DataViz to Fill 'Direct Push' E-mail Gap with RoadSync for Windows Mobile 2003
Similar to MSFP for Windows Mobile 5.0: Direct Push E-mail, Remote Wipe Security, GAL and Select IT Policy Support to be Made Available for Windows Mobile 2003
Microsoft Tech·Ed 2006, Booth #546, Boston, MA, June 12, 2006 - DataViz, Inc., today announced that RoadSync, its Exchange ActiveSync client, will support Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition devices, starting with the HP iPAQ hw6500 series and Samsung i700 series. This edition of RoadSync will extend the current capabilities of Exchange ActiveSync for Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition devices to support new mobility features, including Direct Push Technology, available in Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Exchange Server 2003. In March 2005, DataViz licensed the Exchange ActiveSync technology from Microsoft to integrate into its RoadSync solution. Prior to this announcement, RoadSync has offered enterprises Exchange ActiveSync connectivity with SP2 support specifically for non-Microsoft based mobile devices. With RoadSync installed, customers using Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition devices will have access to SP2 mobility features including Direct Push Technology, remote wipe security, GAL as well as select IT policies. DataViz will be previewing this solution at booth #546 at Microsoft Tech·Ed in Boston, MA from June 11-16, 2006.
"Given the popularity of Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition devices both currently in use and available through a multitude of sales channels, we see a great opportunity to deliver Exchange Server 2003 SP2 support, with Direct Push in particular," said Jeff Fetchick, Global Sales Manager, DataViz, Inc. "By bringing the SP2 capabilities to additional Windows Mobile-powered devices, more companies and organizations will be able to extend their current device investments to deploy an affordable, scalable, push e-mail solution for their mobile workforce that communicates directly with Exchange Server 2003 but does not require a middleware server or recurring subscription fees."
"Direct Push Technology provides Windows Mobile customers with another option for secure and scalable mobile e-mail on their devices," said Chris Hill, Windows Mobile Group Product Manager at Microsoft. "We're excited that DataViz is bringing this functionality, as well as other MSFP capabilities like device management, to the popular Windows Mobile 2003 devices and installed base, helping more customers stay connected to their information while on the go."
The following new features are among those that will be 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)
Access to the corporate contact list, also known as GAL, over-the-air 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.
To see a live demonstration of RoadSync for Windows Mobile 2003 along with other DataViz solutions, visit the DataViz booth (#546) at the Microsoft Tech·Ed event in Boston, MA from June 11-16. RoadSync for Windows Mobile 2003 will be available in Q3 2006. For more information about the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2, visit Microsoft's website (http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/default.mspx).
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: Symbian OS-based UIQ, Series 80, Palm OS and Java MIDP 2.0. Editions supporting S60 and UIQ 3 will be made available in the coming months, followed by support for Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition in Q3 2006. 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.