Data Management

Velocity Engine a small footprint database 

Bearfoot Software AS has released its Velocity Engine 1.5 (VEMySQL-1.5) database engine for MySQL. VEMySQL is available as free download and is available for Windows and Linux.

The kernel database system (VE-engine) is a small footprint database engine occupying about 100KB memory. Performance is comparable to best performing database engines that are available for MySQL, Barefoot Software said.

VEMySQL-1.5 is specifically targeted for smaller mobile devices that have limited internal resources available for database programs.

Bearfoot Software AS also announced Bearfoot Soundex, which is said is the only soundex system in the market that may define all spell- and pronounce variations in a language. Bearfoot Soundex allows an unlimited number of separate languages defined in one system. Bearfoot Soundex is available on request, and free of charge.

Datamax Manager puts printers under control

Datamax announced the release of DMXNet Manager, a software product that enables centralized remote management of enterprise-wide and distributed Datamax label, tag and ticket printers. From initial printer configuration and deployment to ongoing supervision, control, and updates, organizations can now remotely manage their Datamax printer population, without regard to their physical location. DMXNet Manager is now available for a wide range of Datamax printers including the A-Class, H-Class, I-Class, M-Class, and W-Class families of printing solutions. DMXNet Manager was developed by MCL Technologies exclusively for Datamax and is the latest product of the ongoing partnership between the companies.

DMXNet Manager allows full control of the printer needs of the enterprise, from hardware, system, and printer control settings to media, communications, GPIO and auxiliary settings. DMXNet Manager’s printer controls provide the capability to download firmware, fonts, graphics, labels, profiles, MCL printer applications, data-lookup files, and Datamax Printer Language (DPL) files to Datamax printers throughout the enterprise. This printer management software also offers at-a-glance views and color-coded status indicators to give customers instant and full visibility as well as total control of their Datamax printer network.

Copy2calendar to ease appointment-making

LoquiSoft has released Copy2calendar, designed to reduce the time and effort to create a calendar entry in a personal information manager such as Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes or Palm Desktop.

When you receive an e-mail with the date and time of an upcoming event, you just highlight the text, press Ctrl+C twice and that’s it!  A new calendar entry is created.  Copy2calendar 2.0 is available free for non-commercial use.

The alternative to Copy2calendar, are the inevitable steps: first – memorize or note down the date and time; second – launch a personal information manager; third – change to calendar view; fourth – browse for this appointment’s date and time; fifth – click on the appointment’s time; sixth – create a new calendar entry; seventh – put in the text. 

Copy2calendar, on the other hand, is tightly integrated in the Windows Clipboard.  Users can extract date and time from a wide variety of sources: mail software, Web browser, office applications and more.  

Copy2calendar runs under Windows 2000/Windows XP and is free for noncommercial use.  Registration on LoquiSoft is required. Licenxes for commercial use are available at US$24.95. 

Wireless

Corsair adds to flash memory card line

Corsair launched a line of microSD removable flash memory cards to further expand the company’s line of flash products. Available immediately in capacities up to 2GBm, the Corsair microSD cards will hold up to 500 MP3 songs or approximately 4000 2megapixel photos.

Each microSD card measures one-forth the size of a standard Secure Digital (SD) card. Available in 512MB, 1GB and 2GB capacities, the microSD cards are designed for the latest generation of mobile phones and devices that take advantage of the card’s high performance and expanded storage.

Each microSD card is bundled with a standard SD adaptor to add usage flexibility. With the SD adaptor, each microSD card can be used as a full size SD card utilized in a variety of camera and cell phones.

Available immediately through Corsair’s worldwide authorized distributors, resellers, retailers and e-tailers, the 2GB Corsair microSD card retails for US$89.99. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for the 1GB and the 512MB offerings are US$39.99 and US$15.99 respectively.

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