Pervasive Computing in the Palm of Your Hand

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On Tuesday, IBM plans to announce that Palm and QNX Software Systems, a telematics that developed the Neutrino operating platform, will integrate IBM's WME middleware with enterprise applications. In addition, Nokia will integrate IBM's Websphere tools for developers to create enterprise applications can be extended to its handsets.

QNX Software Systems will integrate WME 5.5 with its QNX(R) Neutrino(R) real-time operating system, giving developers a robust platform to build consumer electronics, robotic controllers, retail automation systems and telematics unit applications that can connect to the larger pervasive computing ecosystem."Modern telematics applications combine both on-board systems with remote access functions," said Dan Dodge, CEO, QNX. "From a simple check-engine light that indicates the car needs to be serviced, to transmitting GPS coordinates to emergency services when an airbag event occurs, IBM and QNX offer automotive manufacturers and tier one integrators the products on which to build end-to-end telematics solutions that provide drivers, passengers and service providers with the information they need, when they need it."