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Joe Romano
HighGround, Inc.
781-279-1320 x 208

Government Housing Agency Taps SYWARE, Inc.'s Programming-Free, Visual CE 9 Software for Windows Mobile and Pocket PC Devices for Housing Inspections

SYWARE Simplifies Operations and Improves Productivity - Wherever Inspectors Need to Work

CAMBRIDGE, MA, U.S.A. - February 14, 2005 - SYWARE, Inc., announced a major county government housing agency in Maryland has successfully implemented and used the company's Visual CE software to rapidly create, deploy and easy-to-use feature-rich database applications without programming on any Windows Mobile Pocket PC or Windows CE device - wherever they need to work. Before, inspectors navigated through sheets of paper for each unit inspection. Today, government housing inspectors simply click on electronic tables to complete reports in seconds to simplify their workloads. Municipalities use the Visual CE product line to easily transmit and track information regarding the status of operations in the field while reducing the amount of paperwork that is typically involved in the process. Housing office inspectors also use SYWARE on their Pocket PCs to simplify the data collection process and document information in the field. Information can be collected on the handheld and uploaded to the inspector's PC or downloaded from the PC to the inspector's handheld.

"Housing inspectors traditionally fill out pages of paperwork for each unit inspection, since this is a requirement of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development," said William Bogen, an IT Manager at a government housing agency in Maryland. "By combining the Pocket PC in conjunction with the power of SYWARE's Visual CE software, we can dramatically simplify operations and improve productivity by reducing the drudgery of paperwork people have to cope with on a daily basis. We have found that even our non-technical users could use SYWARE's product with ease," said Bogen. "These devices, coupled with SYWARE's software, definitely make life easier for housing inspectors, and this has enabled our department to ensure our legacy system is updated regularly. This is important, especially when the government comes in for an audit," Bogen added.

As a result, developers and non-technical users, in a wide variety of markets can use Visual CE 9 to mobilize information between the enterprise and the field to rapidly convert PC or paper-based processes into fully mobile applications 10x faster than other market alternatives. User-specific data can be downloaded, collected, displayed, modified and automatically synchronized.

"The Visual CE product meets the specialized needs of municipalities, including a wide variety of other market verticals, to provide seamless access to essential information on or offline, at any time or place," said Sy Danberg, President, SYWARE, Inc.

Pricing & Delivery
Visual CE 9 applications can be created for any Microsoft Windows Mobile, Windows CE, or Pocket PC handheld. Visual CE Lite Edition is priced at $19.99. Visual CE Personal Edition, with full forms design, relational database, and synchronization capabilities, is priced at $129. Visual CE Professional Edition includes all the features of Personal Edition and royalty-free distribution rights and it is available for $399. Visual CE Enterprise Edition it is priced at $599 and includes all the features of the Professional Edition plus SYWARE's Report CE software and an mEnable (wireless connectivity) license. To evaluate or purchase SYWARE products, visit:

About SYWARE, Inc.
SYWARE empowers mobile users to collect data and create feature-rich database applications that can be deployed on any Windows Mobile Pocket PC or Windows CE device - wherever they need to work. Industry or user-specific data can be downloaded, collected, displayed, modified and synchronized, without programming. SYWARE provides low cost of ownership, rapid deployment and return-on-investment without requiring users to expand IT departments to manage software and data between desktops and servers to devices. SYWARE removes obstacles to commerce and enables users to share data seamlessly over wireless, LAN, WAN or Internet connections in a wide variety of market sectors, including municipalities, healthcare, transportation, government, life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, automotive, energy, aerospace and other markets.

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. A diverse, international panel of industry experts awarded SYWARE Pocket PC magazine's "Best Software Award 2004" in the database category, as Visual CE is used by small-to-medium-sized businesses around the world - and trusted by FedEx (NYSE: FDX), ChevronTexaco Corp. (NYSE: CVX), Cargill, Inc., Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and the U.S. 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 media inquiries, contact Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at 781-279-1320 x 208 or For sales inquiries, visit or contact Frank Yacano, Director of Business Development, SYWARE, Inc. email or 617-497-1375.

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