Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at +1 781.279.1320 x208
Frank Yacano, Director of Business Development, +1 617.497.1300
CE® with mEnable Combines Intuitive Database Development for Pocket
PC's with Real-Time Wireless Access to Server Data
software provides mobile users with interactive database access to corporate
MA (April 9, 2001). SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of intuitive database
tools for business and personal productivity, today announced Visual
CE with mEnable, a new package that combines the popular Visual
CE® database and forms building tool with mEnable®,
SYWARE's breakthrough wireless software that allows mobile users to easily
access and modify server data in real time. Visual CE with mEnable allows
developers and systems integrators to quickly create data-driven handheld
applications with wireless, interactive access to "live" corporate
data. From medical records to warehouse management, the software enables
a new generation of mobile computing solutions to fit any scenario where
real time access to current data is important.
CE with mEnable is a compelling technology that solves data access problems
for both application developers and end users," said Sy Danberg,
President of SYWARE. "It's highly intuitive and easy to use, bringing
mobile workers access to the same information resources as their wired
counterparts, without the high costs and complexity of typical development
projects. Business professionals or programmers can create a complete
wireless application in a few hours, achieving the same functionality
as teams of developers spending weeks or months using conventional development
today's increasingly mobile society, the ability for a workforce to wirelessly
interact with enterprise data in real time can be a decisive competitive
advantage," added Rogers Weed, General Manager of the Mobil Device
Division at Microsoft Corp. "Until now it's been difficult to achieve
this goal, especially for small to mid-sized companies. As an easy to
use productivity tool, Visual CE with mEnable will help companies make
the transition from desk-bound computing to an empowered wireless enterprise."
The mEnable architecture
allows any Visual CE application
to wirelessly read from or write to any ODBC-enabled data source, including
Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Access, or Sybase. By providing
Windows CE and Pocket PC users with full, interactive access to server
databases, Visual CE with mEnable
eliminates the need for synchronization that forced handheld users to
rely on local data that had been previously downloaded and was no longer
current. The result is real-time information for the mobile professional,
as well as prevention of "islands of data" that occur when data
is captured in the field and stored on the mobile device.
wander out of wireless range or the server is unavailable, they can work
offline using the local database on the handheld. When the server connection
is re-established, they can synchronize any changes made and resume processing
Visual CE with mEnable uses the TCP/IP protocol to communicate over LAN,
WAN, or Internet connections. The software communicates between the Windows
CE device or Pocket PC and the server through standard wireless network
adapter cards that install into the handheld unit. Support for TCP/IP
also allows Visual CE with mEnable to work with the new Bluetooth protocol
for short-range wireless communication, enabling users to operate their
handheld PC while a cell phone provides the long-range connection.
functionality of Visual CE
with mEnable allows software developers as well as non-programmers
to meet virtually any computing need required by an increasingly mobile
work force. Drag-and-drop customization enables the rapid creation of
database and forms applications that wirelessly read from and write to
the server defined as the data source. Using any Windows CE device or
Pocket PC, mobile users can seamlessly access server data whether in a
local area network, such as a hospital or warehouse, or potentially worldwide,
such as a corporate customer relationship management system.
Power for Mobile Users
Visual CE with mEnable also features an integrated version of SYWARE's
software, the world's only report writing tool for Windows CE and Pocket
PCs. Using the same intuitive interface as Visual CE, mobile users can
quickly design professional reports based on live server data. Powerful
data handling and formatting capabilities allow users to design a wide
variety of custom reports to fit their exact needs. A single report can
draw data from an unlimited number of tables, residing on the server as
well as the handheld device, with filtering that allows users to choose
only the records they wish to view.
Visual CE with mEnable
has many potential applications. In healthcare, doctors and nurses can
immediately make visit notes part of a patient's record, or be notified
immediately when test results are available. The software can also provide
stockbrokers and related professionals with real time access to financial
market data, or can provide warehouse management personnel with up-to-date
inventory pick lists.
Visual CE with mEnable is available for purchase immediately at http://www.syware.com.
The development package is priced at $599, and includes Visual CE Enterprise
Edition, one mEnable license, and the Report CE reporting and printing
tool. Individual mEnable licenses are available for enterprises looking
to run on multiple remote units; the software is priced at $499 for a
10-pack, and $1999 for a 100-pack.
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, Coca-Cola, ChevronTexaco Corp., and US Geological Survey. For more information,
please visit http://www.syware.com.
Photography available on request.
Yacano, Director of Business Development
Box 425091, Kendall
MA 02142 USA
+1 781.279.1320 x208