy. Features include Mobile Web Clipping, Java(TM) Specifications Request (JSR) 168 support for XDIME portlets, Mobile Portal Toolkit development environment, and virtual portal support.



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IBM WebSphere Everyplace Mobile Portal Enable V5.1 Extends Portals to Mobile Devices



At a glance

WebSphere Everyplace Mobile Portal Enable V5.1 offers all the features of the previous release plus ...

Mobile Web Clipping (portalization of external content)

Image Conversion Service (ICS)

JSR 168 support for XDIME portlets

Updated Mobile Portal Toolkit development environment

WebSphere Portal V5.1 concurrency, including virtual portal support

WebSphere Everyplace Mobile Device Enable, the optional fee-based update service that provides updated device information, continues to be available in this new release.

Overview

IBM WebSphere® Everyplace(TM) Mobile Portal Enable (WEMP Enable or Mobile Portal Enable) V5.1 is an advanced intelligent content adaptation product that addresses several important elements of a mobile portal strategy. WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V5.1 (either Enable or Extend), which includes WebSphere Application Server, is a prerequisite for WEMP Enable V5.1.

WEMP Enable allows you to extend portals to mobile devices and includes a device repository with comprehensive knowledge of over 1,000 device types. This capability enhances and improves the user experience, helping to exploit the specific characteristics of these devices.

Mobile portals are an important strategy if you want to provide mobile access to existing or new Web sites. You can gain market advantage, increase customer loyalty, improve employee productivity, and increase revenues by leveraging increased data usage on mobile devices. WEMP Enable provides an environment that simplifies integration by application and content providers for delivery of their services.

WebSphere Everyplace Mobile Device Enable V5.1 is an optional device update capability that can be purchased with WEMP Enable. WebSphere Everyplace Mobile Device Enable entitles you to receive device information updates that may become available from IBM as new or updated devices become available from device manufacturers.

Key new features of WEMP Enable V5.1 include Mobile Web Clipping, Java(TM) Specifications Request (JSR) 168 support for XDIME portlets, updated Mobile Portal Toolkit development environment, and virtual portal support. Also included as a technical preview is Message Preparation Server (MPS). A technical preview component is supported on a best-effort basis.

For additional information about WEMP Enable, contact your IBM WebSphere software representative, and visit the following sites

http://www.ibm.com/software/pervasive/ws_everyplace_mobile_portal_enable/

http://www.ibm.com/software/websphere

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Key prerequisites

Passport Advantage® Agreement

One of the supported operating systems on a supported system

AIX® V5.2 or V5.3 with maintenance levels

Solaris V2.9

Red Hat Enterprise Advanced Server V2.1 or V3.0

SUSE LINUX(TM) Enterprise Server (SLES) V8

IBM DB2® Enterprise Server or Oracle Enterprise database

WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V5.1 (Enable or Extend)

IBM Rational® Application Developer V6.0 (supports Eclipse V3.0) - prerequisite for using Mobile Portal toolkit

Additional requirements for Mobile Web Clipping

Planned availability dates

June 17, 2005: Electronic software delivery

July 15, 2005: Media and documentation

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