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Actual Technologies Delivers Access Database Driver

Actual Technologies Delivers Access Database Driver for OS X

Actual Technologies today released the Actual ODBC Driver for Microsoft
Access, a new product that lets OS X users import data from Access
databases using applications such as Excel and Filemaker. It is the first
native commercial solution for connecting to Access on Mac OS X. The driver
is available for less than $30 per license, with no minimum licensing
requirements. To purchase the software or download an evaluation copy,
please visit http://www.actualtechnologies.com.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 9, 2006 — Actual Technologies, LLC, a
visionary company focusing on Mac OS X success in the corporate enterprise,
today announced the immediate availability of the Mac-first, Mac-only
Actual ODBC Driver for Microsoft Access Databases.

The driver allows a Mac user to retrieve data from Access databases with
applications such as Excel and Filemaker, using queries to populate
spreadsheets, charts, and graphs with live data.

The driver is the first commercially available, native Mac solution for
connecting to Access databases. Unlike many competing products, the Actual
ODBC Driver for Access does not require the use of a separate Windows
machine to communicate with the Access database. Anyone familiar with
setting up an ODBC connection on a Windows machine will feel at home with
the configuration wizard, while Mac users will experience the native OS X
interface and ease of use that they expect.

“Our products target the population of Mac OS X-based users who find
themselves working in primarily Windows-based enterprise IT,” said
Christine Toledo, managing partner of Actual Technologies. “Our ODBC driver
brings to these users many of the same database connectivity and data
manipulation capabilities that their Windows-based peers have.”

The driver can also be used to incorporate Access connectivity into
third-party applications or even custom software written in REALbasic,
Carbon, Cocoa or PHP.

“We keep hearing that REALbasic developers want to connect to a Microsoft
Access database from the Macintosh,” stated Geoff Perlman, president and
CEO of REAL Software, Inc, providers of REALbasic. “This new driver
provides REALbasic developers the ability to connect to Access as easily
from Macintosh as Windows. It’s an ideal solution.”

The Actual ODBC Driver for Microsoft Access is available for less than $30
per license, with no minimum licensing requirements. To purchase the
software or download an evaluation copy, please visit
http://www.actualtechnologies.com.

About Actual Technologies

Actual Technologies develops software products and provides consulting
services to integrate Mac OS X into the corporate IT enterprise. Its
products include ODBC drivers for popular databases such as Microsoft SQL
Server, Sybase, Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL. Actual also develops file
conversion utilities to integrate Macintosh applications with their Windows
counterparts, and Mac OS X applications for managing database servers and
manipulating data.

About REAL Software

REAL Software provides REALbasic, Cross-Platform That Really Works, for
people who want to create and deliver cross-platform software for
Macintosh, Windows and Linux. REALbasic is highly compatible with Visual
Basic and includes a utility to help migrate Visual Basic applications
cross-platform to Macintosh and Linux. REAL Software was founded in 1996
and is based in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit
www.realsoftware.com or call 512.328.7325.

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