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Advice needed ~ Windows CE devices

 
David A King
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I am about to embark on reprogramming a time system where the company has a large investment in Motorola MK500 touch screen devices. They also are considering the larger and newer MK3100 devices. These devices use Wincows CE5 (MK500) and CE6 (MK3100).
It seems that Microsoft does NOT supply any Java support in these devices ROM.

I was hoping that I could use JAVA and JDBC to program these devices but it seems that Microsoft does not have a JVM/JRE for these devices. They MK500 is currently programmed using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. I was hoping to be able to use JAVA in order to be able to maintain the software over a longer period of time and over over a broader range of devices. Motorola offers their own development environment for these as well but I was hoping to stay away from extremely vertical and specialized development software and another language. And the cost as well.

I also need to store data that is retrieved from a MSSQL 2008 backend database into the clock on its MicroSD card, like employee names and ID numbers. And I have to allow for their use when the Back end database is not connected due to bad connections as well.
In that regard I was thinking about the possibility of JDBC. I really would prefer not to get wrapped up in a Vertical Motorola IDE for this project.
I believe that ORACLE has just released an updated mobile type of development Java as well?

Has anybody got any insight into what might be a good solution for this problem?

Thanks,

*Dave
 
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MSI's Enterprise Mobility Developer Kit suports these devices and allows you to write your apps in Java.
 
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