SYWARE's Visual CE Database Software to Add Support for SMS Messaging on Pocket PC and Pocket PC Phone Edition Devices
New SMS Messaging Capabilities to be Demonstrated at Pocket PC Summit 2003, Las Vegas, October 20-23, 2003
Cambridge, MA (October 21, 2003)- SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of intuitive, mobile database tools for business and personal productivity, today announced that Visual CE®, the company's award-winning database and forms development software, will add support for SMS messaging. This means mobile professionals can use Pocket PC or Pocket PC Phone Edition devices to send SMS messages directly from within a database application. For example, doctors and nurses can let their hospitals know they are on the way with the push of a button; truck drivers can tell clients if deliveries are running early or late. No additional hardware is required for SMS messaging on Pocket PC Phone Edition devices; Pocket PC devices can use a GPRS card, readily available through multiple suppliers, or a Bluetooth or tethered connection to a regular cell phone.
"Many mobile professionals already synchronize their handheld devices back to their home offices," said Sy Danberg, President of SYWARE, Inc. "SMS messaging allows them to quickly communicate with anyone residing in their handheld database. The receiving party simply needs an SMS-capable device to receive the message, such as a cell phone or an enhanced pager, like a Blackberry."
Sending an SMS message from within a Visual CE database record is easy. A user can simply push a button and send any information already stored within the database. Or they can type in a new text message and push a button. Because Visual CE is already a database, the phone number of the receiving party has already been stored. A set of predefined messages can also be stored within the database. The user can simply go to a person's database record, choose a message from the drop-down menu or type in a new message, then hit SEND. Messages can include such additional information as time of day, location of user, and device ID.
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 and mEnable software; it is priced at $599.
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