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SYWARE's Visual CE Database Development Tool Supports Symbol Pocket PC with Integrated Scanner
Pocket PC Database Development Software Enables Easy, Affordable Bar Code Scanning
Cambridge, MA (August 28, 2000). SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of intuitive database tools for business and personal productivity, today announced that it has enhanced its popular database development software, Visual CE® for the Pocket PC, to support Symbol Technologies PPT 2700 Pocket PC with integrated bar code scanner. The combined solution allows organizations with limited resources to quickly develop databases for a wide variety of scanning tasks, from inventory control to transportation to health care.
"A highly efficient technique for capturing error-free information quickly, bar code scanning is winning wide acceptance," said Sy Danberg, President of SYWARE. "Until we teamed Visual CE with Symbol's new handheld, though, the benefits of scanning were beyond the reach of many small to mid-size companies companies without the programming staff or financial resources to develop a scanning application."
SYWARE's Visual CE, together with Symbol's PPT 2700 Pocket PC, provide an opportunity for companies to implement their own low-cost scanning solutions. Visual CE's intuitive, drag-and-drop interface allows users to create powerful data collection and information access applications with the extensive functionality typically available only through high-end programming.
In inventory control, for example, Visual CE can be used to build database forms on a desktop PC. The forms are then downloaded to the Symbol handheld PC used by the warehouse staff. The bar code being scanned contains a number which is linked to inventory information in the Visual CE database, such as item description, vendor, min/max shelf quantities, part number, and cost. As staff scan the bar code, the number is displayed in the database form, along with pertinent inventory information. All data collected via the scanner can be easily synchronized with the desktop PC database allowing comparison of the actual stock on the shelves with the information stored in the database.
"With Visual CE, users can quickly build custom applications for our Windows CE and Pocket PC rugged devices," said Keith Kanneg, Sr. Director of Software Marketing at Symbol Technologies. "The nominal price for the product makes it an excellent choice for small to medium-sized organizations considering an integrated scanning solution."
Visual CE for the Pocket PC
Programmers and business professionals alike can use Visual CE to create a variety of database and forms applications. Applications draw from a set of common controls: labels, edit boxes, note boxes, check boxes, radio buttons, tab buttons, and drop down lists. Font control, device-based printing, timestamps, Digital Ink (scribble), and simple calculations are also supported. Additional features include support for color, data filtering, wild card searches, password protection, and calculations across records. Controls can be sized, dragged, and positioned as necessary using the desktop WYSIWYG development environment.
The Professional and Enterprise Editions of Visual CE for the Pocket PC are designed for more advanced development applications and allow developers to create any number of applications and distribute them to an unlimited number of end-users, royalty-free.
Symbol PPT 2700
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