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Press Release 2001

Motorola & iAnywhere Solutions Extend Always Available Enterprise Information To Java-Enabled Mobile Phones

New prototype demonstrated at JavaOneSM previews future of J2ME™ technology-enabled mobile phones in the enterprise.

SAN FRANCISCO – June 4, 2001 – Mobile professionals today were given a preview of new innovations designed to extend corporate information to Java-enabled mobile phones, as shown by Motorola (NYSE: MOT) and iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY). At this week’s JavaOne Conference, the companies are previewing a prototype of an application that enables "always available" access to corporate data and applications from J2ME-enabled mobile phones. With the unique ability to work either on or offline via corporate data stored on the mobile phone, this technology demonstration illustrates a breakthrough in the ability to leverage thin client Java-enabled mobile phones to conduct business on the go.

"Through the joint efforts of Motorola and iAnywhere Solutions, Java wireless phone users will soon be able query and access the critical corporate data they need, when they need it, using the same digital wireless handset they use for their business and personal communications," said Bill Werner, corporate vice president of Motorola and general manager of the company’s iDEN Subscriber Group.

"Over the last decade, iAnywhere Solutions has pioneered mobile and wireless access to enterprise data, from laptops to handheld devices to smart phones. Today’s announcement with Motorola marks an exciting extension of this strategy into the emerging market of Java-based thin client devices," said Robert Veitch, director of business development, iAnywhere Solutions.

The demonstration illustrates how a Motorola i85s handset, one of the first Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME™) technology-enabled mobile phones in North America, can bring corporate knowledge quickly and directly to mobile professionals, anywhere, anytime. The technology leverages iAnywhere Solutions’ industry leading m-Business platform to provide always available access to enterprise databases and applications. The prototype featured at JavaOne is a field response application that enables remote personnel to interact with a list of pending service calls directly from a mobile phone, even when the phone is out of wireless coverage. The mobile worker can record changes to the job status locally on the device and synchronize the updates once the user returns to the wireless coverage area, new jobs are then automatically downloaded to the device.

Always Available Access: Critical for Mobile Enterprise Computing
iAnywhere Solutions’ m-Business platform gives mobile workers the unique ability to work either online or offline so they have always available access to their data and corporate applications. This is a critical capability in the current wireless landscape, where cost, bandwidth, signal availability, and signal quality present significant issues. This always available access is essential for organizations to keep their mobile workers productive with the information they need, when they need it, while reducing costs associated with connection times. Incorporating new Java technologies for handheld devices into iAnywhere Solutions’ m-Business platform greatly simplifies the development and deployment of these always available applications across multiple devices.

Attendees of JavaOne 2001 are invited to stop by the Motorola booth (#1615) or the Sybase booth (#309) to see a live demonstration of the wireless data access application.

About Motorola and iDEN
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2000 were $37.6 billion. For more information visit www.motorola.com.

iDEN handsets combine the capabilities of digital wireless phone with "always on" Internet access, text pager, and two-way radio to enable users to instantly communicate with one or hundreds of individuals at the push of a button. For further information on iDEN handsets, visit www.motorola.com/iden.

About iAnywhere Solutions
iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., is the market-leading provider of mobile and wireless solutions that enable anywhere, anytime access to enterprise information and applications. With more than six million deployed sets of its technology at work in 10,000 customer sites worldwide, combined with hosting and professional services, iAnywhere Solutions provides a one-stop source for successfully developing and deploying m-Business solutions. Visit www.ianywhere.com for more information.

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MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo and all other trademarks indicated as such herein are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions, SQL Anywhere and Sybase are trademarks of Sybase, Inc. Java and all other Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. ® indicates registration in the United States of America. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2001 Motorola, Inc. All rights reserved.

Contact:

Lea Faso
Motorola 
(954) 325 3850 
lea.faso@motorola.com

Marsha Ann Marsh
iAnywhere Solutions 
(978) 287-2632 
mmarsh@ianywhere.com

 

 

 
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