IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-196
June 26, 2001

IBM Everyplace Wireless Gateway for Multiplatforms V2.1 Enables You to Extend Applications to Wireless Devices

 ENUS201-196.PDF (56KB)


At a Glance

IBM Everyplace Wireless Gateway for Multiplatforms V2.1:

  • Enables you to extend your existing applications to mobile devices over wireless and wireline networks
  • Eliminates delays associated with learning new tools by using an industry-standard interface
  • Supports Windows® CE (Handheld PC Professional, Handheld PC 2000, and PocketPC), Palm OS 3.5, Windows Me, and embedded QNX/Neutrino, in addition to the existing support for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT®, and Windows 2000 clients. (Palm OS 4.0 support will be available for download from:

    on August 31, 2001.)

  • Helps to improve response time on low bandwidth networks and lower network fees with header reduction and data compression
  • Supports multiple networks, enabling mobile workers to use the network that best meets their needs and cost objectives
  • Protects your data with bidirectional user and server authentication and data encryption
  • Reduces connection fees with automatic disconnect from dial networks during idle periods (it reconnects during new data transmissions)

Overview

Gain a competitive advantage by providing mobile workers with easy access to information. With IBM Everyplace™ Wireless Gateway for Multiplatforms V2.1 you can extend your existing applications to mobile workers over many different wireless networks.

The Everyplace Wireless Gateway is a distributed, scalable, multipurpose UNIX® communications platform that supports secure data access by both Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and non-WAP clients over a wide range of international wireless network technologies, as well as local area (LAN) and wide area (WAN) wireline networks. It integrates the WAP Version 1.2.1 standard support as defined by the WAP Forum together with award-winning SecureWay® wireless technology for supporting standard Internet Protocols (IP) efficiently and securely over both IP and non-IP wireless bearer networks.

The multipurpose design of Everyplace Wireless Gateway enables it to be configured to support a variety of communications modes, including:

  • WAP Gateway with support for multiple bearer networks
  • Short messaging service (SMS) and push proxy gateway (PPG) with support for multiple short messaging networks
  • Remote access gateway providing TCP/IP connectivity, with support for strong encryption, data compression, and data optimizations, to a multitude of different client devices over many types of wireline and wireless networks

Applications that use TCP/IP and/or WAP may communicate over the Wireless Gateway. Everyplace Wireless Gateway and Client not only can be used for efficiently and securely extending enterprise networks to the wireless world, but can also be used by carriers and service providers to offer wireless IP extensions to their customers.

Everyplace Wireless Gateway integrates all supported international networks within a single UNIX gateway. Its ability to connect radio networks to wireline networks means that all supported devices, whether they be mobile or static, can access the network and applications via the same wireless gateway, regardless of the cellular or radio network. Users with different application needs (based on transmission costs, coverage, or devices) can select the best wireless network for their situation. Mobile users can use wired networks as well, such as an ISP connection or an Ethernet in the hotel room, and gain secure access through the gateway to their applications.

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Technical Information section.

Planned Availability Dates

  • July 31, 2001: Passport Electronic Download (English)
  • August 14, 2001: Media Pack on CD-ROM (English)
  • August 30, 2001: Passport Electronic Download (Multilingual)
  • September 14, 2001: Media Pack on CD-ROM (Multilingual)

Description

Everyplace Wireless Gateway, which runs on the AIX and Sun Solaris operating systems, provides a standard communications interface (TCP/IP) to a variety of wireless, dial-up, and local area networks (LANs) with data optimization and security. The Wireless Client provides an optimized and secure IP tunnel for communication with the Wireless Gateway using a variety of wireless and wireline networks.

Everyplace Wireless Gateway is made up of several key components:

  • Wireless Gateway: Provides a security-rich, high-performance TCP/IP, WAP, Short Messaging, and Push communications interface between a broad range of devices and a variety of wireless, dial-up and LAN networks.
  • Wireless Gatekeeper: A Java™-based administrator's console to the Wireless Gateway and to wireless resources that enables centralized or distributed remote administration.
  • Wireless Client: Enables wireless device access through the Everyplace Wireless Gateway with full performance optimization and security functionality.

