PointBase Delivers Localized Relational Database Products for Japan Mobile Device Market

10/29/2002 - PointBase, the leader in JavaTM database products for managing and synchronizing enterprise data on all platforms, announced the release of a fully localized version of its family of relational database and synchronization products for the Japanese market. The products will be distributed by NEC Soft, a subsidiary of the NEC Group, under an agreement signed in May.

"PointBase is showing their commitment to building the wireless market in Japan," said Koki Ikeda, NEC Soft senior manager of the Product and Service Planning Department. "Not only does this product release further strengthen the partnership between our two companies, but it presents a significant opportunity for mobile and wireless application development in Japan using PointBase products. Providing localized versions of their products reflects PointBase’s deep understanding of the mobile device market in Japan and our shared belief that both our companies will benefit greatly as that market continues to grow."

NEC Soft, a subsidiary of NEC Solutions, makes full use of its sophisticated technological capabilities and system integration know-how to offer advanced optimum solutions developed with a global perspective. Backed by the comprehensive capabilities of the NEC Group, NEC Soft creates total solutions and offers a broad array of services ranging from consulting to system integration, software development, training and management. Since signing the agreement this spring, NEC Soft has a dedicated staff and resources to offer PointBase’s full line of database and synchronization products throughout Japan. The agreement also allows NEC Soft, with one of the largest system integration organizations in Japan, to embed PointBase products in the development of end user applications.

"PointBase pioneered Java-based data management targeting the mobility and wireless markets, anticipating the need for cross-platform portability," said Bruce Scott, PointBase founder and CEO. "We believe that the next wave of enterprise application development will be on handheld devices and is already taking place in Japan, where cell phones in particular are far more powerful and popular than in the United States. PointBase is very excited to be working with NEC Soft to grow this market."

About NEC Soft
NEC Soft, Ltd., a software company that operates as a member of the NEC Group, provides comprehensive solutions and expert professional services to customers in Japan and overseas. NEC Software utilizes highly advanced software technology and extensive system integration capacities to deliver superior solutions to its customers.

About PointBase
PointBase is the leading provider of Java data management and synchronization products for the embedded database and data mobility markets. PointBase products are used in Java server applications and are also embedded within Java applications. The company’s products are the preferred solution for Java mobile data applications found on PDA’s, cell phones and other mobile devices. Bruce Scott, part of the Oracle Corporation founding team and co-founder of Gupta/Centura Software, founded PointBase in 1998 with a management team that includes industry veterans from IBM, Hyperion and Oracle.

PointBase and the PointBase logo are registered trademarks of PointBase Inc. Java, 100% Pure Java, all Java-based trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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