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IBM Lotus Expeditor 6.1.1: Accelerate your business with a universal managed client

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-184
August 14, 2007

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Availability dates TOC link Software Services
TOC link Description TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Statement of direction TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Reference information TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

Lotus Expeditor software is a platform to extend applications to managed clients on laptops, desktops, kiosks, and mobile devices. The platform provides the following key enabling capabilities:

  • Composite desktop for creating a compelling, responsive, user interface to applications.
  • Client Integration Platform to extend existing WebSphere Portal, IBM Workplace Forms, classic Web, Web 2.0, Host, ActiveX, Swing, Flash/Flex, and RCP applications to provide end users with the information they need to accelerate business processes.
  • Middleware that can facilitate mobile access to applications to improve productivity of sales force and field service employees who may be disconnected from the network.
  • Server managed software that can reduce the effort needed to deploy and maintain software.
  • Software development tools to build and package applications for the client platform.
  • Software development tools that allow IT organizations to repackage the client platform "fit for purpose" with native inclusion of their own services.

Lotus Expeditor software is made up of:

  • Expeditor Client for Desktop, Laptop, Tablet Computers, and Mobile Devices.
  • Expeditor Server to centrally manage the software deployed to the client and provides connectors to Enterprise applications and data.
  • Expeditor Toolkit for rapid application development and deployment of rich client applications.
  • With the client software, you also receive the IBM Device Runtime Environment software, which can enable the hosting of server-side user interfaces, locally on a desktop or laptop computer.

Lotus Expeditor is an open standards-based alternative to the .NET client and serves as a foundation for a number of other IBM offerings such as Lotus Sametime and Lotus Notes® 8.

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

IBM Lotus® Expeditor software is a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)-based server managed client platform designed to help companies improve business responsiveness and increase employee productivity by extending enterprise applications to laptops, desktops, kiosks, and mobile devices.

Lotus Expeditor 6.1.1 software is built on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform, which includes an OSGi framework. Lotus Expeditor provides the client and the corresponding server side connectors for a variety of capabilities that can help Java™ developers enhance their applications in the following areas:

  • Composite Desktop: Improve responsiveness through a compelling user interface that aggregates a variety of applications and streamlines user workflow.
  • Client Integration Platform: Consolidate information from a wide variety of client and server applications and organize it on the client to provide just the information for the end user.
  • Disconnected access: Increase productivity by providing offline access to IBM WebSphere® Portal, IBM Workplace Forms, and IBM WebSphere applications through local business logic and data.
  • Server managed clients: Reduce deployment and maintenance cost by enabling client applications to be remotely managed from the server.
  • Mobile access: Increase productivity by enabling sales force and field service employees to access enterprise information away from the office.
  • Security: Optionally lock down the client desktop so that end users' machines only accept updates from the central server.
  • Integration with real-time collaboration: Embeds Lotus Sametime® features to provide real-time collaboration in line-of-business applications. ( Note: An IBM Lotus Sametime license is required to use these features.)
  • Standards-based programming model: Reuse skills though a familiar programming model and a toolkit based on the Eclipse platform to accelerate the time to market. Reuse existing applications on the client. (The Eclipse organization is an open source community committed to implementation of a universal development platform.) Lotus Expeditor 6.1.1 software is an open standards-based alternative to Microsoft™.NET.

The platform consists of the following:

  • Desktop Client: Includes Eclipse-based rich client applications, portlet container, local data store, transactional messaging, application management, support for Web applications, Web services support, and strong security features, such as desktop lockdown, encryption, single sign on, and authentication. Runs on Microsoft Win32, Red Hat Linux™, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop.
  • Device Client: Provides Eclipse-embedded rich client applications, local data store, transactional messaging. Runs on Microsoft Windows™ Mobile, WindowsCE, and Nokia E90 (early release) devices.
  • Network Client Installer: Provides WebSphere Portal server with the capability of administering applications on Expeditor Clients and can provision a Web server as a network download site for the client.
  • Server: Includes server side connectors for corresponding client side components and provisioning capabilities. Runs on Windows Server, Red Hat Linux, AIX®, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM System p™.
  • Toolkit: Offers rapid application development and deployment of portlet, Web and Eclipse-based applications. Plugs into Rational® Software Architect, Rational Application Developer, Eclipse, WebSphere Portlet Factory, or any other Eclipse 3.2.2-based IDE environment.
  • With the client software, you also receive the IBM Device Runtime Environment software, which combines a J2SE Runtime Environment with the ability to host server side user interfaces, locally on a laptop computer or desktop system.

