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Aileron 5.0
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Aileron is a business-quality mobile messaging solution for Palm-powered handheld devices. Its intuitive design helps mobile professionals to completely manage corporate and personal communications from anywhere. Aileron enables users to manage entire conversations from one window, allowing them to easily send and receive e-mails with attachments, and even faxes. Users of convergent devices such as the Handspring Treo have the added option of responding to e-mails directly by phone. Aileron is completely network independent and can operate with wireless and wireline connections. It provides end-toend security, regardless of type of connectivity. Most users will utilize any connection that supports wireless data. This includes:

  • TelCo wireless data services (CDPD, PCS/CDMA2000, GSM/GPRS, and more)
  • Palm.Net/Mobitex wide area network support with Palm VII and Palm i705
  • Wi-Fi/802.11b local area network support serviced by any carrier
  • Bluetooth personal area network with any supported devices
  • Infrared access with any Internet-enabled connection

    Mobile professionals who have access to more than one computer often maintain multiple mailboxes for business and personal communication. Aileron eliminates this need, simplifying the process by allowing all communication to flow through a single device. Aileron maintains user-friendly functionality, routing data through the company's server and providing optimization to Palm format before transmitting to the handheld device. Aileron provides comprehensive support for attachment data, offering users the option of downloading, editing, and uploading attachments, i.e., Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, Adobe Acrobat files, images (i.e., bitmaps, JPGs, GIFs), and more. For enterprises, Aileron Enterprise Server extends corporate mail securely with a transparent wireless sync while maintaining the user's ability to retrieve and respond to all e-mail messages and their attachments.

    Getting Started with Aileron
    Aileron is designed to be device and network independent. It supports all devices that operate on Palm OS 3.1 or higher. However, certain features are operational only on more recent versions of the Palm operating system. Your host computer must also have HotSync installed (and of course a docking cradle). Installing Aileron on a Windows machine is as simple as running the setup executable; a PRC file can be run to install Aileron on other platforms. The setup program is available on Corsoft's Web site.

    User Interface
    Aileron provides a rich and easy-to-use handheld interface that integrates well with native Palm applications like Address Book and Date Book. It integrates with third-party applications like browsers, office document solutions like Documents To Go, Quickoffice, WordSmith, Adobe Acrobat, Image Viewers, and much more.

    Setting Up a Mailbox
    With the one-user license ($49.95) Aileron can be configured with any mailbox using the IMAP4 and POP3 mail protocols. It includes SMTP services to avoid searching for mail relay servers. Aileron provides SSL support to access university mailboxes and mailboxes provided by broadband cable providers like AT&T. Aileron also provides rich access to mailboxes on portals like AOL, MSN, Hotmail, and Yahoo (without paid services). Users with supported devices can enjoy "always-on e-mail." For Handspring Treo devices, Aileron provides push-enabled data notification for new messages using SMS. Palm's Tungsten/C device based on Wi-Fi can also get new message notifications. For corporate users, Aileron Enterprise Server ($2,495) can be configured to provide secure and native access to corporate mail servers like Microsoft Exchange. It maintains a wireless sync with the user's mailbox to reflect all activity managed from handheld devices, e.g., messages read, deleted, or sent; corporate address book; fax transport; etc.

    Attachments
    The user can download e-mail to a Palm device with or without attachments. Documents transmitted as e-mail attachments may be downloaded in native desktop format or for supported applications, in Palm handheld format.

    Attachments are converted by the Aileron Server. The server provides the horsepower and speed needed for the document conversion. A handheld format file, with any of the supported document management options, is a much smaller size file than the desktop format. Data transmission of smaller size files results in increased performance (read faster) as compared to the native desktop file format, regardless of the type of network in which it's traveling. Performance is the key – Aileron uses a multitiered architecture to optimize on network bandwidth and any computing-intensive operations to provide robust performance. Typical download for business documents like Word and Excel is within 15 seconds.

    Security
    Aileron uses an advanced algorithm for Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 192-bit keys to secure data between the handheld and the Aileron Enterprise Server. This eliminates the need for Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and maintains an end-to-end secure communication that is essential for all corporate deployments.

    Closing Thoughts
    Aileron is attractive to anyone who wants a rich full-featured email client without lugging around his or her laptop. And at $49.95 (US) Aileron is worth it for the document conversion alone. Higherend corporate users who require secure access will likely choose Aileron Enterprise Server – if they can get over the sticker shock. A five-user Enterprise license will set you back $2,495. Either or, Aileron provides a scalable, one-size-doesnot-fit-all, mobile e-mail solution. With such an easy and functional interface, it will soon be appearing on a PDA near you.

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    Corsoft Corporation

    1710 S. Amphlett Blvd., Suite
    209, San Mateo, CA 94402
    Phone: +1.800.3CORSOFT
    URL: http://www.corsoft.com

    About Bob Hendry
    Bob Hendry is a PowerBuilder instructor for Envision Software Systems and a frequent speaker at national and international PowerBuilder conferences. He specializes in PFC development and has written two books on the subject, including Programming with the PFC 6.0.

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