The Wireless Gateway integrates data access from wireless and wireline networks so that applications and data can be made available to a mobile workforce. Existing application programs using a TCP/IP interface may use either wireless networks or wireline networks. Using TCP/IP integrates communication under a common interface layer that shields network-specific details from the user application and provides network-specific enhancements such as data compression, data encryption, data optimization, and authentication.

Functions that address the mobile and wireless environment include:

  • Network-specific enhancements such as IP tunneling through non-IP wireless networks
  • Header reduction
  • IP data compression and filtering
  • Data encryption for privacy
  • Bidirectional authentication of both the client and the gateway
  • TCP protocol optimization for network latency
  • Dynamic connection suspend/resume for reducing connect time charges and recovery from inadvertently dropped connections
  • A rich set of diagnostic, logging, accounting, and management functions

Everyplace Wireless Gateway supports a wide range of wireless and wireline networks, including:

  • Cellular Networks
    • AMPS and N-AMPS
    • CDMA
    • TDMA
    • GSM
    • iDEN
    • PCS 1900
    • PCD (Japan)
    • PHS (Japan)
  • Public Packet-Radio Networks
    • CDPD and CS-CDPD
    • DataTAC 4000 (U.S.)
    • DataTAC 5000 (Europe)
    • Modacom (Germany)
    • DataTAC 6000 (Asia)
    • DataTAC/IP
    • GPRS (GSM)
    • Mobitex (Worldwide)
    • Mobitex/IP (U.S.)
    • PDC-P (Japan)
  • Internet Connections
    • Cable Modem
    • DSL
    • ISP
  • Dial Connections
    • DIAL/TCP
    • ISDN
    • PPP
    • PSTN (POTS)
  • Private Packet Networks
    • Dataradio
    • Motorola Private DataTAC
  • Satellite Networks
    • Norcom
  • LAN Connections
    • Ethernet
    • Token Ring
    • Wireless LAN

When the Wireless Gateway is configured as a WAP gateway, it performs a protocol conversion to provide communication with WAP clients and HyperText Transport Protocol (HTTP) Web servers. The WAP gateway listens for data and messages arriving from WAP clients and translates the Wireless Session Protocol (WSP) requests into HTTP requests that are forwarded to an HTTP proxy. The response headers are converted from HTTP into WSP response headers and the content is encoded from WML and/or WMLScript into binary XML (wbxml) and forwarded to the WAP client.

The WAP gateway support includes:

  • Compliance with the WAP Version 1.2.1 standard, as defined by the WAP Forum including the push proxy gateway capabilities.
  • Persistent storage of cookies on behalf of WAP clients.
  • Security features based on the WAP Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS) protocol between WAP clients and the WAP gateway. WTLS Class 1 and Class 2 levels are supported. A choice of encryption algorithms and key strengths for both key exchange and bulk encryption methods.
  • Secure HTTP (HTTPS) requests to Web servers using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) made on behalf of WAP clients. A choice of encryption algorithms and key strengths for both key exchange and bulk encryption methods.
  • WAP user authentication integrated with a third party RADIUS server.
  • Integration with third party Network Access Servers such as Cisco to provide user and phone number identification to the gateway and upstream Web applications.
  • Interfaces to IP-capable networks such as Cellular Circuit-Switched Data and IP Packet based networks, as well as SMS network types, for example, SMS-SMPP and SMS-UCP.
  • Network Management of WAP Gateway via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) standards.
  • Accounting records which are stored in a ODBC relational database allowing external applications easy access to billing data.

The Wireless Gateway can be configured to be a principal or subordinate node in a cluster of Wireless Gateways. In this manner the Wireless Gateway distributes and services communication requests and provides load-balancing efficiency. You can group subordinate nodes together and assign a principal node that dispatches traffic to specific nodes within the cluster group. Subordinate nodes can be added to a cluster group dynamically to increase the cluster's capacity.

When the Wireless Gateway is configured to be a messaging gateway, it enables a Web application server to send messages to a client, such as a pager or a phone in a wireless network. In a WAP network, the messaging gateway is a push proxy gateway (PPG).

The messaging gateway supports several types of message modes: Short message service (SMS), short message delivery over proprietary networks, WAP push, e-mail, and simple network paging protocol (SNPP). Examples of message operations might be news, stock quotes, pager messages, broadcast messages, and notification of events such as e-mail arrival.

