Unix vendor SCO Group Inc has fleshed out details of its Me Inc mobile digital services initiative, revealing a new digital services platform, partner program, and transactional portal branded EdgeClick.
The Lindon, Utah-based company’s Me Inc developments were first showcased in September 2005 as the company looked to demonstrate that there was more to it than legal claims against IBM Corp and the Linux operating system.
While the Me Inc brand remains, the resulting digital services offerings have now been unveiled using the term EdgeClick. The offerings include the EdgeClick platform, which uses edge processor software to simplify integration of handheld devices with back-end resources, offloading logic and data from end-point devices, enabling access to enterprise and internet-based information and services.
There is also a new web site called EdgeClick Park, which provides access to Me Inc services built using the EdgeClick technology. Examples include Shout, which can be used to broadcast voice messages to multiple subscribers, and Vote, used to solicit customer opinions.
EdgeClick Park is also being used to facilitate SCO’s new EdgeClick Partner Program to bring together digital service, content, infrastructure, and commerce partners around the new technology.
The EdgeClick developments have been ongoing at SCO since it acquired the assets of presentation and interface development tools partner Vultus Inc in July 2003, a purchase that was largely overshadowed by the company’s legal claims against IBM.
The purchase was originally designed to boost the company’s SCOx framework, which was designed to enable users to integrate SCO-based applications with web service-enabled applications developed with and deployed on .NET and Java, and was introduced with UnixWare 7.1.4 in 2004.