Inc., announced yesterday that RoadSync, its Exchange ActiveSync client, is now
available for mobile devices with Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software as
well. 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.
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.
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 only; but RoadSync for
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition Smartphones will begin shipping next
RoadSync for Windows Mobile 2003 is available direct from DataViz for US$
49.99. It is also available through many Value Added Resellers (VAR's),
Exchange hosting companies and distributors worldwide. For a complete list
of resellers you can also check DataViz's website.
Cheers ~ Arne