Motorola (NYSE: MOT) and Lutris Technologies Inc., the
developer of the Open Source Enhydra Internet application server,
announced a memorandum of understanding that will allow business
using iDENÂ® multiple communication handsets to access information on
enterprise systems through the Enhydra server. This agreement has
established in anticipation of Motorola's Java(tm) 2 Platform, Micro
Edition (J2ME(tm)) technology-enabled handsets, which are expected to
available in the first half of 2001 through iDENÂ® network operations
including Nextel Communications and Southern LINC in the United
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 iDENÂ® Subscriber Group brings to the alliance the
industry's first J2ME technology-enabled multiple-communication
as well as a comprehensive developer support program
(www.motorola.com/idendev) to facilitate the development of
for iDEN phones. Lutris and the Open Source Enhydra community bring
alliance a dedicated community of independent software vendors
value added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators (SIs) who are
Java programming experts.
"This effort helps bring together three exciting technologies:
the Internet and Java," said Bill Werner, corporate vice president of
Motorola and general manager of the iDEN Subscriber Group. "The
server will greatly enhance the ability of developers to rapidly
meaningful client-server applications."
Further, Motorola and Lutris have completed the integration of the
technology-enabled iDENÂ® handsets and emulator with the Enhydra
application server, and Motorola will distribute the Enhydra
server software as part of the iDEN Software Developers' Kit (SDK).
will include the iDEN SDK with Lutris Enhydra 3.5, expected to be
this month, and will add enterprise J2ME application development to
wireless training course and consulting practice. The companies are
planning a number of joint sales and marketing activities in early
including cross-promotion of the Websites, sales calls, and seminars
instruct developers on the development and deployment of iDEN and
application solutions, as well as training classes for building
distributed J2ME applications.
"Motorola's relationship with Lutris underscores the importance of
Source for emerging technologies," said Yancy Lind, president and
Lutris Technologies. "With Enhydra and the support of Lutris's
consulting and product training groups, the development community
able to quickly deliver powerful applications to wireless devices
iDEN multi-service phones."
About Motorola and iDEN
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
communications solutions and embedded electronic
solutions. Sales in 1999 were $33.1 billion. For more information,
iDEN handsets allow users to place telephone calls, connect to the
Internet, send text messages, send and receive e-mail, and share
information instantly with one or hundreds of individuals with the
a button. For further information on iDEN handsets, visit
About Lutris Technologies
Lutris Technologies, a leading Open Source enterprise software and
services company, is the original developer and primary sponsor of
Enhydra, a leading Open Source Internet application server supporting
Java, XML, and wireless technologies. Lutris offers a full range of
support services and technical training to Lutris Enhydra customers
provides complete Internet consulting services, including strategy
development services, to the Enhydra community and to Internet-savvy
businesses. Clients range from entrepreneurs and companies launching
Web ventures to Fortune 500 IT organizations growing their business
an online presence. Additional information about Lutris products and
services is available at www.lutris.com.
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