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Siebel Wireless Architecture Overview

Siebel Wireless allows users to read from, write to, and search the Siebel database through a wireless connection between the mobile device and a Web server. During a Siebel Wireless connection, the following components are involved:

  • A Siebel database. This is the data that Siebel Wireless users access. This database also requires a third-party database server.
  • A Siebel Server, including a Siebel Wireless Object Manager. These components execute all business logic for the Siebel Wireless application.
  • A Web server and the Siebel Web Server Extension. This software serves the Siebel Wireless templates and views that are generated as Web pages on the user's wireless browser.
  • A wireless gateway server. When Siebel Wireless renders Siebel content in WML, a wireless gateway server is necessary to translate data from the Internet protocol (HTTP) to the wireless application protocol (WAP). The WAP gateway server usually binary-encrypts and compresses the data for transport over wireless networks. Host the wireless gateway server by an enterprise behind its firewall, or by an external wireless network operator, or application service provider.
  • A browser-enabled mobile device. This is a device (often a mobile phone or a personal digital assistant) capable of accessing the Internet wirelessly and displaying Web pages on a wireless browser.

Figure 1 illustrates Siebel Wireless architecture.

Figure 1. Siebel Wireless Architecture
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