ARM ONK, NY - 06 Oct 2009: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a major extension of Lotus Notes and Domino collaboration software for the full spectrum of proliferating mobile and Web-connected devices such as the Apple iPhone, Nokia smartphones, thin clients, laptops and desktops used to access corporate applications and business processes.
Lotus Domino 8.5.1 is the first version to natively support the iPhone via Lotus Notes Traveler software. This extends Lotus Domino automatic synching for e-mail, contacts and calendar data to the iPhone, helping address the growing user demand to access Notes and Domino collaboration software on the road.
Existing customers must upgrade to Domino Version 8.51 in order to run the Traveller service. The upgrade consists of new installations of the Domino Server and client software as well as installation of the Notes Traveller server for the iPhone. Once installed and running however, iPhone integration promises to be as transparent and comprehensive as the current Blackberry Enterprise Server solution.
The new features, which include push e-mail, contacts, and calendar, enable iPhone users to work off-line, while allowing confidential data to be erased remotely if an iPhone is lost or stolen. iPhone users can also take advantage of a corporate directory look-up feature which helps them find contact information behind their company firewall.
For more information on Notes Traveller iPhone integration and support for other mobile devices go to http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/products/notes/traveler.html