Extended Systems Rolls Out XTNDAccess Car SDK for Bluetooth Applications

12/11/2003 - Extended Systems (Nasdaq: XTND) announced at the Bluetooth Americas conference the release of XTNDAccess Car SDK, a software development kit that enables the telematics industry to easily integrate user-friendly Bluetooth wireless technology into the head unit of an automobile. XTNDAccess Car SDK will help the telematics industry reduce development costs and shorten time-to-market while ensuring strict compliance with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group's (SIG) interoperability standards.

XTNDAccess Car SDK is intended for use in conjunction with Extended Systems' XTNDAccess Blue SDK. The Car SDK provides a common, upper level API (application programming interface) for Headset and Hands-free profile implementations and supports AT commands. This additional code enables multiple user profiles and multiple devices to use Bluetooth wireless technology in vehicles. The additional code also allows for the intelligent management of all Bluetooth connections, saving the automotive application developer time and vastly improving the end-user experience. Extended Systems estimates that XTNDAccess Car SDK can save telematics companies approximately one man-year of development time when designing Bluetooth wireless technology for their products.

"XTNDAccess Car SDK is the culmination of several years of work with the telematics industry to elegantly implement Bluetooth wireless technology solutions," said David Hofacker, business unit manager for Extended Systems' Universal Mobile Connectivity Group. "This is an industry proven solution that is built upon our widely used Headset and Hands-free profiles."

XTNDAccess Car SDK has been tested and is compatible with phone models from major handset manufacturers including Nokia, Motorola, Siemens, Sony Ericsson and others. Extended Systems intends to continue to test XTNDAccess Car SDK for compatibility with new handset models as they are introduced.

Pricing and Availability
XTNDAccess Car SDK is available immediately. For pricing information, please call 541-758-6123, ext. 18 or email umcsales@extendedsystems.com.

About Extended Systems' Software Development Kits
Extended Systems provides Bluetooth, IrDA (including infrared financial messaging) and SyncML software development kits which enable hardware manufacturers to reduce development costs and shorten time-to-market. Extended Systems' SDKs offer small memory footprint, low MIPs requirements and easy portability. The company has more than 400 design wins including Palm, Motorola, HP, 3Com, Fujitsu, NEC, Mitsubishi, Johnson Controls and Visteon.

About Extended Systems
Extended Systems provides the expertise, strategy and solutions to help enterprise organizations streamline their business processes through mobile technology. The company's mobile software suite enables companies to mobilize critical enterprise applications such as e-mail, field service, sales force automation (SFA), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and customer relationship management (CRM). In addition, the company offers Bluetooth and IrDA wireless connectivity software and client/server database management systems. Extended Systems has more than 3,000 enterprise customers worldwide and key alliance relationships with Ericsson, Handspring, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Sharp, Siemens, Symbian 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.

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