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SYWARE Database Tools Support Casio Pocket PC 

SYWARE's Visual CE® Database Development Toolset Adds Real-Time Wireless
Support for Casio¹s Business and Industrial Handhelds

Popular database tool allows creation of customized database apps in minutes ‹no programming required) and provides real-time wireless access to server data

Cambridge, MA (July 30, 2001)‹SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of intuitive database tools for business and personal productivity, today announced that the company¹s Visual CE® and mEnable families of database development software now support Casio¹s latest generation of Pocket PCs for business and industrial users. Visual CE, the popular database development toolset, and mEnable, SYWARE¹s breakthrough wireless architecture that allows mobile users to easily access and modify server data in real time, run on all Windows CE and Pocket PC devices, including the Cassiopeia E­125 business class unit, the IT Series and EG-800 Industrial Cassiopeia¹s, as well as the new consumer-level device, the BE-300 Pocket Manager. Together with Visual CE and mEnable, Casio handhelds users and their companies can achieve new levels of productivity without costly and time-consuming development efforts for a wide range of applications including patient tracking, inventory management, and sales force automation.

"The ability to quickly create customized applications allows these powerful handhelds to provide unparalleled productivity for mobile professionals and their companies," said Sy Danberg, President of SYWARE. "With Visual CE, there¹s no huge, expensive development project. Simply decide what information you need, then drag and drop the controls to create a custom database in minutes. Together with our mEnable real-time wireless architecture, users can enhance handheld applications with enterprise data to make better decisions and gain competitive advantage."

"Speed-of-development, ease-of-use, and ROI drive the enterprise," said Craig Fields, Director of Business Development at Casio, Inc. "SYWARE¹s Visual CE and mEnable database tools meet these needs and help us provide business users with a collaborative m-Business environment that simplifies the delivery of portable computing solutions."

Intuitive Application Development
Visual CE provides an intuitive drag-and-drop development environment that enables programmers and non-programmers alike to quickly create customized applications without coding. Applications can be created in an hour or less that achieve the same functionality that would normally take weeks using conventional development programs. Visual CE applications are created on any Windows 9x-, NT-, or 2000-based desktop system and downloaded to the handheld device

Visual CE is now integrated with mEnable, SYWARE¹s breakthrough wireless architecture that extends handheld applications with real-time, interactive access to server data. The mEnable architecture allows Visual CE applications to wirelessly read from or write to any ODBC-enabled data source, including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Access, or Sybase. mEnable uses the universal TCP/IP protocol to communicate between the Casio handheld and the server, through standard wireless adapter cards that plug into the handheld device. The mEnable architecture allows handheld computing applications to be easily integrated with enterprise business processes.

Casio Pocket PCs and Pocket Manager
Casio has developed two series of Pocket PC devices. On the high end, designed for business and industrial applications, the Pocket PC family includes the Casiopeia E-125 mobile business device, and the EG-800 and IT Series Industrial Cassiopeia¹s. These devices are available in a variety of configurations including ruggedized units that include such features as splash proof, shock resistant, and wide working temperature ranges. Several of the units can be used with bar code cards, GSM data communications, and digital camera cards. For the general consumer market, Casio recently introduced the BE­300 Pocket Manager, a color PDA that runs under Windows CE 3.0.

Packaging and Pricing
Visual CE is available in four editions. Visual CE Lite Edition is priced at $79, quantity one. Visual CE Personal Edition, with full synchronization capabilities, is priced at $129, quantity one. Visual CE Professional Edition provides a more advanced feature set and includes royalty-free distribution rights; it is available for $399. Visual CE Enterprise Edition includes all the features of the Professional Edition plus an mEnable license, and SYWARE's Report CE software; it is priced at $599. Individual mEnable licenses are available for enterprises looking to run on multiple remote units; the software is priced at $499 for a 10-pack, and $1999 for a 100-pack.

About SYWARE
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 popular database development tool for Windows CE and Pocket PC handhelds used by such companies as IBM, Coca-Cola, Chevron, and US Geological Survey. SYWARE is also the creator of mEnable, a new software architecture for real-time wireless access to enterprise data located on corporate servers. For more information, please visit http://www.syware.com.

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