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Navicat for MySQL (Mac OS X) Version 8 is released

PremiumSoft CyberTech Limited today released Navicat for MySQL (Mac OS X) version 8.X.X.

Navicat for MySQL is a graphical tool for managing, monitoring, and developing your MySQL database. This long-awaited release marks another enhanced experience of database administration for MySQL with

NavicatTM for Mac Users.

The new release enhances the user experience of database administration such as support of Form View and Code Completion, this version also now supports import of data from ODBC source and supports the export of data to Excel spreadsheets.
Major new features include:

  • Enhanced support of new MySQL server versions
  • Partitioning support for MySQL 5.1
  • Support of Form View
  • Support of Code Completion in all SQL Editor
  • Support of ODBC Import
  • Support of exporting Excel file
  • Support of View, Store Procedure and Event in Structure Synchronization
  • Ability to send notification e-mail for schedule task, with an option to attach file from Export Wizard
  • Support of creating table, view, import/export profile shortcut on desktop
  • Support of SQL Preview for all object design forms
  • More table/column properties can be adjusted in Table design form

For more details, please see the release notes at MySQL Release Notes.
Or, download the 30-day fully functional free trial at: Download.


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Navicat swept the hong kong ict awards 2008 winning 3 prestigious awards

Awards which recognize excellent achievements by
Hong Kong ICT Professionals and Organizations


February 10, 2009 — The Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008 has named Navicat as the Winner of the Award of the Year during the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008 Gala Dinner last night at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.

Navicat™ has swept the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008, winning 3 Awards including Best Business (Product) Gold Award, Best Business Grand Award and is also the winner of the post most prestigious award, The Award of the Year.

The Hong Kong ICT Awards is a yearly event which recognizes, promotes and commends the excellent achievements to which Hong Kong ICT professionals and organizations contribute.
The Best Business Award Stream endorses innovative and original design effort by outstanding practitioners in the ICT Industry in Hong Kong, and to recognize the outstanding achievements in technological innovations, with judging criteria based on functionality, innovation, marketing performance, cost performance, research & development resources and societal impact.

Navicat™ for MySQL is named as Gold Winner of the Best Business (Product) Stream, and is also the Grand Award Winner in the Best Business Award category among other outstanding finalists. And, Navicat is as well crowned for The Award of the Year, which recognizes the most outstanding achievements of the products among the other 8 categories, from a total of over 300 entries.

“We're very excited to be awarded the Best Business Grand Award, it's a recognition of our teams’ contributions in the past 9 years. This award encourages us a lot and we are still developing new products and believed that our new versions of Navicat will be as successful as this one.” said Ken Lin, Software Development Director of PremiumSoft.

Introduced in 2006, the Hong Kong ICT Awards aim to recognize and promote the outstanding achievements of local ICT professionals and organizations. The awards received 348 high quality entries this year, a similarly high level of participation to the previous two years.

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Navicat for MySQL (Mac OS X) version 7.1.7 is released

2009 January, 17 - PremiumSoft CyberTech Limited today released Navicat for MySQL (Mac OS X) version 7.1.7.

Navicat for MySQL is a graphical tool for managing, monitoring, and developing your MySQL database. This new release enhances the performance of data transfer from one database to another, as well as the importing feature. Other functions include:

  • Visual Query Builder
  • SSH/ HTTP tunneling for remote database connectivity
  • Server-to-server database transfers
  • Data and Structure Synchronization
  • Data backup and restore
  • Import/ Export of most popular data formats to and from MySQL
  • Tasks Scheduling and easy-to-use "wizards" designed to walk users through the steps of migrating CSV, DBF, TXT, XML, or other data formats to MySQL

For more details, please see the release notes at Mac Release Notes.
Or, download the 30-day fully functional free trial at: Download.

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Red Herring Awards Premiumsoft Cybtertech Limited for The 2008 Red Herring Asia America 100

Award Recognizes the 100 “Most Promising” Asian Companies
Driving the Future of Technology

December  8, 2008— Red Herring today announced that PremiumSoft CyberTech Limited was a winner of the Red Herring 100 Award, a selection of the 100 most innovative private technology companies based in Asia.