A push operation starts when a Push Initiator application (PI) transmits content to a PPG for subsequent delivery to a client using the Push Access Protocol (PAP). PAP messages, which carry control information, content, and optionally client capabilities information, are contained in XML documents that are exchanged over HTTP between the PI and the PPG. The push proxy gateway validates the incoming push messages. If the content is accepted for delivery, the PPG either initiates or makes use of existing WSP sessions to deliver the push message to a WAP client.

Wireless Gatekeeper

Wireless Gatekeeper is an easy-to-use administrative interface that enables you to remotely define and manage any number of Everyplace Wireless Gateways from a variety of platforms, such as AIX, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Linux, and Solaris.

Through Wireless Gatekeeper, you can securely configure wireless gateways, register users and mobile devices, specify logging and tracing controls, and perform other administrative tasks. The administration and configuration data is stored in a centrally configured LDAP directory. Multiple Wireless Gatekeepers can be defined to flexibly distribute administrative permissions and responsibilities. If you use the Wireless Gateway exclusively to support WAP clients, you can configure Everyplace Wireless Gatekeeper to display only WAP-related resources, thereby simplifying the administration process.

Wireless Client

The Wireless Client is software that runs locally on mobile devices. The Client code:

  • Enables the interface to the wireless/wireline modems or adapters
  • Optimizes with security the applications' IP data communications
  • Implements dynamic connection suspend/resume
  • Provides a full function interface for starting and stopping communication with Wireless Gateway

After the authenticated network connection to the Gateway is made, the Gateway assigns the client IP address (intranet or Internet) and via the Wireless Client, the IP applications on the mobile device can run wirelessly using the standard TCP/IP provided by the operating system on the mobile device. The enhanced functionality offered by the Wireless Client, in conjunction with the Wireless Gateway, enables improved performance and security. Since the Wireless Client is positioned below TCP/IP, network-specific details can be shielded from view inside a common interface layer. To the end user or application developer, or administrator, a radio network becomes just another network that does not require any specialized communication protocols or programming. Standard IP routing is supported, even over non-IP wireless bearer networks, permitting unbroken, end-to-end TCP sessions between applications on the mobile device and the application servers in the enterprise network.

The Wireless Client is supported for use on devices running Windows CE Handheld PC Pro, Windows CE Handheld PC 2000, Windows CE PocketPC, Palm OS 3.5, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows Me. (Palm OS 4.0 support will be available for download from:

on August 31, 2001.)

Support for WAP Clients

The Wireless Gateway, when configured as a WAP Gateway, provides connectivity for multi-vendor WAP 1.1 and WAP 1.2 client devices. WAP cell phones and WAP PDAs can connect to Everyplace Wireless Gateway using a WAP microbrowser. The Wireless Gateway fully supports the WAP WSP to link the WAP microbrowser with connection-oriented and connectionless, security-enriched and non-secure, WAP services. The performance optimization and security functionality for this mode of connection is that provided by the WAP standard.

Support for Standard Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) Clients

Another broad category of mobile client connectivity that is supported by the Wireless Gateway comprises all devices that can establish a PPP connection to the gateway as the Network Access Server. For this PPP client support, no Wireless Client software needs to be present on the mobile device. With PPP connections, performance optimization is much less and security functionality is restricted to authentication (no encryption). With PPP connections, you will not receive the benefits of the Wireless Client such as efficient logon, data encryption, header reduction, IP data compression, connection suspend/resume, or non-IP wireless network support. To authenticate native-PPP clients, Wireless Gateway implements both the challenge-handshake authentication protocol (CHAP) or the ubiquitous password authentication protocol that exchanges passwords in the clear. The Gateway can also perform outbound-only TCP protocol optimization to PPP clients as well as integrated network management and logging/accounting.

Benefits

  • Companies can efficiently and securely extend their e-business IP networks and applications out to mobile devices over wireless and wireline networks.
  • Companies can support multiple networks (both wired and wireless), which enables mobile users to use the network that meets their individual needs and cost objectives.
  • Everyplace Wireless Gateway supports applications using industry-standard sockets programming interface, so users do not need to learn special programming interfaces or proprietary tools and protocols. In effect, TCP/IP applications can run unchanged with wireless networks.
  • The comprehensive network access solution features bidirectional user and server authentication and data encryption for security.
  • Everyplace Wireless Gateway data compression and header reduction helps enable faster response times and lower data volumes over the network.
  • Everyplace Wireless Gateway automatically disconnects from connection-oriented dial networks during idle periods and reconnects for new data transmissions. This lowers connection fees and preserves a virtual connection when the physical connection is dropped accidentally or intentionally.
  • Everyplace Wireless Gateway provides its own Java user interface that enables easy setup and configuration across multiple platforms.

