ITTIA Database Simplifies Development on Roper Mobile's DAP Handhelds

Companies are increasingly turning to mobile devices to collect and access information outside the workplace. As companies come to rely on this information to keep business moving, it becomes increasingly important that data stored on mobile devices be reliable and accessible. Rugged handheld computers from Roper Mobile Technology, combined with ITTIA Database technology, make it possible to collect data in the most adverse conditions without fear of losing data and having the power of full data management.

The mobile worker population is expected to reach 850 million people by 2009, an increase of 31 percent since 2004, according to data from analyst firm IDC. Manufacturers are already deploying significant numbers of mobile devices for use by field engineers and service personnel, IT workers, transportation employees, and many others. These workers rely on mobile devices to do their jobs, and cannot afford to risk lost productivity. In addition, remote data collection, synchronization, and processing directly impact the effectiveness of any business.

As a fundamental tool for solving these problems, database technology has become part of the foundation for embedded and mobile application development. ITTIA Database brings industry-standard solutions for data management to embedded applications with a lightweight framework that can be used as a stand-alone library or in combination with ITTIA’s mobile data server. ITTIA Database provides true ACID-compliant transaction support, enabling application developers to easily build robust, reliable applications using modern development techniques.

Reliable software demands dependable hardware. Targeting manufacturing, warehouses, and outdoor work sites, Roper Mobile Technology builds rugged mobile computers that are designed to withstand abuse and harsh weather. Roper Mobile’s DAP line of Windows CE-based handhelds are built to meet military specifications for extreme temperatures, shock, vibration and moisture. They are also powerful enough to run a wide variety of software, including applications developed with ITTIA Database.

The research and development team at ITTIA has rigorously tested database-driven applications running on DAP hardware. Information collected on the device is stored in a database, and the user interface is driven by configuration parameters in the database. Data is safely shared between multiple threads and applications running on the device. Thanks to ITTIA Database’s cross-platform architecture, data can be accessed over the network by applications running on other supported platforms such as Windows, Linux and others. Reliability, ease of development, and exceptional computing power make DAP handheld computers and ITTIA Database a proven combination that reduce total cost of ownership.

“Because applications developed for embedded systems and handheld devices frequently run for long periods of time, and interact with the network and other devices, they are vulnerable to loss of data. As a result, companies are demanding technologies that address these vulnerabilities. Confirming our software offering on Roper Mobile’s DAP computers supports our customers who require handheld devices with rich capabilities,” said Sasan Montaseri, ITTIA President.

ITTIA offers database solutions for platforms where limited memory, storage, and processing power make software development a challenge. ITTIA develops fast, high performance database products and tools with the goal of providing excellent data management software for embedded systems and devices. ITTIA products are designed to be suitable for application development and deployment at significantly reduced cost. ITTIA customers include Panasonic, GlaxoSmithKline, VNU, Boeing, Moodys, Sandia National Laboratory, Puget Sound Energy and others.

Roper Mobile Technology is the leading provider of fully rugged, highly customizable computer solutions for challenging environments. Designed from the ground up, the Company’s full line of rugged mobile computing solutions includes lightweight handhelds, Tablets, Ultra Mobile PCs and fixed mount computers. Roper Mobile Technology is a newly formed company that draws from over 35 years of combined experience through the merger of DAP Technologies, LTD and JLT Mobile Computers. Roper Mobile’s highly customizable and versatile products bring efficiency and reliability to mobile data communications for customers in a breadth of industries including public safety, military, warehousing, mining, construction and transport. Roper Mobile’s hardware solutions are available through certified partners and resellers worldwide. Roper Mobile Technology has corporate offices in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and sales offices worldwide. Roper Mobile Technology is part of Roper Industries (NYSE:ROP), a global and diversified provider of industrial products and solutions for global niche markets.