Citrix Presents Vision for Extending the Virtual Workplace to Wireless Devices at CeBIT 2001 Thursday 22 March 2001 PDF Print Announces Alliances with Wireless Industry Leaders to Enable Mobile Application Access Everywhere Today at CeBIT 2001, Citrix Systems Inc., a global leader in application serving software and services, presented its vision for extending the virtual workplace by enabling access to full-function business applications over wireless devices. Citrix technology allows server-based applications to be delivered to mobile users on virtually any device, over any network connection. In support of this vision, the company announced alliances with leading players in the wireless data communications arena, including device manufacturers Nokia and Ericsson, and Symbian, the wireless platform developer. Traver Gruen-Kennedy, vice president of Strategy for Citrix, outlined the company's solution for wireless application access at a press conference held at the CeBIT show today. "This year's CeBIT exhibition makes it clear that the virtual workplace is coming of age, allowing workers anywhere to access their full array of digital information and tools in a familiar, consistent view over a wide variety of devices," he said. "Citrix is helping make the vision of a truly virtual workplace with application access anytime, anywhere, a reality with application delivery solutions that are available today. Specifically, we are allowing organisations to offer workers flexible, high-performance access to business applications over existing GSM networks." Citrix announced its upcoming Independent Computing Architecture (ICA®) Client for the Symbian Platform, which has been adopted by leading Wireless Information Device (WID) manufacturers. The company also announced licensing agreements for the new ICA Client on the Nokia 9210 Communicator and forthcoming Ericsson devices. These agreements will provide next-generation mobile communication devices with access to full-function applications.Citrix is demonstrating the new ICA Client with Nokia's 9210 Communicator, as well as the latest version of the company's flagship application serving software, MetaFrame XPTM for Windows, on Stand B07 in Hall 3. MetaFrame XP offers enterprises increased scalability and manageability, total leverage of the "Net" and unparalleled flexibility. It is designed to support as many as 100,000 users on 1,000 or more servers and dramatically simplifies administration through centralised management. "There is a strong market need to provide users access to business and productivity applications from wireless devices and Web browsers," said David Folger, vice president of the Meta Group's Web & Collaboration Strategies Research Practice. "This announcement reflects the growing partnership ecosystem between wireless device manufacturers and infrastructure software providers, such as Citrix, that are helping to drive this market forward." About Citrix ICA With more than 24 million users worldwide and 6 million concurrent user licenses since its introduction in 1995, the Citrix Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) is an emerging industry standard for server-based computing. Citrix ICA technology includes a server software component, a network protocol component, and a client software component. On the server, ICA separates application logic from the user interface and executes 100% of the application on the server. The ICA network protocol transports keystrokes, mouse clicks and screen updates over standard protocols to the client, typically consuming 10-15 kilobits-per-second of network bandwidth. On the client, users see and work only with the application's interface. About Citrix Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in application server software and services that offer "Digital Independence" - the ability to run any application on any device over any connection, wireless to Web. Citrix' solutions enable organisations of all types, from major enterprises to emerging application service providers (ASPs), to reach more users, with more applications, in more locations - and achieve this with greater speed and predictability, and lower costs. Its products, including MetaFrame application server software, NFuse application portal software, and Independent Computing Architecture (ICA), a core application-server technology, have been widely adopted by the corporate mainstream to achieve key business goals. The firm, which markets its solutions through value-added resellers, system integrators and OEM licensees, is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 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