Upgrade and Replacement

Everyplace Wireless Gateway for Multiplatforms V2.1 is a replacement product for SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1. Customers who have SecureWay Wireless Gateway V5.1 installed and who purchased a qualifying software subscription option are eligible to receive Everyplace Wireless Gateway for no additional charge. The customer will be entitled for the same number of users (rounded up to the next 50) as they had entitled for SecureWay Wireless Gateway V5.1.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

Everyplace Wireless Gateway for Multiplatforms V2.1 extends the IBM Application Framework for e-business and allows customers to extend their existing applications to the mobile portion of their workforce, over many different wireless networks, in a secure and optimized way. This lets enterprise customers, suppliers, and employees conduct business virtually anywhere, anytime.

Everyplace Wireless Gateway can be used together with other products in the WebSphere™ Everyplace Server Family to enable secure wireless access.

Everyplace Wireless Gateway for Multiplatforms V2.1 replaces IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX Version 5.1.

Reference Information

More information about mobile and wireless computing, wireless devices, and wireless e-business can be found on the IBM Pervasive Computing Division Web site at:

Refer to other IBM announcement letters for information of related products. Announcements can be found at:

or

  • Software Announcement 201-197 , dated June 26, 2001 (WebSphere Everyplace Server, Service Provider Offering V2.1)
  • Software Announcement 201-199 , dated June 26, 2001 (WebSphere Everyplace Server Enable Offering, V1.1)
  • Software Announcement 200-350 , dated October 3, 2000 (WebSphere Everyplace Suite Service Provider Edition, V1.1)
  • Software Announcement 200-349 , dated October 3, 2000 (WebSphere Everyplace Suite Enterprise Edition Version 1.1)
  • Software Announcement 299-325 , dated October 26, 1999 (SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1)

Trademarks

 
Everyplace, WebSphere, and IBMLink are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
SecureWay, AIX, and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

language Support

Everyplace™ Wireless Gateway for Multiplatforms V2.1 will initially be available in English, then will be replaced by the multilingual code. All languages are included in the same code image which is available worldwide. The language is selected during configuration.

Customers who receive the English version are entitled to the multilingual version, without additional charge, when it is available. Contact your IBM Pervasive Computing Division representative for more information.

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

No printed publications are shipped with this program. All documentation is provided in softcopy form with the program code. The publications are in PDF format for viewing and printing.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

The following is a minimum IBM e(logo)server configuration for Everyplace Wireless Gateway V2.1:

  • RS/6000® 7043-150 tower
  • 250 MHz 32-bit 604e processor
  • 128 MB memory
  • 1 9.1 GB internal disk storage

The following is a minimum Wireless Gateway for Solaris configuration example:

  • Ultra 10
  • 1 GB RAM
  • CD-ROM
  • Minimum 9 GB HDD

The following hardware is required to use the Wireless Gatekeeper:

  • On Intel platforms, 400 MHz or greater Pentium™ processor and on RISC platforms, 250 MHz or greater processor
    • Minimum of 128 MB RAM
    • Minimum of 30 MB disk space

The Wireless Client requires:

  • A Wireless Gateway
  • A mobile computer with sufficient resources (processor speed, hard drive, and memory) to run the operating system, manage modem communications, and run your other applications
  • A modem or interface adapter for your network provider

Wireless Client disk space requirements

When you install the full Wireless Client image, it requires:

  • On Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT®, Windows® ME, or Windows 2000: 1 MB to 3 MB
  • On Windows CE: 1.5 MB

Software Requirements

The Wireless Gateway should be installed on a new or overwrite AIX® installation. The following system software is required to use the Wireless Gateway:

  • AIX Version 4.3.3 or AIX Version 5.1 including:
    • AIXLink 1.1.3.0, or later

      Note: AIXLink is needed only if using an X.25 adapter.

