SyncML Server

Server subsystem for over-the-air synchronization of mailbox and PIM information (Calendars, Task, Notes, Contacts, Files, Journals) to devices and applications, independently on device type (PC application, PDA, smartphone), platform (Symbian, Palm, Windows Mobile, consumer phones), and carrier protocol (HTTP, OBEX, WSP..). Zero configuration on server side. No client licensing fees.


Manage phones from web. Take data for a walk.

Universal, platform independent SyncML Server is compatible with a variety of cell phones. SyncML Server offers new ways users can store, access and manage their personal and company data, helping them to do more, in less time, in the most convenient way.

Have you ever_________________ ? What about______________________ ?
..forgotten your phone at home and couldn't recall your wife's number? ..having all updated Outlook data in your pocket?
..lost your smartphone with important data you didn't get to backup? ..having crucial data backed up in a powerful server database?
..worked with Nokia calendars on Linux? ..accessing your handheld data from within a browser?
..had sync applications crash or corrupt data? ..managing shared calendars, contacts, journals, notes, files, from anywhere you happen to be?
..retyped PIM information after switch to another cell phone? ..being notified of new mail, events, tasks, contacts, your own or shared?
..paid an hour of Internet access just to lookup address of a business partner? ..without cradling, cables and application software? In most cases for $0 expense in client software?
..experienced difficulties with international characters after sync? ..keeping Windows Mobile in sync with a Nokia smartphone without platform-specific issues?

Universal, platform independent SyncML Server is the answer- no matter if you prefer Symbian to Windows Mobile, if you swap 2+ cell phones that should keep in sync.
Without activation, service registration and device-specific configuration.

Highlights

What's unique to IceWarp implementation is that the administrator doesn't have to take any extra step to enable remote synchronization. Thanks to tight integration of all server subsystems and not a single line of 3rd party code used, there's no need to install, interconnect or configure anything. On the contrary, you can find all settings on familiar places- service activity, logs, database, server certificates, password policies- and that's just about all to it.

  • Near zero configuration on server side
  • Fully automated client identification, protocol compatibility adjustment
  • Authentication policies, client management and logging
  • Plain and MD5 authentication schema plus server forced
  • 128-bit end-to-end SSL encryption (requires public key on client)
  • DES encryption support for Funambol client
  • Fully in Unicode with automatic conversion to UTF-8
  • Certified and tested with MDAs, Nokia smartphones and HP PDAs
  • Widest range of data types- email and folders via IMAP, all GroupWare objects, files
  • No client licensing fees, no extra fees to carriers or OEM vendors

Simple Client Settings

Setting the synchronization on client device is just as simple as on the server. Additional steps might involve installing/upgrading client software or SSL certificate.

  • Set URI of the SyncML server: http://yourdomain.com/syncml/index.html
  • Enter Email Address and Password
  • Set resource types to Default Sync folders, aliases or custom folders
  • Default Sync folders: Contacts, Events/Calendar, Journal, Notes, Tasks, Mail
  • Select manual or scheduled synchronization

Technology

Thanks to server optimizations and "reverse-engineering" approach to client support, SyncML Server offers the best available compatibility, the widest support of object types and data formats, extensibility options exceeding any other protocol and by far the highest performance of any SyncML server solutions available today.

  • SyncML 1.1 and lower
  • SyncML 1.2 (OMA DS) mail filters, files
  • XML or WBXML formatted communication
  • gzip compression improves performance
  • All 6 sync types: 2-way (normal, slow), 1-way (refresh/update client/server)
  • Two extra sync types: 1-way slow sync to client/to server
  • Backup/restore sync mode save any data to a file (SMS, MMS, Bookmarks..)
  • Supports Versit Objects, Funambol SIF(S4J) groupware data formats
  • Supports OMA DS Email Data Object and Plain mail data formats
  • Supports OMA DS File Data Object format
  • Automatic database corruption and client error detection
  • PDO abstraction layer for access to database of choice
  • Directory aliases support for synchronization of localized folders
  • Integrates with GroupWare- robust database, Outlook compatible repository
  • Debug logs with timestamps for performance measurements
  • Info logging mode with human-readable final summary report
  • Advanced URL commands (safe force: sync type, format, backup/restore)

Requirements

  • Native or 3rd party SyncML client installed on mobile device
  • GroupWare module and a configured database is a prerequisite
  • WebMail license for web access
  • Mobile data (GSM, GPRS, EDGE, CDMA, HSDPA), Wi-fi or cable connection
  • Carrier-enabled Internet data access (cost depends on carrier and calling plan)

Compatibility

Here you will find a list of devices, firmware versions and client software verions reported to work. In case of problems, upgrade to the latest version of firmware or SyncML client.

  • 3 sets GroupWare data formats: Versit Objects, Funambol SIF(S4J)
  • 2 E-mail data formats: OMA DS Email Data Object, Plain (Synthesis)
  • Funambol v3 and higher, automatic adjustment
  • Latest Funambol v6 compatible (mails and files synchronization)
  • Synthesis client, Sony-Ericsson, Motorola compatible
  • Nokia Symbian S60 native SyncML implementation
  • HP Wifi and GSM enabled PDA's with Funambol v6
  • Growing list of other devices, services, applications

Announced features

  • OMA DM (Data Management) for remote provisioning
  • Automatic SSL certificate provisioning
  • Remote-wipe from WebMail if device is lost or stolen
  • Device barring passwords