Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at +1 781.279.1320 x208
Frank Yacano, Director of Business Development, +1 617.497.1300
Visual CE® First Database Development Software to Support New Microsoft
Handheld PC 2000
popular database tool enables customized applications
in minutes-no programming required
MA (October 16, 2000)-SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of intuitive database
tools for business and personal productivity, today announced that its
popular Visual CE database
development tool now supports Microsoft's new platform for handheld PCs,
Handheld PC 2000. Visual CE's drag-and-drop customization enables programmers
and non-programmers alike to easily create database and forms applications
in a variety of industries for the new generation of handheld devices-from
patient tracking in medical clinics to inventory management in retail
outlets to field surveys in customer support.
PC 2000 is all about putting power in the hands of mobile users and Visual
CE helps give it to them," said Sy Danberg, President of SYWARE.
"Visual CE enables handheld users to achieve unprecedented productivity
by providing the tools to capture and access information in the format
they need. Developers and individual users can take advantage of the flexibility,
intuitive design, and wealth of functionality that is a SYWARE trademark."
Visual CE applications
are created on any Windows 9x-, NT-, or 2000-based desktop system and
downloaded to the Handheld PC2000 device. Visual CE is designed to completely
mirror the look and feel of the device it is running on to provide a familiar
and consistent user experience. The software allows maximum flexibility
for accessing data, including full integration with the Pocket Access
database provided with the handheld unit. Another powerful feature is
the ability to open an image or document at the click of a button, when
it cannot be conveniently shown within the body of a form.
applications can use numerous controls including labels, edit boxes, note
boxes, check boxes, radio buttons, command buttons, lookups, 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. Supported data types include
text, note, bitmap, data/time, numeric, and money. A pop-up calendar,
file selection box, and numeric keypad facilitate data entry.
Visual CE is available
in four editions to support the varied needs of individual and business
users. Visual CE Lite
is an entry level version ideal for non-programmers building databases
and forms for their own use. The Personal
Edition offers full synchronization capabilities as well as additional
database and forms building functionality. The Professional
and Enterprise Editions
are designed for creating more advanced and multi-user applications, with
additional capabilities for manipulating tables as well as the ability
to synchronize multiple devices to one desktop.
Edition includes SYWARE's Report
CE® a full-featured reporting and printing tool for Visual CE.
Users can create and print invoices, quotes, reports, and other custom
documents from any Windows CE device, using any printer with an infrared
connection. Report CE is also available for purchase separately with the
other Visual CE editions.
and Enterprise Editions allow developers to create an unlimited number
of applications and distribute them to an unlimited number of end-users,
royalty-free. Applications can be distributed to hundreds of users, sold,
or given away on the web.
Visual CE Lite Edition is priced at $79 (quantity one). Visual CE Personal
Edition, with full synchronization capabilities, is priced at $129 (quantity
one). Visual CE Professional Edition offers more advanced functionality
as well as royalty-free distribution rights, and is priced at $399. Visual
CE Enterprise Edition includes all the features of the Professional Edition
plus SYWARE's Report CE software, and is available for $599.
Handheld PC 2000
The recently announced Handheld PC 2000 is Microsoft's fourth generation
of software for Windows®-powered handheld PCs. Handheld PC 2000 is
based on the Microsoft® Windows CE 3.0 operating system, with additional
functionality including a Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0-compatible browser,
an email client, personal information manager (PIM) functionality, and
pocket versions of desktop Office applications. Hardware providers that
have announced plans to support Handheld PC 2000 include Hewlett-Packard
(HP Jornada 720), NEC Computers Inc. (Clio C-10xx H/PC Pro family), and
MainStreet Networks (MobilePro line).
SYWARE, Inc. is a leading developer of mobile database tools for business
and personal productivity. Founded in 1990, the company offers innovative
data management and connectivity software for use in a wide range of applications,
including patient monitoring, inventory management, and field surveys.
The cornerstone of SYWARE's product line is Visual CE®, the popular
database development tool for Windows CE handhelds used by such companies
as IBM, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ChevronTexaco Corp., and US Geological Survey. For
more information, please visit www.syware.com.
Photography available on request.
Yacano, Director of Business Development
Box 425091, Kendall
MA 02142 USA
+1 781.279.1320 x208