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DataViz Updates MacOpener to Allow the iPod to Work with Windows

DataViz Continues to Build on Compatibility History

6/11/02 – Milford, Conn. – DataViz®, Inc. today announced an updated version of its Mac-mounting software, MacOpener®, to support FireWire® for the iPod®. This new update allows MacOpener customers to use popular music programs such as EphPod by TrentSoft, Inc. to transfer, organize, and play MP3s from the iPod on a Windows computer equipped with a FireWire card.

“As new compatibility obstacles arise DataViz continues to use its experience to break down barriers between different platforms,” said Kristen Garvey, DataViz. “As soon as the iPod was released without Windows support, we had a number of our customers turn to us for a solution.”

DataViz is known as the “compatibility expert,” which is why MacOpener is a natural fit when looking for Windows compatibility for an iPod. In addition, in the past few years DataViz’s focus has expanded to encompass the mobile device market with its Documents To Go® software for Palm OS®.

"I'm excited about the new release of MacOpener," said Joe Masters, EphPod developer. "Together with EphPod, it provides Windows users with an iPod solution that is just as easy and flexible as iTunes is for Macintosh owners."

About MacOpener and DataViz
MacOpener is a DataViz product which allows PC users to open Mac disks just like they were PC disks. It is perfect for sharing "cross-platform" files including graphic, audio, video and Web files. MacOpener supports many different kinds of removable media including floppies, Zip, Jaz, CD-ROMs and FireWire for the iPod. MacOpener can be purchased for $49.95 directly from DataViz.

DataViz® is the standard for productivity software for the Palm OS® handheld device market, as well as Windows and Macintosh cross platform compatibility software. Since 1984, DataViz has consistently been on best seller lists of the major industry distributors. In addition, DataViz has developed strategic partnerships with Palm, Inc., Sony Corp., Apple®, Microsoft®, and other industry leaders. DataViz products are sold at major computer retail stores and through distributors in the United States and throughout the world. For more information please visit

About EphPod and TrentSoft
EphPod is a free ware program developed by Joe Masters of TrentSoft. It is a full-featured, easy-to-use Windows application that connects with Apple’s iPod. With a FireWire card and EphPod on a PC, it can take under 30 minutes to transfer 1,000 songs to an iPod. In addition, EphPod supports standard WinAmp (.M3U) playlists, includes powerful playlist creation features, and synchronizes an entire music collection with one click. It also imports Microsoft Outlook contacts, in addition to allowing users to create and edit their own contacts. EphPod can also download the latest news, weather, e-books, and movie listings to an iPod. To find out more or to download a copy of EphPod, please visit


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