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Bachmann Software Expands Wireless Network Printing Options for Palm OS and Pocket PC Handhelds

PrintBoy Proxy Server connects handhelds to Windows™-networked printers

SPARTA, NJ - August 8, 2003... Bachmann Software announced today that its PrintBoy mobile printing solution now enables wireless printing to virtually any shared networked printer. With this newest enhancement, Bachmann's PrintBoy solution allows users of Palm OS™ and Pocket PC™ handheld portable computers to print documents, spreadsheets, e-mails, memos, calendars and more, from their wireless-enabled handhelds to networked printers shared using TCP/IP, Windows Networking, or even direct cable-attachments.

Bachmann's newest PrintBoy module, called PrintBoy Proxy Server, runs as a mobile printing service on any Windows 95, Windows 98. Windows NT or Windows XP - based host computer. PrintBoy Proxy Server further extends the printing capabilities of Bachmann's handheld printing software by redirecting Palm OS and Pocket PC print jobs over the network to any printer that is available from the PrintBoy Proxy Server host computer.

"With the availability of Wi-Fi (802.11) - ready handhelds from Palm, Sony, Symbol, HP, Toshiba and Alphasmart, along with wireless "smartphones" from Handspring, Kyocera and Samsung, handheld computers are increasingly capable of attaching to home and office networks", said Glenn Bachmann, president of Bachmann Software. "Bachmann Software continues to fulfill its commitment to make handhelds "1st class citizens" on these networks by enabling access to valuable network resources such as shared network printers. PrintBoy, combined with the new PrintBoy Proxy Server, for the first time allows millions of mobile customers to access these shared network printers, on-the-go, directly from their handhelds."

PrintBoy Proxy Server is available immediately for PrintBoy customers only as a free application download at Bachmann Software's web site http://www.bachmannsoftware.com. PrintBoy for either Palm OS and PocketPC handheld computers is available now for purchase at Bachmann's web site and has an MSRP of $39.99 USD per user.

About PrintBoy

PrintBoy allows Palm OS® and Pocket PC™ users to print their critical information by selecting their wireless method of choice, and sending their data to the printer. Whether the users work in an environment supporting a network, Bluetooth™ technology, 802.11b (also known as Wi-Fi), have modem access, or infrared, PrintBoy allows them to produce their data to the printer of their choice. PrintBoy for the Palm OS 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. PrintBoy for the Pocket PC includes support for Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook e-mail.

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™ adapter, 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 mobile computing industry by producing well over 50 software applications for Palm OS, PocketPC and other mobile computing platforms. 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 www.bachmannsoftware.com

Contact:

Joananne Pierce
Director of Marketing
Bachmann Software & Services, LLC
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 and Tungsten are trademarks of Palm, Inc.

Windows and Pocket PC are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

 

 

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