Because DB2 Everyplace can be embedded into these devices, it can be used as a local independent database of the mobile device or to query information on remote servers when a connection is available.
"Everyone who has a legal right to certain kinds of information can access that data, and yet we have full control over who sees what." Additionally, DB2 Everyplace features bidirectional sync, which users indicated they liked after a demonstration with dummy patient data.
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''DB2 Everyplace, an embedded software, has been adopted as one of platforms for Sony's digital home appliances,'' he said, adding the contract was signed in late December.
According to IBM Japan, DB2 Everyplace can select the latest information from databases at servers and send it to mobile equipment via the Internet.
Sony is expected to use the software, which is a modified version of IBM's DB2 Everyplace
personal computer database software, in DVD recorders and flat-screen TVs to be released in fiscal 2004, the Japanese business daily said.
The team has been working with IBM's mobile database product, DB2 Everyplace
, to archive and transmit patient responses to epidural anesthesia after surgery.
IBM also recently introduced the availability of DB2 Everyplace
and WebSphere Commerce Suite for Linux providing customers with an unlimited choice of solutions.
IFS will use IBM's DB2 Everyplace
and IBM Mobile Connect Suite as a foundation for the mobile solutions developed for IFS Applications, to provide a software platform that delivers mobile solutions to non-traditional computing devices including wireless devices, the company said in a statement.