Owners of Windows Mobile 2003 SE devices who have been wistfully watching friends getting push email on their Windows Mobile 5 devices have something to cheer about. DataViz has announced RoadSync, a solution that brings push email to those WM2003 SE devices.
Similar to the Messaging Security and Feature Pack (MSFP) for Windows Mobile 5.0, RoadSync will extend the new mobility and device management capabilities of Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) to Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition devices. Now corporations with SP2 installed will be able to support Direct Push technology and Global Address List look-up on popular devices such as the HP iPAQ hw6515 and Samsung SCH-i730. Additionally, IT administrators will be able to enforce user policies such as requiring a device password and remotely wipe sensitive data in the event that devices become lost or stolen. In an effort to further maximize Exchange Server investments as well as extend the functionality and life span of these popular and powerful mobile handsets, RoadSync for Windows Mobile 2003 will be available in Q3 2006.
Replacing the existing Exchange ActiveSync capabilities built into the Windows Mobile 2003 platform, RoadSync utilizes the same secure, wireless and direct synchronization protocol to offer all the expected features when managing corporate inboxes, editing and sending attachments, accepting meeting requests and looking-up key contacts from the convenience of a wireless device. However, in a new era of mobile e-mail, business professionals will now be able to take advantage of Direct Push e-mail without the need to install any additional middleware servers or pay recurring monthly service fees.
RoadSync will be available for Windows Mobile in Q3 of this year.
(via Matt Faulkner)