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FileMaker Focuses on Integration with Web and with Office Applications with FileMaker Pro 8.5 at 2007 Macworld Expo


10 Leading FileMaker Developers to demonstrate business and education solutions running on FileMaker Pro 8.5 in the FileMaker Pavilion

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Macworld Conference and Expo) – Jan. 8, 2007 - During this week’s 2007 Macworld Conference and Expo, at Moscone Center, San Francisco, FileMaker ( booth # 1225 ) will spotlight the web and application integration benefits of the FileMaker 8.5 product line, including the much acclaimed new FileMaker Web Viewer, which adds live web pages to database solutions. Another first-time appearance at Macworld will be booth theater demos of the FileMaker API for the popular PHP programming language, which allows developers to create web-based front-ends with a FileMaker back-end database.

FileMaker also announced today a new FileMaker Office Optimizer Kit that shows how to integrate FileMaker Pro 8.5 with Microsoft Office applications – plus a new charting database download that allows FileMaker Pro 8.5 users to turn data into dynamic Flash-based HTML charts (see related FileMaker news announcements at

FileMaker is repeating its sponsorship of the now sold-out “Digital Photography Day,” January 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., which will include live demos of how FileMaker Pro lets photographers manage, archive and share their images and EXIF data and also use FileMaker Pro to manage their total creative business.

Also making a return, after last year’s successful debut, is the popular FileMaker Pavilion ( booth # 1236 ), a showcase of real-world FileMaker Pro-based solutions from leading FileMaker solutions providers.

The main FileMaker booth will spotlight FileMaker Pro 8.5, FileMaker Pro 8.5 Advanced, FileMaker Server 8 and FileMaker Server 8 Advanced. FileMaker will also provide FileMaker Pro 8.5 trial CDs (while supplies last) with Starter Kits (can also be downloaded at ).

FileMaker @ Macworld Expo Schedule Highlights
Special highlights from FileMaker’s many events and activities at Macworld Expo include:

FileMaker Pro and Digital Photography
FileMaker is a sponsor of “Digital Photo Day,” a special workshop on January 12. Digital photographers can learn how FileMaker can manage, archive and share images and metadata, and integrates with Aperture from Apple. For more info, go to

FileMaker and PHP
The company will demonstrate how FileMaker and the popular PHP programming language can be used for managing databases over the Web by using the FileMaker Pro API for PHP. FileMaker’s API for PHP allows creation of new solutions combining a web-based front-end with a FileMaker back-end. This demo will be at 3 p.m. daily in the FileMaker booth.

Flash and FileMaker
Cris Ippolite , President, iSolutions, Inc., will demonstrate a solution using a Flash front embedded directly into FileMaker 8.5’s new Web Viewer feature in a session entitled “Creating Dynamic Interfaces with Flash and Databases,” Thursday, Jan. 11, 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.

FileMaker and Final Cut Pro User Group Meeting
FileMaker is also a sponsor of the Final Cut Pro User Group Network “SuperMeet” on January 10, from 6 to10 p.m., at the Mezzanine Club, San Francisco ( ).

FileMaker Pro @ Power Tools Conference
Learn how to use FileMaker Pro 8.5, featuring speaker John Mark Osborne, President, Database Pros, a well-known FileMaker expert and author, at the Power Tools Conference at Macworld, Monday, Jan. 8, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 9, 11:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

FileMaker Pavilion Features Leading FileMaker Developers and Database Solutions
Adjacent to the main FileMaker booth, 10 leading FileMaker developers will showcase their real-world solutions in the FileMaker Pavilion ( booth #1236 ). A number of these FileMaker developers will be showcasing new solutions and services (see FileMaker third-party news releases at ).

Developers in the Pavilion will include:

.com Solutions
.com Solutions announced today FmPro Layout Diff 1.0, a new utility for Mac OS X that compares FileMaker layouts, with support for FileMaker 8.5 Object Names. With more than 20 years of FileMaker development experience, .com Solutions provides FileMaker development services including ODBC data extraction, migrations, reporting and charting. The company also develops graphical applications supporting FileMaker databases.

CRT is a database developer of K-12 solutions and will showcase the CRT Student Management System, the Express Lunch Debit Card System and the CRT Web-based Special Education IEP program.

beezwax datatools, inc.
beezwax datatools, inc. designs custom database solutions for organizations of all sizes, working in dialog with clients to create powerful, elegant solutions using FileMaker Pro and PHP/MySQL. They push the edge of data technology by connecting FileMaker to the Web, to other applications and systems, and to peripheral devices. Based in Oakland, CA, beeswax has developers around the greater San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles areas.

Christian James, Inc.
Christian James, Inc. announced today PayGo SP 4.0, which is optimized for FileMaker Pro 8.5. PayGo is Christian James’ powerfully tweak-able retail point-of-sale software that harnesses the ability of FileMaker Pro to do things for retail businesses that can’t be done by other software. Designed under the company’s OpenSorta concept, PayGo can open the doors to all sorts of functionality for a business.

Dynamic Business Solutions
Dynamic Business Solutions will be showing Creative Management, its easy-to-use, yet powerful advertising agency software and project management software designed for the creative professional industry.

NRG Software, LLC
NRG Software will showcase their Package Toolkit for UPS solution, the first and only UPS- ready solution which runs on Mac OS X with full support for thermal printers and digital scales. Built with FileMaker Pro, the Package Toolkit can be easily modified to integrate with existing FileMaker Pro databases or other external data to provide seamless order fulfillment. NRG also offers their Address Validation solution which allows for quick customer data cleanup at time of entry.

The “missing link” in the evolution of education systems for K-12 data management, T-REX tracks students, parents, volunteers, faculty, alumni, and local businesses, and manages fundraising drives, generates deposit slips, financial reporting, classroom rosters, school and business directories, allergy reports, e-mail blasts, and integrates with school district emergency broadcast systems.

WorldSync, Inc.
WorldSync, Inc. provides technology to protect and share data. Organizations around the world use its products to backup data and extend knowledge to mobile workers and remote sites. WorldSync is a privately-held company headquartered in Berkeley, CA.

Ki Business Systems, Inc.
KiBizSystem is affordable business management software built with FileMaker Pro 8.5. Proven, flexible, accessible and customizable, KiBizSystem integrates powerful business tools to connect all the “key” parts of a business to achieve more in less time. Including contact management, sales management, inventory control, accounting and e-commerce functions; KiBizSystem connects it all to make a business more profitable.

PaperCutPro is focused on paper-free applications for practical life use. PaperCutPro, its flagship product, is an enterprise-level paperless medical information system for pediatric and primary care medical offices. The company also plans to introduce a new genealogy paper-free solution as its next offering, bringing the strengths of FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Server software to the most popular American pastime.

About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker Pro is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the world to be more productive and efficient. Business, education and government customers rely on FileMaker to manage people, projects, images, assets and other information. In addition to being the number one-selling easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line also includes low-cost Applications that automate basic business tasks, ready-to-use Starter Solutions, and tools to create and share solutions from the desktop to the web. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc.

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