IBM Lotus Expeditor Software Offers a Personalized User Experience Anytime, Anywhere

Built on Eclipse-Based Software, New Programming Framework Gives Developers an Expanded Marketplace

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ARMONK, NY - 01 Nov 2006: Based on its commitment to open standards and choice in computing, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced Lotus Expeditor, a development platform for creating Eclipse-based and Web 2.0 applications. Lotus Expeditor's open standards-based programming model enables enterprises to integrate existing and new applications and deliver them to a variety of connected and disconnected devices.

Lotus Expeditor provides the underlying programming model for a universal end user experience across the Lotus product portfolio including Lotus Sametime 7.5, Websphere Portal Version 6.0, and the upcoming IBM Lotus Notes "Hannover" release.

Software applications that do not have a common language or structure make sharing data and information difficult, if not impossible. Lotus Expeditor helps enterprises address these constraints by giving developers the ability to create a personalized user experience that spans across desktop platforms and devices providing access to critical business applications and data anytime, anywhere.

With Lotus Expeditor users can create composite applications combining existing and new software assets within a service oriented architecture (SOA); add extensions to existing databases that allow mobile workers to access key financial or sales information from any mobile device; or augment existing applications using Eclipse or Web 2.0 technology to create a Voice-Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) plug-in for an instant messaging environment.

New features in Lotus Expeditor:

"An open alternative to Microsoft® .NET client software, Lotus Expeditor provides the flexibility that comes from service oriented architecture and open standards-based software, giving all users a universal client experience and allowing WebSphere Portal, Lotus Forms and Lotus Sametime users to extend their current applications world beyond the desktop," said Ken Bisconti, vice president Lotus Software, IBM.

Complementing Lotus Expeditor is Lotus Mobile Connect, software that extends the use of Expeditor-based solutions by adding secure network roaming for a wide variety of mobile and wireless devices. This product helps users become more productive through mobile access to IBM Workplace Forms™, IBM WebSphere Portal via laptops, tablets or desktops and other applications, allowing users to seamlessly continue with their applications when they are reconnected. As an example, Lotus Mobile Connect allows users to continue working with Lotus Sametime where they last left off without needing to log in again, even when networks are sporadic.

Pricing on Lotus Expeditor and Lotus Mobile Connect will be available at the time of product availability in 2006. For more information, please see www.ibm.com/lotus/mobile and www.ibm.com/software/sw-lotus/lotus_expeditor.

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