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SYWARE Intros New Visual CE® Personal Edition; Adds Relational Database Capabilities, Macros, & Real-time Wireless Support
Cambridge, MA (October 28, 2002) - SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of intuitive database tools for business and personal productivity, today announced a major upgrade of Visual CE® Personal Edition, the award-winning database and forms development toolset designed specifically for building customized forms and databases on Windows CE and Pocket PC handheld computers. The new release of Visual CE Personal Edition, Version 7 remains easy-to-use and adds a wide range of features that were previously only available in the higher-end Visual CE Professional Edition. New functions in Visual CE Personal Edition include relational capabilities, real-time wireless access to server data, macros, GPS support, and 48 new numeric, string, and date functions, all for the same low price of the previous version, $129.
"First introduced in 1997, Visual CE Personal Edition was designed as an entry-level toolset for individuals that needed to create small, mobile databases," said Sy Danberg, President of SYWARE. "From avid sports fans to members of the PTA, over the last few years people have become more adept at deploying a wide range of software tools. As their knowledge and comfort with databases has grown, we have expanded the capabilities of our products. Now, with the introduction of Version 7, Visual CE Personal Edition supports almost all of the high-end functions available in the Professional and Enterprise Edition products, including faster synchronization using timestamps, relational queries, GPS devices, and more. By adding these advanced functions, individuals can now create incredibly sophisticated mobile applications without prior programming experience and for a low price."
Visual CE Personal Edition, Version 7 also integrates with mEnable®, SYWARE's breakthrough wireless architecture that extends handheld applications with real-time, interactive access to server data. Visual CE with mEnable allows mobile devices to be easily integrated with enterprise business processes by reading from or writing to any ODBC-enabled data source, including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Access, or Sybase.
Version 7 also supports such features as complete control of images, allowing pictures to be integrated into any Visual CE database; synchronization of multiple handhelds to the same desktop table; reading and writing of strings to the serial port; global variables; data grids, lookup controls, and 48 new numeric, string, and date functions, including sine, cosine, truncation.
Not included in Visual CE Personal Edition are royalty-free distribution of created forms and reports, and a bundled development license for mEnable. These capabilities can be obtained by upgrading to the Professional Edition or Enterprise Edition. For an expanded list of the complete functions available in the Visual CE family, see the comparison chart.
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