Xora Targets Mid-market

Entry-level wireless solution lets midsize companies connect users to enterprise apps

Mountain View, CA  March 20, 2002  Wireless workforce solutions provider Xora this week rolled out a new package of applications targeted at midsize firms and departments of large corporations with field organizations.

Xora said its Wireless Starter Kit will allow companies to connect up to 25 mobile users to one enterprise application. Users can access information using WAP-enabled phones, landline phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) or Web browsers, plus access e-mail, contact, calendars or task lists wirelessly.

The new Xora software also has an alert/notification feature that can send alerts to recipients based on business events and redistribute them as needed to additional people using preset criteria.

End users with J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition)-compliant devices will be able to work continuously, even when operating outside coverage areas, uploading information automatically as connections become available, according to the solution provider. In addition, firms can use the solution to transmit information between RF bar code devices and back office systems to support shipping, receiving and other tracking tasks.

Sanjay Shirole, CEO of Xora, said that the new solution would scale as a company grew, with the ability to add more users, additional features and connections to new enterprise applications.

The Wireless Starter Kit is available immediately. Prices start at $60,000 and vary by installation. Subscription based fees start at $60 per user per month.