5/16/2003 - Extended Systems (NASDAQ: XTND), a leading provider of mobile information management solutions for the enterprise, announced that the company has reached an agreement with Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) to bundle Extended Systems’ data synchronization technology with the new Motorola Linux-powered A760, an elaborate color-screen phone with a digital camera, MP3 audio player, video player and the ability to run Java programs.
Extended Systems’ desktop data synchronization software is now bundled with mobile phones from three of the top five manufacturers—Motorola, Siemens and Sony Ericsson.
Motorola’s selection of Extended Systems’ mobile data synchronization software, XTNDConnect PC, and its PC-based connectivity solution for the new Linux-based phone, is a strong endorsement of Extended Systems’ leadership position in the synchronization market and the company’s ability and commitment to support all popular mobile devices and platforms with its entire mobile solutions suite.
Motorola’s new A760, slated to go on sale in Asia in the third quarter of this year, with availability in North America and Europe to follow, will ship with Extended Systems’ XTNDConnect PC. Extended Systems’ certified SyncML translator technology will be leveraged to synchronize PIM (personal information management) data between the desktop and the A760.
"Many of the major phone and mobile device manufacturers are now relying on Extended Systems to provide not only its leading-edge sync technology, but also its expertise in mobilizing applications that provide valuable benefits to the end user that make his or her job easier," said Steve Simpson, CEO and president of Extended Systems.
"With Extended Systems’ mobile technology, Motorola is able to provide all the functionality needed for PIM data access straight out of the box," said Mala Chandra, Vice President of Software Applications and Architecture, Motorola, Inc. "Not only does Extended Systems offer stable, robust sync capabilities, it provides a communication suite on the desktop PC that allows multiple device connection types (wired and wireless)—a critical feature for the mobile user."
About XTNDConnect PC
As a single software solution, XTNDConnect PC supports synchronization between a PC and Pocket PC, Palm O/S, leading cell phones and other popular mobile devices. XTNDConnect PC synchronizes your contacts, calendar, tasks, e-mail, and notes. XTNDConnect PC differentiates itself from other synchronization solutions with its speed, flexibility, and ease of use.
A server-based sync solution for the Motorola A760 phone is also available from Extended Systems. Please call 1-800-235-7576 or visit www.extendedsystems for more information.
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 www.extendedsystems.com.
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