Jade Software Corporation has announced the release of JADE 6.2, the latest version of its software platform for delivering targeted solutions to business problems.
The release includes a Compact JADE edition that further extends JADE’s reach by enabling thin clients and standalone database applications to run on Windows Mobile devices.
Dean Cooper, JADE Program Manager says, “Providing Windows Mobile support has really been driven by customer opportunities, particularly in our logistics line of business and from our Jade Partners. More and more people want to access their systems from mobile devices. Not only from smart phones and PDAs, but also from cargo handling machinery and industrial hand-held devices.”
English Welsh and Scottish Railway (EWS) are currently extending their mission-critical JADE systems to be available to mobile staff such as train drivers. Using the Compact JADE Thin Client they were able to build a real-time train inquiry application running on a Windows Mobile device in a matter of days.
The ability to invoke web services enables Compact JADE applications to interoperate with other systems, both JADE and non-JADE. To encourage the adoption of standalone Compact JADE applications in particular, Jade is offering standalone Compact JADE licenses free-of-charge.
JADE 6.2 for Windows, Linux and Windows Mobile is available for free download. Production systems for commercial use must be licensed separately.