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News Release
August 2nd, 2001

Wireless printing from handheld computers
LONDON, England - 2nd August 2001 - - Users of Palm®-powered handheld computers can now print hard copies of their memos, appointments, addresses, to do notes, emails and any data that can be copied to the clipboard, simply by beaming the files to an infrared (IR) enabled printer, allowing vital data to be shared in print format. Distributed exclusively in the UK by MediaGold, PrintBoy™, developed by Bachmann Software and Services, has an RRP of £19.99 including VAT.

"Handheld computers are fantastic for storing and carrying information around with you, but it isn't easy to share this information with colleagues and friends if they don't also possess a Palm device. PrintBoy lets handheld computer users simply print out their information and share it with whoever the need to, whenever they need to," says Jo Wood, Chief Executive Officer, MediaGold UK.

Main Features

  • Using IR technology, data from any handheld computer running on the Palm Operating System version 3.0 or higher can be printed without wires by pointing the PDA's infrared port at a printer's infrared port and clicking a single button on the screen.
  • Compatible with Handspring™, Visor™, Sony Clié™, TRGPro™, IBM® Workpad®, Symbol™, SPT™ products or any other handheld that uses the Palm® OS 3.0 or above.
  • Compatible with infrared-enabled printers including Hewlett Packard™, Canon™, Ricoh™, Epson™, and Lexmark™.
  • DateBook - print your daily, weekly and month-at-a-glance calendar in rich graphics.
  • Address - print out and exchange contact information, directions, phone numbers and more.
  • To Do - print your to do list by priority and due date.
  • Memo - pass printed memos to colleagues and friends that don't have handheld computers.
  • Clipboard - print information from your clipboard, including Palm VII web clippings. Even if your favourite application doesn't directly support printing, it is likely you can copy the data to the clipboard and print it.

System requirements
Handheld: Compatible with Handspring™, Visor™, Sony Clié™, TRGPro™, IBM® Workpad®, Symbol™, SPT™ products or any other handheld that uses the Palm® OS 3.0 or above. 1 MB hard drive space. 220K free Palm memory. Infrared port and wireless service recommended.

PC: Pentium 133 Mhz or higher. Windows® 95/98/NT/2000/Me

Pricing and availability
Distributed exclusively in the UK and Europe by MediaGold, PrintBoy has an RRP of £19.99 including VAT. For further information, contact MediaGold on +44 (0) 20 7221 4600.


© 2001 Pearson Education, Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. Palm and the Palm logo are trademarks of Palm Inc. or its subsidiaries; all other brands and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the companies with which the yare associated.

About Bachmann Software & Services
Bachmann Software & Services is a leading provider of software products and development services for handheld computing and wireless applications. Based in Sparta, N.J., the company primarily develops applications for the Palm OS platform. Its premier products include PrintBoy™ Developer Kit, which "snaps" into Palm Powered™ devices and provides a standard text and graphics printing engine that can be used by virtually any application, and PrintBoy™, a suite of applets that allows users to print highly readable output of most information stored on the Palm OS. For more information, visit http://www.bachmannsoftware.com.

About MediaGold
MediaGold International manages the development of consumer and business software (and associated products). With offices in London, Munich and Paris, MediaGold has over 15 years' experience providing business development services on a pan-European and International basis, to clients such as Intuit, Prima Books and Macmillan Software throughout retail, e-tail, corporate, OEM, distribution, re-publishing, catalogue and direct sales channels.

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