Lotus Expeditor software can help increase the ROI for existing WebSphere Portal, IBM Workplace Forms, Lotus Sametime, and WebSphere Application Server customers. WebSphere Portal customers can use it to enable offline access to portal applications and remotely administer applications. IBM Workplace Forms customers can use it to automate the submission and delivery steps for forms completed offline. Lotus Sametime customers can use it to integrate real-time communication in line-of-business workflow. WebSphere Application Server customers can extend Web applications to server managed rich clients. Further, with Lotus Expeditor software, all these application types — and many others — can be aggregated with other desktop technologies into composite applications. (Composite applications are visually integrated on the screen and are physically integrated with operability between components.)
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections of this announcement.
 
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Availability dates
  • August 14, 2007: Electronic software delivery and documentation
  • September 7, 2007: Media

 
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Description

IBM Lotus Expeditor 6.1.1 software is an SOA-based server managed client platform designed to help companies improve business responsiveness and increase employee productivity by extending composite applications to laptops, desktops, kiosks, and mobile devices. It is the IBM open standards-based competitor to the .NET client. It is both used by and integrates with key IBM products such as WebSphere Portal, Lotus Sametime, IBM Workplace Forms, and Lotus Notes® 8. It is sold as a stand-alone offering.

Lotus Expeditor provides a variety of capabilities:

  • Composite desktop: Lotus Expeditor software is a platform that can be used to deploy applications that not only visually integrate a variety of components in a composite view, but also integrate the components with the business processes contained in back-office applications. A typical scenario to demonstrate Expeditor's integration capability can be a Bank teller application. Bank tellers or customer service representatives (CSR) often have to switch between different types of applications to fulfill a customer request. Expeditor can integrate their workflow into a composite application as shown below. It can be used to integrate components ranging from Swing, Text terminal, Visual Basic, Active X, and Applets to Native or Web views like AJAX, PDF, Java Server Pages, Portlets, and Forms. It also provides inter-communication and inter-operability between these components. Lotus Expeditor software helps enable existing applications to be hosted inside the composite desktop, and to be augmented with new applications as new functions are made available. This can help reduce the effort to retrain end users, while rolling out Expeditor across the business.

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  • Integration: Lotus Expeditor software brings information to the finger tips by extending a variety of data sources to the client. The information can be extended in a number of different ways:
    • Portal applications — Lotus Expeditor software provides a composite desktop for WebSphere Portal Server Software. This helps deliver a compelling, responsive, rich client interface to portal applications. The topology of the portal is maintained on the desktop, complete with inter-portlet communications that facilitate integration between views. In addition, portal applications can also be used offline, when an Internet connection is not available, expensive, or unreliable. This is ideal for mobile employees or field service personnel. The Lotus Expeditor network client installer enables WebSphere Portal to administer applications on the Expeditor client. The Lotus Expeditor toolkit assists in transforming portlets into rich client applications. WebSphere Portlet Factory can also be used to create applications that run in an Expeditor client environment.
    • IBM Workplace Forms applications — Lotus Expeditor software automates the submission and delivery of forms completed offline with IBM Workplace Forms software. Forms and Forms data are stored locally on the Expeditor desktop client, and then synchronized with the Forms Server upon reconnect. This can help improve the productivity and responsiveness of mobile employees or office employees who complete many forms offline.
    • Lotus Sametime applications — Lotus Expeditor embeds Lotus Sametime plug-ins and also works in conjunction with Lotus Sametime 7.5.1 to enable developers to integrate real-time collaboration with line-of-business workflow applications
  • Relational data — This capability is used when there is a back-end ODBC or JDBC data source and where the customer does not want to re-invent the wheel by re-writing sync algorithm. The data is generally moved from the relational data source to a mirror on the middleware and then synched to the client data store and back by using the iSync robust sync capability. The mirror is used for caching and performance enhancements.
  • SOA Web Services — This capability makes Lotus Expeditor a cornerstone of IBM SOA story. Providing the managed client access to Web services can make Web services easier to consume from the client. This enables back-end applications like Siebel to utilize the Web services interface and to be extended to a managed client environment.
  • WebSphere Business Integration (WBI) Adapter based — As part of the above SOA architecture, Expeditor can leverage WBI adapters to extend a variety of back-end applications to managed clients, via the enterprise service bus.

