13 June, 2003
SkyGATE 2.0 Wireless Database Access server brings to mobile and
wireless client-server application developers direct access to
popular databases like Microsoft SQL Server , Oracle or Microsoft
Access and ODBC-compliant databases like Sybase, DB2, 4D etc. The
SkyGATE 2.0 client and API support for Microsoft Pocket PC 2000,
Pocket PC 2002, Windows CE .NET (among others), Windows XP Embedded
and eVB 3.0, eVC++ (3.0 and 4.0), J2ME, and 'C' programming
environments. SkyGATE 2.0 provides fast and secure database access,
enabling application developers to quickly and painlessly integrate
untethered handheld devices with almost any enterprise database.
SkyGATE lowers traditional wireless client-server development
investment per application by up to 50%, and speeds time-to-market
SkyGATE 2.0 enables developers to work with wired or
wireless networks ranging from GSM, GPRS, CDMA, CDPD, 802.11
Wireless LANs, Bluetooth, Mobitex, proprietary RF Nets and Wired
LANs among others, irrespective of bandwidth-constraints and
latency, with no instance of data loss owing to SkyGATE's robust
session management features.
SkyGATE's benefit to Enterprise IS Managers
supports the Microsoft Windows CE .NET platform and Windows Mobile
2003 Software for Pocket PC. This enables developers to support IT
managers in their quest for one solution across myriad platforms.
Since SkyGATE encourages device data residency owing to its
platform-specific client software, communication costs are
significantly lower than middleware solutions that support
microbrowsers and mark-up languages. SkyGATE's support for Windows
CE .NET devices offers enterprises migrating to the Microsoft .NET
Compact Framework from legacy systems unmatched flexibility.
Using SkyGATE, Windows CE .NET platform devices can access
traditional ODBC back-ends, lowering migration and handheld device
selection concerns for the mobile enterprise.
"In conjunction with Windows XP Embedded and Windows CE .NET
4.2, UnWiredConnect's SkyGATE 2.0 combines robust tools and a
development environment that enables developers to bridge the
wireless enterprise data gap between .NET and existing legacy
systems," said Scott Horn, Director of Embedded Devices Group at
SkyGATE 2.0 is available as both developer and
end-user licenses, as SkyGATE client API and SkyGATE 2.0 server, at
between US$10 to US$350 per user depending on volumes. This year
2003 introductory pricing is subject to change. Under SkyGATE's
Preferred Partner Program (currently open), prices are 35% lower
than the published price.
SkyGATE 2.0 in Wireless Field Service Management and
UnWiredConnect has deployed SkyGATE 2.0 enabling a
Wireless Field Service Management system in Europe, using Psion
NetPad Windows CE .NET clients and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 for a
Preferred SkyGATE Developer Partner. The wireless connectivity
option used is a Wireless LAN (802.11b) and GPRS. SkyGATE 2.0 has
also been deployed with a small footprint SkyGATE embedded clients
for a Manufacturing facility in Asia. Other imminent deployments
include a GPS solution in the US using J2ME cellular phones, a
Remote Network Monitoring software enhancement in South America and
installations in Wireless Sales Force Automation, Wireless Field
Service Management, specialized OEM applications, and Retail and
Contact UnWiredConnect for Developer Partner endorsements.
Features of SkyGATE 2.0
Supports connectivity to
popular databases like Microsoft SQL Server , Oracle, Microsoft
Access , MySQL and ODBC-compliant databases like Sybase, DB2,
Triple DES available. Certicom
licenses can be integrated.
database access and management rights are managed by user profiles.
This provides for a single point managing wireless access to
Enterprise data. SkyGATE allows for extensive audit trails to enable
IT managers to control information flow through
SkyGATE Client platforms
SkyGATE 2.0 can
be used with Windows CE, Palm OSŪ, J2ME, Windows laptops and
tablets, embedded Linux, Symbian based devices and custom
smartphones and handhelds.
SkyGATE 2.0 runs on Windows XP/2000/NT/98/95, Linux
2.2 and above, Solaris (7.x and above)
Programming Environments Supported
Microsoft Embedded Visual
Basic 3.0, Microsoft Embedded Visual C++ 3.0, Microsoft Embedded
Visual C++ 4.0 for Windows CE. C on MetroWerks Codewarrior for Palm
OSŪ, C/C++ for Symbian and Linux and Java for J2ME
Add-on client options - SkyGATE Wireless
Email from corporate POP3 or IMAP accounts can be
accessed through SkyGATE and sent through its configured SMTP
server. SkyGATE mail supports attachments in the Adobe PDF format,
Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. Available as separate
Number of wireless users supported
(This can be increased based on server hardware and clustering as
specified by UnWiredConnect)
Send an email to email@example.com
for a SkyGATE 2.0 free 30 day evaluation version from UnWiredConnect
Technologies for a free 30 day trial specifying choice of API
(Windows CE .NET, Pocket PC(2000 and 2002), Symbian or Palm OSŪ).
UnWiredConnect provides free support for a limited number of
evaluation downloads through email, newsgroups and vide
This press release contains forward-looking statements,
including statements regarding the ability of SkyGATE 2.0 to help
developers speed time-to-market for enterprise mobile applications
and reduce programming costs. These statements are subject to risks
and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the
perceived and realized benefits of mobile and wireless computing,
the adoption of industry-wide standards and the risks associated
with any new product development and product enhancements, and other
risks that may vary based on the overall health of the technology
industry and vertical markets.
Palm OSŪ is a registered trademark of Palm Inc., Java, J2ME
and Solaris are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
Microsystems, Bluetooth is a registered trademark of the Bluetooth
SIG, Symbian is a registered trademark of the Symbian consortium.
The names of actual companies and other products mentioned herein
may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
About UnWiredConnect Technologies
UnWiredConnect Technologies is a pioneer in Mobile Computing,
Wireless & embedded programming, UWCT offers de-risked, high
returns solutions to the ISV & the OEM. UWCT also utilizes its
expertise in mobile computing & communication software to
provide enterprise-class wireless solutions for SFA, CRM and Field
UWCT is a Windows Embedded Partner, Bluetooth SIG adopter &
registered Palm OS developer. UWCT's embedded expertise spans the
ARM, Z80, x86, 8051 & ATMEL range of
microcontrollers/processors. UWCT delivers embedded technologies for
multiple target platforms including RTOS, custom BSPs &
executives, in addition to extensive electronic design to
manufacture expertise. UnWiredConnect also provides consulting and
development on Bluetooth, serial comm, IR & 802.11b in areas
ranging from profiles to upper protocol stacks(Bluetooth/IP).
company's wireless server product, SkyGATE, serves as a key enabler
for Wireless CRM.
For more information, visit the UnWiredConnect Web site at http://www.unwiredconnect.com/
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