Sybase Completes XcelleNet, Dejima, Inc. Acquisitions; New Version of Pylon from iAnywhere

May 04, 2004


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Sybase, Inc., a provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, has announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of XcelleNet, Inc. and its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Dejima, Inc., as well as the release of a new version of Pylon Application Server from iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase.

XcelleNet, a provider of frontline management software, has been acquired from investment firm Francisco Partners. Sybase intends to integrate XcelleNet into its iAnywhere Solutions subsidiary, and the combined organization will provide mobile database, mobile middleware, and mobile and remote device management. Together Sybase and XcelleNet plan to leverage their joint mobile technology to help enterprises unwire by mobilizing critical corporate data, information, and applications and improving the long-term security and maintenance of these solutions. Sybase will also realize expanded relationships with partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) including HP and Microsoft.

Sybasehas also announced the completion of its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Dejima, Inc., a provider of mobile access solutions using natural language interface technology. Sybase plans to integrate the Dejima assets into its iAnywhere Solutions subsidiary, adding technology that simplifies access to backend data, applications, and information to its portfolio of mobile solutions. Sybase plans to leverage the Dejima technology to add natural spoken language and text access through common messaging interfaces to backend systems such as databases and enterprise applications. The combined organization will also work with partner companies (ISVs, OEMs, SIs, etc.) and customers to develop solutions powered by the Dejima technology such as sales force automation/customer relationship management applications, applications for wireless carriers, and telematics solutions.

iAnywhere has announced a new version of Pylon Application Server, its software for extending Lotus Domino environments to PDAs and smartphones. This version features a Web-based architecture that is designed to enable developers to leverage their existing Domino Designer to extend Domino applications to mobile devices. Pylon Application Server 6.0 also introduces client-side business logic, scanning support, and Web-based management to simplify the development and deployment of robust mobile enterprise applications. Pylon Application Server 6.0 is immediately available and priced at $149 per seat. Special promotional pricing is available for customers that are interested in purchasing both Pylon Application Server and Pylon Anywhere. Additional product details, evaluation software, and an archived Pylon Application Server webcast are available online. The Pylon family includes Pylon Anywhere and Pylon Application Server, which provide server-based synchronization as well as Pylon Conduit and Pylon Pro, which provide desktop-based synchronization.

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