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har*GIS Chooses SYWARE's Visual CE® Software to Add Fast, Flexible Mobile Forms to Fleet Automation System

Cambridge, MA (August 11, 2003) - har*GIS, LLC, a developer of mobile GIS solutions for automating field operations, has partnered with SYWARE, Inc. to add fast, flexible forms development to the har*GIS TruckMap™ suite of fleet automation software. The newest TruckMap component, GeoForms™, provides mobile crews and dispatchers with a quick and efficient way to create forms for gathering data in the field. Data is entered into a form on a handheld device, loaded into a local database for quick analysis in the field, then integrated with centralized databases and mapping software for system-wide queries and reports. GeoForms is based on Visual CE®, SYWARE's award-winning mobile forms development toolset for Windows Mobile devices, including Pocket PC and Windows CE. The new GeoForms software combines har*GIS' expertise in geospatial systems and GIS for utilities, public works, and small fleets with SYWARE's expertise in mobile database development tools.

"Whether truck drivers or field service technicians, our customers need to work quickly and efficiently in a variety of remote environments," said Jim Hargis, President of har*GIS LLC. "Visual CE was the right choice for GeoForms because it supports TruckMap's core philosophy of 'no programming required'. Our customers need to be up and running quickly, gathering data instead of struggling with a complicated programming sequence or awkward user interface. Visual CE is powerful yet quick and easy to implement, reducing project development time and costs. In addition, it works identically across all Windows PC and Windows Mobile platforms, allowing users to choose the platform and form factor best suited to their needs."

Intuitive Database and Forms Development
GeoForms is based on Visual CE, a full-featured, forms development and relational database program. It provides an intuitive, drag-and-drop interface that allows operators to quickly create forms and databases without coding. Database forms can be designed, maintained, and run in full color either on the handheld device or the desktop computer. Once the application is developed, records can be easily beamed from one handheld device to another. Users can also share data with popular ODBC-enabled software like Microsoft Access, FileMaker Pro, SQL Server, Oracle, or Visual Basic. Other features include macros, pop-up word lists, creation of pre-defined data filters, robust font selection, multi-select dropdowns, and a wide range of numeric, string, and date functions.

About har*GIS LLC
har*GIS LLC is a developer of Field Information Systems™, mobile GIS systems that dramatically improve field force productivity. By combining wireless communications, office systems connectivity, and location-based services, the company delivers field workers and dispatchers with the information and support they need, when they need it. har*GIS provides the TruckMap™ suite of fleet automation software, as well as systems integration and support services to utilities, municipal governments, and commercial fleets, helping leverage existing systems with the latest in mobile computing and communications. See

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 and forms development tool for Pocket PC and Windows CE handhelds used by such companies as IBM, Hollywood Video, ChevronTexaco Corp.Texaco 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, and FoneDB®, the only database software for Smartphone devices. For more information, see

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

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

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