Lotusphere - Orlando, FL - Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) is showcasing the upcoming BlackBerry Enterprise Server® v4.1 for IBM® Lotus® Domino® at Lotusphere® 2006 this week in Orlando, Florida. BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1, a substantial upgrade to RIM's secure, reliable and proven wireless server software, will add support for IBM Lotus Sametime® and IBM Lotus Domino 7, the latest version of IBM's leading collaboration and enterprise management messaging software.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1 will provide further integration with Lotus Notes® and Domino including the ability to read Notes native encrypted mail (Lotus Domino encrypted mail) on BlackBerry handheld devices, support for IBM DB2®, and a new IBM Lotus Sametime client for BlackBerry handheld devices that supports presence, group chat, "buddy list" synchronization with the Sametime server, message auditing and enterprise access controls. These new features will allow enterprises to leverage their existing investments in wireless infrastructure and gain increased control over their wireless enterprise deployments.
"This release of BlackBerry Enterprise Server and its new support for Lotus Sametime builds off of RIM's successful history of supporting Lotus Domino,? said Ken Bisconti, vice president Workplace, Portal and collaboration products, IBM. ?As the leading provider of enterprise collaboration products, we support IBM Business Partners, like RIM, that help our customers extend their mission critical applications to mobile devices.?
BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1 continues to build on the features and functions that have made BlackBerry the leading wireless platform for corporate and government users. New features include:
BlackBerry MDS v4.1, will allow Lotus Domino or IBM WebSphere® Application Server customers to create and deploy Domino or WebSphere applications as mobile applications on BlackBerry devices. With BlackBerry MDS v4.1, customers will be able to mobilize applications quickly and easily while leveraging the security and reliability of the BlackBerry platform together with the wide-ranging advantages of Web Services.
"Once again, with IBM support, RIM is bringing greater integration and mobility to Lotus Domino customers," said David Werezak, Vice President, Enterprise Business Unit, Research In Motion. "BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1 offers tight integration with Lotus Domino and Sametime, better control for system administrators, enhanced security features, broad support for third party business applications and integrated support for powerful development tools to extend enterprise applications to mobile users."