SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES AT THIS YEAR'S GSM 2001 WORLD CONGRESS Wednesday 21 February 2001 PDF Print …Symbol will demonstrate the next generation in wireless technologies through their partner applications… Symbol Technologies, a global leader of mobile data transaction systems and wireless networking, is exhibiting at this year's GSM 2001 World Congress, 20-23 February, Cannes. Symbol's focus at the show this year will be its showcase of wireless LAN (local area network) and WAN (wide area network) GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) networks. The show, known as the 'World's Mobile Meeting Place', will provide one of the best insights into the future of wireless, second and third Generation GSM Systems. Symbol was the first in the industry to offer Palm and Pocket PC wireless WAN-enabled mobile computing and offers the option of two networks: GSM and CDPD. Symbol will demonstrate its latest ruggedised handhelds running on GSM. Symbol's SPT1700 Palm O/S and PPT2700 Pocket PC families enable mobile workers to obtain anywhere-anytime connectivity to a company's enterprise system at the point of activity. The unique form factors and features of these GSM-enabled devices include a ruggedised casing for harsh environments, Internet access and bar-code scanning, packaged in an easy-to-carry, pocket-size ergonomic body. At the show, key spokespeople from Symbol will discuss its latest developments in 2.5G and 3G in France and EMEA and the issues in the marketplace. These include GPRS roaming, testing and security and Symbol's launch of these products later in the year, as well as implementing IP in networks and vertical market challenges. Four key business partners applications will be demonstrated by Symbol: Sybase iAnywhere, Wavelink, Broadbeam and Centura Software. They are using their joint expertise to concentrate on the development of next generation technologies: · Sybase iAnywhere enables anywhere- anytime access to enterprise information and applications. It will show how its mobile database and synchronisation software, together with Symbol's handheld devices, provide proven capabilities to connect to enterprise inventory systems, upload and download information, and subsequently work offline as required. · Wavelink, a wireless platform technology developer, will demonstrate its software chosen by Symbol for its GSM European mobile internet launch. The platform enables Symbol's handhelds to run, not only over GSM, but also WLAN 802.11b, CDPD, GPRS, CDMA and Mobitex. · Broadbeam provides an award-winning development platform to independent software vendors, system integrators, and corporate IT groups which provides advanced wireless features and supports the broadest range of wireless networks and mobile devices. Broadbeam has worked with Symbol Technologies to provide middleware support for the Symbol's integrated GSM devices. · The fourth business partner is Centura Software Corporation, a global provider of solutions to mobilise the enterprise. Centura's software solutions are securely extending enterprise business applications to Symbol's ruggedised handheld devices, not only enabling real-time access for the mobile worker, but also enabling secure transmission and storage crucial for sensitive business information. These partner applications will also demonstrate how the products are used in real-life situations. Centura Software, Sybase iAnywhere Solutions and Symbol will show a field service application that reduces costs, increases productivity and enhances customer service. Symbol, with its partner application from Wavelink, will demonstrate a healthcare application on the stand showing how their solution is saving critical minutes in crucial situations and preventing fatal errors. Broadbeam has worked with Symbol Technologies to provide middleware support for the Symbol PPT 2700 running Microsoft PocketPC and the Symbol SPT 1734 running PalmOS. Symbol will be exhibiting both of these units running a simple messaging application back to a Broadbeam communication server over the GSM network, live at the show. About Symbol Symbol Technologies, winner of the USA National Medal of Technology, is a global leader in mobile data transaction systems, providing innovative customer solutions based on wireless local area networking for data and voice, application-specific mobile computing and bar code data capture. Symbol's wireless information appliances connect the physical world of people on the move, packages, paper and shipping pallets, to information systems and the Internet. Today, some 10 million Symbol bar code scanners, mobile computers and wireless LANs are utilised world-wide in markets ranging from retailing to transportation and distribution logistics, manufacturing, parcel and postal delivery, government, healthcare and education. Symbol's systems and products are used to increase productivity from the factory floor to the retail store, to the enterprise and out to the home. Information about Symbol is available at http://www.symbol.com About iAnywhere Solutions iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., is the market leading provider of mobile and wireless solutions that enable anywhere, anytime access to enterprise information and applications.With more than six million deployed seats of its technology at work in 10,000 customer sites worldwide, combined with hosting and professional services, iAnywhere Solutions provides a one-stop source for successfully developing and deploying m-Business solutions. Visit http://www.ianywhere.com for more information. About Centura Software Centura Software develops and markets Mobile Application Platforms. The company's software delivers the business vision of empowering staff, partners and customers anywhere in the world with fast, secure and easy access to real-time enterprise data and applications via any wireless or mobile device. Centura provides the data and communications interface to connect established business systems to any mobile, portable or other remote device. This extends the value of present business applications and allows the wider deployment of enterprise information to points where it can be exploited for maximum business advantage. Centura Software Corp. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif., Centura is a leading global provider of solutions that mobilise the enterprise. The company's suite of integrated mobile enterprise products enable secure, real-time business across an array of devices. Developers and IT decision makers worldwide have relied on Centura's rich and innovative technology offerings and its world-class professional services since 1984. The company integrates its solutions in various business systems world-wide including the healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications and financial industries for customers such as ADP, Merck, Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, Deutsche Bank and Southern Company. Centura has 19 offices world-wide, including locations in North America, Latin America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For more information about Centura, visit http://www.centurasoft.com About Wavelink Wavelink Corporation is a leading provider of wireless communications software and the developer of a wireless platform that enables enterprises to develop, manage and deploy wireless applications. Since 1992, Wavelink's innovative software has powered a growing number of Fortune 1,000 companies and is rapidly becoming a standard in wireless network development, deployment and management, with more than 30,000 installations in over 50 countries. Wavelink supports the world's most popular programming languages and device operating systems, and has now extended its expertise from wireless local area networks (WLAN) to the wireless wide area networks (WWAN) space. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at htp://www.wavelink.com or call +001.425.823.0111. About Broadbeam Corporation http://www.Broadbeam.com Broadbeam Corporation is a global wireless infrastructure provider that offers comprehensive wireless managed services, the industry-leading wireless platform and professional services that enable companies to develop, deploy and manage mobile data solutions. Broadbeam has established a worldwide customer base in over 500 companies. Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, the company has offices in Richardson, TX; Chicago; Boston; Tampa, FL; and Southern California as well as in the United Kingdom. In addition, it distributes its products worldwide through partners in Scandanavia and throughout Europe. Broadbeam Corporation can be contacted at + 1-609-734-0300 or by fax at +1-609-734-0346. Broadbeam Wireless Ltd. Is located at Royal Albert House, Sheet Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1BE. The telephone number is +44 (0)1753 -705129. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.