IBM WebSphere Sensor Events V6.2 delivers an enhanced enterprise-class sensor events platformIBM United States Software Announcement 209-199
June 23, 2009
|At a glance|
WebSphere® Sensor Events V6.2 delivers new and enhanced services built upon the IBM® SOA foundation product set providing the scalability and reliability needed to implement enterprise-class, end-to-end solutions that exploit the new real world aware information available from networked sensors.
New features and enhancements:
- WebSphere Sensor Events now includes WebSphere Business Events, enabling complex event processing for managing and establishing business context of events derived from sensor data.
- New Asset Inventory Management Services for WebSphere Sensor Events allows you to track IT assets either within a data center, or moving in and out of a data center, using active and/or passive RFID technologies.
- There is support for Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) data store interfaces to integrate events with InfoSphere Traceability Server.
- Reference use cases and templates support item traceability in pharmaceutical, food, and consumer products applications. These templates are configurable to each customers' needs to speed deployments.
- Reference use cases for solutions are based on returnable container management.
- Enhanced development tools improve the user interface.
- Enhanced asset management features include services to commission and decommission sensors, and enable asset tracking.
- New tag label printing provides enhanced Electronic Product Code (EPC) standards support.
For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
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WebSphere Sensor Events V6.2 delivers new and enhanced services built upon the IBM service oriented architecture (SOA) foundation product set. It provides the scalability and reliability needed to implement enterprise-class, end-to-end solutions that exploit the new real world information available from networked sensors. Platform extensibility and flexibility enables the integration of information from multiple sensor types, including location information from active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and GPS, identification information from passive RFID, and asset and environmental condition information from a variety of sensor types to be supported on a single platform. From this new information, situations can be monitored by leveraging the complex event processing capabilities to identify the relevant, actionable business events from the disparate sensor data.
WebSphere Sensor Events V6.2 enables solutions that act upon these identified business events with a diverse set of line-of-business applications, by leveraging the IBM Business Process Management (BPM) products. BPM enables new innovative business processes to extend legacy applications and exploit new insight from sensor information.
WebSphere Sensor Events V6.2 is a robust, extensible Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application platform. It delivers a flexible architecture for implementing complex event processing rules engine, turning the data captured from a broad set of devices into actionable events, or insights, and integrating those events into SOA business processes.
WebSphere Sensor Events V6.2 is the premier platform for enterprise IT class solutions providing customers who need to develop, deploy, and manage secure sensor-based solutions that are reliable, scalable, flexible, and extensible.
New in V6.2
WebSphere Business Events
WebSphere Business Events is now bundled with WebSphere Sensor Events. WebSphere Business Events is a software system designed specifically for managing business events flowing across systems and people, with the goal of providing timely insight and response. It provides Business Event Processing and extends the capabilities and tools of traditional event processing approaches.
Sensor event services components
Reusable sensor event services components are a suite of business-level services that can be used as building blocks when orchestrating applications built on the WebSphere Sensor Events platform. These components complement the WebSphere Sensor Events API by exposing higher-level functionality through easy-to-use interfaces, reducing use case development complexity.
IBM Asset Inventory Management Services for WebSphere Sensor Events
The new Asset Inventory Management Services for WebSphere Sensor Events provides capabilities to track and manage IT assets in a data center environment. It is available in both single location and enterprise editions.
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|Planned availability date|
- June 26, 2009 (electronic software delivery and documentation)
- July 24, 2009 (media)
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WebSphere Sensor Events delivers new and enhanced services supporting sensor integration solutions leveraging the foundation of a SOA, to create a robust, flexible, and scalable platform for capturing new business value from sensor data. WebSphere Sensor Events is the platform for integrating new sensor data, identifying the relevant business events from that data using situational event processing, and then integrating and acting upon those events with the SOA business processes.
