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Bachmann Software’s PrintBoy bundled with palmOne’s new LifeDrive Mobile Manager

Enables wireless printing of documents and other user data to most popular printers

Sparta, NJ (May 18, 2005)... Bachmann Software (www.bachmannsoftware.com), a leader in wireless productivity software for handhelds and smartphones, today announced a free version of its popular PrintBoy wireless printing software is being bundled with palmOne’s new LifeDrive™ mobile manager, announced today. Customers who purchase a LifeDrive mobile manager will receive a free licensed copy of PrintBoy either on CDROM or through LifeDrive’s Addit software catalog, enabling them to easily print their documents, email attachments and other handheld data directly to most popular printers

PrintBoy is a full printing solution for Palm OS® devices, offering handheld and smartphone users the ability to wirelessly print documents, spreadsheets, and other files, directly from their device to virtually any printer. All popular wireless options are supported, including Wi-Fi (802.11) network printing, Bluetooth printing, and infrared beaming. For customers with printers not already wirelessly accessible through one of these communications options, Bachmann also offers inexpensive infrared and Bluetooth print adapters which quickly and easily upgrade printers for wireless LifeDrive access.

"LifeDrive customers want to carry their documents, photos, music and other files with them and be productive wherever they go, and the ability to print Word, Excel and PowerPoint files continues to be an important business requirement," said Page Murray, palmOne vice president of marketing. "We felt that Bachmann Software provides the best mobile printing solution available today for palmOne products, and we are pleased to make PrintBoy available to our LifeDrive customers."

“We are excited that palmOne has given us an opportunity to make PrintBoy’s wireless printing part of their customers’ LifeDrive experience”, said Glenn Bachmann, president and founder of Bachmann Software. “We expect that customers will want to store and work with all kinds of information on their LifeDrive, and just as in the desktop world, the ability to quickly and easily produce a hardcopy printout is an essential part of the mobile professional’s productivity tool set.”

About the LifeDrive Mobile Manager from palmOne, Inc.

The LifeDrive mobile manager from palmOne is a new, category-defining product that allows owners to carry and use work and personal digital content, as well as control and manage priorities, anywhere, anytime. Designed for people with a significant volume of digital information, the LifeDrive mobile manager offers 4GB of hard-drive storage (3.85GB user available), a large 320x480 high-resolution color screen, and wireless access through built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technologies.* More information about LifeDrive mobile manager can be found at www.palmOne.com/LifeDrive.

[*An Internet service provider account, email account and subscription may be required for Internet and email access. These services may need to be purchased separately and additional charges may apply. Wireless access via Bluetooth requires a compatible Bluetooth phone and carrier subscription, not included.]

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, Bachmann Mobile Backup and Bachmann Mobile Utilities are trademarks of Bachmann Software.

palmOne, Palm OS and LifeDrive are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed to palmOne, Inc.

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


 

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