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Palm Computing Unveils Wireless Platform for Network Query Language

The AlphaCONNECT Internet division of AlphaServ.com, which soon will extolling its technologies under the NQL Solutions name, has incorporated a new feature into its Network Query Language (NQL) which "leverages the mobility of the Palm VII."

Programmers will be able to create and deploy intelligent agent-based applications from a Palm VII mobile computing device by using the NQL language.

AlphaCONNECT believes that these agents could perform various tasks including the retrieval of information from Web sites, the completion of forms, performance of transactions or almost anything that can be done on the Net by a human.

The company has combined technology from Palm Computing with its own NQL, so users can access and control a server-based version of NQL with the Palm VII--with no additional software needed on the handheld device. Users of NQL can program NQL functions anywhere within the Palm Computing network. This capability will be included in the first version of NQL to be released, which is expected to be during the first part of this year.

AlphaServ.com has been investigating greater NQL development functionality for the Palm operating system, and has joined the Palm Solution Provider Program, which provides members with access to Web resources, development information and tools, marketing information and opportunities related to Palm Computing.

NQL is a scripting language that is designed to "streamline the development of intelligent agents, bots and Web applications." The NQL developer package is in a pre-release stage, with plans on introducing the full release version with pricing information by early this year.

For additional information about NQL and how it relates to Palm Computing, visit the NQL Solutions Web site.