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  • Disconnected access: Lotus Expeditor software can increase productivity by providing offline access to applications. The data and the applications are provisioned to the device while connected. While the device is offline, the end user remains productive using the applications to store the data locally. The information can be accessed through application logic that runs locally on the client and on reconnection, the data and the application can be synchronized with the server. The communication with the server can be done asynchronously or synchronously.
  • Server managed: Lotus Expeditor software can help reduce deployment and maintenance cost by enabling client applications to be remotely deployed and managed from the server. The application management component can be used to identify devices and perform tasks like configuration, inventory collection, distribution and removal of software, and initial provisioning. Application manager is used with a subscription manager component to control access to the user interfaces for administrators and device users.
  • Mobile access: Lotus Expeditor software can help increase productivity by enabling sales force and field service employees to access enterprise information away from the office through PDAs and Smartphones.
  • Rich and Web-based user interface: Lotus Expeditor software promotes reuse of skills and increases developer productivity by offering a choice of programming models to the developers. The client includes an Eclipse-based rich client platform and a servlet container. This enables developers to write Eclipse-based applications or Web applications, which run locally.
  • Client security features: Lotus Expeditor has several built-in capabilities like encryption, credential (key) store, and desktop lockdown to enhance the security of applications on the client. The local credential store enables end-user authentication local on the Expeditor desktop client, without the need for a network connection. This also facilitates single sign on to multiple applications from the Expeditor client. The desktop can be locked down to prevent end users from loading any non authorized software into the Expeditor environment. In this case, only software that is loaded by the administrator can be added to end-user machines. In addition, other encryption techniques are also supported within Expeditor (for example, Relational Data Encryption).

The platform consists of:

  • Client for desktops, laptops, and tablets: Includes portlet container, local data store, transactional messaging, application management, Web applications and Eclipse-based runtime, Web services support, and comprehensive security features, such as lockdown, encryption, single sign on, and authentication. It runs on Microsoft Win32, Red Hat Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop.
  • Client for devices: Includes local data store, transactional messaging, application management, Web application and Eclipse-embedded rich client platform-powered runtime, and Web services support. The client can be managed by either the Expeditor Server or the WebSphere Portal Server. Runs on Microsoft Windows Mobile V5 Pocket PC, Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, WindowsCE V5.0, and E90 (Early Release) devices.
  • Server: Enables the Expeditor client and applications to be server managed from a central location. Augments Portal Administration with the capability to schedule updates at timed intervals, to groups of users. Includes server side connectors for corresponding client side components. Runs on Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux, AIX, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM System p.
  • Toolkit: Offers rapid application development and deployment of portlet, Web application and Eclipse-based applications. Plugs into development tools that support Eclipse 3.2.2 and WebTools Project 1.5. Portlets created with WebSphere Portlet Factory can also run in the managed client.
  • With the client software, you also receive the IBM Device Runtime Environment software, which enhances Lotus Expeditor with a J2SE Runtime Environment to host server side user interfaces, locally on a laptop computer or desktop system. It contains the following functionality:
    • J2SE Runtime Environment
    • Web Container Servlet/Java Server Pages (JSP)
    • JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL)
    • Java Server Faces (JSF)

Some of the new features in this release of Lotus Expeditor are:

Server

  • Platform support
    • Support for AIX
    • Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server V9 on IBM System p

Client for desktop (built on Eclipse 3.2.2)

