|Infowave announces Wireless Business Engine(TM) support for Lotus(R) Notes(R) and Domino(TM)|
Domino Connector broadens Infowave's access to enterprise market and
expands choice for customers
BOTHELL, WA, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - Infowave Software, Inc. (TSE: IW), a global
provider of software that connects enterprise applications to wireless
devices, today announced Lotus Notes and Domino support for its Wireless
Business Engine. The new Domino Connector will give mobile workers the ability
to access their corporate Domino-based email, calendar, to do lists and
address book in real-time using a spectrum of wireless devices including
laptops, Internet-ready mobile phones, and handheld computers. The Domino
Connector will provide the same high level of security, reliability,
optimization and network/device support that the Wireless Business Engine
currently offers for Microsoft(R) Exchange(R) and Internet/Intranet access.
"Infowave's core value is in offering companies a wireless solution that
is application, network and device agnostic and that takes the guesswork away
from IT manager in terms of predicting future needs," said Ron Jasper, vice
president of marketing at Infowave. "Providing support for Lotus Notes and
Domino is an important part of delivering on our commitment to support a wide
range of mission-critical applications on a wide variety of mobile devices.
The Domino Connector gives us an enterprise solution that, when coupled with
our existing support for Microsoft Exchange, covers the requirements of an
estimated 70% of the existing market of client/server-based messaging
solutions. With each new application connector that we deliver for our
Wireless Business Engine, Infowave extends its lead in offering what we
believe to be the most complete solution available today."
"Adding integrated wireless Notes and Domino connectivity is vital to
addressing North American corporate needs as well for entering into the
European market," said Naqi Jaffery, vice president of mobile wireless
research at The Strategis Group, a Washington, DC-based telecommunications
market research firm. "Corporate end-users should look for globally supported
wireless products when creating their wireless strategy and should consider
products that offer these essential components - multi-device, multi-network,
and back end corporate application support."
Infowave sells its software through both direct and indirect channels and
in 2000, signed a comprehensive, worldwide distribution agreement with Compaq
Computers to sell, implement and support Infowave's wireless products along
with Compaq's line of laptops, servers and iPAQ Pocket PCs.
Lotus Notes and Domino is one of the world's most popular messaging and
collaboration platforms and includes a suite of personal productivity,
electronic mail, groupware and collaborative computing technologies.
Notes/Domino has an installed worldwide user base of over 78 million seats,
with 10 million seats added in the fourth quarter 2000 alone.
Infowave's Domino Connector is scheduled to ship in the summer.
Infowave (TSE: IW) builds wireless business solutions that connect mobile
workers to the critical information they need to be more productive and more
competitive. Infowave's Wireless Business Engine provides fast, secure and
reliable wireless access to web-based applications, the Internet, corporate
intranets , Microsoft(R) Exchange and Lotus(R) Domino(TM). Infowave works
across the full spectrum of computing devices from laptop computers and PDAs
to the newest generation of web-enabled mobile phones. Infowave's Wireless
Business Engine is earning customers today and has been selected by
sophisticated technology leaders such as Compaq, Intel, Nokia and AT&T
Wireless. For more information, please visit www.infowave.com.
Note: Infowave Software, Inc. has trademarks for or has applied for a
trademark for "Infowave", the Infowave logo, and "Wireless Business Engine".
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Some of the
above trademarks may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including a
statement regarding the anticipated timing for availability of the Infowave
Domino Connector and the anticipated benefits of the Wireless Business Engine
to Lotus Notes and Domino. Actual results could differ materially from those
anticipated in these statements based upon a number of factors including the
dependence on the continued interest of Lotus in the Wireless Business Engine
and the risks involved in developing software solutions and integration of our
products with third-party software and services. Forward-looking statements
are based on management's beliefs, opinions and projections on the date the
statements are made. Infowave undertakes no obligation to update forward-
looking statements if circumstances or management's beliefs, opinions or
projections should change.
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