Susteen Inc., Exports Highly Popular, Successful DataPilot to U.S. from Japan; Product Enhances Data Connectivity
Information Managers From Abroad
Susteen is the company with the most popular cell phone contact management software out there. Susteen recently released DataPilot in the U.S. DataPilot lets you create an address book on your PC or laptop that backs up the cell phone's names and phone numbers. It's much easier to enter and edit the data using a full keyboard than to tap the handset's keypad.
The software is set up to enable multiple mobile phone users to synchronize and maintain data on identical or as many as 50 separate lists. Overall, the system will store up to 10,000 address book entries. You can import from PIMs such as Outlook, edit phone data, then perform alphanumeric sorts and redistribute memory numbers using the renumbering function to eliminate duplicates or blank lines.
With the right cable, DataPilot supports Nokia 5100 and 6100 series phones and certain Ericsson models, such as the CF 788. Connection is currently made through serial cables, although a USB cable is in the works. IR and Bluetooth versions are planned.
Also, watch for an American version of one of Susteen's most innovative products. Cables that allow mobile phones to draw power from laptop batteries.
DataPilot is currently selling for $70 on Susteen's Web site (www.susteen.com).