Actual Technologies Delivers Access Database Driver for OS X

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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.

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 http://www.realsoftware.com or call 512.328.7325.

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Actual Technologies, LLC

872 S Milwaukee Avenue #114

Libertyville, Illinois 60048

Phone: 847 367-5199

FAX: 770 818-5783

Web: http://www.actualtechnologies.com

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