Unisys has released its ClearPath ePortal which allows users to web-enable their enterprise applications and access them via a range of mobile devices.

ClearPath ePortal 6.0 provides new capabilities that Unisys says makes it easier to develop multi-tier, web and mobile applications and integrate ClearPath applications with the native features of 'leading' tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices.

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The update complements Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and open-source software with new application modernisation capabilities.

According to a company statement, the ePortal's use of the Microsoft .NET environment simplifies the development of ClearPath applications with web and mobile features and provides access to the latest tools for the widely used HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript languages.

Users can automatically upgrade existing ClearPath ePortal solutions to the new environment without change. The new cloud-based Unisys Hybrid Mobile Application Build Service enables developers to build hybrid mobile applications in Microsoft Visual Studio.

The applications can be installed on Apple iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices, taking advantage of the native device capabilities previously inaccessible to cross-platform web applications.

The service allows applications to be published to the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Windows Phone Store or local enterprise application repositories. The company has also upgraded its ASP.NET Web Forms mobile theming capability, which enables the ePortal to provide the latest look and feel on mobile devices using Apple iOS 7, Android and Microsoft Windows 8. ClearPath ePortal 6.0 makes the modernisation capabilities of ClearPath ePortal available for applications written with Unisys Agile Business (AB) Suite rapid-development software deployed in the Microsoft Windows environment.

Unisys vice president Rob Cashman said clients wanted to give their mobile customers and employees anywhere, anytime access to key business applications.

"With ClearPath ePortal 6.0 we help clients achieve that objective by providing a broad spectrum of mobile development and execution capabilities that enrich their mission-critical applications and enhance the value of their long-term investment in Unisys enterprise software," he said.