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PrintBoy SDK Enterprise Edition Gains .NET Platform Support

Bachmann Software enhances its cross-platform mobile printing tools to plug into Microsoft's .NET Framework

SPARTA, NJ - December 22, 2003... Bachmann Software, one of the leading providers of software products and development tools for the handheld and wireless computing industry, today introduced enhancements to its PrintBoy SDK Enterprise Edition which add support for Microsoft's .NET software development framework for mobile computers. With this new version of the PrintBoy SDK, software developers creating .NET based applications for PocketPC and Windows Mobile handhelds will be able to access a comprehensive suite of mobile printing tools, offering a broad range of reporting, printing and page layout functionality to their applications. All applications created with Bachmann's PrintBoy SDK enjoy full support for printing on-the-go over infrared, Bluetooth, 802.11/Wi-Fi, or serial cable connections to virtually any office or mobile printer.

Building on its existing set of mobile printing tools for PocketPC/Windows Mobile and Palm OS handheld platforms, Bachmann now expands tool and interface options for software developers even further by its introduction of .NET support. With previous support for eMbedded Visual C++ and eMbedded Visual Basic, Bachmann has exposed its cross-platform functions to enable applications created with Visual Studio .NET, including C# and Visual Basic, to benefit from a rich set of mobile printing interfaces.

"We've increasingly heard from our PrintBoy SDK customers that they are planning on building solutions around Microsoft's .NET platform." said Glenn Bachmann, president and founder of Bachmann Software. "With this new release of our SDK we are continuing to fulfill our ongoing commitment to the development community of making our ReportLayout and HTML Enterprise printing interfaces compatible with their preferred development environments and mobile platforms."

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

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


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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, Inc. Documents To Go is a trademark of DataViz. 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.


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