SYWARE, Inc's has added direct support for Fly-CAM Mobile Cameras to its Visual CE product range. The software allows rapid application development for database and forms on Microsoft Windows Mobile Pocket PC (read our review).
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 Megapixels) 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.
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.
Visual CE comes in different flavours: 13265 Enterprise Edition, 13263 Professional Edition, 13261 Personal Edition, and 13262 Lite Edition. The SYWARE website compares all editions.