New business value is unlocked from business process innovation based on insights derived from sensor events. It is enabled by:
- Delivering a platform for implementing solutions where data and events
from networked sensor technology, such as:
- Supply chain transformation. End-to-end visibility of goods enabling improved inventory management
- Individual asset or tracking enabling effective resource management, location awareness, and asset utilization solutions
- Remote collection of sensor data monitoring the state, condition, and utilization of the asset to improve asset usage, and visibility to the status of the asset or its environment
- Enabling an end-to-end solution from business case development, pilot validation, and production deployment, to business process flexibility and innovation enabled by sensor technologies to be recognized
- Enabling collaborative data sharing enterprise-wide and with partners allowing visibility across the extended enterprise of customers and suppliers, trend analysis of collaborative process executions, and traceability of products and assets
Leveraging a worldwide ecosystem of device business partners, an Eclipse, open-standards device model approach has been established enabling IBM Business Partners to integrate with Eclipse-based J2EE applications and the WebSphere Sensor Events platform. The flexible architecture for data capture and delivery event handling assures reliable messaging support to distributed device platforms as well as direct Sensor Events connections.
Networked sensor technologies such as passive RFID, active RFID, and other condition sensors, provide information about individual items, products and assets and provide visibility to areas that were previously "dark" to the business process. Emerging technologies, such as sensors, provide unique sensing capabilities. Unlike barcodes, sensors do not require line-of-sight access to read, and contain a unique serial number, such as the Electronic Product Code (EPC), which allows identification of tagged items. Active RFID technology can determine the location of the item within its physical environment. Using information from sensing technologies such as RFID enables businesses to streamline processes, deliver new capabilities, and transform their operations to be responsive to real world events.
Data from the edge of the business environment, such as the exact items delivered to a distribution center or retail facility dock door, or the unique parts and components used in an assembly process, can be used in context of the business operations and line-of-business applications to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness of business execution.
WebSphere Sensor Events enables companies to collect and aggregate the sensor data sensors, identify the events in operational and business context that are relevant to the business and execute business processes in response to specific situations or opportunities by integrating these new insights with enterprise applications and new business processes. Systems management of the software used in local, distributed RFID devices and servers is another important element of sensor data solutions, since the data collection environment is usually in non-IT environments and frequently must operate in harsh conditions. Sensor data solutions provide the enabling capabilities that allow companies to benefit from improved visibility, accuracy, and responsiveness to provide faster supply chain execution, improved inventory information, and more efficient asset management.
The following industries recognize the value in the use of sensor technologies:
- Consumer products
- Industrial manufacturing
- Energy and utilities
- Financial services
WebSphere Sensor Events creates a business context that enables automatic operational decision making and helps facilitate reliable delivery of messages between devices and Sensor Events server, as well as between Sensor Events server and WebSphere business integration products such as WebSphere Business Events and WebSphere Business Monitor. WebSphere Sensor Events benefits include:
- Recognizable impact on asset management, asset tracking, and working capital
- Collaborative data sharing enterprise-wide and with partners, allowing trend analysis and traceability
- Increased distribution center productivity through automated data capture and verification
- Increased data accuracy to improve customer service
- Improved profit potential with enhanced point-of-decision capabilities and cross-channel selling
- Reduced shrinkage, return, and reconciliation costs through improved planning and allocation
- Minimized disruption and impact to business processes as sensor and RFID technology evolves
New in V6.2
Sensor event services components
Sensor event services components are a suite of business-level services that can be used as building blocks when orchestrating applications built on the WebSphere Sensor Events platform. The sensor event services components complement the WebSphere Sensor Events API by exposing higher-level functionality through easy-to-use interfaces. The interfaces enable clients to implement new real world aware applications that exploit new insights from sensor technologies.
Each sensor event services component provides a set of capabilities related to a particular business task. They can be reused in many different situations where business tasks need to be performed by an application or a business process. Sensor event services components can be invoked to run commands, publish events to a backend repository, query a backend repository, or interface with a rules engine. In most cases, calling the sensor event services components greatly simplifies tasks, such as integrating events with InfoSphere Traceability Server or by providing interfaces that are agnostic to the backend systems.
