Sparta, NJ (February 14, 2005)...
- Bachmann Software, a leading provider of mobile computing software and solutions, today announced that its popular PrintBoy wireless printing solution for Series 60 smartphones will be bundled with the new X800 Smartphone from Panasonic. Combined with the included Quickoffice Premier office suite from Mobile Digital Media, owners of the X800 handheld can now open, view, edit, and print native Microsoft(R) Word, Excel and PowerPoint(R) email attachments as well as native MS Office files saved on removable memory expansion cards.
PrintBoy for Series 60 provides wireless printing functionality for owners of Symbian OS-based Series 60 smartphones, enabling users to print Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly from their handhelds to popular office printers using infrared and Bluetooth connections. Compatible printers which support built-in infrared or Bluetooth connections will work without need for any additional software or accessories. Customers who require add-on infrared or Bluetooth printer capability may purchase inexpensive wireless printer adapters from Bachmann’s web site at www.bachmannsoftware.com.
The X800 smartphone is a compact digital camera phone, with video capability, a stylish clamshell design and support for the miniSD™ card. Through the bundled QuickOffice solution from Mobile Digital Media, the X800 allows users to view and edit presentations and documents, which can then be wirelessly printed over an infrared or Bluetooth connection using Bachmann’s PrintBoy software. Built on the Symbian OS, the X800 uses the familiar and user-friendly Series 60 user interface, making it an excellent choice for either personal or business use.
“We are pleased to see the continued availability of full office software functionality, including document viewing, editing, and, with our PrintBoy for Series 60 software, wireless printing, on the Panasonic X800 Smartphone”, said Glenn Bachmann, president of Bachmann Software. “Smartphones continue to experience unprecedented growth as both consumers and enterprise customers recognize the value of mobile access to their data. Our PrintBoy software lets X800 smartphone users easily access their favorite printers and wirelessly produce hardcopies of attachments and other documents, whenever and wherever they need them.”
For availability and other information on the Panasonic X800 Smartphone, please see the full X800 press release at http://www.panasonic.co.jp/pmc/news/en/article/2005_0214_02.html
PrintBoy enables mobile computing users to print documents, spreadsheets and other critical information directly from their Palm OS, PocketPC or Series 60 handheld device over infrared, Bluetooth™ , 802.11b (also known as Wi-Fi), smartphone or modem connection to popular printers. 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
Bachmann Software is a leading provider of wireless software products for Palm OS, PocketPC/Windows Mobile and Symbian OS handhelds and smartphones. Based in Sparta, N.J., the company’s premier products include PrintBoy™, FilePoint™, and Bachmann Mobile Backup™, which extend key features such as printing, network compatibility, file access, and backup/restore, normally associated with desktop computers and laptops, to handheld devices. Bachmann also offers a range of hardware accessories that enable handhelds to connect to networks and printers, including the popular InfraReady™ and InfraReady Plus adapters, designed to convert virtually any printer’s parallel port to accept an infrared beam. Other wireless connectivity and printing solutions are available from the Bachmann online store from partners Enfora, Belkin, Brother and others.
For more information, visit www.bachmannsoftware.com
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