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    FileMaker Mobile 8 (http://www.filemaker.com/mbl8), a companion to FileMaker Pro 8 designed specifically for Palm OS and Pocket PC handheld devices. FileMaker Mobile 8 goes beyond synchronizing with local desktop databases only, and lets users synchronize handhelds with databases on FileMaker Server 8 and FileMaker Server 8 Advanced.

    FileMaker Pro lets anyone create and deploy a workgroup solution that spans desktops and handhelds, and FileMaker Mobile 8 eases the management of larger workgroup solutions. Individuals and mobile workgroups can use FileMaker Mobile 8 to run such workgroup solutions — including managing service calls and tracking teachers in a classroom — with their handheld devices.

    FileMaker Mobile 8 runs on the Palm Treo 650, and other Palm- and Windows Mobile-compatible handheld devices. FileMaker Mobile 8 supports a range of applications from simple lists to inventory records, customer information, student records, work orders, research notes, and Help desk records. It also provides one-button, two-way synchronization, as well as flexible data entry and viewing features.

    New Features

    With FileMaker Mobile 8:

    Users can synchronize with hosted databases — In addition to synchronizing handheld databases with local FileMaker Pro databases, teams can now synchronize with databases hosted by FileMaker Server.

    Users can now synchronize handheld databases with several FileMaker Pro applications, including FileMaker Pro 8, FileMaker Pro 8 Advanced, FileMaker Server 8, FileMaker Server 8 Advanced, FileMaker Pro 7, and FileMaker Developer 7. This includes runtime applications created in FileMaker Pro 8 Advanced and FileMaker Developer 7.
    Users can synchronize six new ready-to-use mobile Starter Solutions with handheld devices, including Contact Management, Asset Management, Research Notes, Student Records, Movie Library, and Recipe Tracking.

    Pricing, Distribution, and System Requirements

    FileMaker Mobile 8 costs US$69. FileMaker Mobile 7- or FileMaker Mobile 2-licensed users can download FileMaker Mobile 8 for $19 at http://store.filemaker.com. Volume licensing and special education pricing is also available. For complete system requirements, visit http://www.filemaker.com/products/fmm/tech_specs.html.

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