7/30/2002 - Extended Systems (NASDAQ: XTND), a leading provider of mobile data management and wireless connectivity solutions, and TEMIC SDS GmbH, a global supplier of speech processing technology and products, announced today that TEMIC will license Extended Systems' Bluetooth software development kit, XTNDAccess Blue SDK, in order to add Bluetooth capabilities to TEMIC's speech recognition software designed for automotive applications.
The combined product is expected to be released in December 2002 and will be targeted at all major European car manufacturers and their suppliers.
"TEMIC represents another significant Bluetooth automotive design win for Extended Systems," said Don Baumgartner, Extended Systems' vice president of worldwide marketing. "TEMIC's decision to rely on our SDK for the delivery of dependable Bluetooth solutions for major automotive customers further validates the quality of Extended Systems' Bluetooth protocol stack and our leadership position in the Bluetooth market."
"We selected Extended Systems' Bluetooth stack because of its small code size, portability and reliability and because of the company's reputable protocol expertise," said Gerhard Nüßle, managing director of TEMIC. "Our agreement with Extended Systems ensures that TEMIC will remain on top of the latest Bluetooth advancements and can provide its customers with the most current wireless capabilities in our automotive speech products."
About XTNDAccess Blue SDK
Extended Systems' embedded protocol stack, XTNDAccess Blue SDK, is designed for use in embedded devices such as cellular phones, PDAs, digital cameras, portable office equipment, industrial automation products and more. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has qualified the product for version 1.1 of the Bluetooth specification.
Extended Systems has had more than 100 Bluetooth design wins including customers such as 3Com, Hewlett-Packard, Mitsubishi, Motorola, (TRIUM, France), NEC, Palm, Red-M and Visteon.
About TEMIC SDS GmbH
TEMIC Speech Dialog Systems, Ulm (Germany), offers sophisticated communication solutions of speech recognition components and speech processing systems for vehicles, for server-based services, and for mobile devices.
As an international market leader in the automotive industry, TEMIC provides adjusted dialogue concepts for comfortable verbal interaction between humans and machines (HMI). They allow control to mobile phone, TV, audio and navigation systems simply by using the voice.
TEMIC Speech Dialog Systems combines a unique Technology and Product portfolio which includes sophisticated acoustic pre-processing and beam-forming technologies, excellent speech recognition and dialog management technologies. TEMIC's StarRec™" speech processing engine is available ported on the common range of processors and operating system platforms which are the basis for innovative speech-driven telematics solutions. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.starrec.com
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 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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