Welcome!

AJAX & REA Authors: Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, David H Deans, Pat Romanski, Scott Hirsch

News Feed Item

Antenna Enhances AMPchroma™ Platform with Open Client and Free Development Tools

Newest iteration of leading mobile application platform* allows apps built with third-party development tools to leverage Antenna's enterprise-grade security, integration, and management capabilities

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Antenna Software today announced enhancements to the Antenna Mobility Platform, AMPchromaTM, its industry leading mobile application platform that enables enterprises to build, run, and manage mobile apps and content.  One key update is an open and flexible client that enables app developers to deploy applications built with standard languages and third-party development tools, enabling them to tap into the robust integration, run time, security, and management capabilities of Antenna's platform.  In addition, Antenna's own native cross-platform mobile development environment now supports Java, and is available to Antenna customers for free.

Antenna has 'opened up' AMPchroma in recognition of the fact that many enterprise apps are now being created with easy-to-use, open toolsets.  In that way, the application development market has shifted, and Antenna recognizes a growing awareness among enterprises that the deployment and management of applications is more crucial than ever.  As such, AMPchroma embraces industry standards while providing enterprises with a mobility platform that offers the highest levels of security, integration, and management to help them address complex requirements and still get to market quickly. 

The latest iteration of AMPchroma now includes:

  • Client container open to third party development tools – open client for running web, hybrid, or mixed mode apps across many device platforms, using a patented multi-app container with an encrypted database. Enables developers to build applications using standards-based languages, like HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript, and third-party tools, such as jQuery Mobile, Sencha Touch, Dojo Mobile, etc.
  • Support for native SDKs – native APIs enable developers to build applications with native SDKs for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Mobile.
  • Free, open IDE for cross device development – cross platform native IDE now supports Java and allows for maximum code reuse for greater speed and flexibility.  Available to AMPchroma customers at no charge.
  • Highly scalable mobile server, available in cloud or on premise – high performance, patent-protected messaging platform that securely connects users to enterprise systems. The server also monitors and routes transactions, while optimizing user experience.
  • Centralized management console – brings mobile application management (MAM) to the BYOD enterprise with remote user, app, and data management; lock and wipe capabilities; performance usage monitoring; and app analytics and reporting.

"Frequently, when companies start a mobile app development project, they think the biggest challenge is going to be designing and building the application," said Jim Hemmer, CEO for Antenna.  "However what's become clear with many companies that come to us is that requirements have broadened to include elements of security, integration, governance, and management as mobility becomes more strategic to business.  They underestimate either the complexity of security and integration, or the time it will take to get it done properly. We've enhanced AMPchroma to provide the enterprise capabilities that are lacking in products like PhoneGapTM for a quick and easy way to get apps to market, but with the enterprise-grade security, integration, and management capabilities necessary for strategic business applications."

Unlike lighter-weight consumer-oriented apps, large organizations require a higher level of performance and reliability for multiple transactions and business processes.  Companies rely on AMPchroma for run-the-business applications that must perform under a variety of mission-critical conditions.  

"In the rail industry, connectivity along service routes can be spotty and unpredictable at times, which can be a serious concern when trying to equip conductors with a mobile eTicketing application for scanning and selling tickets on board, so data persistence and store-and-forward capabilities are critical for our data integrity," said Dee Waddell, Group Information Officer for Amtrak. Amtrak, North America's intercity passenger rail service with more than 300 daily trains, runs its eTicketing mobile app on AMPchroma.

AMPchroma provides unparalleled capabilities for securing, integrating, and managing mobile applications and content, making the most complex aspects of enterprise mobility easier to handle.

Key benefits include:

  • Minimizes risk by offering carrier grade security, transaction processing, guaranteed message delivery and encryption, and support for thousands of transactions per second – meaning data isn't lost or compromised.
  • Speeds deployment through a common integration point for multiple backend systems, providing fast and easy integration with enterprise systems, social media applications, location-based services, web services, and more.
  • Reduces cost with a fully integrated mobile solution that provides flexible deployment, a secure runtime server, holistic mobile management of devices, apps, and content with sophisticated analytics – all in one place, eliminating the need for multiple vendors and solutions.

The newest version of AMPchroma is available immediately.  To learn more visit http://www.antennasoftware.com/ampchroma

* For a complimentary copy of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms, click here. For a copy of the Critical Capabilities for Mobile Application Development Platforms report, click here.

About Antenna
Antenna Software is a leading enterprise mobility specialist that helps global enterprises build, run, and manage mobile applications and content.  Antenna's Mobility Platform, AMPchroma, is the mobile foundation that handles the complex components of the mobile lifecycle that many businesses struggle with, namely security, integration, and management of mobile applications. Antenna helps businesses to reduce costs, speed deployments, and minimize risks, enabling them to safely embrace the tremendous opportunities of enterprise mobility.  Hundreds of large enterprises around the world rely on Antenna as their trusted mobility partner.  Founded in 1998, Antenna is the largest independent enterprise mobility provider, and is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ with offices around the world.  Visit www.antennasoftware.com and follow @AntennaSoftware.

