Software offers device management for service providers.

Press Release Summary:

Utilizing device management standards from Open Mobile Alliance, WebSphere® Everyplace(TM) Device Manager v6.0 can extend functions of service provider's subscription management applications to include management of many thousands of devices and related resources from variety of device manufacturers. Software manages online or off-line mobile devices, including PDAs, handheld PCs, cell phones, STBs, subnotebooks, and in-vehicle information systems.

Original Press Release:

IBM WebSphere Everyplace Device Manager V6 Further Enhances Device Management for Service Providers

At a glance
WebSphere Everyplace Device Manager (WEDM) V6.0:
Can help simplify device management to help service providers gain market advantage, increase customer loyalty, and enhance revenue growth
Provides device management services to support Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA DM) 1.1.2 and 1.2 and Firmware Update Management Object (FUMO) 1.0 standards, as well as OSGi standards capabilities for a wide range of wireless and mobile devices
Supports a wide variety and large number of device classes and protocols
Features scalability to manage many devices
Offers an optional Symbian client component that may be purchased in addition to the base WEDM product

For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

WebSphere® Everyplace(TM) Device Manager (WEDM) is designed to provide a flexible solution for robust management of a variety of mobile devices. Online or off-line devices can be targeted for management. The management features available for particular device types are tailored based on device and operating system capabilities.

Supported devices include personal digital assistants (PDAs), handheld PCs, desktop PCs, subnotebooks, cellular phones, set-top boxes, in-vehicle information systems, and other devices for pervasive computing. Some common device groups (or device classes) are PocketPC devices (Microsoft(TM) Windows(TM) CE and Windows Smartphones), Symbian OS devices, Palm devices (Palm OS), Windows 32 devices, and Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA DM) enabled devices.

WEDM V6.0 supports the following device types:
Palm OS devices running Palm OS 4.0, or later
Microsoft PocketPC devices (Windows CE devices) running PocketPC 2000 or later, including 2003
OMA DM 1.1.2 and 1.2 devices, such as Nokia OMA DM devices and BaseOMA DM devices
OSGi devices with WEDM OSGi agent and its derivatives, including Windows 32 devices, Linux(TM) devices, and Simple OSGi devices
Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphone
Generic Symbian OS support
Symbian 8 - Nokia 9300/9500 device (different than the generic Symbian OS support)
Enhanced Symbian client - New to WEDM in V6.0 is an optional Symbian client component. This client is intended for customers who want to license selected Symbian clients for use in the WEDM environment. This client is licensed based on devices in increments of 5,000 devices. Refer to Ordering information for details about acquiring and licensing the Symbian client.

WEDM supports service providers
A service provider is an organization that serves networked customers. Service providers are typically wireline and wireless telephone companies or Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) who are seeking to offer new services and open new revenue streams between themselves and connected consumers.

WEDM can extend the functions of the service provider's subscription management applications and database management systems to include management of many thousands of devices and their related resources, such as applications, from a variety of device manufacturers. It is particularly suited for wireless or wired providers who want to use open standards to support their business-to-consumer subscription service.

WEDM uses the device management open standards from Open Mobile Alliance and the OSGi Alliance to help providers solve service-related problems and reduce the total cost of customer support. WEDM extends the customer service and distribution capabilities of the provider's administrators. It supplies APIs for integrating value-added applications that can help improve the operating environment for delivering service. For more information, contact a WebSphere software specialist or authorized Business Partner and visit

Planned availability date
October 7, 2005, electronic software delivery
October 28, 2005, media and documentation

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