    • AIXlink/X.25 runtime environment
    • AIXlink/X.25 server support
    • AIXlink/X.25 NPI (network programming interface)
    • ODBC-compliant relational database such as DB2® 7.1 or Oracle 8.1.5 or 8.1.6 which requires Merant DataDirect Connect ODBC V3.6.0 or Oracle 8.1.7 which requires Merant DataDirect Connect ODBC V3.7.0
    • LDAP database, both server and client (SecureWay® Directory Server V3.2, or later), Netscape 4.1.X
    • HTTP Proxy Server (if using WAP function)

Wireless Gateway software requirements for Sun Solaris:

  • Sun Solaris 7 or Sun Solaris 8

  • For X.25 support the following software is required: X.25 StreamSuite from Gcom, Inc.

  • ODBC-compliant relational database such as IBM DB2 7.1 or Oracle 8.1.5 or 8.1.6 which requires Merant DataDirect Connect ODBC V3.6.0 or Oracle 8.1.7 which requires Merant DataDirect Connect ODBC V3.7.0

  • LDAP database, both server and client (SecureWay Directory Server V3.2, or later), Netscape 4.1.X

  • HTTP Proxy Server (if using WAP function)

Wireless Gatekeeper software requirements:

You can install the Wireless Gatekeeper on any of these operating systems with TCP/IP protocol installed:

  • AIX Version 4.3.3 or AIX Version 5.1
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Me
  • Sun Solaris
  • A Linux distribution that comes with glibc2.1, or later; for example, Red Hat Linux Version 6.0, or later. Download and install the Java™ runtime environment (JRE) 1.2.2_006, or later, from:

    You can use Version 1.2 of JRE, but do not use Version 1.3, or later, of the JRE.

Wireless Client software requirements:

You can install the Wireless Client on any of these operating systems with TCP/IP protocol installed:

  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows NT Version 4 with Service Pack 4, or later
  • Windows Me
  • Windows 2000
  • Support for Windows CE Handheld PC Pro, Handheld PC 2000, and Windows CE PocketPC
  • Support for Palm OS 3.5 client

Customer Support

Direct customer support is available via Passport Advantage Support or IBM Support Line. Instructions for obtaining support are provided when the support agreement is signed.

These fee services enhance customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. Direct support includes help answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

For more information about support, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968), contact your IBM representative, or visit the Passport Advantage Web site at:

Packaging: Everyplace Wireless Gateway for Multiplatforms V2.1 is available only to Passport Advantage customers. The product and the publications may be downloaded electronically by Passport customers. A Passport Advantage Media Pack is also available.

Security, Auditability, and Control

Everyplace Wireless Gateway uses the security and auditability features of the program and the operating system.

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

Ordering Information

Everyplace Wireless Gateway pricing implements IBM Value Units and ordering quantities are based on the number of users (in increments of 50 users) authorized to access the Everyplace Wireless Gateway environment. This pricing structure provides the following financial benefits:

  • Pay only for the number of users (in increments of 50 users) you have
  • Reduces the cost per user by reducing the required number of Value Units per 50 users as the total number of users increases
  • Uses the one Usage Level that contains your total number of users at the time of purchase

    You do not have to accumulate or purchase Value Units up through the lower usage levels.

  • Previous purchases counted when additional users are added during subsequent transactions

IBM Value Units provide a licensing methodology that reduces complex ordering structures to a single orderable item. Value Units are used to determine the license quantities, are product specific, and cannot be transferred to another product. Licensing is required for the total number of users in each Everyplace Wireless Gateway environment.

Value Unit Table for IBM Everyplace Wireless
Gateway for Multiplatforms, Version 2.1
 
                                                         Required
                                                         Value
Usage          Number                                    Units Per
Level        of Users                                    50 Users
 
1                   1     to               5,000         280
2               5,001     to              50,000         162
3              50,001     to             150,000         103
4             150,001     to             500,000          45
5             500,001     to           1,000,000          32
6           1,000,001     to           3,000,000          27
7           3,000,001     to          10,000,000          18
8          10,000,001     to          20,000,000          14
9          20,000,001     or more                          9

Contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner if you need assistance in determining the appropriate number of Value Units required for your environment.

The following examples demonstrate the logic used to determine the required number of Value Units:

Example: Assume that you want to start using Everyplace Wireless Gateway with only a portion of your users, then at a later date, add the rest of your users. You may do this with two transactions.

