FineLine Mobile Access provides an easy way to have any wireless device that can view web pages access select data on your UNIX server. Since the user never actually logs onto the UNIX server, your data remains secure and only information you specifically make available to that user can be accessed.
Mobile Access works by taking the results of your application (ex: customer order details) and customizes a web page that is returned to the waiting device. Since you specify what UNIX command Mobile Access runs for each page, you control how the data is processed by your database and exactly what information is returned.
In addition to the many features offered by its "sister product", FineLine WebLink, Mobile Access adds support for providing an initial login/connection page and can serve image and file assets embedded in the web pages to the calling browser (WebLink requires a separate website to host the start page and any image files). Mobile Access includes these additional features because the UNIX server should be the only web server the device will contact whereas WebLink is designed to be accessed from an existing website.
The UNIX application only needs to be able to read an input text file, process the data (i.e. lookup the information in the database) and write an output text file.
FineLine Mobile Access will only receive, reformat and pass text files - so your UNIX system remains secure since it cannot be directly accessed by a user or program through this software
Up to 9,999 different web pages can run specific UNIX commands to process data for any type of application (ex: order status, information requests, tracking numbers, inventory queries, etc.)
Built-in filtering is included for parsing and converting the incoming data to prepare it for being consumed by your UNIX application
Any errors encountered (ex: invalid access requests) are logged and can generate an e-mail message to any number of users sent through a specified SMTP server
An easy-to-use UNIX configuration interface along with detailed instructions are provided for configuring the software
A separate session is maintained for each user with adjustable inactivity and total usage timers
Install, license and configure the FineLine Mobile Access software on UNIX
Create web page forms that the user will use to access your data (Sound Ideas can assist with page creation, if required)
Create the function(s) that will take the formatted incoming data from Mobile Access, look up information in your database software and return the desired results
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Evaluation License This license enables our software to be used for a temporary evaluation period
Download Instructions How to download and install our software
SCO OpenServer 5/6FineLine Mobile Access
SCO UnixWare 7FineLine Mobile Access
All pricing and features are subject to change without notice.