IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-114
April 29, 2003
IBM WebSphere Everyplace Access V4.3 Reaches Out to Your Mobile Employees
(Corrected on June 5, 2003)
The Program Services end date has been corrected to January 31, 2006 in the Supplemental Information
At a Glance
WebSphere Everyplace Access (WEA) for Multiplatforms V4.3 can:
Discounted pricing is available when trading or converting from selected products to WEA V4.3.
WebSphere® Everyplace Access (WEA) for Multiplatforms V4.3 can enable mobile employees to access your business applications and data from virtually anywhere at any time. It provides a flexible, open, and extendable framework to build new applications or extend existing applications to devices such as handheld computers and mobile phones.
The expanded function in WEA V4.3 can help to:
WEA V4.3 is being released in two phases. The first, V4.3.0, supports Windows® 2000 and AIX®. It includes the following enhancements:
The second release, V4.3.1, will replace V4.3.0 and add the following features:
If you purchase V4.3.0, you are entitled to V4.3.1 for no additional charge according to the terms of your Passport Advantage Agreement.
For more information, visit:
One of the following:
Refer to the Technical Information section for additional information.
Planned Availability Dates
WEA V4.3 delivers a complete and scalable infrastructure for extending business applications to pervasive devices such as PDAs and smartphones.
WEA V4.3 includes personal productivity features that can help you start using the product quickly. WEA also includes application enablement functions that can help extend existing and new business applications to the wireless world.
This program is built on the WebSphere e-business framework, the underlying technology for WebSphere Portal and other IBM software products, for a consistent and rapid programming model to create and extend e-business applications.
IBM DB2® Everyplace technology is included as part of WEA to enable mobile access to JDBC-compliant databases.
WEA V4.3 Functionality
Everyplace Client, included in WEA, includes a new GUI, or shell, for the following client agents and applications:
The interface shell is available for Pocket PC 2002 and Palm-branded PalmOS 5.2 devices.
Intelligent Notification Services (INS)
INS delivers notification to users based on user preferences and subscriptions. Users subscribe to information such as news, weather, or stocks, and notifications are sent via a delivery channel such as SMS, e-mail, or instant messaging. Developers can extend the INS framework by adding additional delivery channels and subscriptions.
WEA can configure Everyplace Client devices, distribute software to the devices, and collect inventory information such as application, hardware, and configuration information.
Device Services Enhancements for Pocket PC
WEA V4.3 has portlets that enhance the distribution and configuration of WEA clients.
A browser-based process can enable selected devices that do not have any WEA software installed to easily download and configure the Everyplace Client. This reduces the configuration tasks that users must complete. A new user receives a Web address, user ID, and password to enter into the new device. WEA then installs and configures the necessary client software as previously set up by an administrator.
WEA includes a sample software distribution job for deploying Everyplace Client to a Pocket PC device, and a sample configuration job to perform a remote "bootstrap" installation and configuration of a new WEA client device.
Server-initiated actions provide a simplified means to notify the client device to perform selected options, such as synchronization. Pocket PC Phone Edition devices can support server-initiated actions via SMS notifications that trigger synchronization of e-mail, PIM, database management, and offline Web pages and forms. Pocket PC 2002 devices can support server-initiated actions via the Sametime Mobile client notifications that trigger synchronization of e-mail, PIM, database management, and offline Web pages and forms.
Lotus Sametime Client
A Sametime Mobile client for Lotus Sametime 3.0 delivers chat and awareness functions on the Pocket PC and Palm platforms. Sametime 3.0 Server Extensions for Mobile Access is required for the Sametime 3.0 Server. The Lotus Sametime Server product and user licenses are not included with Everyplace Access. You are responsible for acquiring the Lotus Sametime Server and the appropriate licenses for use.
Location Aware Services
Location Aware services provide a set of mobile device-enabled portlets for location information. This can help WEA application developers who are writing portal applications to use a consistent interface to add location information to the applications. These portlets, or programming interfaces, can help shield the developer from differences between location service providers.
Adaptors are included for the following location servers and/or service providers: Webraska, MapInfo, Go2Map, LIF, and IBM Location Server. The customer is responsible for purchasing any software that may be required or, if needed, set up an account with one of these service providers in order to use the provided adaptors.
WEA V4.3 includes a standalone Install Shield-based installer for the WEA core provided content. Installation does not rely strictly on WEA Setup Manager to install the core code. Component-specific items, such as Everyplace Sunchronization Server (ESS) Portlets or Recent Alerts, are now in the individual installer for that component. Distributed install, scalability support, and configuration validation are improved from previous releases.
Everyplace Access supports a variety of PDAs, smartphones, HTML/WML/cHTML browsers, and SyncML devices. Refer to the Technical Information section for more information.
Everyplace Toolkit V4.3 for WebSphere Studio
The Everyplace Toolkit includes portlet development tools for the WEA environment. This toolkit enables selected content creation and provides adaptation tools, portlet samples, and an external annotation editor for portlet build, debug, and deploy functions. It also includes source markup editors for WML and cHTML with WebSphere Studio Site Developer functions relevant to mobile e-business application development.
WEA V4.3 enhancements include support of WebSphere Studio Site Developer V5, WebSphere Studio Device Developer, and WebSphere Portal V4.2. The Portlet Wizard is enhanced to emit a portlet in PDA markup. A sample offline form portlet is added to the toolkit, and portlet debug enhancements are included.
