7/11/2003 - Extended Systems (NASDAQ: XTND), a leading provider of mobile information management and wireless connectivity solutions, announced that it has released the latest edition of the company's Bluetooth Software Development Kit (SDK). Version 1.4 demonstrates Extended Systems' continued commitment to providing mobile device makers with easy-to-use software that shortens development time and ensures complete, robust and user-friendly Bluetooth implementations.
Extended Systems has more than 180 Bluetooth design wins with its XTNDAccess Bluetooth SDKs for PC and embedded environments, making the software one of the most widely used Bluetooth protocol stacks on the market. Customers include Motorola, HP, Visteon, Harmon-Becker, Johnson Controls, BMW, Panasonic, Broadcom, Fujitsu, Palm and many other companies providing products for telematics, medical, industrial, telecommunications and other industries requiring mobile connectivity.
XTNDAccess Blue SDK version 1.4 provides more robust handling of a wide variety of Bluetooth radios, making it easier for applications to handle missing radio events, unexpected disconnections, and hardware re-initialization. Version 1.4 also includes improved security features, built-in performance monitoring, an intelligent Device Selector that allows applications to query a database of previously connected devices, and many other performance and usability improvements, making this release a great step forward in ensuring the ease of use Bluetooth requires in order to become ubiquitous in the market.
"This release provides the type of upgrade the market has come to expect from Extended Systems-solid functionality, ease of use, and enhanced features which, as always, focus not only on the needs and wants of the developer, but also on helping to ensure that the end product, to be used by the consumer, meets expectations," said David Hofacker, Business Unit Manager for Extended Systems' Universal Mobile Connectivity Group.
About XTNDAccess Blue SDK
The XTNDAccess Bluetooth SDK is designed so manufacturers can quickly implement Bluetooth in embedded devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, portable office equipment, automotive devices, medical equipment, industrial automation products and other embedded products. The SDK has been tested and qualified compliant with v1.1 of the Bluetooth specification. The stack is provided as portable source code and is continually updated to support the latest profiles. XTNDAccess Blue SDK is kept extremely small and portable using a modular design while featuring the most complete support for user profiles in the industry including Personal Area Networking (PAN), Hands-Free, and Hardcopy Cable Replacement along with many others. It includes support modules for leading real-time operating systems such as VxWorks, Linux, Nucleus, and QNX. Device drivers and fact sheets are maintained for the leading radio chipsets, including Broadcom, Motorola, CSR, Silicon Wave, Ericsson, TI and Infineon.
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 solutions 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, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, RIM, 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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