WIT Press

Trial Manufacture Of Sales Supporting System Using Mobile Agent Technology

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000461

Volume

50

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,244 kb

Author(s)

K. Seki

Abstract

Trial manufacture of sales supporting system using mobile agent technology Kiyotaka Seki Railway Technical Research Institute, Japan. Abstract We have developed a system for sales staff to access database systems which contain the information on customers and travel plans through mobile terminals such as a notebook PC from their location. This system uses a Java-based mobile agent system, in that the "login agent" is first activated at the mobile terminal and moves to an authentication server with user ED and password information. When the authentication succeeds, the "information retrieval agent" is activated at the authentication server, and moves to the mobile terminal. The information retrieval agent communicates with "database management agents" which reside at database servers, retrieves the information on customers and travel plans for reservation. Merits of this system are as follows. 1) As the agent for the process moves to the mobile terminal from the server

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