The Red Herring editorial board diligently surveyed the entrepreneurial scene throughout Asia and identified the top 100 out of more than 1,000 closely evaluated companies that are leading the next wave of innovation.

“Our winners and Finalists demonstrate that Asia is increasingly becoming a leader in innovation, contrary to common stereotypes," said Joel Dreyfuss, editor-in-chief of Red Herring." It was tough to choose just the top 100 finalists from such a large list of excellent contenders, and we are very happy with the quality of the companies we selected as finalists."

PremiumSoft CyberTech Limited’s flagship product, Navicat, is a database administration tool for MySQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL. It reduces the workload of database administrators and improves database operational efficiency.

“We appreciate this nomination which recognizes PremiumSoft’s devotion on developing software which enhances the productivity of web developers and database administrators.” said Ken Lin, Director of PremiumSoft.

The 100 winning companies have been announced at the Red Herring Asia event in Hong Kong. The CEOs of the winning startups presented their innovative ideas and technologies to an audience of leading entrepreneurs, financiers, and corporate strategists at the event at the Hong Kong JW Marriott Hotel earlier this week. For the full list of Red Herring Asia winners please go to:

About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company, which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters and major events for technology leaders around the globe.  Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy. More information about Red Herring is available on the Internet at

About PremiumSoft

PremiumSoft was founded in 1999 and is a fast growing company, aiming at accelerating application development and database management with software that enhance productivity and maximize results of our customers.

PremiumSoft Contact:
Emily Suen
PremiumSoft CyberTech Limited
Phone: (852) 2498 3422
Email: emily @

Red Herring Contact:
Anam Alpenia
Red Herring, Inc.
Phone: 650-428-2900
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PremiumSoft releases the Navicat - Navicat for Oracle Full Version

November 20, 2008 - PremiumSoft CyberTech Limited today announced the immediate availability of Navicat for Oracle Full Versions including Enterprise Edition supporting Microsoft Windows and Standard Edition supporting Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.

Navicat for Oracle is a powerful Oracle Database Server administration and development tool. It works with any Oracle database from version 9i or above and supports all Oracle objects including Directory, Tablespace, Synonym, Materialized View, Trigger, Sequence and Type, etc. It is not only sophisticated enough for professional developers, but also easy to learn for new users. With its well-designed Graphical User Interface (GUI) and stepwise wizard system, Navicat for Oracle lets you quickly and easily create, organize access and share information in a secure and easy way.

"With the release of Navicat for Oracle Full Version, we hope to provide Oracle database administrator another choice of Oracle administration software in addition to those available in the market, especially if they are looking for a tool which has an intuitive GUI and easy to master." said Ken Lin, Software Development Director at PremiumSoft CyberTech Ltd.

Navicat for Oracle offers three connection modes to the Oracle server: 1) connection through the Oracle Call Interface (OCI) in Basic mode, 2) alias entry from a tnsnames.ora file in TNS mode and 3) direct connection over TCP/IP in Direct mode. It also supports connection established with SSH Tunneling.

Management for Oracle objects with Navicat for Oracle is very comprehensive. With Table Designer, users can create, edit and drop table's fields, indexes, foreign keys, checks, triggers, privileges such operations. It allows users to create, edit and drop directories, tablespaces, public database links, public synonyms, database links, indexes, materialized views, materialized view logs, packages, sequences, synonyms, triggers and types.

Navicat for Oracle Enterprise Edition offers advance features including Visual Query Builder, Report Builder, Data Synchronization, Back up Tool and Scheduler to allow you managing your Oracle database more efficiently and easier.

Other features in Navicat for Oracle include Visual User Manager, SQL Console and SQL Preview in Table View.

Navicat for Oracle Enterprise Edition is selling at US$269 and Standard Edition at US$219.

For more information please visit , or download the free copy at Download.

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