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Bachmann Software Partners With Zebra Technologies to Offer Enhanced Printing Support for the Palm OS®

SPARTA, N.J., - April 30, 2001 Bachmann Software & Services, makers of PrintBoy™ printing software, today announced a new partnership relationship with Zebra Technologies Corporation. Under the terms of the new agreement, Bachmann will provide dedicated driver support for the Zebra Mobile line of printers. By adapting their PrintBoy software to support Zebra, Bachmann will enhance the compatibility of Palm Powered™ devices with the Encore™, Cameo™ and PA/PT-400™ line of mobile printers. The result will offer Zebra customers a simple means to wirelessly beam their handheld data to a printer via infrared or through a serial cable. Additionally, the companies have agreed to cooperate to bring additional software solutions to their respective customers.

“A growing number of our customers are using Palm OS based handheld computers,” said Bob Danahy, Zebra’s director of Marketing for mobile printers. “These solutions typically interface to a mobile terminal to provide on-demand bar code labeling or receipt printing. As the leading bar code printer manufacturer with the largest installed base of mobile printing solutions, Zebra is committed to extending our interoperability for these popular devices. After exploring the market, Bachmann Software demonstrated the best solutions for Zebra’s customers.”

“Our PrintBoy Developer kit will offer Zebra customers an easier way to integrate printing support with a Palm OS® device. The additional solutions we are working on with Zebra will continue to streamline the implementation process for their customers,” stated Dan Reuvers, Bachmann’s Vice President of Business Development. “Together, we are reducing the customers’ technological hurdles of implementation.”

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 primarily develops applications for the Palm OS platform. Its premier products include PrintBoy™ Developer Kit, which “snaps” into Palm Powered™ devices and provides a standard text and graphics printing engine that can be used by virtually any application, and PrintBoy™, a suite of applets that allows users to print highly readable output of most information stored on the Palm OS. For more information, visit http://www.bachmannsoftware.com.

About Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies Corporation (Vernon Hills, Ill.) manufactures and distributes Zebra-brand on-demand thermal bar code label printers and Eltron-brand secure ID printing systems and plastic card printers used in automatic identification and plastic card personalization applications worldwide. The company, with an installed base of more than two million printers, also offers software and related supplies, including more than 1,000 label and ribbon combinations. Zebra's customers include more than 70 percent of the FORTUNE 500. The company's stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol ZBRA. Information about Zebra bar code products can be found at www.zebra.com.


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