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Scantron Broadens Offerings of Third-Party Applications To Include Infinity Softworks and Bachmann Software Products

SEATTLE, Wash. - June 30, 2003... Scantron Corporation, a leading provider of education testing and assessment tools for 31 years, is expanding the products it sells for handheld computers and other mobile devices to include calculator applications from Infinity Softworks Inc. and wireless printing solutions from Bachmann Software & Services. The reseller agreements were announced here during the National Education Computing Conference where Scantron is demonstrating its products in the Palm Solutions Group booth #3128 through July 2 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center.

"To augment our testing and assessment solutions, we're providing customers with an easy way to buy a growing array of teaching and student productivity tools for handhelds and other mobile computing devices," said Tom Hoag, president of Scantron. "Infinity's calculators and Bachmann's wireless printing applications offer great value to educators and students as standalone applications or as complements to our testing and assessment solutions."

Scantron has signed an agreement with Bachmann, a developer of printing applications, to distribute its PrintBoy Premium™ software and InfraReady™ and BTReady™ adapters for printers to enable handheld computers and other mobile devices to print to any printer via infrared and Bluetooth™ wireless connections. In addition, Scantron will offer Bachmann's FilePoint Pro™ software for organizing handheld-computer files from a desktop computer.

"We are thrilled to collaborate with Scantron on distribution of our PrintBoy and FilePoint software," said Glenn Bachmann, president of Bachmann Software. "Scantron's seasoned national sales force significantly expands the awareness and availability of our wireless printing products in the education market, while placing a more complete mobile solution literally in the hands of teachers, administrators and students."

Scantron will also offer calculator applications, including powerOne Graph, powerOne Scientific, powerOne Finance and powerOne Commercial Real Estate from Infinity Softworks, a maker of financial, scientific and mathematic analysis software. Infinity Softworks' powerOne products exceed the capability of traditional calculators by utilizing spreadsheet-like templates for analyzing "what if" scenarios. They can be customized by adding templates for specific calculations.

"The alliance between Infinity Softworks and Scantron benefits schools and colleges by giving them the convenience of 'one-stop' shopping for Palm Powered devices pre-loaded with our products," said Elia Freedman, chief executive officer of Infinity Softworks. "Strategically for us, Scantron's national salesforce helps us reach many more customers, who place great value on improving technology access by providing students with mobile learning devices."

In addition to products by Infinity Softworks and Bachmann, Scantron sells Palm handheld computers and Dana by AlphaSmart, a laptop-computer alternative.

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 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 www.bachmannsoftware.com

About Infinity Softworks

Infinity Softworks has distributed more calculator and analysis software for handheld computers than any other vendor. The company's entry-level calculators are bundled with Palm, Handspring and Sony devices. Infinity Softworks' advanced products are designed for financial and scientific students and professionals. All Infinity Softworks products have earned a reputation for high quality and performance. They simplify advanced calculations with an innovative template format that focuses attention on the problem instead of the calculator. Infinity Softworks was founded in 1997 and is based in Beaverton, Ore. For more information, visit www.infinitysw.com or call 503/690-3134.

About Scantron Corporation

Scantron Corporation (www.scantron.com) is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based John H. Harland Company (NYSE:JH). Scantron is a leading provider of software services and systems for the collection, management and interpretation of data to the educational, financial and commercial markets. The company has approximately 700 employees worldwide and annual revenues exceeding $100 million.

About Harland

Atlanta-based John H. Harland Company (NYSE: JH) (www.harland.net) is a leading provider of software and printed products to the financial and educational markets. Harland Financial Solutions (www.harlandfinancialsolutions.com) supplies software and services, including customer relationship management, deposit and loan origination, host processing and mortgage services to thousands of financial institutions of all sizes. Harland's printed products offerings include checks, direct marketing and financial forms.

Media Contacts:

Kathleen Dixon
Dixon Communications for Scantron
408-871-7765
kathleen@kdixon.com

Teri Graf
VP of Marketing and Sales
Infinity Softworks
925-961-1888
teri@infinitysw.com


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

© 2003 Scantron Corporation, 34 Parker, Irvine, Calif., 92618-1604. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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. 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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