  • Security
    • RSA encryption
    • Enhanced Web services security
    • Integration with SiteMinder and Tivoli® Access Manager for authentication
  • Integration with real-time collaboration
    • Works in conjunction with Lotus Sametime to integrate real-time communication with line-of-business applications
      • Embeds Sametime features to provide real-time collaboration in line-of-business applications. ( Note: A Sametime license is required to use these features.)
  • Portal support
    • Portal Express support and portal concurrency
    • Portlets created in WebSphere Portlet Factory can be run in the Expeditor client
  • Platform support
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop V10
    • Windows Vista

Client for devices

  • Platform support
    • Nokia E90 Device (early release)
    • WinCE V5
    • WinCE V4.2 (Micro broker component only)
  • Toolkit
    • WebSphere Portlet Factory support
    • Property broker editor
    • Customizable installation and simplified configuration

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Lotus Expeditor is capable as of August 17, 2007, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested at

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
 
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Product positioning

The Lotus enterprise access portfolio extends, with enhanced security, composite applications to desktop, laptop, kiosk, and mobile endpoints, based on role, context, and process. Lotus Expeditor software is the flagship offering of this portfolio and provides an SOA-based server managed client platform to extend composite applications beyond the data center.

. Positioning with regard to WebSphere Portal software

Lotus Expeditor and WebSphere Portal are complementary offerings. In stand-alone deployments, they deliver different types of value; when used together, the two offerings deliver role-based, process-driven composite applications on rich clients and browsers.

                       WebSphere Portal       Lotus Expeditor
 
Client type            Browser (Application   Managed Client
                        management via WAR     (Eclipse RCP or
                        files in Portal)       webapp based)
Type of operation      Connected only         Connected or
                                               Semi-connected
Elements aggregated    Portlets               Swing, ActiveX,
                                               Eclipse SWT,
                                               Portlets, Workplace
                                               Forms apps, Embedded
                                               browser, Host
                                               systems and more

Positioning with regard to Workplace Forms software

Lotus Expeditor and Workplace Forms are complementary offerings. While Forms provides markup-based, pixel-perfect forms, Expeditor enables these forms to participate in composite applications, integrates them in IT processes, and enables them to be created, edited, and submitted offline. Integration between Lotus Expeditor and Workplace Forms is currently enabled through a simple services engagement.

Requirement            Workplace Forms only   Workplace Forms +
                                               Expeditor
Render and modify a    Workplace Forms        Workplace Forms
 form document (data,   Viewer                 Viewer running
 logic, presentation,                          within Expeditor
 attachments,                                  client
 signatures)
File Synchronization   Manual                 Automatic (DB2e)
Guaranteed delivery    None                   Delivered once and
                                               only once (MQe)
Authentication         Windows                Built in (role-based
                                               synched to server)
Security               Windows file system    Encrypted Database
                        security               (DB2e)
Local lookups and      Custom extension       Local Web Services
 other integrations
 (scanner, barcode
 reader, and so on)
Partial submissions    Manual file            Simple storage to
 to allow for local     management or custom   local database (like
 saves throughout the   extension              draft folder in
 filling process                               e-mail)
Application Host to    Custom application     Simple web
 provide context for    development or         application or
 form documents         windows file system    offline Portal

Positioning with regard to Lotus Sametime software

Lotus Sametime software includes a subset of Lotus Expeditor value that transforms it into an extensible platform for advanced collaboration. Lotus Sametime customers can buy Lotus Expeditor software to increase the ROI on their Sametime investment. Lotus Expeditor also embeds Lotus Sametime features. ( Note: A Lotus Sametime license is required to use these features.)

Client

Features                 Lotus Expeditor    Lotus Sametime
 
Rich Client U/I          Yes                Yes
Web Client               Yes                Yes
Offline Portal Client    Yes                No
Local Relational Data    Yes                No
Transactional            Yes                No
 messaging, container
Web services support     Yes                Yes
Local Business Logic     Yes                Yes
Client Install           Yes                No
 (Network client
 installer)

Server

Features                Lotus Expeditor    Lotus Sametime
 
Middleware Gateway
Relational Data Sync    Yes                No
Trans Msg G/W           Yes                No
Provisioning
Provision/Update        Yes                Yes
Role-based              Yes                No
 provisioning

