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PrintBoy, Standard Edition is Included with New Palm Tungsten C Handheld

Palm Tungsten C handheld includes Wi-Fi printing capabilities

Note: This release complements today's announcement from Palm, Inc. regarding the availability of the Palm Tungsten C handheld.

SPARTA, NJ - April 23, 2003... Bachmann Software announced that its PrintBoy mobile printing software will be included with the new Palm™ Tungsten™ C handheld from Palm, Inc., introduced today. This is the first Palm branded handheld to offer PrintBoy on the in-box Software Essentials CD.

PrintBoy, Standard Edition will allow users to print DataViz's Documents To Go ® documents, spreadsheets, and presentations as well as information from the standard Palm OS ® applications such as Memo, Date Book, To Do List and Address Book. Using PrintBoy, Tungsten C handheld owners can produce and share high-quality printouts of their most crucial files via infrared, Wi-Fi or other network connection.

With the new built-in Wi-Fi networking capabilities of the Tungsten C handheld and Bachmann Software's PrintBoy software, printing to shared network printers from Palm Powered™ handhelds is easier than ever before. This latest version of PrintBoy includes enhanced Network Printing via the free PrintBoy Server web service. With PrintBoy Server, customers can register and configure office printers at www.print-boy.com, thus removing the need to perform printer driver configuration on their wireless Palm Powered handheld.

"We felt strongly that including software that helped demonstrate the capabilities of Wi-Fi were a critical requirement for this product. We have been very impressed with the printing features of PrintBoy, and we are pleased to offer this software to our Tungsten C handheld customers", said Paul Osborne, senior product manager for Palm Solutions Group.

With the new built-in Wi-Fi networking capabilities of the Tungsten C handheld and Bachmann Software's PrintBoy software, printing to shared network printers from Palm Powered™ handhelds is easier than ever before. This latest version of PrintBoy includes enhanced Network Printing via the free PrintBoy Server web service. With PrintBoy Server, customers can register and configure office printers at www.print-boy.com, thus removing the need to perform printer driver configuration on their wireless Palm Powered handheld.

"With the arrival of the Tungsten C handheld, Palm Powered handheld users are able to easily connect to and utilize essential network resources such as the World Wide Web and e-mail.1 Our newest version of PrintBoy enables Tungsten C handheld users to truly participate in today's networked world by providing instant access to shared network printers found in offices, schools and homes around the world", said Glenn Bachmann, President of Bachmann Software.

Bachmann Software is providing Tungsten C handheld owners with an opportunity to upgrade to the full-featured Bachmann Utilities for $29.99 at its website www.bachmannsoftware.com. Bachmann Utilities adds database printing, as well as essential mobile file management functions that users take for granted on their desktop PCs, enabling a wider range of business functions to be performed while away from the office.

About the Palm Tungsten C Handheld

The Palm Tungsten C handheld is Palm, Inc.'s most powerful handheld computer with built-in high-speed wireless connectivity to address what campus networkers want most in a handheld. It is Palm's first device to ship with integrated Wi-Fi, or 802.11b, for wireless campus connectivity.1 It offers 64MB of memory to manage data-intensive applications; 400MHz of ARM processing power; a 320 x 320 transflective TFT display (Palm's sharpest screen to date for indoor and outdoor viewing); and integrated, full-featured business applications, such as VersaMail™ 2.5 for email, and DataViz® Documents To Go® for efficiently managing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint compatible documents. More information is available at www.palm.com/tungsten-c.

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™ 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

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 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.


1 Wireless access may require a subscription, sold separately.

 

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