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DataViz RoadSync to Support Exchange SP2 on Symbian Smartphones

Posted on 12-Oct-2005 09:40 | Filed under: News


DataViz, Inc. has announced a public preview of its mobile Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync enabled client, RoadSync, with support for select mobility features of Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) on Symbian OS.

Based on the Exchange Server 2003 ActiveSync protocol licensed directly from Microsoft, RoadSync offers secure, wireless, direct synchronization of corporate Outlook e-mail, attachments, calendar and contacts for non-Microsoft smartphones and mobile devices, such as the popular Symbian OS and UIQ-based Sony Ericsson P910 series.

With RoadSync, companies who rely on Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 for their corporate messaging and collaboration needs are able to further utilize their existing server investment and deploy a low-cost, easy-to-implement mobility strategy for their workforce that does not require any middleware servers.

In addition, they have the ability to choose from a range of mobile devices found in the market and deploy a solution without any additional setup or recurring service fees commonly associated with today's alternatives for wireless e-mail.

This public preview supports Symbian OS based UIQ smartphones, such as the Sony Ericsson P900 and newer models. When using this software in combination with the Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 the platform will be able to support the Direct Push Technology, ensuring that the device automatically receives new e-mail and other PIM data from a company's Exchange Server. RoadSync uses an HTTP connection with industry-standard SSL encryption to securely push e-mail, calendar and contact notifications to and from the device.

Also through central device management tools included with Exchange Server, IT managers can trigger a remote wipe that removes all of the Exchange data from the device. This new security feature will help to ensure corporate data is not compromised when devices are lost or fall into the wrong hands.