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AllLinuxDevices: Motorola, Lutris To Enable Access To Enterprise Solutions From Wireless Phones

Dec 05, 2000, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])

"Motorola (NYSE: MOT) and Lutris Technologies Inc., the developer of the Open Source Enhydra Internet application server, today announced a memorandum of understanding that will allow business customers using iDEN® multiple communication handsets to access information on enterprise systems through the Enhydra server. This agreement has been established in anticipation of Motorola's Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) technology-enabled handsets, which are expected to be available in the first half of 2001 through iDEN network operations including Nextel Communications and Southern LINC in the United States and Clearnet Communications in Canada."

"The alliance brings together the best qualities of Open Source and enterprise application worlds to enable the rapid development and deployment of commercial grade, high ROI applications for wireless devices. Motorola's iDEN Subscriber Group brings to the alliance the industry's first J2ME technology-enabled multiple-communication handsets, as well as a comprehensive developer support program (www.motorola.com/idendev) to facilitate the development of applications for iDEN phones. Lutris and the open source Enhydra community bring to the alliance a dedicated community of independent software vendors (ISVs), value added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators (SIs) who are already Java programming experts."

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