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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 Introduces SerialLink 2.0 for Windows Mobile Handhelds; Partners with Semtek to Speed Development of Card Swipe Applications

New version of Pocket PC software adds direct support of Semtek iSwipe™ mobile card readers

Cambridge, MA (October 25, 2004) - SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of intuitive database tools for business and personal productivity, today announced SerialLink™ 2.0, the newest version of the company's serial port integration software for Microsoft® Windows Mobile Pocket PCs. SerialLink allows developers to quickly and easily integrate serial input devices into their Pocket PC and Windows CE applications, whether managing inventory, conducting market research, or making reservations. The latest edition includes support for Semtek's iSwipe™, a three-track magnetic stripe card reader for Compaq iPAQ handhelds that can be used in a variety of retail or enterprise applications. SerialLink 2.0 can also now pre-pend and post-pend characters in a string, such as adding an <ENTER> or <TAB> character as a start-of-input or end-of-input signal. The software can be set to pre-pend and post-pend letters, digits, special characters, linefeeds, carriage returns, and tabs.

"SerialLink expands the capabilities of Windows Mobile devices by supporting a variety of serial-enabled input devices, including bar code scanners and magnetic stripe card readers," said Sy Danberg, President of SYWARE, Inc. "The software requires no device modifications, no programming, and best of all, is one-third the cost of other keyboard wedges. We are especially pleased to be combining the strength of our application development tools with Semtek's innovations in transaction card products."

"Our goal is to help developers take advantage of the tremendous number of emerging opportunities in mobile card processing," said Dennis Mos, Director of Sales and Marketing, Semtek Innovative Solutions Corporation. "iSwipe is enabling new applications in a range of industries and SerialLink is a simple, cost-effective solution for all types of portable data applications. Bringing the two together is a winning combination for the mobile commerce market."

Pricing & Delivery
SerialLink applications can be created on any Microsoft Windows Mobile, Windows CE, or Pocket PC handheld. The software is available immediately at and is priced at $49 for a single-user license or $500 for a pack of 100 licenses.

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

© 2005 SYWARE, Inc. All rights reserved. SYWARE, Visual CE, Report CE, mEnable, and FoneDB are registered trademarks of SYWARE, Inc. SerialLink is a trademark of SYWARE, Inc. Other product and service names mentioned here are trademarks of their respective owners.