iPlanet Announces Wireless Portal Platform
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iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions -- a Sun/Netscape alliance -- Wednesday unveiled what it terms "the industry's first portal platform" that includes a fully integrated wireless capability.
The new platform will allow companies to make their content available to mobile users.
iPlanet Portal Server deploys B2B, B2C and B2E portals. In March of this year the it was selected by the US Department of Defense for a project that will eventually support 2.5 million users consisting of staff, vendors and civilians.
The mobile version (iPlanet Portal Server: Mobile Access Pack) enables enterprises to channel corporate services and applications to mobile employees to help increase productivity and promote rapid access to business-critical information. It is fully integrated with iPlanet Messaging, Calendar and Directory Server software products and supports wireless service delivery protocols, WAP and I-mode, SMS and location based services.
The iPlanet Portal Server is a "key component of the Sun Open Net Environment (ONE)." Sun ONE is an open software architecture designed to support interoperable, smart web services, according to the company website. Sun defines a 'smart Web service' as a service that can understand situational context and share that context with other services.