  • Part 1 — Initial Transaction

Assume you want to license only 1,234 of your users for the initial startup of using Everyplace Wireless Gateway.

How to Calculate Required Value Units                 Result
 
1.  Round up the number of users to                   1,250 users
     the nearest 50 and identify the                   (Level 1)
     applicable Usage Level.
 
2.  Divide the rounded-up number of                   25 groups
     users by 50 to determine the                      of 50
     number of 50-user groups.
 
3.  Refer to Usage Level 1 (the                       280 Value
     applicable level for this                         Units per
     example) to determine the                         50 users
     required number of Value Units
     for each 50-user group.
 
4.  Multiply the number of groups                     25 x 280
     by the number of Value Units                      = 7,000
     required for each group.
 
    If the result is not a multiple                   7,000
     of five, round up to the nearest
     five.
 
5.  Order the total number of                         Order 7,000
     required Value Units.                             Value Units
  • Part 2 — Subsequent Transaction

At a later date, you are now ready to add the remainder of your users, bringing your total number of users to 12,552. You have previously acquired 7,000 Value Units in your initial transaction.

How to Calculate Required Value Units                 Result
 
1.  Round up the total number of                      12,600 users
     users to the nearest 50 and                       (Level 2)
     identify the Usage Level.
 
2.  Divide the number of users by 50.                 252 groups
                                                       of 50 users
 
3.  Identify the number of Value                      162 Value
     Units per 50 users in the Usage                   Units per
     Level that contains the total                     50 users
     number of your users.                             (Level 2)
 
4.  Multiply the total number of                      252 x 162
     groups of users by the Value                      = 40,824
     Units in that one Usage Level.
 
5.  Round up to the nearest five                      40,825
     Value Units.
 
6.  Subtract the number of Value                      40,825 --
     Units acquired in your previous                   7,000
     transaction.                                      = 33,825
 
7.  Order the number of Value Units                   Order 33,825
     required for this transaction.                    Value Units

More Examples

  • If you start with 600 users, the required number of Value Units is 3,360. That is 600 divided by 50 = 12, then multiply 12 times 280 (Value Units per 50 Users in Usage Level 1). This equals 3,360, which is then rounded up to 3,360. You should order 3,360 Value Units to license your 600 users.

    If, at a later date, you wish to increase your total number of users to 6,000, the total required Value Units is 19,440. That is 6,000 divided by 50 = 120, then multiply 120 by 162 (Value Units per 50 Users in Usage Level 2) for a total of 19,440 Value Units required to license your total 6,000 users. However, since you have already acquired 3,360 Value Points in your initial transaction, you need to order only 16,080 Value Units in this transaction to bring your total of Value Units purchased to 19,440.

  • If you decide to start with 6,000 users (Usage Level 2), you should order 19,440 Value Units (120 x 162 = 19,440).

You always use the Usage Level that represents the total number of users at that time in your environment.

Determining the Number of Users

Everyplace Wireless Gateway pricing is based on users and users are defined as follows:

  • Wireless Client Users — devices that have the Wireless Client software installed and are used to access the Wireless Gateway component of Everyplace Wireless Gateway
  • WAP Device Users — devices that use a WAP browser to access information through the Wireless Gateway component of Everyplace Wireless Gateway
  • Messaging Gateway Users — defined by the individual destination of messages sent by the Wireless Gateway component of Everyplace Wireless Gateway

The total number of user licenses required is the sum of the three users types.

The following examples help explain how to determine the number of users that need to be licensed:

  • Example 1 — A Service Provider Company

This service provider has 2,000 customers who subscribe to their service. 1,000 subscribers have phones with a WAP browser on it and are enabled by the provider to access content with the browser. Each of these WAP users are also entitled to receive messages from the Message Gateway sent to the phone.

Wireless Client Users      =        0
WAP Device Users           =    1,000
Messaging Gateway Users    =    1,000
 
Total Number of Users      =    2,000
  • Example 2 — An Enterprise Company

This enterprise customer has 1,000 employees. 500 of these employees are equipped with mobile devices that have the Wireless Client installed. All 1,000 employees have phones with WAP browsers and can all receive short messages. In addition, there are 500 employees who also carry another device, such as a pager, that is capable of receiving messages from the Message Gateway.

