more information contact:
Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at +1 781.279.1320 x208
Frank Yacano, Director of Business Development, +1 617.497.1300
Visual CE® Directly Integrates Fly-CAM Mobile Cameras with Easy-to-Use
Database Software for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs
MA (September 21, 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 Fly-CAM Mobile Cameras. The
Fly-CAM cameras are part of LifeView Inc.'s family of Pocket PC
and Windows CE products. They take high-resolution pictures at up
to 1024 x 1280 (1.3 Mega pixels) and can be used as a video recorder.
When Visual CE and Fly-CAM are used together, users can now take
pictures with their camera and directly save them as part of a database
running on their Pocket PC device.
for a wide range of applications, from field surveys to inventory
management to patient records, Visual
CE provides a powerful array of mobile development tools, all
within an easy-to-use, 'no programming required' environment. To
add Fly-CAM 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.
Auction Houses to Equipment Repair
The addition of support for LifeView's Fly-CAM Mobile Cameras means
developers can create information-rich, mobile database applications
for end users. For example, an auction house can create a database
with Visual CE that
allow appraisers in the field to add images of newly found antiques.
When the appraiser returns to the office, the data can be uploaded
to the server in preparation for an upcoming auction. Alternatively,
a field engineering group can gather data and take pictures of remotely-located
equipment as part of their routine inspection process. Back at the
office, service personnel can access the information uploaded to
the corporate server and analyze equipment data in order to keep
each piece operating at desired efficiency levels.
Templates, Royalty-Free Distribution
In addition to support for the LifeView Fly-CAM Mobile Camera, the
latest major release of Visual
CE, Version 8.2, enhances the software with an emphasis on flexibility
for both the developer and the mobile user. New features include
the addition of Northwind
Mobile Traders, a software template that speeds quick and easy
creation of mobile applications. Modeled after Microsoft's®
Northwind Traders sample database software for Windows-based systems
running Access or SQL Server, SYWARE's mobile edition runs in conjunction
with Visual CE and provides users with pre-built templates for creating
mobile order entry, sales tracking, and inventory management applications.
CE also includes a large array of uses for variables, 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.
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.
Visual CE applications
can be created on any Microsoft Windows Mobile, Windows CE, or Pocket
PC handheld. Available in four versions, the software is available
for immediate download at http://www.syware.com.
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 SYWARE's Report CE 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 http://www.syware.com.
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further information, contact:
Yacano, Director of Business Development
Box 425091, Kendall
MA 02142 USA
+1 781.279.1320 x208
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