Syware has announced mEnable 2.0, the company’s wireless software that provides mobile users with interactive, real-time access to enterprise data. The new version of mEnable allows users to run Visual CE database applications on their handheld and directly connect to any ODBC-enabled database residing on a corporate server. Syware's Visual CE (available in 13262 Lite and 13265 Enterprise editions) is a database and forms builder for Windows CE and Pocket PC.
The new version mEnable 2.0 allows developers to create data-driven applications that wirelessly connect Windows, Windows CE, and Windows Mobile Pocket PC devices with corporate servers in one of two ways: ‘Sometimes Connected’ or ‘Always Connected.’ In ‘Sometimes Connected’ mode, when the network is available, users read from and write to the enterprise server. When coverage is lost, they work locally. When coverage is restored, the local and server databases are synchronized and users resume working against the server. In ‘Always Connected’ mode, users have continuous, real-time access to server data. This allows interaction with large, complex databases that are beyond the capability of a handheld device.
mEnable 2.0 runs on any LAN, WAN, or Internet connections using the TCP/IP protocol. The network can be based on local Ethernet, Internet protocol, 802.11 wireless LAN, or Bluetooth for short-range wireless in conjunction with a cell phone’s long-range capabilities.
mEnable 2.0 works in conjunction with any ODBC-enabled software, including SYWARE’s Visual CE, the award-winning forms and database development software for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs. Visual CE’s drag-and-drop customization enables the rapid creation of database and forms applications by programmers and business professionals alike; no programming is required. Users simply decide what information is needed, then drag and drop controls to create custom electronic forms.
mEnable 2.0 will ship during Q3 2004. The software is priced at $499 for the mEnable SDK plus 10 run-time licenses. The mEnable SDK packaged with 100 run-times is $1999.