The business-level services are exposed as:
- Stateless session bean methods
- Web services interfaces
- Message-driven beans
WebSphere Business Events
WebSphere Business Events is now bundled with WebSphere Sensor Events. It provides Business Event Processing and extends the capabilities and tools of traditional event processing approaches. It enables the business user to sense and respond to business events by detecting any occurrence or happening within a business context that could present opportunities or threats.
WebSphere Business Events V6.2 is a software system designed specifically for managing business events flowing across systems and people, with the goal of providing timely insight and response. Business events are discovered and described in business terms to meet business objectives based on high-level management goals. WebSphere Business Events allows business users to sense (detect and decide) and respond effectively to the impact of business events.
WebSphere Business Events delivers this capability through intuitive business user tools that define, implement, and manage business events. WebSphere Business Events uniquely provides graphical, codeless authoring for defining related elements:
- Business event actions
- Business interaction logic
- External sources for event data enrichment
- Consoles for task management and business event flow visualizations of charts, graphs, and dashboard layouts
- Enables straightforward expression of business event interaction logic
- Understands business language and vernacular
- Senses business events and patterns and initiates the appropriate business actions
- Includes codeless, graphical authoring tools
- Delivers simple and integrated visualization dashboard support
- Connects to existing islands of event information
- Supports both simple and complex business event pattern correlations
- Delivers an integrated development and execution system
- Installs as plug and play to extend your existing environments
- Operates with high performance, scalability, and high availability
- Enhances existing BPM, connectivity products, and SOA infrastructures
IBM Asset Inventory Management Services for WebSphere Sensor Events
The data center is a constantly changing environment, with new assets moving into and out of service or being relocated in different areas of the data center. IT managers need to:
- Secure IT assets to protect intellectual property, trade secrets and personal data
- Reduce loss of costly IT assets
- Have the ability to automatically locate, count and protect IT assets and the data resident on those assets
- Ensure compliance to accounting and legal requirements
Data Center Resource Management helps clients increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their IT inventory and asset management processes to meet service, financial and legal obligations relating to the management of assets in their organization. It also helps reduce the effort and cost associated with IT inventory and asset management.
The new Asset Inventory Management Services for WebSphere Sensor Events provides capabilities to track IT assets either within a data center or moving in and out of a data center. Available in both single location and enterprise editions, IBM Asset Inventory Management Services for WebSphere Sensor Events is a best-in-class solution for asset tracking and management.
IBM Sensor Data Services for WebSphere Remote Server and IBM Sensor Data Services for WebSphere Central Site Server
These two editions provide the same functionality as the WebSphere Sensor Events, but require the pre-purchase of a WebSphere Remote Server bundle or WebSphere Central Site Server bundle.
IBM Location Awareness Services for WebSphere Sensor Events
Location Awareness Services for WebSphere Sensor Events allows companies to continuously track active tags in real time in predefined areas of refineries, plants, and office buildings. Third-party asset location systems provide the tags, which may be carried by employees or visitors, or fixed to assets. Third-party systems also include reader infrastructure and a location engine, which is software that calculates tag positions based on the tag signals received by different readers. IBM Location Awareness Services for WebSphere Sensor Events works with these systems to visualize locations that are being monitored and to display the current position of personnel or assets carrying the tags.
Location Awareness Services for WebSphere Sensor Events provides a visual console that automatically locates the tags that are monitored in real time, allowing for real time response to emergency situations or security breaches. Personnel or assets can be monitored in virtual danger zones and Location Awareness Services for WebSphere Sensor Events will send safety and security breach alerts if assets or personnel are not qualified for entry or exit. Zones are virtual areas that can have rules or permissions assigned to them, and may vary over time. For example, temporary dangerous construction zones may be created.
This component is also available as an enterprise edition.
In addition to integrating WebSphere Sensor Events with the enterprise through a WebSphere Process Server, you can gain substantial value deploying other IBM products at the enterprise. With increased volumes of mission-critical data flowing to the enterprise, you can take advantage of DB2® and IBM Tivoli® products to help you better monitor and manage the data at your enterprise. DB2 products can assist with large-scale, enterprise-wide information management of data. IBM Tivoli products can help augment the operational integrity of the data flowing to the enterprise through scalable performance monitoring and configuration management.
