WorldSync Inc. on Monday announced that it will ship SyncDeK 6.0 on September 6, following its return from FileMaker DevCon. The new version of SyncDeK is compatible with the FileMaker 8 product line, which was separately announced on Monday.
SyncDeK is a tool for FileMaker developers to enable bidirectional data synchronization in their FileMaker-based solutions. It’s used to help mobile users stay in touch, synchronizes multiple sites and remote users, keeps Web-hosted and in-house databases synced, and creates “virtual sharing” distributed work groups.
The new release of SyncDeK features a SyncDeK Server, to help centralize the synchronization of data from any number of users and servers. Users can continue to use the original method if they prefer. Also new in this release is support for Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) when used in conjunction with FileMaker Pro 7 or 8. FileMaker Server Advanced solutions can direct-sync as a background service. The software’s installation and configuration has been streamlined. Changes made to the database structure can also be distributed using FileMaker Server’s scheduler or manually.
SyncDeK is compatible with FileMaker 6 or higher and works on Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows 2000. Pricing start from US$249 for the single user engine. Evaluation versions are available from the Web site.