Bachmann Software and Clarinet Systems Team Up to Offer Students and Teachers Wireless Network Printing from Palm Powered Handhelds
PrintBoy remains the top choice among educators for Palm OS printing solutions
SAN ANTONIO, TX
June 18, 2002...
Today at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in San Antonio, Bachmann Software is announcing that its PrintBoy application will now support printing from Palm OS® based devices to Clarinet Systems' EthIR LAN high-speed infrared LAN access system. Since many schools do not have the resources to arrange for extensive networking, Clarinet Systems and Bachmann Software have teamed to produce an easy solution that allows teachers and students to rapidly produce hard copies of their handheld data, while leveraging the IR port already included on Palm Powered™ handhelds.
Providing PrintBoy functionality will enable students and faculty to submit print jobs wirelessly from a PDA, via the infrared port, to Clarinet Systems' EthIR Beam® stations located throughout a campus. Once a document is transmitted to the EthIR Beam station, it is then routed to a designated network printer.
Also at NECC, Bachmann Software is demonstrating printing support for Hands High Software's Thought Manager, a popular outlining application that is very useful for helping students and teachers to organize projects. As more students and faculty are using PDAs for outlining requirements for projects, it is often important to be able to print the outlines for further editing and collaboration. PrintBoy Deluxe already supports many of the most popular education applications, such as Quickoffice, WordSmith, HanDBase, ThinkDB, FreeWrite, Corsoft Aileron and Student 4.0, among others, and adding support for Thought Manager strengthens its position as the printing application of choice among educators.
"We're proud to produce a printing application that has become the industry standard in the education market," said Dan Reuvers, Bachmann Software's vice president of marketing. "Now that PrintBoy supports Thought Manager and wireless network printing, it has become an even more indispensable tool for teachers, administrators, and students."
"Bachmann Software's revolutionary PrintBoy application, along with the EthIR LAN, will undoubtedly change and expand the way people use their PDAs for printing from now on," said Wen Chang, Clarinet Systems' president.
PrintBoy software provides the users of Palm Powered handhelds with the ability to print their most important content. By including driver support for most of the popular printers on the market, users can simply select the application that they want to print and beam their data to a printer. PrintBoy supports appointments, contacts, memos, to-do items, e-mail, and the clipboard.
PrintBoy Deluxe includes all of those same functions, with the addition of documents, spreadsheets and databases, allowing users to print imported Word and Excel documents.
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 nearly 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 is a leading contributor to the overall Palm Economy by producing more than 50 products for the Palm OS. Many Fortune 500 companies have engaged Bachmann 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 Clarinet Systems
Clarinet Systems, Inc. is a global provider of wireless connectivity solutions for handheld devices. The company is focused on providing a universal network access solution for mobile devices such as Notebooks, Handhelds, Palm-Size PCs and Internet Appliances like MP3 music players and electronic books that use infrared. Fortune 1000 companies use Clarinet Systems' products in the hospitality, healthcare, education and enterprise markets.
About Hands High Software, Inc.
Hands High Software, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is an award-winning provider of personal organization software for Palm handheld computers. Products include ThoughtManager, ToDo PLUS, Memo PLUS, Trip, Trip Deluxe, PhoneLog and AirMiles.
Kevin Doel, 785-273-9660
Bachmann Software & Services
Dan Reuvers, 973-729-9427
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