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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® Directly Integrates Fly-CAM Mobile Cameras with Easy-to-Use Database Software for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs

Cambridge, 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.

Designed 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.

From 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.

Powerful 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.

Visual 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.

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. Available in four versions, the software is available for immediate download at 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

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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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