Toolkit

Features               Lotus Expeditor      Lotus Sametime
 
Toolkit for rapid      Yes                  No
 application
 development and
 deployment

Positioning with regard to Lotus Notes 8

Lotus Notes 8 software

                       Expeditor Client       Notes 8 Client
 
Sweet spot             Line of business apps  Messaging centric
                                               collaboration
Supported Devices      Win32, Win2K, Windows  Win32, Linux
                        Mobile, Linux
Rebranding of app      X
Rich client UI         X                      X
Web client             X                      X
Offline portal client  X                      X
Local database         X (DB2e)               Available via
                                               separate download
Transactional          X                      Available via
 messaging                                     separate download
Web services support   X                      X
Client install MCI     X                      X
Toolkit for rapid app  X                      X
 deployment
Real time                                     X
 collaboration
Messaging                                     X
Document management                           X
Productivity editors                          X
Team space                                    X
Calendar, Contacts                            X
 (and so on)

Lotus Notes 8

                         Expeditor Server    Domino(R) server
 
Data sync with           X
 relational data
 sources
High level               X                   X
 provisioning
Fine grained             X
 provisioning (DMS)
Asynchronous             X
 messaging
Configurable "fit for    X
 purpose" client
Extend Rational          X                   X
 Development
 Environment to the
 Desktop

Positioning with AJAX

Ajax provides desktop-similar user experience in a browser, without deploying a client on the device; the user still has to be connected to the network. Expeditor can run Ajax enabled applications in its embedded browser. However, there are scenarios where the customer might consider Ajax-based deployment versus Expeditor-based. For such scenarios, the positioning is:

                    Ajax                      Lotus Expeditor
 
Value               Provides better than      Provides better than
                     browser experience        browser experience
                     and increased             and increased
                     responsiveness by         responsiveness
                     moving some business      through local
                     logic to the browser      business logic and
                     - BUT a lot of            data that resides on
                     business logic and        the device
                     data stays on the
                     server
Sweet spot          Software as a service     Enterprise customers
                     vendors                   that require server
                                               managed, rich client
                                               apps
Connectivity        Connected only            Semi-connected,
                                               connected
Technical model     Still thin client         Rich client based
                     based -- but mimics
                     some rich client user
                     experience
Server Load         High (background XML      Low
                     requests take a toll
                     on the server)
Technology           - JavaScript              - Eclipse, web-app
                                                 based
                     - Browser's XML
                       APIs                    - Additional value
                                                 like local data
                                                 store, data sync,
                                                 and so on
 
                                               - Eclipse based
                                                 extensible
                                                 plugin
                                                 architecture
 
                                               - Support for
                                                 composite apps
                                                 that include
                                                 thin-rich
                                                 components in
                                                 the same app
Devices             Mainly laptops,           Desktops, kiosks,
                     desktops with newer       laptops, java-
                     browsers that support     enabled mobile
                     JavaScript DOM API        devices
                     and XML APIs
How does it work     - JavaScript used         - Eclipse/
                       to make                   web-app apps
                       background XML            manipulate info
                       calls to server           locally and then
                                                 sync to the
                     - JS DOM API used           backend
                       to navigate and
                       insert retrieved        - Applet, Swing
                       content in the            capability to be
                       webpage                   added in 2007
Early adaptors      Software as a service     Banking, Insurance
                     vendors like Google       and Retail customers
                     (Google maps, Google      that have front
                     mail, and so on),         office apps with
                     Microsoft                 Rich client, remote
                     (Windows Live) that       app deployment/mgmt,
                     deliver software over     distributed
                     the internet to           locations
                     browsers

 
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Statement of direction

IBM Lotus Expeditor software forms the core of the SOA managed client. Other offerings, such as Lotus Sametime and Lotus Notes and Domino software products use this capability and augment it to provide advanced collaborative services. IBM currently plans that over time, the platform, products, and services provided by Lotus Expeditor software will be expanded to meet the market demand.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
 
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Reference information

Refer to Software Announcement 206-307 , dated November 28, 2006.

