IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-116
April 29, 2003

IBM WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager Starter Edition — New Licensing Structure Offers More Flexibility and Lower Startup Cost

 ENUS203-116.PDF (21KB)

(Corrected on May 1, 2003)

A correction was made to the License Information Form Number in the Supplemental Information section of this letter.

At a Glance

Benefits of the WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager (WECM) Starter Edition include:

  • Functions of WECM
  • Low price
  • Licensing for up to 50 users
  • Unique program terms
  • Ability to start small and grow at your own pace

Overview

WebSphere® Everyplace™ Connection Manager (WECM) Starter Edition is designed for customers who want the benefits of WECM, but want to start on a smaller scale than is allowed under the full entitlement version of WECM. With the WECM Starter Edition, you can start with a smaller investment and expand your implementation at your own pace.

WECM Starter Edition includes the same function as the current release of WECM with different licensing terms and pricing. It allows you to realize the benefits of WECM by using the complete product with up to a maximum of 50 users and at a lower entry price.

When you are ready to expand, you can convert your license to the full entitlement version of WECM without reinstalling the program software. For information about the cost of converting your WECM Starter Edition licenses to the full entitlement version of WECM, contact your IBM Pervasive Computing representative.

There is a usage restriction associated with the WECM Starter Edition. Refer to the Terms and Conditions section.

Additional information about WECM, including a specification sheet with more details, is available at the IBM Pervasive Computing Web site:

Key Prerequisites

  • Passport Advantage Agreement
  • Computer system running either AIX® V4.3.3 or V5.1, or Solaris V7 or V8

Refer to Software Announcement 202-289 , dated October 15, 2002, (WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager V4.2) for additional requirements.

Planned Availability Dates

  • May 8, 2003: Electronic download
  • June 3, 2003: Media pack

Description

The WECM Starter Edition is intended for customers who want to start with a small WECM installation and expand at a later time.

After working with the WECM Starter Edition on a small scale, you can continue to expand your WECM environment by converting your user WECM Starter Edition license to the full entitlement version of WECM. You do not have to reinstall the software. Contact your IBM Pervasive Computing representative to get information about the price of converting to WECM licensing.

For more complete product information, including technical information and licensing terms, contact your IBM Pervasive Computing representative or IBM Business Partner, or refer to Software Announcement 202-289 , dated October 15, 2002.

For additional information about WECM and other pervasive computing products, visit the IBM Pervasive Computing Web site at:

Product Positioning

The WECM Starter Edition is the ideal way to begin using WECM with a small group of users and a lower cost initial investment. When you want to expand your WECM environment, you can add additional licensing without reinstalling the program software. Contact your IBM Pervasive Computing representative for information about the price of converting to the processor licensing.

The WECM Starter Edition includes a usage limitation. Customers are only entitled to use the program for up to a maximum of 50 users. A registered user is defined as a person who accesses and uses the program. A registered user is considered a distinct user.

When the WECM V4.2 program is replaced by a new release, according to the Statement of Direction in Software Announcement 202-289 , dated October 15, 2002, the WECM Starter Edition program software will also be updated.

Reference Information

For more information about WECM V4.2, refer to Software Announcement 203-289 , dated October 15, 2002.

For further information about WECM, other pervasive computing products, e-business products, and contact information, visit:

Trademarks

 
Everyplace is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Offering Information

Product information is available through the Offering Information tool at:

and through the Passport Advantage Web site at:

Publications

No printed publications are provided with WECM Starter Edition. Product documentation is included with the program software for viewing and printing by the customer.

Technical Information

For the full product description and technical information, refer to Software Announcement 202-289 , dated October 15, 2002.

Limitations: A licensing restriction applies to WECM Starter Edition.

To review the licensing terms and limitations, visit the IBM Software Licensing Agreement Web site:

For assistance or additional information, contact your IBM Pervasive Computing representative or IBM Business Partner.

Packaging: WECM Starter Edition is available through Passport Advantage. Passport Advantage customers receive the program on CD-ROMs in a Passport media pack. Electronic download is also available via the Passport Advantage Web site.

Ordering Information

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

  • Product Group: WebSphere® Everyplace™
  • Product Identifier Description: WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager Starter Edition (5724-D55)
  • Product Category: WSEVPCNMGR

WECM Starter Edition has a charge structure that is based on entitlement for a maximum of 50 registered users. Ordering a quantity of one license means you are entitling up to 50 users.

Passport Advantage

                                  Part
Description                       Number
 
WebSphere Everyplace
 Connection Manager
 Starter Edition
  WECM Starter, LIC + SW          D52C2LL
   MAINT  12 months
  WECM Starter, ANNUAL SW         E00QXLL
   MAINT Renewal
  WECM Starter, SW MAINT          D52C3LL
   REINSTATE  12 months
  WECM Starter Edition            BK03LML
   Media Pack (Multilanguage)

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) 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.

License Information (LI) Form Number: L-TDAY-5KXLKE

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until June 30, 2006

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.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: Yes

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes and through the Passport Advantage Web site at:

Usage Restriction Applies: Yes. The WECM Starter Edition includes a usage restriction that allows entitlement for a maximum of 50 users. Visit the IBM Software License Agreement Web site at:

Software Maintenance Applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the WECM Starter Edition 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:

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 this agreement.

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:

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

Other Support: Passport Advantage

AIX®/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

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

iSeries™ Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Prices

Passport Advantage: Since WECM Starter Edition is available only through Passport Advantage, the cost depends on the discount level to which each Passport Advantage customer is entitled.

For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your IBM Pervasive Computing Sales Specialist, or your authorized IBM Business Partner. Information is also available on the Passport Advantage Web site:

Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers and Business Partners to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors, as well as commercial financing (revolving lines of credit, terms loans, acquisition facilities, and inventory financing credit lines) for Business Partners. 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 the Web at:

Trademarks

 
Everyplace and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
UNIX 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.