SyncML


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SyncML

An open standard protocol for synchronizing data between corporate servers, Web servers, desktops, laptops and handhelds. One of its primary applications is configuring remote devices. Founded in 2000 by IBM, Lotus, Motorola, Nokia and others and supported by more than 500 organizations, SyncML is designed for wireline and wireless and is based on industry standards including XML, MIME, vCard and iCalendar. In 2002, the technology of the SyncML initiative was folded into the technical working groups of the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA). For more information, visit www.openmobilealliance.org.
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0 combines Push IMAP and LEMONADE for mobile email with SyncML / OMA DS for synchronization of calendar, contacts and tasks without requiring additional client software on the device.
SyncML is becoming the cross-platform standard -- solving compatibility issues.
In addition, it can work with any data carrier--Bluetooth, WAP, IR or cable, magic4 SyncML has also been interoperability tested and is fully SyncML standards compliant, carrying the SyncML logo.
SyncML is an industry specification designed to enable the synchronisation of data between mobile and fixed devices across a range of operating platforms and transport protocols.
The Synchronica SyncML Gateway does not require any software installation at the corporate level, and it works without additional client software in the device; users simply register at a central Web site and instantly receive new PIM and e-mail messages delivered to their phones.
Mobile phone and PDA manufacturers can now include SynCML into their handsets that support Palm OS, Linux Win32 and Windows CE.
SyncML was founded in February 2000 by Ericsson, IBM, Lotus, Motorola, Nokia, Psion, Palm, Inc.
Designed to enable web-based and remote computing via synchronization of mission-critical data, our vision for SyncPoint fits perfectly with the mission of the SyncML initiative, which is to deliver a protocol that is capable of handling every data type," explains Joe Allegra, president, Princeton Softech.
The Communications division of Sun plans to use the SyncML synchronisation engine of Synchronica's Mobile Gateway with the Sun Java Communications Suite enabling users to synchronise calendar, contacts, and tasks over-the-air, with a wide variety of mobile devices compatible via the SyncML (OMA DS) industry standard.
According to the company, Synchronica's SyncML Gateway offers wireless synchronisation of calendar, address book and email between SyncML-enabled devices and Microsoft Exchange or Sun Java Enterprise System.
Synchronica, a developer of mobile synchronization and device management software, has announced the immediate availability of the Synchronica SyncML Gateway for Microsoft Exchange, providing over-the-air synchronization of Microsoft Exchange with mobile phones.
Excite@Home announced the company's membership in the recently formed SyncML Initiative.