Availability of national languages

Product description            Language        GA date
 
Device Runtime Environment     English         September 7, 2007
 V6.1.1
Lotus Exped Client V6.1.1      Multilingual    September 7, 2007
                                (French,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese --
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-
                                Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese --
                                Traditional,
                                English,
                                Italian)
Lotus Exped V6.1.1             Multilingual    September 7, 2007
                                (French,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese --
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-
                                Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese --
                                Traditional,
                                English,
                                Italian)

Trademarks

 
System p is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Lotus, WebSphere, Sametime, AIX, Rational, Lotus Notes, Notes, Tivoli, and Domino are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

The following educational offerings are available as listed below:

IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training Web site

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

IBM Software Services for Lotus® Education provides education to support many Lotus offerings. For a complete list of offerings, visit the Web site at

Technical skills software workshop

No-fee technical skills training workshops (English only) for this product are offered to customers and business partners to gain hands-on skills for installing, configuring, operating, and supporting this product. The workshops are ideal for customers and business partners who are in the process of evaluating, or have already purchased it. Workshops are modeled to be 50% to 70% hands-on labs and are continually updated to current product release.

Workshops are delivered in two formats, traditional classroom and self-paced. Both formats have the same content.

Traditional classroom workshops are scheduled and delivered in-person worldwide at IBM and non-IBM locations throughout the year.

Self-Paced/self-study workshops enable the student to view the workshop presentations and execute the labs on their own schedule with no travel required. The presentations have speaker notes and allow the student full control to navigate the information. Students reserve a one week period to run the labs on a remote, supported, live environment. Support is provided through a monitored forum.

Note: A fast internet connection is required.

For more details on current workshop content, schedules, and to register for any workshop format, visit


 
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Offering Information

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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For the most up-to-date hardware requirements, refer to "systems requirements" on the left navigation panel on the following product pages:

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IBM Device Runtime Environment

Software requirements

For the most up-to-date software requirements, refer to "systems requirements" on the left navigation panel on the following product pages:

IBM Lotus Expeditor

IBM Device Runtime Environment

Planning information

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging: IBM Lotus Expeditor will be distributed via a media package and electronic software distribution (ESD).

IBM Lotus Expeditor media package is distributed in one package with the following:

  • IBM Lotus Expeditor Product CDs
  • Soft copy product documentation including README files are included on the product CDs

The LI form number for IBM Lotus Expeditor is L-BKOI-6ZX6FT, L-BKOI-6ZX6BA.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

IBM Software Services for Lotus (ISSL) has extensive experience in helping organizations derive quantifiable business value from their Lotus software investment. ISSL can evaluate your environment and provide recommendations to help mitigate risks, speed deployment, and accelerate returns by:

  • Assisting customers in moving from tangible proof points to full scale deployments
  • Integrating products into a customer's existing environment
  • Creating and customizing products based on specific customer needs

For more information, visit the following ISSL Web site


 
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Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

                                                    Product
Licensed function title           Product group     category
 
IBM Device Runtime Environment    IBM Workplace     IBM Lotus
                                                     Expeditor
IBM Lotus Expeditor Client        IBM Workplace     IBM Lotus
                                                     Expeditor
IBM Lotus Expeditor Enterprise    IBM Workplace     IBM Lotus
 Edition                                             Expeditor
IBM Lotus Expeditor Starter       IBM Workplace     IBM Lotus
 Edition                                             Expeditor
 
 
                                  PID            Charge unit
Program name                      number         description
 
IBM Device Runtime Environment    5724-R12       Authorized
                                                  User(s)
IBM Lotus Expeditor Client        5724-R09       Authorized
                                                  User(s)
IBM Lotus Expeditor Enterprise    5724-R09       Value Unit
 Edition
IBM Lotus Expeditor Starter       5724-R09       Value Unit
 Edition

Charge metrics definitions

Value Unit

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurement is a processor core. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as users, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for a program depends on how the program is deployed in your environment and must be obtained from a Value Unit table. You must obtain a PoE for the calculated number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements are specific to a program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Processor (Value Unit)

A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. Not all processor cores require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To calculate the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the Value Unit table on the following Web site

With full capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of Value Units based on all activated processor cores available for use on the server.

