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Bachmann Software Brings Windows® Network File Access to Palm Powered™Handhelds

FilePoint version 3.0 to feature copying of files to and from shared network drives

SPARTA, NJ - February 9, 2004...Today, Bachmann Software announced a major new release of its popular file management software. FilePoint version 3.0 will enable users to access, browse and copy files to and from shared network drives, directly from their handhelds. This feature has never been available in any Palm OS® commercial software. Select partners and customers will be previewing FilePoint version 3.0 at the PalmSource Developer Conference 2004 in San Jose, California, from February 10th - 12th.

FilePoint's explorer-like user interface lets you browse computers, network shares and network file folders just as you would from your desktop computer or laptop. A copy function will allow users to copy files between shared network folders and the handheld's main memory or available expansion cards. Users of word processing or other handheld applications can copy files from the network, work with them on the handheld, and save them back to the network, all with a standard Wi-Fi network connection from their handheld.

"FilePoint 3.0 is a major step forward towards integrating handhelds into the office and home-based networks we use every day", said Glenn Bachmann, president and founder of Bachmann Software. "The ability to seamlessly access shared network drives and copy files to and from the network frees handheld computer users to be even more productive as they roam offices, schools and other locations that commonly deploy wireless networks".

FilePoint 3.0 is expected to become available to the general public towards the end of the first quarter of 2004. Pricing has yet to be finalized, but Bachmann is planning to offer FilePoint 3.0 as both a standalone Palm OS application, as well as part of a more full featured version of its FilePoint Pro software which includes the FilePoint Desktop module. Bachmann will announce upgrade policies for existing FilePoint customers when the product is formally released. For more information on FilePoint, please visit Bachmann's web site at http://www.bachmannsoftware.com.

About FilePoint
FilePoint Pro enables users to perform a wide range of file management actions at their desktops, including "drag and drop" organization of documents, applications, or even entire folders that users wish to move to their handhelds' expansion cards, RAM, or specific FilePoint folders. By providing both desktop and handheld versions of the application, FilePoint Pro fulfills the roles of launcher, file management system, install tool, and card reader, all in one easy-to-use program.

FilePoint Pro retails for US$49.99 and is available on Bachmann Software's Web site, www.bachmannsoftware.com, or any of the Web sites that sell Palm OS applications, such as PalmGear and Handango. Current users of FilePoint can upgrade for US$29.99.

About Bachmann Software & Services
Bachmann Software & Services is a leading provider of software products and development services for handheld computing and wireless platforms. Its premier software products include PrintBoy™ (for both PalmOS and Pocket PC™), which allows users to print directly from their handheld to a printer and FilePoint™ Pro. Bachmann also produces the InfraReady™ and InfraReady Plus adapters, designed to convert virtually any printer's parallel port to accept an infrared beam and the BTReady™ adapter, which converts a printer's parallel port to accept Bluetooth.

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 http://www.bachmannsoftware.com

Contact:

Bachmann Software & Services, LLC
Joananne Pierce
973-729-9427 ext. 16
joananne@bachmannsoftware.com

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