· Point-of-Sale (PoS; till) software controller that manages attached PoS systems
· IBM Lotus Expeditor integrator Application Control Service
· A structure supported by Windows® 2000 that lets any object on a network be tracked and located. Active Directory is the directory service used in Windows 2000 Server and provides the foundation for Windows 2000 distributed networks.
· A software or tool based on a product (e.g. Lotus Expeditor)
· Verifying the identity of a user who is logging on to a computer system or verifying the integrity of a transmitted message.
· Business Use Case
· Is a Java application that implements the required OSGi Framework services so that it can run in and be managed by the OSGi Service Platform (although referred to as OSGi Bundle).
· Expeditor integrator events that describe the status of a local business process or transaction. These events can be forwarded to back-end systems.
· Data Integration Facility (standardizes POS data to support open standards that are compatible with existing and future store systems)
· a hierarchical structure that stores information about objects on the network
· Device Management Service: Component that is provided through IBM’s Access Services. It consists of a server and a client (agent) part. The agent polls the server for device management jobs that it needs to perform (e.g. SW management, configuration, remote control of the Expeditor integrator and it’s platform -> Eclipse). The OMA-DM protocol is used (see http://www.openmobilealliance.org
· Demilitarized Zone: zone between two firewalls that separate the Internet (first firewall) and a secured local network (second firewall) from each other.
· Hierarchical distributed database used for name/address translation and client-server rendezvous.
· Domain Name System is the namespace used on the Internet to translate computer and service names into TCP/IP addresses.
· Active Directory uses DNS as its location service, and so clients find domain controllers via DNS queries.
· Enterprise Application Integration
· Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible application runtime environment on client devices (incl. graphical user interface), a development platform and application frameworks for building software (see www.eclipse.org)
· Event Integration Facility (package contained in Tivoli Enterprise Console, TEC, for creating and sending TEC events).
Global Services Method
· IBM’s project management method. It includes descriptions of best-practices, recommendations and examples as well as templates which can be used to manage a project efficiently.
· A namespace, such as the DNS namespace and the Active Directory namespace that is hierarchically structured and provides rules that allows the namespace to be partitioned. See also namespace.
Java® ME / J2ME
· Java® Micro Edition (Java Standard environment for embedded devices, e.g. gateways, set-top boxes and mobile devices), formerly called Java 2 Micro Edition
· Virtual machine from IBM for Desktop environments that are able to run Java programs
· Java Component Architecture
· Java Transaction Architecture
· Java Naming Domain Interface
· Java Embedded Transaction Container. Transaction container provided in IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS).
· Java Messaging Service
· A security system that authenticates users. Kerberos doesn’t provide authorization to services or databases; it establishes identity at logon, which is used throughout the session.
· The Kerberos protocol is the primary authentication mechanism in the Windows 200x operating systems.
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
· A protocol used to access a directory service. LDAP is a simplified version of the Directory Access Protocol (DAP), which is used to gain access to X.500 directories. It is the primary access protocol for Active Directory.
· Standard OSGi Framework event that is fired through the OSGi Event Admin Service when a log entry is created using the OSGi Log Service.
· Application Integration: messaging-based back-end infrastructure for application integration
· Client component (Access Service) delivered with IBM Lotus Expeditor which provides local JMS services.
· IBM’s messaging protocol and product series.
· Open Mobile Alliance (www.openmobilealliance.org
· OMA® is the focal point for the development of mobile service enabler specifications, which support the creation of interoperable end-to-end mobile services. OMA drives service enabler architectures and open enabler interfaces that are independent of the underlying wireless networks and platforms. OMA creates interoperable mobile data service enablers that work across devices, service providers, operators, networks, and geographies. Toward that end, OMA will develop test specifications, encourage third party tool development, and conduct test activities that allow vendors to test their implementations.
· Consolidation of mobile initiatives like WAP-Forum, SyncML etc.
· OMA Device Management (DM) Working Group: was formed by consolidating the device management activities taking place previously in the former WAP Forum and the former SyncML Initiative.
· The goal of the Device Management Working Group is to specify protocols and mechanisms that achieve management of mobile devices including the necessary configuration to access services and management of the software on mobile devices (see http://www.openmobilealliance.org/tech/wg_committees/dm.html).
· OMA Data Synchronization (DS) Working Group: The goal of the Data Synchronization Working Group is to continue development of specifications for data synchronization, and to develop other similar specifications, including but not limited to SyncML technology. These specifications will include conformance specifications and a set of best practices that describe how to use the data synchronization technology specifications within the OMA Architecture (see http://www.openmobilealliance.org/tech/wg_committees/ds.html
· Open Services Gateway Initiative (standard for a Java application framework especially designed for remote management of applications and devices with limited resources, see http://www.osgi.org
· OSGi platform is one Java instance in which all Java applications (bundles) are running. Management services are standardized and provided (e.g. HTTP services, Servlet container, Log service, Configuration admin etc.). These services help to remotely control, install and configure these bundles. The application control service (Device management agent) is also standardized by the OMA.
· Part of a message that carries custom/user data.
· See public key infrastructure.
· Point-of-Sales that is used for tracking sales transactions (e.g. till in a supermarket)
· Quality of Service
· In database management, the function that keeps distributed databases synchronized by routinely copying the entire database or subsets of the database to other servers in the network. There are several methods of replication, including primary site replication, shared or transferred ownership replication, symmetric replication, (also known as update-anywhere or peer-to-peer replication), and failover replication.
· Active Directory provides multi-master replication, which is a form of symmetric replication (see multi-master replication).
Software and solution development methodology.
· Serial Access parser API for XML that helps reading data from an XML formatted document. Alternative to the Document Object Model (DOM).
· Novell® SuSE® Linux® Enterprise Server
· Service Oriented Architecture
· Simple Object Access Protocol: Protocol which is used in SOA to access objects over standard transport protocols, like HTTP
XPDinteg / Expeditor integrator
· Expeditor integrator is a light-weight integration hub for the stores. This component integrates the in-store processes with back-end systems (XPDinteg).
· The OMA Data Synchronization Working Group continues the work originated in the former SyncML Initiative (see OMA-DS)
· Total Cost of Ownership (full lifecycle view of costs for a solution)
· Single-byte encoding
WeSphere Message Broker
· WebSphere® Process Server: one of IBM’s WebSphere Business Integration products
· IBM® Lotus® Expeditor: IBM middleware which provides most of the Distributed Client Extension Services (Thin and Rich Distributed client extension services)