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Nokia, Lotus Add Mobility to Intranets

Nokia Corp. Friday agreed to bundle its wireless application protocol server into Lotus' Domino Everyplace Quick Start, a WAP solution which links corporate intranets with wireless devices.

With the Nokia WAP Server and Domino WAP connector, content from Domino databases is converted into Wireless Mark-up Language (WML) to deliver a personally configured portal accessible by the WAP device. Domino Everyplace can map any Domino Intranet application to the WAP Portal and is based on Domino-supported open standards.

Key features include authentication to a Lotus Domino server, customised menus for different user groups and WAP-based Domino e-mail, calendar and corporate directories.

"This marks a major initiative and, at the same time, the first of several joint Lotus and Nokia initiatives in the pipeline as mobile access takes center stage in transforming an organization's Domino users to the wireless space," said Fritz Fleischmann, Lotus' senior vice-president and general manager in Europe, Middle East and Africa.