IBM Maximo®, the IBM Asset Management solution can also be leveraged in conjunction with WebSphere Sensor Events to deliver a comprehensive view of all asset types - production, facilities, transportation, and IT across your enterprise
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WebSphere Sensor Events continues to be enhanced with exciting new capabilities including updates to the strategic middleware foundation to deliver a flexible, secure, and reliable infrastructure for sensor solutions. It establishes the platform for capturing business value by exploiting the insights from sensor information in innovative new business processes based on your SOA.
Furthering the SOA framework is the integration of a lightweight and agile event processing engine enabling sensor situational event-driven business process execution.
IBM Sensor Data Services for WebSphere Remote Server enables retailers to deploy the functionality of the WebSphere Sensor Events platform while leveraging their investment in WebSphere Remote Server in the store.
IBM Location Awareness Services for WebSphere Sensor Events expands the capabilities of data capture and delivery, allowing continuous tracking of real-time events in predefined areas such as refineries, plants, and office buildings. A visual console is provided displaying locations being monitored with the current positioning of assets.
IBM Asset Inventory Management Services for WebSphere Sensor Events provides asset tracking and management.
Continuing the IBM commitment to an open standards-based approach, IBM supports an Eclipse, open-standards sensor device model, which expands the reach of IBM device integration to a worldwide ecosystem of device business partners. Customers benefit from having a wide number of device types available for their deployments. The flexible data capture and delivery event infrastructure architecture enables customers to deploy their sensor solutions in either centralized or distributed topologies to best meet their business needs.
Valuable, important sensor data is captured, analyzed, and turned into the important events that provided visibility to previously "hidden" areas of business operations. These events can be shared throughout the enterprise, as well as with designated trading partners. This enables the transformation of business processes, such as improving supply chain management, asset management, tracking, and utilization in addition to asset and product traceability.
WebSphere Sensor Events integrates with the InfoSphere Traceability Server to enable solutions to strategically manage and integrate information with enterprise applications, as well as securely share information and events with selected trading partners with this scalable EPCglobal standards-based repository.
WebSphere Sensor Events be can be integrated with the WebSphere Process Server for the implementation of new and innovative business processes built on a SOA infrastructure, to gain increased visibility and act upon the insights sensor information provided to your business.
To provide enterprise IT management of the distributed sensor infrastructure, both servers and devices, WebSphere Sensor Events includes IBM Tivoli monitoring and management tools. IBM Tivoli products provide the management solutions that augment the operational resilience of the sensor infrastructure by proactively monitoring for system or device failures that may disrupt the flow of sensor information to your business, and enable you to remotely and cost effectively update or enhance your distributed applications.
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IBM InfoSphere Traceability Server
InfoSphere Traceability Server enables enterprises to capture, manage, and share visibility events that represent product and asset movements with internally and externally managed enterprise applications for real-time analysis and decision making. The solution was architected, designed, and built through pilots in the pharmaceutical, consumer product, transport and logistics, and retail industries to support use cases such as product authentication, diversion detection, food traceability, and electronic pedigree. InfoSphere Traceability Server is used to leverage serialization technologies such as RFID and 2D bar codes to transform business and supply chain processes.
Key features of InfoSphere Traceability Server
- Security - Control trading partner access to queries and visibility events through granular security policies and rules.
- Scalability - Scale from pilot to production deployments, which typically include multiple manufacturing and packaging plants, distribution centers, and point-of-sale locations.
- Deployability - Reduce deployment lead times and costs through flexible installation and configuration options.
- Standards compliance - Provides interoperability with internal and trading partner applications through certified compliance with EPCglobal's Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) 1.0 standard.
- Master data integration - Enrich visibility event information with product and location master data for contextual reports and queries.
- Alerts and notifications - Identify and react in real time to counterfeits, diversions, and out-of-stocks by detecting event conditions and patterns based on user-defined criteria.
