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PrintBoy SDK Enterprise Edition Delivers Reports and HTML Printing for Palm OS and PocketPC OS Handhelds

Bachmann Software enhances its cross-platform mobile printing tools to meet corporate and field force automation requirements

SPARTA, NJ - November 18, 2003... Bachmann Software, one of the leading providers of software products and development tools for the handheld and wireless computing industry, today introduced PrintBoy SDK Enterprise Edition, version 6.0, a comprehensive suite of mobile printing tools that offers a broad range of reporting, printing and page layout functionality to developers of handheld applications. With new toolkits for laying out and printing common report elements such as tables, logos, bullet lists, fonts, and left, center and right aligned paragraphs, PrintBoy SDK Enterprise Edition provides mobile application developers with unprecedented power and flexibility in creating complex forms, reports, invoices, receipts, and labels that are then printed on-the-go over infrared, Bluetooth, 802.11/Wi-Fi, or serial cable connections to virtually any office or mobile printer.

PrintBoy SDK offers the only fully cross-platform mobile printing development toolkit that spans Palm OS and PocketPC (now Windows Mobile) platforms with support for today's most popular development tools including Microsoft Visual C++ & Visual Basic, Metrowerks CodeWarrior, AppForge's MobileVB, Pumatech's Satellite Forms, and even web browser tools such as Javascript and VBScript. Instead of spending time writing the same code twice, finally developers can create print-enabled applications using a consistent set of high-level APIs that work across multiple handheld platforms, printers, and communications interfaces.

"Until now, creating any sort of reasonable printed output from handheld computers meant spending lots of time writing and debugging drawing code that had to precisely position basic elements such as lines, rectangles and text on the printed page." said Glenn Bachmann, president and founder of Bachmann Software. "With the new ReportLayout and HTML printing toolkits in our Enterprise Edition, our goal was to allow developers to leverage common reporting features such as tables, and familiar languages like HTML, to create sophisticated-looking printed output with less than a few hours work."

PrintBoy SDK Enterprise Edition v6.0 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

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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