Authorized user

An authorized user is one and only one individual (named or unnamed) within or outside your enterprise. A PoE must be obtained for each individual user accessing the program in any manner. A program licensed under an authorized user PoE may be installed on a single computer or server, and accessed by multiple users, provided that a PoE has been obtained for each individual user accessing the program either directly or indirectly (via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means on behalf of the user.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Device Runtime Environment

Part description                  Part number
 
IBM Device Runtime Environment
Device Runtime Environment        D59MKLL
 Authorized User(s) License & SW
 Maintenance 12
Device Runtime Environment        E032ALL
 Authorized User(s) SW
 Maintenance Annual Renewal
Device Runtime Environment        D59MLLL
 Authorized User(s) SW
 Maintenance Reinstatement

IBM Lotus Expeditor

Part description                  Part number
 
IBM Lotus Expeditor Starter
 Edition
Lot Exp Start Edition Value Unit  D59MELL
 License & SW Maintenance 12
 Months
Lot Exp Start Edition Value Unit  E0327LL
 SW Maintenance Annual Renewal
Lot Exp Start Edition Value Unit  D59MFLL
 SW Maintenance Reinstatement 12
 Months

IBM Lotus Expeditor

Part description                  Part number
 
IBM Lotus Expeditor Enterprise
 Edition
Lotus Expeditor Enter Edt Value   D59R7LL
 Unit License & SW Maintenance 12
 Months
Lotus Expeditor Enter Edt Value   E033ULL
 Unit SW Maintenance Annual
 Renewal
Lotus Expeditor Enter Edt Value   D59R8LL
 Unit SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months

IBM Lotus Expeditor

Part description                  Part number
 
IBM Lotus Expeditor Client
Lotus Exped Client Authorized     D59MILL
 User(s) License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Months
Lotus Exped Client Authorized     E0329LL
 User(s) SW Maintenance Annual
 Renewal
Lotus Exped Client Authorized     D59MJLL
 User(s) SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Mont

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
Device Runtime Environment V6.1.1
Device Runtime Environment Windows(TM) 2000,Windows XP,  BU02UML
 Red Hat Enterprise Linux(TM)
Lotus Exped Client V6.1.1
Lotus Exped Client Windows 2000,Windows XP,Red Hat       BU02SML
 Enterprise Linux family
Lotus Exped V6.1.1
Lotus Exped Windows 2000,Windows XP,Red Hat Enterprise   BU02TML
 Linux family V6.1.1

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Lotus Exped Client V6.1.1

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
Lotus Expeditor Client      Lotus Exped Client Windows  BU02SML
Authorized User             2000,Windows XP,Red Hat
                            Enterprise Linux family

Lotus Exped V6.1.1

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
IBM Lotus Expeditor Value   Lotus Exped Windows         BU02TML
Unit                        2000,Windows XP,Red Hat
                            Enterprise Linux family
                            V6.1.1

Device Runtime Environment V6.1.1

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
Device Runtime Environment  Device Runtime Environment  BU02UML
Authorized User             Windows 2000,Windows
                            XP,Red Hat Enterprise
                            Linux

 
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Terms and conditions

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement and IBM International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

Program name            Program number    Form number
 
IBM Device Runtime      5724-R12          L-BKOI-6ZX63T
 Environment
IBM Lotus Expeditor     5724-R09          L-BKOI-6ZX67B
 Client
IBM Lotus Expeditor     5724-R09          L-BKOI-6ZX6BA
 Enterprise Edition
 and Starter Edition
IBM Lotus Expeditor     5724-R09          L-BKOI-6ZX6CG
 Toolkit

The program's License information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Guide for further information at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

  • For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Product name
 
IBM Device Runtime Environment           Yes
IBM Lotus Expeditor                      Yes

Usage restriction: Yes

For additional information, refer to the License Information Document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

International Passport Agreement

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures.

Software maintenance applies: Yes. Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and product-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

Volume orders (IVO): No

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.
 
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Prices

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.
 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Americas Call Centers
             Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
             105 Moatfield Drive
             North York, Ontario
             Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference:  YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System i and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Lotus, Passport Advantage, and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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