For more information about Everyplace Access, other WebSphere products, and pervasive computing, contact your IBM Pervasive Computing representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or visit:
For information on the previous release of Everyplace Access, refer to Software Announcement 202-281 , dated October 8, 2002.
For information about Everyplace Access Starter Edition, refer to Software Announcement 203-115 , dated April 29, 2003.
Additional information about WEA is available on the Pervasive Computing Web site:
For more information about IBM Business Partners or to locate a Business Partner, visit the PartnerWorld® Web site at:
Product information will be available on day of announcement through the Offering Information tool at:
Everyplace Access V4.3 requires:
The exact system and disk space requirements will vary depending on the Everyplace Access components that are selected for installation. The number of applications, users, and resources to be supported in each customer environment can also impact the system requirements.
Supported Client Devices
Everyplace Access V4.3 requires one of the following operating systems:
Everyplace Toolkit V4.3 additionally requires:
Skills needed for using the tools include Java programming, Web application development, and portlet development.
For assistance, contact your IBM Pervasive Computing representative or authorized Business Partner.
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Terms and Conditions
For more information about Everyplace Access, visit the Pervasive Computing Web site at:
Click on "Tools and Resources" and "Support and Downloads" for helpful information and contacts.
For customers requesting assistance with the planning, implementation, configuration, or integration of Everyplace Access, trained personnel are available from IBM Global Services and from designated Business Partners. Contact information is available on the Pervasive Computing site.
Customer Responsibilities: Customers are responsible for acquiring any system requirements or additional software products that may be needed for their specific environments. They are also responsible for implementing any security measures that are appropriate for their organization.
Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided as part of the Passport Software Maintenance options that are included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. This service can enhance customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. It provides help with answers to questions pertaining to usage, and suspected software defects for eligible products.
For information about support, including the Software Support Guide, visit:
Packaging: Everyplace Access is available through Passport Advantage. The program is provided on CD-ROMs in a Passport Media Pack and is also available for electronic download via Passport. WEA V4.2 customers are entitled to receive V4.3 according to the terms of their Passport Advantage Agreement.
WEA V4.3 will initially support Windows 2000 and AIX. Also known as V4.3.0, this initial release will be replaced by V4.3.1 that adds support for Solaris. Customers who acquire V4.3.0 are eligible to receive V4.3.1 for no additional charge, according to the terms of Passport Advantage.
Passport Advantage part numbers for WEA are created and maintained by IBM and are available at the following Web site:
The charge structure of WEA is based on processor installs. Passport Advantage customers should order the license-plus-maintenance part number in a quantity equal to the number of processors on which they install this product.
A processor is defined as any system or node executing all or part of WEA. For example, two 4-way symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) systems, whether standalone or nodes in a larger system, are counted as eight processors. Order the licensing-plus-maintenance part number in a quantity of eight. If two single-processor systems will be used, order the license-plus-maintenance part number in a quantity of two.
In addition to the regular Passport Advantage options for licensing and maintenance, several reduced price options are available. The discount is off of the price you would normally pay for Everyplace Access according to the terms of your Passport Advantage Agreement.
Passport Advantage Part Description Number WebSphere Everyplace Access V4.3 WEA, PROC, LIC + SW MAINT D5196LL 12 months WEA, PROC, SW MAINT RENEWAL E00BQLL WEA, PROC, SW MAINT D5198LL REINSTATE 12 months WEA 4.3 from WEA Starter, D52BMLL CONV LIC+SW MAINT 12 months WEA 4.3 from Mobile Connect, D52BNLL TRD LIC+SW MAINT 12 months WEA 4.3 from DB2e, TRD D51WQLL LIC+SW MAINT 12 months WEA 4.3 with WBSP PORTAL, D51WSLL LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO WEA 4.3 from WBSP TRANS D52BXLL PUBL, TRD LIC+SW MAINT 12 months WEA Media Pack, V4.3.0 BK03IML WEA Media Pack, V4.3.1 BK03JML
Customers with a current Passport Advantage Agreement including Everyplace Access V4.2 that is still within the valid coverage period are entitled to receive Everyplace Access V4.3 for no additional charge according to the terms of the Passport Advantage Agreement.
Terms and Conditions
Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). Proofs of Entitlement 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.
Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
Usage Restriction Applies: Yes. The WEA program includes other software products. The program and some of these products include unique terms and conditions, in addition to the terms and conditions of the IPLA. Program-unique terms are included in the LI that is provided with the program.
On or near the planned availability date of the product, the LI for the program will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site at:
Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for WEA V4.3 is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organizations.
IBM includes Software Maintenance with each program acquired during the coverage period. The coverage period means the period commencing on the date you acquire the program up to the first or second anniversary date, depending on whether you acquired coverage for one or two anniversaries. The coverage period for Software Maintenance acquired in the two months preceding an anniversary date will be extended to the next applicable anniversary date.
While your 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, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at:
For more information, about the Passport Advantage Agreement, refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001, or visit the Passport Advantage Web site at:
For Passport Advantage and charges, contact an IBM Pervasive Computing representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner. Information is also available on the Passport Advantage Web site:
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