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Bachmann Software and Anycom Announce Bluetooth Printing Solution for Palm OS Devices

PrintBoy™ and Anycom Announce Wireless Printing for Palm OS Users

NEW YORK - June 26, 2002... Today, Bachmann Software and Anycom, Inc. announced that Bachmann's Bluetooth-enabled PrintBoy™ Anywhere software will be available with Anycom's Bluetooth printer module. PrintBoy Anywhere allows Palm OS® users to wirelessly print their data via Bluetooth. Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows devices to communicate without the encumbrance of cables. As the leading producer of Bluetooth data products, Anycom markets a Bluetooth printer adapter that allows users to upgrade a parallel-based printer to be Bluetooth-compatible. The combination of Anycom's print adapter and PrintBoy Anywhere will provide Palm OS users equipped with Bluetooth-enabled handhelds to easily print their information to read, share or exchange.

"After recently announcing our new PM-2002 printer module, we are pleased to partner with Bachman Software to distribute their new PrintBoy software enabling Palm users to print to any parallel printer," said Tom Pocsics, Anycom, Inc.'s president.

"As the first company to demonstrate Bluetooth printing from a Palm OS device, we are very excited to have established such a strategic distribution partner in Anycom," said Dan Reuvers, Bachmann Software's vice president of business development. "We expect this agreement to be an ideal means of getting our solution to the people that need it."

A free trial version of PrintBoy Anywhere software will be distributed with each of Anycom's Bluetooth printer modules. PrintBoy Anywhere will also be available for sale from Anycom, with an expected MSRP of $39.99 each. PrintBoy Anywhere is available at www.anycom.com, or www.bachmannsoftware.com. Current users of PrintBoy Deluxe may upgrade to PrintBoy Anywhere (including Bluetooth and network printing support) for $14.99 at Bachmann Software's website.

About Bachmann Software & Services
Bachmann Software & Services is a leading provider of software products and development services for handheld computing and wireless applications. Based in Sparta, N.J., the company primarily develops applications for the Palm OS platform. Its premier products include PrintBoy™ Developer Kit, which provides a standard text and graphics printing engine that can be used by virtually any Palm OS application, and PrintBoy™, a suite of applets that allows users to wirelessly print highly readable output of most information stored on a Palm OS based device. Bachmann also produces the InfraReady adapter, designed to convert virtually any printer's parallel port to accept an infrared beam. The company's newest product line, FilePoint, extends many of the "Windows-style" file management conveniences to Palm Powered devices that desktop users have long enjoyed.

Bachmann has also been a leading contributor to the overall Palm Economy by producing over 50 products on the platform. The company has been engaged by many Fortune 500 companies to develop mobile computing solutions. The company's president, Glenn Bachmann is also the author of the book, "Palm Programming; The Authoritative Solution," published in 1999.

For more information, visit www.bachmannsoftware.com.

About Anycom, Inc.
Anycom is leading the world in Bluetooth wireless technology solutions by having released the first compact flash card, the first printer module, having had the largest Bluetooth infrastructure deployment, having the world's first true early adopter customer, and having the first Bluetooth distribution application deployment. Anycom is the only company fully dedicated to Bluetooth and the only company with a full line of Bluetooth products guaranteeing compatibility and connectivity for any device you have.

Contact:

TalonPR, Inc. Kevin Doel, 785-273-9660 kevin@talonpr.com

Bachmann Software & Services Dan Reuvers, 973-729-9427 dan@bachmannsoftware.com
Anycom, Inc. Mike Barnett, 949-553-9426 ext. 225 mikeb@anycom.com


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