Industry leaders to create secure, scalable UNIX-based platform; Blueprint speeds deployment, eases development and lowers cost for carriers, Internet service providers, enterprises, and application vendors
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL) today announced the first release of MObileBlueprint Version 1.0, a reference blueprint designed to help customers, such as carriers, Internet service providers, enterprises and application vendors create mobile e-business applications and deliver them to a growing selection of wireless Internet communication devices around the world. This collaboration between these two industry leaders will provide a systematic framework for customers to deliver existing e-business applications quickly and easily to a broader wireless market, and reduce time and cost for those customers that wish to develop new e-business applications intended for wireless devices.
Using five key components -- WAP and Voice Server interoperability validation, a Wireless Internet Platform core, an application development environment, configuration/deployment guidelines, and system requirements -- MObileBlueprint will help carriers, Internet service providers and enterprise customers create an open-standards UNIX-based platform for wireless applications with the security, reliability and scalability associated with Motorola's and Oracle's leading technologies.
"Motorola and Oracle are committed to developing wireless voice and data platforms and applications that meet the critical communication needs of enterprises around the world," said Janiece Webb, senior vice president and general manager of Motorola's Personal Networks Group. "Pairing Motorola's leading Internet wireless technology with Oracle's Internet software capabilities will provide businesses with creative solutions that improve productivity and allow for flexibility in the lives of mobile workers."
The first of the five key components -- the validation of the Motorola WAP and Voice Servers with Oracle9i™ Application Server Wireless Edition -- is expected to be completed in early 2001, followed in summer 2001 by the remaining four key components, including the creation of a wireless Internet platform core based on key technologies from each company. This wireless Internet platform core will integrate key elements of Motorola's Mobile Internet Exchange™ (MIX™), including WAP & Voice Servers, TrueSync™ SyncML Server, and the Operations, Administration & Maintenance (OA&M) core, with Oracle9i AS Wireless Edition, including the Oracle8i™ Database and Oracle® Internet Directory. The application development environment, configuration/deployment guideline, and system requirement components are also expected to be completed by summer, 2001.
"This unique development blueprint and subsequent wireless enterprise applications will help create new business opportunities for our customers worldwide," said Michael Rocha, senior vice president, Platform Technologies Division, Oracle. "This collaboration with Motorola not only allows us to extend our enterprise offerings to the wireless market, but will also allow us to increase the speed and ease of deployment for our customers, and lower their overall cost of using our joint technologies."
This announcement represents an extension of an ongoing alliance between the two companies, announced in February 2000, when OracleMobile, a division of Oracle that builds and hosts wireless applications for businesses, began using Motorola's MIX platform as part of their hosting services. The MObileBlueprint alliance will continue to encompass joint technology, marketing and business development.
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