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Symbol Bundles PrintBoy with Captra™ for Small Business

New Captra version enables sophisticated printed reports for mobile business customers using QuickBooks™ on their handheld

SPARTA, NJ - January 5, 2004... - Bachmann Software, a leading provider of software products and development tools for the handheld and wireless computing industry, announced today that its award-winning PrintBoy mobile printing solution is now included with Symbol Technologies’ application suite for small business, Captra™ 5.0. The addition of PrintBoy’s printing component enables users of Symbol’s Captra software on Palm OS? and PocketPC/Windows Mobile handheld computers to print business-critical reports such as Invoices, Estimates, Credit Memos and Purchase Orders, with sophisticated report layouts and formatting.

Symbol was able to achieve the new report printing capabilities in Captra v5.0 by licensing and integrating Bachmann Software’s PrintBoy SDK Enterprise Edition, in the process leveraging the PrintBoy SDK’s powerful new cross-platform ReportLayout functionality, unparalleled printer compatibility, and transparent printing connectivity over infrared, LAN, Bluetooth™, Wi-Fi and cabled connections.

“QuickBooks users heavily depend on printing Invoices, Estimates, Credit Memos and Purchase Orders, and that enables them to complete these transactions with their customers”, said Keith Kanneg, Sr. Director, Small Business Office at Symbol Technologies. “Our Captra users literally run their business from their handheld, and thus require the same business-critical reports whether they are sitting in their clients’ office, on location at a construction site, or in transit between customers.”

“We are proud to have been selected as Symbol’s partner for printing and reporting within the Captra v5.0 solution,” said Glenn Bachmann, president and founder of Bachmann Software. “Captra’s requirement for richly formatted printed reports, similar to those found in QuickBooks, fit perfectly with our vision for PrintBoy SDK Enterprise Edition as a powerful set of tools for integrating sophisticated report layouts in mobile applications, no matter what handheld platform customers choose.”

PrintBoy SDK Enterprise Edition v6.0 with .NET support is priced at $699.99 USD, which includes up to 500 user licenses. Volume discounts for large deployments and licenses for distribution with commercial software applications are available upon request. Customers may purchase PrintBoy SDK at Bachmann Software’s website at www.bachmannsoftware.com.

About PrintBoy
PrintBoy allows Palm OS users to print documents, spreadsheets and other critical information directly from their handheld device over infrared, Bluetooth™ , 802.11b (also known as Wi-Fi), smartphone or modem connection to most popular printers. PrintBoy 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. The powerful print engine behind the PrintBoy application is Bachmann Software's PrintBoy SDK. PrintBoy SDK is also available to software developers who want to add printing to their software application.

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™ Pro, 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™ 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

About Symbol Captra™
Symbol’s Captra is a software collection that enables the exchange of data between an array of mobile computers and the latest versions of QuickBooks®. This data exchange allows users of QuickBooks products to synchronize information between QuickBooks and their handheld computer, as well as capture data, perform vendor and customer updates, inventory and price checks, prepare and print invoices, and other small business functions from their Palm OS or PocketPC handheld.

About Symbol Technologies
Symbol Technologies, Inc. delivers enterprise mobility solutions that enable anywhere, anytime data and voice communication designed to increase productivity, reduce costs and realize competitive advantage. Symbol systems and services integrate rugged mobile computing, advanced data capture, wireless networking and mobility software for the world's leading retailers, transportation and logistics companies and manufacturers as well as government agencies and providers of healthcare, hospitality and security. More information is available at www.symbol.com.

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PrintBoy is a trademark of Bachmann Software.

Captra is a trademark of Symbol Technologies, Inc.

QuickBooks is a registered trademark of Intuit, Inc.

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

Bluetooth and the Bluetooth logo are trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc, U.S.A.

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

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


PrintBoy, FilePoint, InfraReady and BTReady are trademarks of Bachmann Software.

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, IncBluetooth and the Bluetooth logo are trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc, U.S.A. All other products, services and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or services marks of their respective owners.

 

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