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Bachmann Software Introduces Printing Software Developers Kit (SDK) for Pocket PC devices

Developers of mobile applications for business users now able to incorporate printing

SPARTA, N.J. - March 7, 2002 Today, Bachmann Software & Services introduced its PrintBoy™CE Software Developers Kit (SDK), giving developers of applications for Pocket PC handhelds the ability to incorporate wireless printing into their applications. The SDK includes a broad array of print driver support, making the application adaptable to most target printers. PrintBoyCE SDK supports wireless printing via the emerging Bluetooth and 802.11b standards, as well as the more established infrared. PrintBoy CE SDK includes support for barcodes, images, and various page size layouts among its features.

Bachmann Software has become a leader in wireless mobile printing through the original success of its PrintBoy for Palm OS®. The recent addition of PrintBoyCE, and now the availability of PrintBoy CE SDK, further strengthens Bachmann Software's position as the leader in this segment with the most complete portfolio of solutions covering more both operating systems.

"With the enterprise focus of the Pocket PC, we are convinced that printing will be an important feature for many business applications," stated Dan Reuvers, Bachmann Software's vice president of business development. "With the cost of printing at as little as $1 per distributed copy, the decision for an application developer to incorporate wireless printing is a snap, both technically and financially."

One of the first companies to license PrintBoyCE SDK is PocketSOFT, developer of one of the most popular database applications for Pocket PC handhelds. Adding printing capabilities to their application enables the company to respond with a solution for one of the top requests from their customers.

"The ability to print data directly from a Pocket PC is no longer a luxury...it's a necessity," said Tery Emilson, PocketSOFT.ca's president. "For that reason, we have chosen Bachmann Software's PrintBoyCE for our abcDB Database solution. Their technology enables us to provide the printing features our customers have been asking for."

Inquiries regarding the PrintBoyCE SDK can be directed to Bachmann Software's website at http://www.bachmannsoftware.com.

About Bachmann Software & Services
Bachmann Software & Services is a leading provider of software products and development services for handheld computing and wireless applications. Based in Sparta, N.J., the company develops mobile computing applications intended to enhance users' efficiency. Current Bachmann products include FilePoint™, which introduces the ability to organize files and print content directly from a Palm OS handheld; both staples of desktop computing. Bachmann Software is committed to extending the most popular utilities from the desktop to the mobile computing arena.

The company also leverages its experience by providing development services for mobile computing applications. With experience in developing both products and enterprise applications on the Palm OS, Windows CE and RIM platforms, Bachmann has completed over 50 such mobile computing applications. Bachmann Software’s clients have included Fortune 500 companies in the medical, imaging, CRM, wireless and PC industries, among others. For more information, visit www.bachmannsoftware.com.

Contact:

TalonPR, Inc. Kevin Doel, 785/273-9660 kevin@talonpr.com
or
Bachmann Software & Services Dan Reuvers, 973/729-9427 dan@bachmannsoftware.com


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