SDC Develops ENCIRQ Embedded Database for Symbian Mobile Phones

2/23/2006 - SDC has announced that its ENCIRQ embedded database technology is now being developed for use with the Symbian mobile phone operating system. SDC Systems distribute and provide technical support for Encirq products across Europe.

US based ENCIRQ, a leading provider of embedded data management software, announced that it has joined the Symbian Platinum Program to support the growing market for smartphones based on Symbian OSTM. As a Platinum Partner, ENCIRQ is extending its award-winning Data Foundation Framework to the Symbian OS ecosystem. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the operating system that powers today’s most popular smartphones. Symbian OS is licensed by the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers and to date, over 47 million phones based on Symbian OS have shipped worldwide.

“This partnership reflects our dedication to the growing mobile market and our commitment to further enhance our mobile strategy,” said Mark Vogel, CEO of ENCIRQ. “By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, we can expand the advanced capabilities of our solution and strengthen our relationships with users, application developers, smartphone manufacturers and carriers. In today’s rapidly growing smartphone market, we have considerable opportunities for ENCIRQ to contribute to the value of current advanced mobile phones and those models still in development.”

Symbian OS phones are growing in popularity worldwide. As of Q3 2005 year-on-year phone shipments grew more than 131% compared to the same quarter last year. According to technology analyst firm Canalys, overall global shipments of smart phones were up 75% year-on-year in Q3 2005 with Symbian emerging as the market leader.

The ENCIRQ® Data FoundationTM Framework provides development teams with an innovative and more efficient approach to building software for intelligent, data-driven devices. The ENCIRQ Framework radically simplifies the creation of data management software for mobile applications while enabling new capabilities and services. By reducing complexity, automating the generation of source code, and providing an ultra-efficient runtime environment, the ENCIRQ Framework helps engineering teams to:

“With the rapid growth of the smartphone market, high performance data management has become a fundamental component of today’s advanced mobile phones,” said Jerry Panagrossi, vice president, US operations, North America, Symbian. “The addition of ENCIRQ to the Symbian Platinum Program underscores our joint commitment to bring advanced data management capabilities to the ever expanding and increasingly sophisticated Symbian OS ecosystem.”

Encirq products are distributed in Europe by SDC Systems.

About SDC Systems
SDC Systems Limited is a leading European distributor of embedded development software, tools and hardware. Focused on innovative and leading edge technology, SDC strives to provide "technology that makes a difference", technology that will positively impact the development process and the quality and functionality of the final product. With many years’ experience and talented engineering support, SDC Systems work closely with their clients to provide an important source of embedded expertise and products.

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