Extended Systems Builds Mobile Application, Licenses Software to City of Toronto

10/25/2002 - Extended Systems, a leading provider of mobile information management solutions for the enterprise, announced that the City of Toronto Public Health Department has selected Extended Systems to develop a mobile restaurant inspection application, provide the mobile solutions platform on which it will run, and advise public health IT administrators on mobile implementation and roll out.

"As a growing city of 2.5 million, it was becoming crucial for Toronto's Public Health Department to find a way to speed up the process of restaurant inspection and the distribution of grade ratings to consumers," said Extended Systems' Professional Services Director Lalit Canaran. "What we've built not only speeds up the process, it replaces the current paper-based forms and provides wireless communications for queries and updating of inspection results."

In addition to licensing the company's mobile solutions platform, the City of Toronto enlisted Extended Systems' Professional Services staff to mobilize the existing THEIS (Toronto Healthy Environment Information System) application used by the City for Public Health inspections of restaurants and other related businesses. The application, which provides secure wireless communications with the City of Toronto network, via a commercial cellular network, will be used by inspectors in the field to perform work management and physical inspection data collection tasks remotely.

"We give IT administrators a comprehensive set of solutions to mobilize strategic applications and we prove the business value in doing so," said Extended Systems President and CEO Steve Simpson. "What we have accomplished with the City of Toronto is further indication that large organizations are ready to move beyond mobile PIM and Groupware applications by leveraging the power and potential of Extended Systems' mobile software solutions."

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.

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