Tenaid Technologies, a company that offers Web and wireless software technologies, has released its patent-pending Airidiom technology that the company says “lets both general services that extend a users reach onto an existing LAN, WAN or the Internet at large and specific location-based services that are relevant to a user’s current local (or proximity) to be developed, delivered and managed quickly and effectively.”
Whew. That’s a mouthful. Anyway the Airidiom client/server platform is cross platform and supports a number of platforms, including the Mac. And according to Rick Williams, Tenaid’s vice president of marketing, the platform dynamically manages applications to mobile computing devices as they move in and out of geographic wireless zones, automatically handling tasks such as automatic service discovery, security, application deployment, personalization and user/device identification.
Airidiom is based on industry standards such as UPNP, GENA, LDAP, SSDP and SOAP. It’s designed to provide a platform for the rapid development and deployment of general and location-based wireless applications. A single client install supports all enterprise applications. Williams said its features include location and contextual-based service delivery (including event push technology); roaming profiles that uniquely identify users for service delivery and security; automatic service discovery and handling within wireless zones; integrated security via SSL and client profiles; and a streaming technology that maximizes application performance by reducing packet sizes and transactions.
Airidiom is also “transport agnostic.” It works with 802.11b/WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular. 802.11b is the same networking standard utilized by Apple in its line of AirPort products. It’s also utilized by Agere’s WaveLAN products and Farallon’s SkyLINE products — both companies offer PC cards that fit in older model PowerBooks not equipped with internal AirPort connections.