-- Trustworthy and Powerful Data Replication for the Rest of Us, SyncDeK 5.0 is Easily Configured, Providing Standards-based Data Synchronization for FileMaker Pro --
SAN FRANCISCO, January 6, 2004 - Macworld Expo Booth #SIP3 - WorldSync, Inc. today publicly demonstrated for the first time SyncDeK® 5.0, bi-directional asynchronous data replication technology for FileMaker® databases.
SyncDeK 5.0 is powerful software that automatically tracks changes and synchronizes specified fields between distributed databases based on configurable rules, using commonly available Internet protocols. SyncDeK 5.0 is being demonstrated throughout the show in both the SyncDeK booth (#SIP3) and in the FileMaker booth (#817).
"SyncDeK enables intelligent and secure exchange of structured data between real people, anywhere," explained Jason Erickson, founder and CEO of WorldSync, Inc. "We chose to support FileMaker synchronization first because FileMaker empowers real people in business to solve their information management challenges with little to no previous database experience. The SyncDeK-FileMaker combination is a huge leap forward for information empowerment."
Designed for use by remote sites and mobile workers, often working offline, SyncDeK combines the power of Java-based background services with the flexibility of Internet communication protocols to sync XML data. SyncDeK 5.0 is written in Java, and leverages XML to manage data exchange, automatically and transparently, while providing field-level conflict detection and resolution according to extensible rules.
Highly configurable and scalable, synchronization applies to individual data fields or entire FileMaker files across client/client, client/server or server/server networks. SyncDeK's Java-based background service communicates with an accompanying plugin for FileMaker Pro, enabling developers to control synchronization directly from within FileMaker.
SyncDeK 5.0 also introduces a new SyncDeK Developer module for establishing and maintaining synchronization settings, controls and options. The SyncDeK Developer provides the advanced tools necessary for developers to simply configure SyncDeK for cost-effective, true synchronization in their FileMaker solutions.
"SyncDeK empowers our development to extend IT services to edge departments or workgroups in the enterprise," said Eric Jungemann, general partner and founder of InfoMatrix. "FileMaker and SyncDeK are a potent combination for mobile/remote full featured data synchronization. It's easy to implement and administer while featuring low cost of ownership relative to similar products which provide true distributed capabilities."
"The days of hair pulling drama to put data in the hands of the people who need it anywhere, anytime, are over," concluded Erickson. "We took years of consulting experience which drove SyncDeK's evolution and re-architected the code to produce a standalone commercial product - one that is simple to administer, more powerful and much faster."
Pricing and Availability
SyncDeK 5.0 is scheduled for release in the coming weeks on Mac and Windows, with custom support services also available. Customers who have purchased SyncDeK since August 15, 2003 are eligible for a free upgrade. SyncDeK Developer is priced at $1299. SyncDeK 5.0 deployment licenses are priced at $999 for SyncDeK Server and $199 each for SyncDeK Clients.
About WorldSync, Inc.
WorldSync, Inc. develops SyncDeK, the ultimate tool for distributing data among FileMaker Pro applications any time, anywhere. SyncDeK offers data replication for the rest of us, empowering today's mobile workgroups and collaborative communities with simple, powerful and trustworthy technology. WorldSync, Inc. is a privately held company, headquartered in Berkeley, Calif. Further information about WorldSync, Inc. and SyncDeK can be found at www.WorldSync.com.
WorldSync and the WorldSync logo are trademarks, and SyncDeK is a registered trademark of WorldSync, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.