you have a distributed workforce, and need centralized data and forms
management, Pendragon Forms Enterprise Edition is the mobile application
development tool for you.
Forms Enterprise Edition is a revolutionary mobile database platform that
enables users to create and deploy mobile database applications for Palm OS
handheld devices and smartphones as well as for Web-enabled PC's.
Forms Enterprise Edition builds on the robust features and point-and-click
design principles of Pendragon Forms, placing powerful data collection
technology in the hands of mobile workers.
platform enables you to design data collection applications via a Web browser.
Handheld users can synchronize across a network or across the Internet to
receive form designs and upload data to your server. Users can view data
via a Web browser.
you need to deliver a custom mobile solution within your organization, across
the country or around the world, try Pendragon Forms Enterprise Edition.
Forms Enterprise Edition Details
many other tools, Pendragon Forms Enterprise Edition automatically builds
both a Web front end and a Palm OS client interface for a form.
workers can collect or view data on any Palm OS device, even when
disconnected from the network. The Pendragon Forms Enterprise
Edition Palm OS client has hundreds of features including 23 field types,
intelligent navigation, signature capture, barcode scanning and scripting.
devices can synchronize via desktops or laptop PC's that are connected to
network, or synchronize via wireless modems. This includes local
area wireless connections (802.11b) or wide-area connection such as CDPD
modems and cellular phones.
database access and forms administration to Web-enabled PC's. Each
data collection application includes a Web-based interface for viewing and
editing data. Filter and export data to the desktop to create
Forms Enterprise Edition can also be used to create Web-enabled data
collection applications for audiences that do not use handheld computers.
Forms Enterprise Edition gives managers centralized control over forms and
users. The Web-based interface requires just a few mouse clicks for:
of new and updated form designs
of old or obsolete designs
and disabling user accounts
what data can be seen by users via the Web and handheld interfaces
management and design tasks to other users or administrators
multiple independent workgroups
Forms Enterprise Edition runs under the Windows NT, Windows 2000, and
Windows XP operating systems, and is based on Active Server Pages and
proprietary synchronization technology. Microsoft's Active Server
Pages, built-in to Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS), are used
to view and edit form design information and data through a Web interface.
technology enables concurrent TCP/IP network
synchronization via LAN, WAN or Internet to a
Microsoft SQL Server database or other ODBC data source. 168-bit
triple DES (3DES) encryption ensures the security of data synchronized
from a PC cradle, Ethernet cradle or wireless modem. 128-bit SSL
encryption secures data used by the web interface.
central Configuration Database stores form designs, user and group
configurations, and synchronization logs. The database also stores
information about which forms belong on which devices. In simple
setups, the Configuration Database is used to store the users' database
field mapping utility can be run separately to map forms designs to
external ODBC data sources such as Oracle or DB2 database engines.
server software is intended to support as many as 4000 users and up to 256
simultaneous synchronizations per machine. Additional capacity can
be obtained by creating groups of Pendragon Forms Enterprise Edition
servers around a single database server.
Forms Enterprise Edition uses Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 (or MSDE) for its
Configuration Database. Optionally, additional server databases may
be used to store user data.
Forms Enterprise Edition uses its own authentication scheme, enabling the
use of a wide range of back-end data sources, and reducing the cost of
database server licensing. Each user in each database may have a
unique password used to authenticate the user and encrypt communications.
Synchronizations use challenge-response MD5 digest authentication to
protect the password from snooping. Synchronization sessions are
logged in a global server log, and an authentication history is stored in
the Configuration Database.
access is secured with optional 128-bit SSL while the Pendragon SyncServer
client software uses DES or 3DES. The encryption protocols ensure a
safe connection even on networks that don't have an intrinsic security
Forms Enterprise Edition is a simple and inexpensive way to build and
deploy data collection forms for handheld devices, smartphones and
Web-enabled PC's. Powerful management features enable different
workgroups to share a single server installation.
security features protect data in transit between the server and mobile
users. Wireless access features make data available anywhere.
Palm OS handheld devices with Palm OS version 4.0 or higher and at least 8MB RAM, or
Windows Mobile 2003 or higher and at least 64MB RAM