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For more information contact:
Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at +1 781.279.1320 x208
Frank Yacano, Director of Business Development, +1 617.497.1300
A. Razzak Memon, President & CEO, R:BASE Technologies, +1 724.733.0053

R:BASE® Technologies Chooses SYWARE's Visual CE® Software Toolset to Add Mobility to Robust R:BASE Database Management System

Cambridge, MA (March 19, 2003) - R:BASE Technologies, Inc., developer of the industrial strength, multi-user, relational database R:BASE, has partnered with SYWARE, Inc., to launch the first mobile member of the R:BASE family of database products, Pocket R:BASE. The new software, designed for the Pocket PC platform, combines R:BASE's expertise in robust database management systems with SYWARE's award-winning mobile forms development toolset, Visual CE.

"Our customers need to collect and send data from a variety of challenging environments," said A. Razzak Memon, President and CEO of R:BASE Technologies. "Our reputation for industrial strength software meant that we needed an experienced partner to provide us with the right toolset to launch our mobile product. SYWARE's expertise in Pocket PC development and their powerful Visual CE form building software were what we needed to allow our customers to share robust R:BASE databases in a mobile environment. Pocket R:BASE lets operators create a wide variety of custom forms in minutes and synchronize the data that's collected directly to the R:BASE database. It's a robust, go-anywhere combination."

Intuitive Database & Forms Builder Software
Pocket R:BASE is based on Visual CE's powerful forms development environment. It provides an intuitive, drag-and-drop interface that allows operators to quickly create forms and interface with R:BASE databases without coding. Forms can be designed and maintained either on a Pocket PC handheld or on a desktop computer. Once the application is developed, records can be easily beamed from one handheld device to another. Other features include pop-up word lists, the ability to create pre-defined data filters, robust font selection, multi-select dropdowns, and calculations on string data. A macro programming capability allows for the easy creation of multi-step sequences.

Pocket R:BASE will be unveiled at the R:BASE Developers' conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 4-7, 2003.

About R:BASE Technologies
R:BASE Technologies, Inc. is a privately held company that develops and supports database management systems and related rapid application development software. Dedicated to keeping up with today's ever-changing technology, the company equips its customers with advanced database management technology and an innovative graphical user interface, packaged in an all-in-one set of cost effective development tools. The company's core product is R:BASE, the industrial strength, multi-user, relational database, introduced in 1981 as the first PC-based database management system built on the relational model. With millions of licenses sold since its introduction, the R:BASE family of products has led the database industry with such innovations as the first 32-bit DBMS, programming-free application development, automatic multi-user capabilities, 4GL, and embedded ANSI SQL. For more information, visit or email

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 award-winning database development tool for Pocket PC and Windows CE handhelds used by such companies as IBM, Hollywood Video, ChevronTexaco Corp., and US Geological Survey. SYWARE is also the creator of mEnable®, a flexible software architecture for real-time wireless access to enterprise data located on corporate servers. For more information, visit

For further information, contact:
Frank Yacano, Director of Business Development
PO Box 425091, Kendall
Cambridge, MA 02142 USA
+1 617.497.1300
Fax: +1 617.497.8729

Razzak Memon, President & CEO
R:BASE Technologies, Inc.
3935 Old William Penn Highway
Murrysville, PA 15668 USA
+1 724.733.0053, Fax: +1 724.733.0196

PR Office:
Joe Romano, Partner
HighGround, Inc.
+1 781.279.1320 x208

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