To: Al Collard who wrote ( 1678) 10/4/2001 8:14:21 AM From: Al Collard Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 1690 Infowave Announces Planned Support for Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA--(PocketPC 2002 Launch Event) Participates as Pocket PC 2002 Launch Partner, Showcases Solutions Beyond Wireless e-mail, Including Java/DB2 Applications and Web-CRM Infowave Software (TSE: IW), a global provider of software that connects enterprise applications to wireless devices, today announced planned support for Microsoft Windows-Powered PocketPC 2002 Software, Microsoft's next-generation software for personal digital assistants (PDAs). Infowave is participating in Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 launch activities with a demonstration of the Infowave Wireless Business Engine and specific application connectors running on a Compaq iPAQ. "Corporations view wireless access to data such as sales force automation applications and enterprise resource planning applications as key elements in their mobile computing solutions," said Rogers Weed, general manager for the mobility division at Microsoft Corp. "Infowave helps address this key enterprise need providing access to critical business data on a Pocket PC." "We are pleased to announce support for Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 and to make available real-world, wireless business solutions using sophisticated enterprise applications," said Infowave Vice President of Marketing, Ron Jasper. "Wireless access to email is expected functionality these days. Using the Infowave Wireless Business Engine, customers can access all three domains of data they care about, email/collaboration applications, Web-enabled applications and legacy and client/server applications, making PocketPC 2002-based devices a truly useful enterprise tool that gives users ultimate flexibility in what they access wirelessly." Infowave's Wireless Business Engine provides real-time, secure connectivity between a wide range of applications and devices. It is designed to reduce the inefficiencies and complexities inherent in wireless data - all while fitting directly into an enterprise's technical environment. Infowave has developed application connectors to work in conjunction with the Infowave Wireless Business Engine as follows: * Infowave Open Application Connector is an enterprise connectivity tool that provides wireless access to legacy and client server applications * Infowave Web Connector is a wireless connectivity tool that provides wireless access to the Internet, corporate intranets and any web-based application * Infowave Exchange Connector allows secure wireless connectivity to Microsoft Exchange, complementing synchronization solutions with the best of intelligent real-time email Enterprises can tailor the Infowave Wireless Business Engine to include the specific capabilities the company needs by switching on the appropriate connectors. Infowave's Wireless Business Engine works on a wide range of devices, including WAP phones, handheld computers, laptops and PDAs, [j1], over a wide range of wireless networks, including CDPD, GSM, GPRS, TDMA, CDMA and Mobitex. The Infowave Wireless Business Engine is powered by Infowave AirPower, Infowave's network intelligent wireless middleware that provides the advanced data delivery capabilities required by customers and users of smart wireless devices like laptops and PDAs. At the Compaq booth located in the Partner Pavilion at the Pocket PC 2002 launch event, representatives will be demonstrating the Infowave Wireless Business Engine and highlighting wireless access to a typical client/server application, including a Java/DB2 application, as well as Web-based applications like Customer Relationship Management (CRM). The demonstrations will showcase the Infowave Open Application Connector and Infowave Web Connector.