February 29, 2000
IBM WebSphere Transcoding Publisher
At a Glance
WebSphere Transcoding Publisher makes your data work for you, when and where you need it, to help you reach and service your customers better, reduce costs, and improve productivity. Transcoding Publisher is server-side software that filters and reformats information that you own, or have sufficient rights to filter and reformat, from existing host and Web applications, tailoring the presentation to be effective for different organizations, different device form factors, and different network limitations.
WebSphere Transcoding Publisher includes:
The following are the hardware prerequisites for each of the five software operating systems of WebSphere Transcoding Publisher:
Planned Availability Date
WebSphere Transcoding Publisher provides IBM customers the opportunity to extend the value of their existing host and Web-based data and applications by dynamically tailoring information that they own, or have sufficient rights to tailor, to the requirements of the destination environment. As a result, WebSphere Transcoding Publisher enables seamless, universal access to data.
Legacy Data to the Web and Handheld Information Appliances
WebSphere Transcoding Publisher enables IBM customers to re-purpose their existing host data assets. WebSphere Transcoding Publisher brings their legacy data forward to the Web and to the new breed of personal data assistants by dynamically converting formats and presentation style of the host data. IBM SecureWay Host Publisher and Transcoding Publisher together can reformat legacy data to Web formats such as HTML and then tailor it for handheld information devices. WebSphere Transcoding Publisher extends the reach of your legacy data to any point along the network without the need to rewrite or port existing host data and applications.
Seamless Business-to-Business Communications
For your data to have value to customers, Business Partners or Resellers, it must be easily accessible and delivered in a usable format. This means accounting for disparate systems, data formats, and organizational preferences. WebSphere Transcoding Publisher allows data to be universally accessible. Transcoding Publisher converts formats and presentation layouts so that they are optimally tailored for the end-user and the end-user's system environment. Integrated with IBM WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Transcoding Publisher not only makes your data Web-ready but also enables IBM customers to build, manage, and deploy powerful, portable Web-based applications.
WebSphere Transcoding Publisher is targeted at customers who want to extend their data and applications to handheld pervasive devices .
The Web is moving from the desktop to the new breed of handheld information appliances. WebSphere Transcoding Publisher enables IBM customers to maintain communications with mobile workers, extend services to existing customers using mobile devices, and reach new mobile customer segments.
Simplify Business-to-Business Communications
WebSphere Transcoding Publisher allows IBM customers to tailor their data, or data that they have sufficient rights to tailor, and applications across the Internet, Extranet, and Intranet to customers, Business Partners, and resellers. WebSphere Transcoding Publisher eliminates the need to rewrite applications for new environments or port data to new systems. With WebSphere Transcoding Publisher, IBM customers can customize the formats and information that is presented to Business Partners and resellers.
Product Information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
No publications are shipped with this program.
Displayable Softcopy Publications: WebSphere Transcoding Publisher publications are offered in displayable softcopy form. There are two books online: an Administrator's Guide and a Developer's Guide .
Specified Operating Environment
For the Microsoft Windows NT server, AIX and Sun Solaris platforms above: If running as a servlet, WebSphere 2.03 is required. Support for WebSphere 3.x will be provided in a follow-on WebSphere Transcoding Publisher service update. Contact your IBM representative or visit the service key card Web site.
Security, Auditability, and Control
WebSphere Transcoding Publisher uses the security and auditability features of the particular operating system that it runs on.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
WebSphere Transcoding Publisher V1.1 is a standalone product with one charge unit processors. It is available in units of one. The program package (CD-ROM) is required for the first processor on the first server. A "one processor install entitlement" is required for each processor beyond the first one.
The price of WebSphere Transcoding Publisher V1.1 is based on the number of processors in the system executing all or any part of WebSphere Transcoding Publisher. In the case of a symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) system, the customer must also acquire the "one processor install entitlement".
The following example illustrates the pricing methodology: Two 4-way SMPs, for standalone systems in a larger system, would require the WebSphere Transcoding Publisher V1.1 program package and seven "one processor install entitlements".
Part Description Number WebSphere Transcoding Publisher 41L3174 Version 1.1 Program Package -- English WebSphere Transcoding Publisher 41L3176 Version 1.1 1 Processor install
There are no upgrades for this product.
Program Part Name Description Number VPO Instl Transcoding Publisher D4744ML V1.1 1 Processor VPO Instl/SW Sub Transcoding Publisher D4745ML V1.1 1 Proc. 1 Yr VPO Instl/SW Sub Transcoding Publisher D4746ML V1.1 1 Proc. 2 Yrs VPO SW Sub Rnwl Transcoding Publisher E1747ML V1.1 1 Proc. VPO SW Sub Transcoding Publisher D4748ML V1.1 1 Proc. 1 Yr VPO SW Sub Transcoding Publisher D4749ML V.1. 1 Proc. 2 Yrs CO Instl/SW Sub Transcoding Publisher D474JML V1.1 1 Proc. 1st Anniv CO Instl/SW Sub Transcoding Publisher D474KML V1.1 1 Proc. 2nd Anniv CO SW Sub Transcoding Publisher D474NML V1.1 1 Proc. 1st Anniv CO SW Sub Transcoding Publisher D474SML V1.1 1 Proc. 2nd Anniv CO Supt Transcoding Publisher AS74TML V1.1 1 Proc. 1st Anniv CO Instl/SW Transcoding Publisher D474YML Sub/Supt V1.1 1 Proc. 1st Anniv CO Instl/SW Transcoding Publisher D4753ML Sub/Supt V1.1 1 Proc. 2nd Anniv CO SW Sub/Supt Transcoding Publisher D47FLML V1.1 1 Proc. 1st Anniv CO SW Transcoding Publisher D475LML Sub/Supt Rnwl V1.1 1 Proc. 1st Anniv CO SW Sub Rnwl Transcoding Publisher E174LML V1.1 1 Proc.
Type Package/ Part Description Country Number WebSphere Transcoding Media Pack -- 41L3179 Publisher V1.1 International English WebSphere Transcoding Media Pack -- BE7YZBP Publisher V1.1 Brazilian Portuguese WebSphere Transcoding Media Pack -- BE7YZJA Publisher V1.1 Japanese WebSphere Transcoding Media Pack -- BE7YZKO Publisher V1.1 Korean WebSphere Transcoding Media Pack -- BE7YZSC Publisher V1.1 Simplified Chinese WebSphere Transcoding Media Pack -- BE7YZTC Publisher V1.1 Traditional Chinese WebSphere Transcoding Media Pack -- BE7YZFR Publisher V1.1 French WebSphere Transcoding Media Pack -- BE7YZDE Publisher V1.1 German WebSphere Transcoding Media Pack -- BE7YZIT Publisher V1.1 Italian WebSphere Transcoding Media Pack -- BE7YZES Publisher V1.1 Spanish
Terms and Conditions
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