New Linux-Based Zaurus Unit Easily Integrates with IBM Software Solutions to Offer Extensive Wireless Options and Remote Connectivity to Offices, Applications and Databases
Companies devoted to increasing the productivity of their mobile employees will welcome the new Sharp Zaurus(TM) model SL-6000 with built-in Wi-Fi, which offers wireless local area network (W-LAN) connectivity running on IBM mobile software. This embedded Linux(R) PDA, which has been designed and targeted specifically to corporate users, is easily customized for use with corporate applications due to its powerful yet flexible open standards based Linux operating system and Java environment. It also has extensive protected memory, a much larger, higher-resolution four- inch CG Silicon screen, a durable form factor designed for active use in the field, a built-in, protected QWERTY keyboard and is readily expandable with both Compact Flash(TM) and SD expansion slots. The “corporate solutions ready” unit will be available in the first quarter of 2004. Pricing will be announced at the time of product shipment.
“We want to extend the reach of the Zaurus so today’s increasingly mobile worker can seamlessly connect to critical data — no matter where they are,” said Steve Petix, associate vice president of Sharp’s Solutions Division. “To do so, we are collaborating with IBM to create a Sharp Linux-based Zaurus handheld that is integrated with IBM mobile middleware software solutions* for the enterprise market. The SL-6000 offers corporate users a robust development platform for enterprise applications and databases virtually anywhere, making it simple to collect data remotely and automatically share the information with the central servers.”
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