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WORLDSYNC, INC. SHIPS NEW SYNCDEK 7

– Patented Data Replication Technology for FileMaker Developers Is Now the First and Only Tool to Facilitate Intelligent Inclusion of SQL Data Sources with FileMaker-based Solutions –

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., January 9, 2007 – Macworld Conference and Expo 2007, Booth #1236 – WorldSync, Inc., leading provider of tools for synchronization with FileMaker® Pro databases, today announced the release and immediate availability of SyncDeK® 7.0. Now for the first time, FileMaker solutions using SyncDeK can synchronize with SQL accessible data sources.

In another first, remote administration of SyncDeK is now possible using a web browser, and FileMaker developers using FileMaker Pro 8.5 Advanced can utilize the Web Viewer feature in FileMaker 8.5 to configure and control SyncDeK all from within their database solutions. SyncDeK 7 is available today, directly from <http://www.worldsync.com/>.

"The combined abilities in SyncDeK 7 for incorporating SQL data sources and for leveraging the powerful Web Viewer feature in FileMaker 8.5 provide FileMaker developers with some stunning technological advances," said Jason Erickson, president and CEO of WorldSync, Inc. "Recently granted a patent, SyncDeK provides bi-directional, asynchronous data replication for the rest of us. Up until now, 'the rest of us' included FileMaker developers working with FileMaker-based data sources, but with SyncDeK 7 FileMaker developers can now also involve SQL data sources."

"Our staff work in the field and synchronization with our SQL backend is very important, so, keeping our Oracle databases in sync with our FileMaker 8.5 databases is a real lifesaver," explained Mark Stuller, IT specialist for Information Systems, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture. "WorldSync has a real winner here, especially for the enterprise where SQL backends dominate. SyncDeK 7 was easy to setup with ongoing low administrative overhead providing a key metric for success."
 
SyncDeK provides the technology to deliver solutions that distribute data to mobile workers, remote users, multiple sites, and customers and prospects all over the globe. SyncDeK revolutionizes data synchronization and replication with cost-effective, powerful technology that is elegantly simple for users, and flexible for developers, now utilizing any combination of FileMaker and SQL data sources.

Expand Your World, Blow Their Mind
SyncDeK 7 now provides support for data synchronization between FileMaker Pro databases and SQL data sources, such as MS SQL, Oracle, Access and MySQL. The SQL support in SyncDeK 7 works with any combination of data sources and is not limited to those options that are pre-configured in SyncDeK Developer but can also include other JDBC/ODBC-accessible data sources.

For developers using the latest FileMaker Pro 8.5 Advanced and FileMaker Server 8.5 Advanced, new, included SyncDeK 7 Web Viewer objects can replace the SyncDeK Developer tool and allows for web-based administration. For other developers, the new SyncDeK 7 Developer tool represents a total user interface overhaul with a new project-style approach. The new SyncDeK Developer interface design facilitates rapid, direct access to SyncDeK's power and easier configuration management of any data sharing community. For all developers, performance is noticeably faster during 'subscribe' operations. SyncDeK 7 also now provides automatic deployment of SyncDeK updates so end-user nodes always use the latest maintenance version.

Compatibility, Availability and Pricing
SyncDeK 7 is compatible with FileMaker 6, FileMaker 7, FileMaker 8 and FileMaker 8.5 on Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows 2000. SyncDeK 7 modules include: SyncDeK Single-user Engine, SyncDeK Network Engine, SyncDeK SQL Engine, SyncDeK Server and SyncDeK Developer.

SyncDeK 7 is available starting today. Combinations of SyncDeK engines are included in five available “starter kits” which are value priced starting from US$1999. For deployment, a SyncDeK Single-user Engine is priced at US$249, and a SyncDeK Network Engine is priced at US$999. The new SyncDeK SQL Engine is priced at US$1999 for direct, encrypted synchronization of SQL-based data with distributed FileMaker users and servers.

The SyncDeK Developer tool is priced at US$499 for configuring, testing and deploying sharing communities. SyncDeK Developer Alliance Members can generate an unlimited quantity of test-engine keys. Upgrade pricing from previous versions of SyncDeK is available.

SyncDeK Engines, SyncDeK Server and SyncDeK Developer are sold and supported directly by WorldSync, Inc. at <http://www.worldsync.com/>. Fully functional evaluation packages are also available upon request from the Web site.

About WorldSync, Inc.
WorldSync, Inc. develops SyncDeK, the award-winning 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 <http://www.worldsync.com/>.
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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.
 

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