- Reports - Analyze visibility events to discover new insights and trends that can impact your business.
- Complete solution - Accelerate time-to-market and reduce integration and
deployment costs through application features. InfoSphere Traceability Server
offers the following application features:
- Shipment Verification for Info: Enables electronic proof of delivery to reduce order-to-cash cycle times through real-time shipment discrepancy detection and correction.
- ePedigree for InfoSphere Traceability Server: Enables compliance with various state and federal legislations that require serialization and pedigree.
InfoSphere Traceability Server comes bundled with Cognos 8 BI V8.4. This will help organizations transform their business processes through increased visibility provided by Cognos dashboards, analytics, reporting, and alerts and notifications.
WebSphere Process Server
The WebSphere Process Server delivers the platform for implementing new business processes that integrate and act upon the events and insights from sensor data coming from the WebSphere Sensor Events server. Sensor-based events are the catalyst for process change. WebSphere Sensor Events provides the platform for implementing new business process innovation, leveraging Business Process Management capabilities on an SOA.
IBM delivers these capabilities using WebSphere Process Server technology, which serves as the platform for process innovation that enables companies to exploit the visibility from sensor-based insights without rewriting the legacy line-of-business applications. It forms the 'glue' between the enterprise's legacy infrastructure and the business events triggered by sensor data at the Sensor Events server. WebSphere Process Server is the platform for implanting the workflows based on events coming from the WebSphere Sensor Events server, that identifies the business context by integrating with legacy line-of-business, and routes actionable events and messages to the appropriate people and applications based on process context.
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Online documentation is available through the WebSphere Sensor Events library Web site
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Specified operating environment
The minimum hardware configuration for WebSphere Sensor Events V6.2 is one processor, which requires:
- System suitable for running Microsoft® Windows® 2003 Server 32-bit, or SUSE Linux® Enterprise
Server 10.1 or 10.2 32-bit, or RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2 or 5.3 32-bit
Note:Linux configurations are not supported when used in conjunction with Location Awareness Services or Asset Inventory Management Services.
- Intel® Pentium® 4 at 3 GHz processor, or higher
- Minimum of 10 GB free disk space recommended
- Recommended 5 GB temporary disk space during installation
- Minimum of 3 GB RAM recommended.
A two-processor configuration is recommended.
Additional hardware configuration for IBM Location Awareness Services for WebSphere Sensor Events V6.2 server beyond which is previously listed:
- Additional 3 GHz processor, or higher
- Additional 500 MB free disk space recommended
- Additional 100 MB temporary disk space during installation
- Additional minimum of 1 GB RAM recommended
Additional minimum hardware configuration for IBM Asset Inventory Management Services on the WebSphere Sensor Events V6.2 server, beyond which is previously listed for WebSphere Sensor Events is:
- Additional 100MB temporary disk space during installation
- Additional 1GB RAM
- Asset Inventory Management Services Client requires an Intermec CK61 or CN3 Mobile Computer with a minimum of 128MB RAM and Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Operating System. It also requires the Intermec IP30 Handheld RFID Reader.
Additional requirements for a sensor solution
In addition to WebSphere Sensor Events, you also need devices that provide an enabling Eclipse, open-platform adapter or are embedded with an Eclipse device platform.
Supported devices, readers, printers, scanners, appliances, or any other hardware must be acquired directly from device manufacturers who provide the adapter or platform support on their products. Alternatively, an IBM services team may be able to develop an adapter for a custom device.
In order to leverage a worldwide ecosystem of device business partners, an Eclipse, open-standards device model approach has been established. IBM Business Partners can now integrate with IBM WebSphere Sensor Events middleware leveraging the Eclipse, open-development platform and open source community. The flexible architecture for data capture and delivery event handling assures reliable messaging support to distributed device platforms as well as direct Sensor Events connections.
The WebSphere RFID device program is the recognized validation program for Business Partners to leverage the open device model and flexible architecture. Business Partners can validate, extend, and differentiate their products by meeting IBM sensor WebSphere integration guidelines, thus demonstrating interoperability when installed as part of WebSphere Sensor Events solutions.