Copyright © 2012 Antenna Software. All Rights Reserved. Antenna, and AMPchromaTM are trademarks of Antenna Software, Inc. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

CONTACT: Colin Myer, +1-646-673-8685, [email protected]

SOURCE Antenna Software

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@CloudExpo Stories
Leysin American School is an exclusive, private boarding school located in Leysin, Switzerland. Leysin selected an OpenStack-powered, private cloud as a service to manage multiple applications and provide development environments for students across the institution. Seeking to meet rigid data sovereignty and data integrity requirements while offering flexible, on-demand cloud resources to users, Leysin identified OpenStack as the clear choice to round out the school's cloud strategy. Additional...
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs. In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com...
We are all here because we are sold on the transformative promise of The Cloud. But what good is all of this ephemeral, on-demand infrastructure if your usage doesn't actually improve the agility and speed of your business? How must Operations adapt in order to avoid stifling your Cloud initiative? In his session at DevOps Summit, Damon Edwards, co-founder and managing partner of the DTO Solutions, will highlight the successful organizational, process, and tooling patterns of high-performing c...
The definition of IoT is not new, in fact it’s been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected world. If you look into the details of what comprises the IoT, you’ll see that it includes everything from cloud computing, Big Data analytics, “Things,” Web communication, applications, network, storage, etc. It is essentially including everything connected online from ha...
Software-driven innovation is becoming a primary approach to how businesses create and deliver new value to customers. A survey of 400 business and IT executives by the IBM Institute for Business Value showed businesses that are more effective at software delivery are also more profitable than their peers nearly 70 percent of the time (1). DevOps provides a way for businesses to remain competitive, applying lean and agile principles to software development to speed the delivery of software that ...
Docker offers a new, lightweight approach to application portability. Applications are shipped using a common container format and managed with a high-level API. Their processes run within isolated namespaces that abstract the operating environment independently of the distribution, versions, network setup, and other details of this environment. This "containerization" has often been nicknamed "the new virtualization." But containers are more than lightweight virtual machines. Beyond their small...
The move in recent years to cloud computing services and architectures has added significant pace to the application development and deployment environment. When enterprise IT can spin up large computing instances in just minutes, developers can also design and deploy in small time frames that were unimaginable a few years ago. The consequent move toward lean, agile, and fast development leads to the need for the development and operations sides to work very closely together. Thus, DevOps become...
Cloud Expo 2014 TV commercials will feature @ThingsExpo, which was launched in June, 2014 at New York City's Javits Center as the largest 'Internet of Things' event in the world.

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's

An entirely new security model is needed for the Internet of Things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? In his session at @ThingsExpo, New York's at the Javits Center, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, reviewed hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal a new risk balance you might not expect. Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and asse...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Ar...
Technology is enabling a new approach to collecting and using data. This approach, commonly referred to as the "Internet of Things" (IoT), enables businesses to use real-time data from all sorts of things including machines, devices and sensors to make better decisions, improve customer service, and lower the risk in the creation of new revenue opportunities. In his General Session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Dave Wagstaff, Vice President and Chief Architect at BSQUARE Corporation, discuss the ...
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, a...
"BSQUARE is in the business of selling software solutions for smart connected devices. It's obvious that IoT has moved from being a technology to being a fundamental part of business, and in the last 18 months people have said let's figure out how to do it and let's put some focus on it, " explained Dave Wagstaff, VP & Chief Architect, at BSQUARE Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's large...
Verizon Enterprise Solutions is simplifying the cloud-purchasing experience for its clients, with the launch of Verizon Cloud Marketplace, a key foundational component of the company's robust ecosystem of enterprise-class technologies. The online storefront will initially feature pre-built cloud-based services from AppDynamics, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, PfSense and Tervela. Available globally to enterprises using Verizon Cloud, Verizon Cloud Marketplace provides a one-stop shop fo...
"Our premise is Docker is not enough. That's not a bad thing - we actually love Docker. At ActiveState all our products are based on open source technology and Docker is an up-and-coming piece of open source technology," explained Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
What do a firewall and a fortress have in common? They are no longer strong enough to protect the valuables housed inside. Like the walls of an old fortress, the cracks in the firewall are allowing the bad guys to slip in - unannounced and unnoticed. By the time these thieves get in, the damage is already done and the network is already compromised. Intellectual property is easily slipped out the back door leaving no trace of forced entry. If we want to reign in on these cybercriminals, it's hig...
Infor has announced a new feature Infor CloudSuite™ Aerospace & Defense (A&D) to aid compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The ITAR function will serve as a complementary function for new or existing Infor CloudSuite A&D customers, to facilitate compliance for Infor customers that are creating a US defense article or performing a US defense service and wish to benefit from cloud-services. The ITAR regulation serves to manage handling and access requirements for dat...