7/10/2002 - Extended Systems (Nasdaq:XTND), a leading provider of mobile data management and wireless connectivity solutions, has updated its Bluetooth software development kit, XTNDAccess Blue SDK, to include support for SIM Access and Phone Access, two new Bluetooth profiles currently being developedworkewor worked on by the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group).
The addition of these profiles rounds out Extended Systems software development kit to include support for all three of the Bluetooth SIG's CAR Working Group automotive profiles: Hands-free, SIM Access and Phone Access. SIM Access enables the transfer of SIM data from a cellular phone to an in-car system and Phone Access is an extension of the Hands-free profile, enabling the complete control and use of a cell phone via an in-car system. Extended Systems' support for these profiles includes APIs, sample applications and documentation that enable embedded device manufacturers and developers to implement the profiles according to the latest specifications.
"The market is starting to see a great deal of Bluetooth development and plans for implementation from the automotive industry, with the likes of BMW and Chrysler leading the way," said Don Baumgartner, vice president of worldwide marketing for Extended Systems. "The timely support of the draft specifications for these profiles ensures rapid product development and time-to-market advantages for Extended Systems customers who serve major automobile makers in North America, Europe and Asia."
About XTNDAccess Blue SDK
Extended System's embedded protocol stack, XTNDAccess Blue SDK, is designed for use in embedded devices such as cellular phones, PDAs, digital cameras, automotive systems, portable office equipment, and industrial automation products, among others. The product has been qualified by the Bluetooth SIG for more user profiles than any other competing product on the market.
Customers include 3Com and Xircom from the PC industry; Motorola and Mitsubishi (TRIUM, France) for telecommunications; Red-M, NEC and 3Com, among others, for networking; Hewlett-Packard and NEC for imaging; Palm for PDAs; and Visteon and Johnson Controls for automotive products.
About Extended Systems
Extended Systems is a global leader in providing mobile infrastructure software that extends enterprise applications to mobile and wireless environments. The company's products include data synchronization and management software, mobile application development software, short-range wireless connectivity products (Bluetooth and IrDA-compliant), and client/server database management systems with remote access capabilities. Extended Systems' customers and key relationships include 3Com, Agilent, Compaq, Ericsson, Handspring, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, NEC, Palm, Sharp, and Toshiba.
Founded in 1984, Extended Systems has offices and subsidiaries in the United States and worldwide. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.extendedsystems.com
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Bluetooth development and implementation in the automotive industry, the ability of XTNDAccess Blue SDK to provide rapid product development and time-to-market advantages for our customers, and the success of XTNDAccess Blue SDK. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the overall economic conditions and the level of information technology purchasing by existing and potential customers, the perceived and realized benefits of Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, the timely development and acceptance of new products and technologies, the risks associated with development of new products and product enhancements, the impact of competitive products and pricing, and other risks as detailed from time-to-time in Extended Systems' SEC filings, including its 2001 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed in fiscal 2002.
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