Today in Products: Syware Visual CE integrates with HP

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New Visual CE from Syware integrates with HP Pocket PCs’ built-in cameras with database software for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs
SYWARE, Inc. announced that Visual CE now supports HP Pocket PCs’ built-in cameras. When applications built with Visual CE are run on HP Pocket PCs with built-in cameras, end users can take pictures and either save them directly into a database running on their device or save them as external files linked to the database record.

Users can also move the pictures to their desktop database using the Visual CE synchronizer and print them out with a portable printer. To capture images from HP Pocket PCs from within a Visual CE-built application users click an image control and the control becomes a viewfinder. The user then points the camera, clicks the control again and the image is stored directly into the Visual CE database. Using the synchronization capability the user can then send the image to a desktop or server via an ActiveSync connection or wirelessly and can then print the image immediately using a portable printer.

Visual CE is available in Personal and Professional editions and as part of SYWARE’s Mobile360tm bundles. It can be purchased through SYWARE’s online store. Visual CE Personal retails for US$129 and is licenced for single device applications. Visual CE Professional (US$399) includes a royalty-free licence to distribute created applications.

Wavesat and Sanmina-SCI announce joint launch of WiMAX Mini-PCI
Wavesat and Sanmina-SCI announced a production agreement for the manufacturing of the WiMAX Mini-PCI.

The WiMAX Mini-PCI modules are based on Wavesat’s recently launched WiMAX 3.5 GHz Mini-PCI reference design and incorporates Wavesat’s EvolutiveT DM256 chipset and MAC coprocessor. The WiMAX Mini-PCI modules are also fully compliant with the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard, can be upgraded to 802.16e-2005 and support TDD and HFDD, 3.5 and 7.0 MHz bandwidths and modulation up to 64-QAM.

Infrastructure

Nortel releases new router series
Nortel announced the Nortel Secure Router portfolio. The Nortel Secure Router 1000 portfolio includes the 1001, 1002 and 1004 for small office and branch office deployments. It also includes the Secure Router 3120 for mid-range branch deployments.

Nortel Secure Routers include Virtual Private Networking (VPN), packet inspection firewall, encryption, authentication, access controls, network address translation (NAT) and virtual local area network (VLAN) tagging and forwarding protection.

Nortel Secure Routers are being made available direct through Nortel and through Nortel’s partner distribution channel.

SMB

IBM Lotus Software announces products and services
The new offering from IBM Lotus Software, catering to the SMB includes a new version of IBM Workplace Services Express and a hosted trial version of IBM Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting.

IBM announced the 2.6 release of Workplace Services Express which will be available in April. The product features extensions to its portal, team collaboration and document management services. Also included with the release of a licence for IBM DB2 Universal Database Express Edition that provides database capabilities, as well as portlet support for Microsoft Exchange 2003 and support for IBM Workplace Web Content Management.

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