Bachmann Software Announces availability of Bluetooth Printing Solutions for Palm OS and Pocket PC devices
BTReady™Adapter with Free PrintBoy Now Available
March 5, 2003...
Bachmann Software announced that its PrintBoy application will be bundled with the Anycom Bluetooth™ PM-2002 Printer Module to create a powerful new printing solution for customers who need to print from their handheld computers. Bachmann's BTReady™ Adapter solution will allow users of Palm OS™ and Pocket PC™ handheld portable computers to print documents, spreadsheets, e-mails, memos, calendars and more, directly from Bluetooth-enabled handhelds to virtually any printer.
Bluetooth™ is a wireless technology that allows computing devices to communicate with each other without the need for cable connections, making it an ideal option for PDA users who need to connect to desktop computers, printers, networks and other devices. As the leading producer of Bluetooth data products, Anycom markets a Bluetooth printer adapter that allows customers to upgrade existing printers to become Bluetooth compatible, via a small adapter that plugs into the printer's parallel port.
Knowing that customers look for a complete solution when they shop for PDA-compatible products, Anycom and Bachmann chose to produce a combined hardware and software offering that enables mobile printing for handheld device users in a single solution. In 2001, Bachmann launched their popular InfraReady Adapter printing solution, and InfraReady's success made the creation of a Bluetooth version a natural next step.
"With the growing availability of Bluetooth on handheld devices such as Palm's Tungsten™ T and HP's iPAQ™ Pocket PC, we felt the time was right to provide PrintBoy customers with a full-fledged Bluetooth printing solution. Wireless printing is quickly becoming one of the most practical and popular applications for Bluetooth, and our BTReady Adapter demonstrates our continued commitment to providing printing solutions that meet the needs of the handheld computing marketplace," said Glenn Bachmann, president of Bachmann Software.
"We have been very impressed with the printing capabilities of PrintBoy, and we are pleased that Bachmann Software selected our Bluetooth printer adapter for inclusion in their BTReady solution," said Tom Pocsics, president and CEO of Anycom.
The BTReady solution includes the Anycom Bluetooth printer module and Bachmann's PrintBoy mobile printing software for either the Palm OS or PocketPC environments. BTReady is available now for purchase from the Bachmann Software web site at http://www.bachmannsoftware.com/btready.htm, and has an MSRP of $149.99 USD.
PrintBoy allows Palm OS® and PocketPC™ users to print their critical information by selecting their wireless method of choice, and sending their data to the printer. Whether the users work in an environment supporting a network, Bluetooth™ technology, 802.11b (also known as Wi-Fi), have modem access, or infrared, PrintBoy allows them to produce their data to the printer of their choice. PrintBoy for the Palm OS includes support for many of the top Palm OS productivity applications on the market, including Cutting Edge Software's Quickoffice, DataViz' Documents to Go, and Blue Nomad's WordSmith. PrintBoy for the Pocket PC includes support for Microsoft Word, Excel and e-mail.
About Bachmann Software & Services
Bachmann Software & Services is a leading provider of software products and development services for handheld computing and wireless platforms. Based in Sparta, N.J., the company primarily develops applications for the handheld marketplace. Its premier products include PrintBoy™ and FilePoint™, which extends many of the "Windows-style" file management conveniences to Palm Powered™ devices that desktop users have long enjoyed. Bachmann also produces the InfraReady adapter, designed to convert virtually any printer's parallel port to accept an infrared beam.
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 OS Programming," published by Sams Publishing, now available in its second edition. 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. For more information, visit www.anycom.com.
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