Infowave Software Inc.

Infowave Software Inc.

June 30, 2005 17:51 ET

Infowave Announces New Release of Enterprise Mobile Applications Suite

VANCOVUER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 30, 2005) - Infowave Software, Inc. (TSX:IW), today announced the next release of its award-winning enterprise mobile applications suite. Infowave has branded the new release IW 2.7.

Infowave's solutions create a rich mobile productivity environment for field and plant workers with integration to corporate systems of record. The Infowave software applications that make up the environment are based upon configurable business objects. This allows the rapid deployment of highly reliable, secure, scalable, and maintainable mobile field information systems.

Mobile workers can access information and execute transactions in an environment that does not depend on direct access to the corporate systems of record. This enhances usability and training, accelerates ROI, and allows Infowave to offer solutions for many different industries and integration to predominant corporate enterprise applications for customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, maintenance management, and plant information. It extends the reach of these client applications to small device footprints, like PDAs and tablet PCs, and takes advantage of specialized client device hardware that includes scanners, RFID receivers, GPS receivers and signature tablets. The multiple wireless connectivity options of the client device are augmented with a disconnected mode that maintains a local database for transactions and other storage requirements.

Deploying a mobile solution is more than sending user screens from back office business applications to remote devices. The solution must enforce the correct workflow for the mobile worker's particular use case. This is the strength of the Infowave solution - our service oriented architecture (SOA) permits the integration to corporate systems with control over workflow as well as transaction behavior, logging, and error control.

Release Features

Infowave IW 2.7 has been enhanced over previous releases with updates to the transaction server core and to the applications suite. Headlining the applications suite improvements is a new version of the Inspection application. In the IW 2.7 Inspection application, inspection requirements are easily defined by making selections from a series of templates. Inspection items can be related to asset and inventory items being managed by other IW applications. Branching, nested forms, and field validation make construction of complex inspection procedures routine. Customers will be able to rapidly deploy the IW 2.7 Inspection application and incrementally add to the applications that a worker uses as familiarity with the device and workflow is gained.

The mInspect administration console in the IW 2.7 suite has been redesigned after a usability review and features a new look and feel with improved navigation. The mInspect server applications platform has also been extended to include IBM DB2 database support, in addition to Oracle.

Application integration is expanded with support for the latest release of IBMs Websphere Business Integration Server Foundation (WBISF), as well as Tibco products. Using adapters and tools within these product lines allows Infowave to deliver on installation projects with integration to multiple vendor systems that include SAP, Oracle, Siebel, Indus, and many others.

Product Packaging

Simplifying on earlier product configuration and pricing, Infowave has bundled its line of modules into two solution packages: IW 2.7 Maintenance Operations and IW 2.7 Customer Service.

IW 2.7 Maintenance Operations is designed for supporting mobile maintenance workers, knowledge workers, and management with a complete solution to asset-based plant and field maintenance. Mobile views and detailed data on assets, maintenance schedules and procedures, labor pool, and inventory overlaid with work order management make this solution ideal for a broad range of vertical industries including pipeline, telecommunications, utilities, material processing, defense, and information technology.

IW 2.7 Customer Service is designed for supporting mobile customer-facing workers and management with a comprehensive solution to maximizing customer satisfaction and profit from customer service and support operations. Customer relationship and account information drives a powerful workflow that includes maintenance procedures, inventory, fleet, work order management, invoicing, and callback and marketing options. Service industries with local, regional, or national operations can improve customer satisfaction, raise workforce productivity, and drive new revenues and profit levels.

The Infowave IW 2.7 architecture consists of a transaction server that runs in a standard Java application server (Websphere, Weblogic, Tomcat,..), an application integration server that manages the interfaces with system-of-record applications, and the distributed client population. Clients can be Windows XP/2000 or Pocket PC.

Perpetual license pricing has also been simplified to only two variables, number of client licenses (tiered pricing for small, medium, and large deployments), plus an applications integration fee for each module connected with web services, or third party applications integration adapters. Client pricing starts at $695 per user. Infowave also plans to offer additional licensing options and hosted programs.

About Infowave

Infowave's (TSX:IW) enterprise mobile application suite is designed to streamline and integrate business operations by empowering mobile workers. The solution provides scalable, secure, and reliable mobile business applications for improving operational efficiency and increasing productivity. Some of the world's most innovative organizations in energy & utilities, defense, communications, and medical instrumentation use Infowave solutions to increase the efficiency of their large mobile workforces. For more information, please email or visit

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