DataViz Launches RoadSync for Palm OS

DataViz today announced that its new RoadSync solution for Palm Powered handhelds and smartphones is shipping. Based on the Exchange ActiveSync protocol licensed from Microsoft, RoadSync is the first commercially available software solution to provide secure, wireless and direct synchronization with Exchange Server 2003. RoadSync for Palm Powered devices offers access to corporate Outlook e-mail, complete with attachments.

With RoadSync, companies who rely on Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 for their corporate data will now be able to utilize their existing investment and deploy a low-cost, easy-to-implement mobility strategy for their workforce without the need for any middleware server. In addition, they will now have the ability to choose from more of the popular devices found in today's market and deploy a solution that meets their needs without any additional setup and recurring services fees commonly associated with today's alternatives.

"With our award-winning mobile Office suite, Documents To Go, combined with our new RoadSync solution, our aim is to provide premium solutions that mobilize 'Office Life'," said Ilya Eliashevsky, DataViz, Inc. "As more businesses adopt a wireless strategy, we are pleased to provide more Palm Powered devices found in the market today with a cost-effective, easy-to-deploy solution for direct and secure access to corporate Outlook e-mail along with attachments."

In addition to RoadSync for Palm Powered devices, editions of RoadSync are now also available for select Symbian UIQ and Java MIDP 2.0 mobile handsets. Licenses ranging from $49.99 to $99.99 USD per user are available.

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larsomatic @ 7/12/2005 3:30:30 PM # Q
"RoadSync is the first commercially available software solution to provide secure, wireless and direct synchronization with Exchange Server 2003"

Huh? Unless I am missing something, out of the box, Versamail on the Treo 650 does this same thing. How is RoadSync the first? And more importantly, how is it different/better than Versamail's ActiveSync capability?

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robman @ 7/12/2005 4:05:07 PM # Q
I've been looking into it, and as far as I can're absolutely right. There seems to be nothing that DataViz's new software does that does anything more than you get with VersaMail. In fact, Exchange ActiveSync is a Microsoft technology (though DataViz claims to have helped develop it...)

I'm sending an email to DataViz to see if I can get an explaination....

Palm Enthusiast since 1998

RE: Not the first....
Rhauer @ 7/12/2005 4:53:44 PM # Q
How about SnapperMail? Doesn't it do the same thing?

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Ronin @ 7/12/2005 7:41:58 PM # Q
My problem with the way Versamail does it is that there does not appear to be away to only get e-mail. If you set up an exchange activesync account in Versamail it replaces the calendar on the Palm device with the calendar from the corporate server. I personally only want the mail and attachments. I believe that RoadSync syncs e-mail only.

BTW, I don't believe that SnapperMail allows this type of e-mail account, SnapperMail supports IMAP and POP3 only.

In the Spirit of Umoja,

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jwc194 @ 7/20/2005 9:35:54 AM # Q
I think the key is the ‘commercially available’ part. To the best of my knowledge you can't buy versamail with activesync capabilities (short of buying a 650). So if you look at it that way, it probably is the ‘first commercially available solution’.
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