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Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at +1 781.279.1320 x208
Frank Yacano, Director of Business Development, +1 617.497.1300

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."

Creating Software Apps
Visual CE is a full-featured, relational database program. It provides an intuitive, drag-and-drop interface for quickly designing flexible forms and databases, no programming required. 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 synchronized between handheld and desktop, or beamed from one handheld device to another. Users can also share data with popular ODBC-enabled software like Microsoft SQL Server, Lotus Approach, Sybase, Oracle, Access, and Visual Basic. Royalty-free distribution of Visual CE applications means developers can quickly deploy their programs throughout the company at a fraction of the price of any other database program on the market.

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.

Pricing & Delivery
Visual CE runs on any Microsoft Windows Mobile-based device, including the Pocket PC and Windows CE. The new SMS messaging capabilities will be available in Visual CE 8.0, scheduled to ship November 2003.

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.

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 Windows Mobile and Windows CE handhelds used by such companies as FedEx, 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, and FoneDB®, the first database software for Microsoft Smartphone devices. For more information, please 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

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

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