Wireless Client Users      =      500
WAP Device Users           =    1,000
Messaging Gateway Users    =    1,500
 
Total Number of Users      =    3,000

Passport Advantage

Orders are placed through the Lotus Ordering System for Passport Advantage. In addition to licenses, customers should order software subscription and support options.

                                                              Part
Program Name/Description                                      Number
 
Volume Purchase Options (VPO):
License Everyplace Wireless                                   D50A5LL
 Gateway Multilang
License/SW Sub Everyplace                                     D50A6LL
 Wireless Gateway 1 Anniv
License/SW Sub Everyplace                                     D50A7LL
 Wireless Gateway 2 Anniv
SW Sub Renewal Everyplace                                     E0027LL
 Wireless Gateway
SW Sub Everyplace Wireless                                    D50A8LL
 Gateway 1 Anniv
SW Sub Everyplace Wireless                                    D50A9LL
 Gateway 2 Anniv
 
Contract Options (CO):
License/SW Sub Everyplace                                     D50B0LL
 Wireless Gateway 1 Anniv
License/SW Sub Everyplace                                     D50B1LL
 Wireless Gateway 2 Anniv
SW Sub Renewal Everyplace                                     E0028LL
 Wireless Gateway
SW Sub Everyplace Wireless                                    D50B2LL
 Gateway 1 Anniv
SW Sub Everyplace Wireless                                    D50B3LL
 Gateway 1 Anniv
 
CO Support Options:
Supt Everyplace Wireless                                      D50B4LL
 Gateway 1 Anniv
Lic/SW Sub/Supt Everyplace                                    D50B5LL
 Wireless Gateway 1 Anniv
Lic/SW Sub/Supt Everyplace                                    D50B6LL
 Wireless Gateway 2 Anniv
SW Sub/Supt Everyplace                                        D50B7LL
 Wireless Gateway 1 Anniv
SW Sub/Supt Renewal                                           E0029LL
 Everyplace Wireless Gateway
 
Media Packs:
IBM Everyplace Wireless                                       BK000NA
 Gateway Media Pack V2.1 (Eng)
IBM Everyplace Wireless                                       BK001ML
 Gateway Media Pack V2.1 (Multil)

Upgrades and Replacements

Customers who have IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway Version 5 installed and who also purchased an eligible software subscription option for that program, are eligible to receive IBM Everyplace Wireless Gateway V2.1 at no additional charge. The customer will be entitled to the same number (rounded up to the next 50) of users as they had for SecureWay Wireless Gateway V5.1.

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) are required for all authorized use.

License Information Form Number: The License Information is provided in the program software.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Basic Program Services are provided as part of the IBM basic software license agreement as described in the IPLA/LI of the product. These services offer a method of reporting code-related problems for IBM licensed software products. Program Services will be available for Everyplace Wireless Gateway through December 31, 2002.

Additional fee support is available through the IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line and Passport Advantage Support.

This program will be subject to the terms of the IBM IPLA included in the program software and not to the Agreement for IBM Licensed Programs.

Available until December 31, 2002

Money-Back Guarantee: Two-month, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes

Passport Advantage Subscription Applies: Yes

Upgrades: Customers can acquire upgrades up to the currently authorized level of use of the qualifying programs.

Usage Restriction: Yes

In addition to the terms of the IPLA, the following unique terms and conditions apply to Everyplace Wireless Gateway for Multiplatforms V2.1 (the Program):

The Program may contain cryptography which is subject to special export licensing requirements of the U.S. Department of Commerce or other countries. Refer to the Program documentation or consult your IBM representative for details on the available level of encryption.

The Everyplace Wireless Gateway for Multiplatforms V2.1 program contains client function elements that are Program Components. The Program Components can be used only in conjunction with the associated Gateway.

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: Yes

Other Support: Passport Advantage

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

AS/400® Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Prices

Pricing information for Everyplace Wireless Gateway is available on the Passport Advantage Web site, or you may contact your IBM representative or your authorized Business Partner.

Upgrades and Replacements

Customers who have SecureWay Wireless Gateway V5.1 installed and have purchased an eligible software subscription option for V5.1 are eligible to receive Everyplace Wireless Gateway for no additional charge.

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

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Everyplace is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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