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Smart IP

Smart IP is a client-server software product that allows users to maintain networked applications through coverage gaps, network disconnects/reconnects, during voice call interruptions and when moving through different networks.

For example, an employee might use GPRS / EDGE when roaming during the day, hot-spots when available and an Ethernet connection at the office or at home. These different connectivity options normally have different security needs, including authentication mechanisms and firewall configurations.

Smart IP can manage a variety of possible connections for the device, automatically switching between networks according to customer rules in order to minimize costs and maximize coverage and performance. This is done without end user intervention – Smart IP automatically initiates, authenticates and terminates connections, detects the presence of high-speed connections, detects the loss of coverage on a low-speed connection, and minimizes connection time on networks that charge per minute. Smart IP also optimizes the network communications, improving productivity through faster response times, minimizing network costs and maximizing battery life.

Smart IP is ideal for customers seeking to securely deploy LAN applications to mobile users or customers migrating to higher speed networks. It is deployed across a wide variety of industries by organizations including Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canadian National Rail and Leisure Link.

  • Session Persistence through coverage gaps, network switches, voice call interruptions, disconnects/re-connects and changing IP addresses.
  • Network Switching - SmartIP manages multiple network connections for the device, automatically establishing connections when needed and automatically switching between networks according to customer rules.
  • Virtual Addressing - SmartIP uses static virtual IP addresses to enable server-side applications to 'push' data to mobile clients.
  • Optimized Transport - built-in compression and wireless-optimized transport enable SmartIP to reduce costs, increase performance and battery life and improve user experience.
  • Security and Authentication- SmartIP provides optional wireless-optimized AES encryption and LDAP-based user authentication, enabling highly-secure communication between the mobile client and server. SmartIP is FIPS 140-2 compliant

Platform Support
  • Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2003 Server
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Mobile Device Support
  • Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2007
  • Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC Phone Edition, Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC
  • Windows Mobile 6.0

Network Support
  • CDMA / 1XRTT / EvDO / EvDV
  • UMTS
  • 802.11x
  • LAN
  • Wireless LAN
  • WWAN
  • Dial-Up
  • Satellite (Wireless Matrix)
  • CDPD