OM-Express

OM-Express

An early offline browser for the Internet from Open Market, Inc., Cambridge, MA that dialed up and downloaded selected Web pages automatically, storing them on the hard disk for reading at a later date. In 2001, Open Market was acquired by divine, Inc.
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The new product, called OM-Express independently retrieves desired Web information and makes it available for accelerated viewing and offline access, thereby enhancing the usefulness of Web browsers and desktop Web applications.
OM-Express will help our business clients and their customers keep up with all the information on the Web and help them manage access," said Gary Eichhorn, CEO of Open Market.
Potential customers of OM-Express fall into two groups: 1) businesses that provide large commercial Web offerings, such as content providers, Internet access and online service providers, and commercial Websites such as catalogs and malls, and 2) frequent Web users, who can download OM-Express Internet beta software from http://www.
For individual end users, OM-Express offers a multitude of benefits.
OM-Express permanently stores these pages until the user decides to delete them;
For business customers, OM-Express provides three additional capabilities to customize their product or service offering.
o allows business customers to distribute a version of OM-Express that is preloaded with their own content.
OM-Express is a natural fit with a previously announced Open Market product, OM-Transact, a transaction management system for secure Internet commerce.
Enterprise Webmasters and users will also find OM-Express helpful in that it gives employees fast, offline Web access, gives them portable Web-browsing capabilities, and guarantees employee access to the most up-to-date information.
Eichhorn noted that the architecture of OM-Express provides some major advantages.