XTNDConnect PC Incorporated into Novell’s GroupWise PDA Connect

Extended Systems (Nasdaq:XTND), a leading provider of mobile software solutions, announced today that Novell has licensed Extended Systems’ XTNDConnect PC desktop synchronization software. XTNDConnect PC has been incorporated into Novell’s GroupWise PDA Connect product, giving Novell GroupWise users the ability to synchronize PIM data between a desktop and their Palm or Pocket PC device.

Extended Systems’ XTNDConnect PC desktop synchronization software provides simple, one-click synchronization of contacts, calendar, tasks, e-mail, and notes between mobile devices and popular PC applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes and now Novell GroupWise. Novell joins a growing list of companies who have licensed the technology to provide PIM synchronization capabilities to their customers.

“Extended Systems’ experience and track record make them a valuable partner in the synchronization industry,” said Ed Anderson, VP of product marketing for Novell’s Platform Services group. “Making Extended Systems’ XTNDConnect PC technologies available through our GroupWise PDA Connect product will provide our customers a seamless PC-to-mobile device synchronization solution that is fast, flexible and easy to use.”

“Extended Systems’ XTNDConnect PC, delivered as part of GroupWise, gives Novell customers the ability to simply and easily synchronize their desktop information with their mobile devices,” said Charles Jepson, president and CEO of Extended Systems. “Our relationship with Novell will bring the leading mobile device synchronization solution to millions of GroupWise users who rely on Novell for the most up-to-date information management systems of desktop information.”

Pricing and Availability

GroupWise PDA Connect is now available for GroupWise customers. For additional information, including how to download the product, see

About Extended Systems’ Mobile Device Solutions

Extended Systems’ mobile device to PC synchronization software and software development kits (SDKs) for OMA Data Synchronization, OMA Device Management, Bluetooth(R) wireless technology and IrDA (including infrared financial messaging) help manufacturers integrate wireless connectivity and synchronization into devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, printers and medical devices. With over nine years experience working in wireless networking protocols and hundreds of design wins, Extended Systems has amassed extensive expertise in providing easy-to-use mobile device solutions.

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 OneBridge 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). Extended Systems has more than 2,500 enterprise customers worldwide and key alliance relationships. Founded in 1984, Extended Systems has offices and subsidiaries in the United States and worldwide.

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