Extended Systems Announces Support for Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone

10/23/2002 - Extended Systems, a leading provider of mobile information management solutions for the enterprise, announced that its comprehensive suite of mobile solutions will support the Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone. The announcement was made today at the global launch of the Windows Powered Smartphone in London. Support for the Smartphone further demonstrates Extended Systems' continued commitment and ability to support a wide range of handheld devices and device technologies, thereby minimizing device support issues and costs for IT managers.

The Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone provides both voice and data communications on one powerful mobile device. Extended Systems' mobile solutions will provide a platform for mobile application development on the new devices, as well as server-based synchronization capabilities with Microsoft Exchange“ and other popular groupware applications. In addition, Extended Systems' robust management tools will enable IT to easily manage data access from Smartphone devices to the corporate network.

"Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone delivers new functionality to business users and corporations," said Don Baumgartner, vice president of worldwide marketing, Extended Systems. "Because we believe the new platform has great potential, Extended Systems will provide a complete range of mobile solutions that will enable IT managers to integrate, manage, and utilize Smartphone devices on an enterprise-wide level."

"Extended Systems' powerful device management, application development and synchronization solutions for the Windows Powered Smartphone open the gates to a range of compelling enterprise services for the mobile professional, making the Smartphone a phone for daily life and a powerful productivity tool," said Robbie Right, Director, Mobile Devices Marketing Group, Microsoft EMEA.

About Extended Systems' Mobile Solutions for the Enterprise
Extended Systems offers a robust mobile platform and comprehensive suite of mobile solutions and services for the development and implementation of mobile applications throughout the enterprise. Extended Systems has one of the most complete sets of mobile solutions offered by any company in the marketplace. The suite includes:

About the Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC)
Extended Systems is a member of the Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council. A specialized arm of Microsoft's global Mobile Solutions Partner Program (MSPP), MPAC was created to serve as a focused feedback mechanism for Microsoft mobility platform development and to provide technical, marketing and business development support to companies making significant investments and inroads in the mobility space.

About Extended Systems
Extended Systems provides the expertise, strategy and solutions to help enterprise organizations realize their business goals through mobile technology. The company's software and services portfolio includes data synchronization and device management solutions; mobile applications for sales, service and pharmaceutical professionals; mobile application development tools and services; and Bluetooth and IrDA wireless connectivity software. Extended Systems has more than 2,500 enterprise customers and key alliance relationships with Agilent, Ericsson, Handspring, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Palm, Sharp, Siemens and Toshiba. Founded in 1984, Extended Systems has offices and subsidiaries in the United States and worldwide.

Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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