Live Connect Automates Updates for People on the Move

2/21/2003 - Extended Systems (Nasdaq: XTND), a leading provider of mobile information management solutions for the enterprise, announced the introduction of "Live Connect" a new technology that will enable automatic data delivery to mobile workers.

The "Live Connect" capability of the company's latest release of XTNDConnect Server mobile infrastructure software allows automated delivery of email and PIM, as well as mission-critical corporate information from enterprise database applications such as SAP, ERP and CRM. As an alternative to the user-initiated sync model, Live Connect simply notifies workers that e-mail has been delivered and is available for review. Similarly, a field service worker can receive information about changes on a work order just moments after the order is routed and the originator of the order can receive an automatic notification once it has been fulfilled.

"By adding unattended delivery of information to its mobile solutions kit, Extended Systems ensures that email, work orders, customer information, inventory figures and other critical enterprise information is accessible and up-to-date," said Senthil Krishnapillai, senior product manager of GroupWare solutions at Extended Systems. "Live Connect offers immediate benefits by supporting all popular mobile devices on the market today. And, as wireless devices and networks mature, Live Connect will advance. This is the just the first in a series of end-user functionality enhancements Extended Systems plans to release this year."

"As the number and type of mobile workers continue to proliferate across the U.S. and the world, it is critical for mobile infrastructure software providers to offer solutions addressing the multiple access needs of these users," said Stephen Drake, Mobile Infrastructure Software Program Manager, at IDC, a leading provider of global IT research and advice. "In order to address the many needs of organizations seeking to deploy wireless and mobile solutions, leading vendors must continue to enable enhanced access to corporate data via a variety of connection methods."

Pricing and Availability
Available now, XTNDConnect Server with Live Connect supports all popular mobile and wireless devices, as well as any device connection such as cable, cradle, 802.11, GSM, GPRS, and CDPD. Server and license fees vary based on volume and corporate data access needs. For more detailed product information, call 1-800-235-7576 in North America or visit /go/buy to contact one of Extended Systems' global offices.

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 2,500 enterprise customers worldwide and key alliance relationships with Ericsson, Handspring, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Sharp, Siemens 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

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