HCL Traveler overview

HCL Traveler provides automatic, two-way, over-the-air syncing between HCL Domino® servers and wireless handheld devices, including HCL Verse Mobile clients on Android and iOS and select mobile devices running the Exchange ActiveSync protocol (example, Apple iOS Mail). HCL Traveler syncs mail, calendar and address book data in real time. On some select clients, To Do data is also synchronized

New mail messages from the Domino server arrive on your device automatically and can trigger a notification event, such as a tone or a device vibration. Updates made on the device, such as sending a new mail message or changing a calendar entry, sync with the server as soon as a network connection is available.

HCL Traveler provides a simple, easy-to-use interface with a minimal number of configuration settings. You can customize how much data is synced with the device to optimize the use of device memory and communication bandwidth.

The HCL Traveler server is installed on an HCL Domino server. For basic configurations, the HCL Traveler component operates immediately following installation with minimal input required from an administrator. For highly available configurations, additional steps are required to enable multiple Traveler servers to operate in a high availability pool. Day-to-day administrator activities are performed using the HCL Domino Administrator client or HCL Traveler Web Administration and the HCL Domino remote administration console. HCL Traveler uses the Domino directory to automatically look up and find users, as a result there is no manual enrollment procedure.

If you are an HCL Notes® or HCL iNotes® user, then you are already enabled as a HCL Traveler user. Mobile handheld device users only must install the client software depending on the device, and direct the device to a HCL Traveler server. The device automatically registers with the server and syncing begins immediately for the device.

The primary method for HCL Traveler clients communicating with the HCL Domino server is through an over-the-air communication channel. The HCL Traveler client works with any secure virtual private network (VPN) installed on the device. It also provides integrated support with HCL Safelinx. By using HCL Safelinx, you take advantage of the roaming and secure communication features that logically extend the enterprise network to the mobile device, regardless of the physical network that the device is using. The HCL Traveler client can connect using public networks and still maintain the security and presence of being on a company intranet. Data transmitted between the device and server is compressed to reduce the data traffic to a minimum, which is important over slow traffic links.