** SyncDeK(tm) 4.5 Provides New Integration Tools & Reduced Pricing to
Make Distributed Database Synchronization Easier, More Secure and More
BERKELEY, CA - January 7, 2003 - A.E. Wood & Erickson today announced
the immediate availability of SyncDeK 4.5, enabling flexible, secure
synchronization of multiple distributed FileMaker databases. This new
version takes advantage of technology improvements and provides tools
for simpler integration into any FileMaker solution. Integrating
SyncDeK no longer requires installation by A.E. Wood & Erickson. New
pricing reduces SyncDeK licensing costs by 50% from previous versions.
"SyncDeK 4.5 moves 'distributed database' technology from custom
development to widespread application, at a level of affordability not
matched by big enterprise database systems," said Alan Wood, CEO of
A.E. Wood & Erickson.
SyncDeK 4.5 solves data sharing problems that many FileMaker
developers face. Without replication, traditional client-server
databases are challenged to fully support:
* Mobile, Remote, & Distributed Users and "Offline" Usage
* Server-to-Server Synchronization
* "Live", Continuous Database Backups
* Web-hosted Database Copies
SyncDeK 4.5 replication allows any number of FileMaker databases to
share data bi-directionally, even without direct connectivity. This
enables remote and mobile database users to synchronize with each
other and/or with an office server. Organizations with multiple
offices can deploy multiple synchronized FileMaker Servers for
highest-performance data access at all sites. Database administrators
can maintain "warm standby" backups to recover from outages with
minimal data loss.
SyncDeK 4.5 shares encrypted change notices between "nodes", enabling
data replication between FileMaker databases. SyncDeK not only
synchronizes data, it also synchronizes database design changes. New
fields, scripts and layouts can be distributed to any number of
database nodes in seconds, greatly reducing the cost of deployment and
With SyncDeK 4.5, the cost of using replication technology has been
dramatically reduced. New integration tools ease installation of
SyncDeK in FileMaker databases: "We worked hard to make SyncDeK 4.5
easier to implement by developers new to the technology. They can
enable data replication and still leverage their development
investment in existing databases," said Jason Erickson, CTO of A.E.
Wood & Erickson.
SyncDeK is available in bundled pricing starting at $1599. SyncDeK is
available for FileMaker 5 & 6 on Mac OS 9.x, Mac OS X, and Windows
More information is available at http://www.syncdek.com/
(c) Copyright 2003 A.E. Wood & Erickson.
SyncDeK is a trademark of A.E. Wood & Erickson.
FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc.