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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

Visual CE® Adds Direct Integration of HP Photosmart Mobile Cameras to Rapid Application Development Environment for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs

Cambridge, MA (January 20, 2004)-SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of intuitive database tools for business and personal productivity, today announced that Visual CE®, the award-winning rapid application development software for database and forms development on Microsoft® Windows Mobile Pocket PCs, has added direct support for the HP Photosmart Mobile Camera. The Photosmart camera is part of HP's iPAQ Pocket PC family of products. This new capability means Visual CE users can take pictures with the Photosmart camera and directly save them as part of a database running on their iPAQ handheld.

Designed for a wide range of applications, from patient tracking to inventory management to field sales, Visual CE provides a powerful array of mobile development tools, all within an easy-to-use, 'no programming required' environment. To add Photosmart images, simply click an image control in Visual CE and it becomes a viewfinder. Point the camera, click the control again, and the image is stored directly in the Visual CE database. Finally, use Visual CE's synchronize feature to send the data to a server.

The addition of support for the HP Photosmart Mobile Camera means developers can create more powerful, information-rich database applications for end users. For example, an insurance database created with Visual CE can allow appraisers in the field to add images of property damage to individual claimants' records. When the appraiser returns to the office, the data can be uploaded to the server for integration into payment analysis programs. On the retail side, merchandisers can take pictures of in-store displays and add them to the pricing and ordering information for each promotion. Back at the office, product managers can access the data uploaded to the corporate server and analyze regional trends by store type and promotional offer.

"The recent push behind mobile cameras is extremely fortuitous for small to medium sized businesses," said Sy Danberg, President of SYWARE. "The additional information that can now be stored in mobile devices is producing significant productivity gains for entrepreneurs and established businesses alike. Field repair personnel, healthcare providers, even retail personnel, all benefit from the power of readily-available mobile information available in a mobile database created with Visual CE."

Powerful Database Functions, Royalty-Free Distribution
In addition to support for the HP Photosmart Mobile Camera, the latest major release of Visual CE, Version 8, enhances the software with an emphasis on flexibility for both the developer and the mobile user. New features include a significantly expanded array of uses for variables, additional alarm functions, support for sounds and the creation of image maps, built-in support for 'one-click' bar code scanning using Socket's ultra-small In-Hand Scan Cards™, and the ability to send SMS messages directly from within a database application.

Royalty-free distribution of Visual CE® applications means developers can quickly deploy their programs throughout the company at a fraction of the cost of any other database program on the market. Integration with mEnable®, SYWARE's breakthrough wireless architecture, extends handheld applications with real-time, interactive access to server data allowing mobile devices to be easily integrated with enterprise business processes. Visual CE also works in conjunction with Report CE®, the world's only report writing tool for Windows CE and Pocket PC handhelds.

Pricing & Delivery
Visual CE applications can be created on any Microsoft Windows Mobile, Windows CE, or Pocket PC handheld, as well as on any Windows-based desktop system. The HP Photosmart Mobile Camera is compatible with the iPAQ Pocket PC models h1930; h1940 series; h2210 series; h3900 series; h4100, h4300 series; h5100, h5400, and h5500 series.

Visual CE Lite Edition is priced at $79, quantity one. Visual CE Personal Edition, with full forms design, relational database, and synchronization capabilities, is priced at $129, quantity one. Visual CE Professional Edition includes all the features of Personal Edition and royalty-free distribution rights; it is available for $399. Visual CE Enterprise Edition includes all the features of the Professional Edition plus Report CE software and an mEnable license; 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

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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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