Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at +1 781.279.1320 x208
Frank Yacano, Director of Business Development, +1 617.497.1300
Debuts Visual CE® 6.0, New Database Development Software for Windows
CE & Pocket PC Devices
database toolset supports pop-up word lists, grid control, beaming, and
New in Visual CE® 6.0
MA (September 17, 2001)-SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of intuitive
database tools for business and personal productivity, today announced
Version 6.0 of Visual CE,
the popular database development tool for building customized databases
on Windows CE and Pocket PC handheld computers. The new release significantly
extends the capabilities of this software whose drag-and-drop customization
enables both business professionals and developers to easily create database
and forms applications without programming. Visual
CE 6.0 features a more flexible array of development tools, including
pop-up word lists, grid control, macro programs, and forms that can be
developed and run on either the desktop computer or handheld device.
handheld market is developing at a tremendous pace, as evidenced by the
rapid proliferation of mobile devices in medical, financial, and general
business applications," said Sy Danberg, President of SYWARE. "But
one thing remains unchanged -- ease of use drives device users in their
quest for increased productivity. We are pleased that Visual CE continues
to be straightforward to use, for programmers and non-programmers, alike.
In addition, we've been able to add a new range of advanced control features
that provide enhanced flexibility for the ever-changing mobile world."
New functionality in Visual
CE 6.0 provides users with increased flexibility when interacting
with forms and databases. A pop-up word list can now be associated with
a text input box. This means that while writing a customer service report,
for example, double-clicking a button can bring up a list of common problems
that are associated with a particular set of products. A new grid control
feature displays rows from a related table on the handheld. Clicking on
the displayed row allows the user to jump to the particular table of data
associated with the row.
CE 6.0 supports a more flexible development process. Database forms
can be created and maintained either on the handheld device or on the
no programming required. In addition, both forms
and databases can be run on the handheld device or the desktop. Once the
application is developed, records can be easily beamed from one handheld
device to another. Other new features include the ability to create pre-defined
data filters, more robust font selection to create a unique look-and-feel
for the application being developed, multi-select dropdowns for easy access
to repetitive data, and calculations on string data.
Visual CE 6.0 features a macro
programming capability that allows for the easy creation of multi-step
sequences. Now, even non-programmers can execute multiple commands in
a specified order. This allows for the development of patient intake questionnaires,
for example, that can automatically move to a specific set of questions
based on an initial response. If a patient indicates he has previously
been diagnosed with asthma, the nurse can further analyze the situation
with a set of lung function questions.
CE also supports a "skip forward or backward" function that
allows a developer to specify when certain commands should be skipped.
In field surveys, for instance, if the researcher discovers that an interviewee
works in market research, an error message can be displayed that warns
to discontinue the interview due to potential bias.
Visual CE 6.0 is integrated with mEnable,
SYWARE's breakthrough wireless architecture that extends handheld applications
with real-time, interactive access to server data. The mEnable architecture
allows Visual CE applications to wirelessly read from or write to any
ODBC-enabled data source, including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft
Access, or Sybase. mEnable uses the universal TCP/IP protocol to communicate
between the Casio handheld and the server, through standard wireless adapter
cards that plug into the handheld device. The mEnable architecture allows
handheld computing applications to be easily integrated with enterprise
Visual CE 6.0 applications
can be created on any Windows CE or Pocket PC handheld, as well as on
any Windows-based desktop system. 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 provides a more advanced feature set and includes
royalty-free distribution rights; it is available for $399. Visual
CE Enterprise Edition includes all the features of the Professional
Edition plus SYWARE's Report
CE® software; it is priced at $599.
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 and Pocket PC handhelds used by such companies as IBM, Coca-Cola, ChevronTexaco Corp.,
and US Geological Survey. SYWARE is also the creator of mEnable®,
a new software architecture for real-time wireless access to enterprise
data located on corporate servers. For more information, please visit
Photography available on request.
Yacano, Director of Business Development
Box 425091, Kendall
MA 02142 USA
+1 781.279.1320 x208