IBM device infrastructure support provides these important capabilities at the edge of the physical network:
- Acts as an integration point for a variety of readers, printers, and other infrastructure devices
- Filters and aggregates sensor data to eliminate duplicate or false data reads from one or more readers, and identifies sensor events at the edge of the network
- Helps reduce network traffic and enhances the scalability of the sensor-based solution architecture
- Offers a messaging and event buffer to help assure delivery of sensor events to the Sensor Events Server
- Integrates remote firmware and software for distributed management
For information on the WebSphere RFID device validation program, supported devices, readers, and RFID device manufacturers, visit
Other sensor solution elements
It is recommended that customers use skilled integration services for planning and implementing end-to-end IBM sensor solutions. Contact your IBM representative for information about services and resources that may be available for sensor based environments. For more information, visit
In the "Contact a service representative" box, select WebSphere.
Due to the unique nature of each customer's environment and requirements, additional software requirements may vary. For assistance in planning and acquiring the appropriate hardware and software for your specific sensor solution, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.
WebSphere Sensor Events, IBM WebSphere Sensor Events Enterprise Edition, IBM Sensor Data Services for WebSphere Remote Server, and IBM Sensor Data Services for WebSphere Central Site Server require one of the following operating systems:
- Windows 2003 Server SP2
- Windows 2003 Server R2 SP2
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.1
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.2
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.3
IBM Location Awareness Services for WebSphere Sensor Events and IBM Location Awareness Services for WebSphere Sensor Events Enterprise Edition require one of the following operating systems:
- Windows 2003 Server SP2
- Windows 2003 Server R2 SP2
IBM Asset Inventory Management Services for WebSphere Sensor Events and IBM Asset Inventory Management Services for WebSphere Sensor Events Enterprise Edition require one of the following operating systems:
- Windows 2003 Server SP2
- Windows 2003 Server R2 SP2
The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.
WebSphere Sensor Events V6.2 is available worldwide in English only.
WebSphere Sensor Events V6.2 includes other software products and components. These programs are intended for use in association with WebSphere Sensor Events as part of a Sensor and Actuator solution, and they may not be installed, deployed, or redistributed for any other purpose.
For additional information, refer to Usage restrictions in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site
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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 Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.
This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.
IBM International Program License Agreement 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.
These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired.
The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.
License information form number
License information Program name form number IBM WebSphere Sensor Events V6.2 L-DMSA-7R6JUG IBM WebSphere Sensor Events Toolkit V6.2 L-DMSA-7R6KWC IBM Location Awareness Services for WebSphere L-DMSA-7RBFHD Sensor Events V6.2 IBM Data Capture and Delivery Toolkit for L-SCAT-7RANBX WebSphere Sensor Events V6.2 IBM Asset Inventory Management Services for L-SCAT-7RBGKN WebSphere Sensor Events V6.2
The program's license information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site
Limited warranty applies
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. For further information, consult theIBM Software Support Handbook found 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 Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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 Subscription and Support (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.
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 clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.
Authorization for use on home/Portable computer
You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.
Volume orders (IVO)
Passport Advantage applies
Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at
Yes WebSphere Sensor Events and some of the products included with it may include unique terms and conditions, in addition to the terms of the IPLA and IBM Passport Advantage Agreement. The applicable unique program terms and limitations are included in the LI document that is provided with the program.
The program for WebSphere Sensor Events is shipped with several additional software products that are for use only with WebSphere Sensor Events as part of a Sensor and Actuator solution. A separate license must be acquired for any of these products if used outside of this solution environment. Refer to the License Agreement for details.
On or near the planned availability date of the program, the License Information for the program will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement site
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies
Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (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 Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.
While your Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only 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 Handbook at
Software Subscription and Support (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
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel
System i Software Maintenance applies
Variable charges apply
Educational allowance available
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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.
To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit
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For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the following Passport Advantage Web site
Variable charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.
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, from both 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.
Financing offering and capabilities
For more financing information, visit
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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