Iona, Intel Team on Web Services Tool
New tool, which supports Intel's Centrino, aims to help mobile workerswhether they're working on or off the network.Iona Technologies Inc. has announced its Mobile Orchestrator, a Web services-based business process integration tool built in alliance with Intel Corp. to support Intels Centrino mobile technology. Ionas Mobile Orchestrator fits into Intels Occasionally Connected Computing model in that it is a "store-and-forward" Web services application that enables mobile workers to work just as efficiently while connected to a network as when not, Iona officials said. Iona, based in Dublin, Ireland, with U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Mass., announced the Mobile Orchestrator Monday. When not connected to a network, users can use the Mobile Orchestrator from a Centrino-based notebook or platform to work in enterprise applications. The Iona technology will save all the users work and then when the wireless-enabled Centrino device detects a Wi-Fi network or the Mobile Orchestrator hosting device is connected to a wired network, it synchronizes all the users offline with the current online production environment.
The Centrino platform consists of a next-generation Intel motherboard, a chip set and wireless network technology. Intel will formally announce the Centrino family of products at an event in New York Wednesday. Iona will be showcased among the software solutions supporting the launch, sources said.