Today, Bachmann Software and TDK Systems Europe announced that Bachmannâ€™s Bluetooth-enabled PrintBoy software will be distributed with TDK Systemsâ€™ Bluetooth attachments for Palm and Pocket PC handhelds, enabling users to wirelessly print their handheld data on Bluetooth-enabled printers. TDK Systemsâ€™ customers who purchase bluePAQ, its Pocket PC compatible Bluetooth sled, will receive a trial copy of Bachmannâ€™s PrintBoy CE, while customers who purchase blueM or blue5 sleds, designed for Palm m and V series handhelds, will receive copies of Bachmannâ€™s PrintBoy Anywhere.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows devices to communicate without the encumbrance of cables. TDK Systemsâ€™ Bluetooth adapters and software applications enable users of Palm and Pocket PC handhelds to communicate easily wherever they are, and as more mobile professionals are producing office-quality documents, spreadsheets and reports from their handhelds, there is a greater need to be able to produce hard copies of this data without synchronizing the device with a PC. The combination of TDK Systemsâ€™ Bluetooth adapters and PrintBoy software will provide mobile professionals with an easy means of printing their information to read, share or exchange.
"While Bluetooth enables users to wirelessly collaborate and exchange information, hard copies are still the preferred form of documentation during business transactions," said Nick Hunn, managing director at TDK Systems. "Providing our customers with the power of PrintBoy enables them to use their Bluetooth-enabled handhelds in much the same way they would use their PCs and LAN."
"Printing via Bluetooth-enabled handhelds has very real, practical applications in many industries," said Dan Reuvers, Bachmann Softwareâ€™s vice president of business development. "Whether you work in a law firm, hospital, warehouse, college or any institution in which handhelds and wireless networks are becoming more common, the ability to print your handheld data is just as critical as it is to be able to print documents from your networked PC. We expect our agreement with TDK Systems to be an effective means of putting Bluetooth printing capabilities in the hands of those who really need it to be more effective at mobile computing."
PrintBoy CE and PrintBoy Anywhere are available to be purchased for $39.99 at www.bachmannsoftware.com or most online retailers of Palm OS or Pocket PC software. Current users of PrintBoy Deluxe may upgrade to PrintBoy Anywhere (including Bluetooth and network printing support) for $14.99 at Bachmann Softwareâ€™s website.
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