21 February 2003, Extended Systems (Nasdaq: XTND), a leading provider of
mobile information management solutions for the enterprise, today announced
the introduction of "Live Connect"-a new technology that will enable
automatic data delivery to mobile workers.
The "Live Connect" capability of the company's latest release of XTNDConnect
Server mobile infrastructure software allows automated delivery of email and
PIM, as well as mission-critical corporate information from enterprise
database applications such as SAP, ERP and CRM. As an alternative to the
user-initiated sync model, Live Connect simply notifies workers that e-mail
has been delivered and is available for review. Similarly, a field service
worker can receive information about changes on a work order just moments
after the order is routed and the originator of the order can receive an
automatic notification once it has been fulfilled.
"By adding unattended delivery of information to its mobile solutions kit,
Extended Systems ensures that email, work orders, customer information,
inventory figures and other critical enterprise information is accessible
and up-to-date," said Senthil Krishnapillai, senior product manager of
GroupWare solutions at Extended Systems. "Live Connect offers immediate
benefits by supporting all popular mobile devices on the market today. And,
as wireless devices and networks mature, Live Connect will advance. This is
just the first in a series of end-user functionality enhancements Extended
Systems plans to release this year."
"As the number and type of mobile workers continue to proliferate across the
U.S. and the world, it is critical for mobile infrastructure software
providers to offer solutions addressing the multiple access needs of these
users," said Stephen Drake, Mobile Infrastructure Software Program Manager,
at IDC, a leading provider of global IT research and advice. "In order to
address the many needs of organisations seeking to deploy wireless and
mobile solutions, leading vendors must continue to enable enhanced access to
corporate data via a variety of connection methods."
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