Milford, CT, February 12, 2007 – DataViz®, Inc., leading provider of Office compatibility solutions for over 23 years, today announced that RoadSync™, its Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® client now supports mailbox subfolders and select Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 mobile enhancements. These new features include online mailbox search, e-mail flags, SharePoint and UNC (Universal Naming Convention) file access and faster e-mail message and attachment retrieval. Based on the Exchange Server ActiveSync® protocol licensed directly from Microsoft, RoadSync provides secure, wireless and direct push synchronization of e-mail, calendar, contacts and attachments. The RoadSync version 3.0 update is the only solution available to support mailbox subfolders and Exchange 2007 mobile enhancements for S60 3rd Edition devices on Symbian OS V9 such as the popular Nokia E-Series and N-Series and newly released E90, E65 and E61i phones.
“With support for Exchange 2003 and now 2007 we are providing a solution that allows corporations to further maximize their server and device investments,” said Ilya Eliashevsky RoadSync product manager, DataViz, Inc. ”As an Independent Software Vendor, DataViz can quickly take advantage of these mobile improvements as Microsoft continues to enhance the built-in mobile connectivity of Exchange.”
“Dangaard Telecom is the leading distributor of mobile phones in Europe which makes it essential for us to provide our customers with the latest advancements in mobile messaging,” said Øyvind Lundbakk Pedersen, head of Business Development for Dangaard Telecom Norway A/S. “This new release of RoadSync further extends the basic mobility features offered in other Exchange ActiveSync solutions available for Symbian S60 devices. With support for features like Global Address Lookup, accept and decline meetings and subfolder support, RoadSync allows us to satisfy small, medium and large enterprise customers who are mobilizing their workforce.”
The following features are among those currently supported in RoadSync v3.0 for Symbian S60 smartphones, when installed in combination with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
E-mail Flags – With flags it is easy to triage e-mail from a mobile device and flag it for later action. No longer will users have to go back to their office and re-manage their inbox in Outlook or OWA. Messages will already be properly flagged and organized for the appropriate follow-up action. Flagging in Exchange 2007 supports both the flagging models of Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007.
Faster Message Retrieval – Exchange 2007 introduces a new, more effective “fetch” approach for messages. The device can simply and immediately obtain the pieces of data, such as an attachment or the end of a long message thread, instead of initiating a full synchronization. This provides faster and more efficient access to important data, keeping users in line with their current message and train of thought.
Online Mailbox Search – Information can now be quickly found from a mobile device using the search capability of Exchange ActiveSync. When executing an over-the-air search from a mobile device, the user’s entire Exchange mailbox is queried and the search results can be rapidly retrieved to the device for use. This capability enables access to information sent or received days, weeks, or even months before, regardless of the storage limitations or synchronization preferences of the mobile device.
SharePoint and UNC File Access – When a user receives a link to a file on Windows SharePoint Services site or a UNC file share while using a mobile device, Exchange Server 2007 uses LinkAccess to retrieve and display the document, with no VPN required. Linked SharePoint files will act just like ordinary file attachments with the corresponding downloading, viewing and editing options, thus expanding access to critical corporate information while working on the go.
The following features are currently supported in RoadSync v3.0 for Symbian S60 smartphones. A connection with either Exchange 2003 or 2007 is required to utilize these features.
Mailbox Subfolders – In addition to providing access to the inbox, users now have wireless access to the mailbox subfolders residing on the Exchange Server. Users can manage, move, view, file and synchronize important e-mail messages on their mobile device in a similar manner using Outlook on a desktop computer.
Improved Attachment Handling – Users can download e-mail attachments and save them on the mobile device’s internal or expansion card memory for later use.
Improved Push Logic – Due to the nature of wireless data networks and service availability, RoadSync now has an adaptive heartbeat to automatically ensure the best possible push connection and experience.
3GSM World Congress 2007
To see a live demonstration of RoadSync, visit the DataViz booth (2.1F73) at 3GSM, February 12-15, Barcelona Spain – Fira de Barcelona. DataViz will be showcasing RoadSync on a variety of mobile devices and platforms, including Symbian OS-based S60, Series 80, UIQ, Java MIDP 2.0, Palm OS and Windows Mobile 2003. Other featured solutions will include the award winning office editing suite Documents To Go providing access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files on a variety of mobile devices. The Documents To Go product line supports Palm OS, Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone Edition and Symbian OS based UIQ and Series 80 devices.
Pricing & Availability
RoadSync for S60 is a ‘Symbian Signed’ application. It supports the following S60 3rd Edition devices from Nokia: E50, E60, E61, E70, 3250, N71, N73, N80, N91, N92, N93, E90, E65, E61i. Pricing starts at $99.99 USD per user with volume discounts available for five or more users. RoadSync for S60 will be available directly from DataViz (www.dataviz.com) beginning immediately along with Dangaard Telecom, SmartDevices Ltd. and the network of DataViz resellers and distributors worldwide. A complete list of resellers and distributors is available online at http://www.dataviz.com/intldist. For more information and to download a free evaluation copy included in the DataViz’ Office Mobility Kit, visit http://www.dataviz.com/roadsync.
RoadSync support for Exchange 2007 on Java MIDP 2.0 and Symbian Series 80 devices is expected in late Q1 2007.