Syware solves problem of sometimes-connected wireless databases
Syware claims to have solved the problem of real-time, interactive access to remote databases by users of wireless mobile devices such as handhelds, tablets, and laptops. Syware's mEnable 2.0 software is said to allow users to reliably run database applications on mobile devices and directly connect to remote-hosted ODBC-enabled databases, independent of connection persistence.
According to Syware, mEnable 2.0 accomplishes this by defining two modes for wireless data-driven applications:
• Always connected mode -- Devices have continuous, real-time access to server data. This allows interaction with large, complex databases that are normally beyond the capability of a wireless handheld device.
mEnable 2.0 runs on any LAN, WAN, or Internet connection using the TCP/IP protocol. The network can be based on local Ethernet, Internet protocol, 802.11 wireless LAN, or Bluetooth for short-range wireless, in conjunction with a cell phone's long-range capabilities. mEnable 2.0 supports the full spectrum of mobile Windows-based PCs, including handhelds, tablets, laptops running Windows CE, 9x, 2000, NT, XP, and XP Embedded.
The software is expected to ship during Q3 2004. It is priced at $499 for the mEnable SDK plus 10 run-time licenses. The mEnable SDK packaged with 100 run-times is $1999.www.syware.com