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Bachmann Software Announces Remote File Access for Windows Mobile-Based Pocket PCs and Smartphones

FilePoint Exchange enables secure remote file access and Google Desktop Search, over a Smartphone or Wi-Fi connection

Sparta, NJ (July 13, 2005)... - Bachmann Software (www.bachmannsoftware.com), a leader in wireless productivity software for handhelds and Smartphones, today announced FilePoint Exchange for Windows Mobile, a new software product enabling remote desktop file access from a wireless PocketPC or Smartphone.

Using FilePoint Exchange, PDA and Smartphone users can wirelessly connect to their home or work computer and browse their computer’s folders and mapped network drives, or quickly find their files using Bachmann’s remote desktop search feature powered by Google Desktop Search. Users of FilePoint Exchange can then wirelessly download their documents, spreadsheets and other files directly to their handheld, where they may be viewed, edited, printed or even emailed to others. Full security is maintained during all data transmissions due to FilePoint’s system of passwords strong encryption.

“Just about everybody has found themselves in a situation where they need a critical document or other important file, only to realize it is back at their office desktop or network,” noted Glenn Bachmann, founder and president of Bachmann Software. “Our goal with FilePoint Exchange is to offer today’s wireless handheld and Smartphone users an easy-to-use, safe and secure method of accessing their files whenever and wherever they need them”.

“We are excited Bachmann Software has extended FilePoint Exchange to Windows Mobile-based device users,” said Jeff McKean, product manager, Mobile & Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. “This remote access tool is a powerful complement to Windows Mobile, enabling business users to stay connected to their most critical information – and allowing functionality to view and edit these documents any time, any where.”

Network Browsing and Google Desktop Search Support

FilePoint Exchange offers handheld users two key methods for locating important files:

  • Network Browsing: Network browsing works just like Microsoft Internet Explorer on a Microsoft Windows-based PC, giving users a friendly way to browse commonly accessed folders and their contents on local hard drives or mapped network drives.
  • Google Desktop Search: FilePoint Exchange integrates with Google’s new Desktop Search capability. With Desktop Search, FilePoint users enter keywords on their handheld, and FilePoint works in conjunction with Google Desktop Search on the remote computer to deliver back to the handheld a list of the most relevant matching files.

Compatibility and Network Requirements

FilePoint Exchange works with any Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC handheld capable of achieving a wireless network connection, including Wi-Fi enabled devices and Smartphones. FilePoint’s server component requires a Windows-based desktop computer with Internet access. Google’s Desktop Search is also optionally required in order to use the remote desktop search capability.

Pricing and Availability

FilePoint Exchange is available for purchase directly from Bachmann Software as well as authorized online software stores for $49.99 per user. Bachmann Software is offering for a limited time FilePoint Exchange at an introductory discounted price of just $39.99.

To place an order, or find out more about FilePoint Exchange as well as Bachmann’s full range of file, print and networking solutions for handhelds and smartphones, contact Bachmann Software Sales at (973) 729 9427, or email sales@bachmannsoftware.com, or visit the Bachmann Software web site at http://www.bachmannsoftware.com.

About Bachmann Software
Bachmann Software is a leading provider of wireless software products for Palm OS, Windows Mobile and Symbian OS handhelds and smartphones. Based in Sparta, N.J., the company’s premier products include PrintBoy™, FilePoint™ and Bachmann Mobile Backup™, which extend key features such as printing, network compatibility, file access and backup/restore, normally associated with desktop computers and laptops, to handheld devices.

Bachmann also offers a range of hardware accessories that enable handhelds to connect to networks and printers, including the popular InfraReady™ and InfraReady Plus adapters, designed to convert virtually any printer’s parallel port to accept an infrared beam. Bachmann’s software products are bundled with a wide variety of third party handhelds and peripherals, including products from partners PalmOne, Alphasmart, Dataviz, QuickOffice and Belkin.

For more information please visit http://www.bachmannsoftware.com

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PrintBoy, FilePoint, FilePoint Exchange, Bachmann Mobile Backup and Bachmann Mobile Utilities are trademarks of Bachmann Software.

Google Desktop Search is a registered trademark of Google.

Palm OS is a registered trademark and Palm Powered is a trademark of PalmSource, Inc., a subsidiary of Palm, Inc.

Palm is a trademark of PalmOne, Inc.

All other products, services and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or services marks of their respective owners.

Contact:

Bachmann Software & Services, LLC
Julie Spaulding
973-729-9427
julie@bachmannsoftware.com


 

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