RoadSync Continues to Fill the Gap Between New Mobility Features Added to Microsoft Exchange and Windows Mobile-Powered Devices Already in the Market
Milford, CT, September 11, 2006 – DataViz, Inc., announced today that RoadSync, its Exchange ActiveSync client, is now available for mobile devices with Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software. In addition to wirelessly synchronizing e-mail, attachments, calendar and contacts, this edition of RoadSync supports new mobility features added in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) such as: Direct Push Technology, Remote Wipe, Global Address List Lookup and IT Policy Enforcement. As Microsoft Exchange added these new mobility features in SP2, a corresponding Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) was added to Windows Mobile 5.0 software, but there was still a need for comparable MSFP features for Windows Mobile 2003-based devices. DataViz has stepped in to fill this need with RoadSync by effectively delivering a similar feature pack for devices with Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software. This provides IT departments the ability to further maximize their existing device investments while offering mobility in a more secure and managed way.
DataViz will also offer RoadSync for Windows Mobile 5.0. This version will build upon the current wireless synchronization capabilities while adding support for new Exchange 2007 productivity features such as: e-mail flagging, online mailbox search, support for linked SharePoint files and more.
“As an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) we are able to react quickly and extend the reach of the new mobility features added to Exchange, making those enhancements available to devices already shipping in the market today,” said Ilya Eliashevsky RoadSync product manager, DataViz, Inc. “RoadSync for Windows Mobile 2003 makes the key SP2 features, such as Direct Push, available to the tens of thousands of Windows Mobile 2003 devices already in today’s enterprises. As Exchange 2007 adds new mobility features we plan to subsequently make many of those features available for current devices running Windows Mobile 5.0.”
“The Messaging and Security Feature Pack for Windows Mobile offers e-mail and other updated Outlook items such as calendar, tasks and contacts, delivered to a device in real time, providing yet another option in how people stay connected to important information while on the go,” said Chris Hill, group product manager, Microsoft Corp. “We are pleased that DataViz is bringing this experience to businesses and individuals currently using Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition-based devices.”
The following features are among those that are supported with RoadSync for Windows Mobile 2003 when installed in combination with SP2:
Direct Push Technology
Support for Direct Push Technology ensures 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.
Remote Wipe Security
Through central device management tools, Exchange administrators can trigger a remote wipe to remove all sensitive data from the device. This security feature will help to ensure corporate data is not compromised when devices are lost or fall into the wrong hands.
Global Address List (GAL)
Over-the-air access to the corporate contact list, also known as GAL, provides a deeper level of mobile office connectivity while maintaining a local personalized and filtered contact list on the mobile device.
Select IT Policies
Support for select remotely enforced IT policies will provide Exchange administrators with the ability to manage user policies such as requiring a device password.
Support for Exchange 2007
DataViz will also have editions of RoadSync that will support many of the new mobility features in Exchange 2007 for a variety of platforms including Windows Mobile 5.0, Symbian S60 and UIQ 3.0.
Pricing and Availability
To see a live demonstration of RoadSync for Windows Mobile 2003 along with other DataViz solutions, visit the DataViz booth (#731) at the CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainments show September 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This edition of RoadSync supports Pocket PC devices based on Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software. RoadSync for Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition smartphones will begin shipping next month.
RoadSync for Windows Mobile 2003 is available direct from http://www.dataviz.com for $49.99 USD. It is also available through many Value Added Resellers (VAR’s), Exchange hosting companies and distributors worldwide. For a complete list of resellers please visit http://www.dataviz.com/resellers
Using the Exchange ActiveSync protocol licensed directly from Microsoft, RoadSync provides secure, wireless and “Direct Push” synchronization of corporate e-mail, calendar, contacts and attachments – all in one affordable, scalable and easy-to-manage package. In addition to significantly enhancing end-user productivity, RoadSync simultaneously lowers IT costs by providing an easy to implement mobile e-mail strategy which eliminates the need for middleware servers and subscription fees. RoadSync is currently available for the following popular mobile platforms: Windows Mobile 2003, Symbian OS-based UIQ 2 and 3, S80, S60, Palm OS and Java MIDP 2.0. More information can be found at http://www.dataviz.com/roadsync.
About DataViz, Inc.
DataViz is an industry leader in developing and marketing Office compatibility and productivity solutions across a variety of platforms including Palm OS, Symbian OS, Java, Windows Mobile, Windows and Macintosh. Founded in 1984, DataViz began its business developing file conversion software and has since expanded its expertise to providing solutions that meet the increasing demands of the handheld and mobile markets. With solutions that include its award-winning mobile Office suite, Documents To Go, and Exchange ActiveSync client, RoadSync, DataViz is committed to providing premium solutions that mobilize ‘Microsoft Office’ for today’s knowledge workers and provide instant access to critical files and business data. DataViz is a member of Nokia Forum Pro, Palm’s Plugged-In Developer’s program, Sony Ericsson Core+ developer’s program and is a Symbian Platinum Partner and Orange Partner Premium member. In addition, the company has developed strategic partnerships with Microsoft, Palm, Sony, Apple, Sony Ericsson, Nokia and other industry leaders both domestically and abroad.