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SyncML Client SDK

Extended Systems Launches SyncML Client SDK

Software Development Kit Allows SyncML Protocol to be Integrated Into a Wide Range of Mobile Devices

Boise, Idaho, USA. November 27, 2001. Extended Systems, a leading provider of mobile data management and wireless connectivity solutions, today announced a December release of its XTNDAccess SyncML Software Development Kit (SDK) -- a feature-rich client toolkit that enables developers to implement the SyncML synchronization protocol into a wide range of mobile communication and handheld computing devices.

Specifically designed for memory-limited devices such as smart phones, cell phones and PDAs (personal digital assistants), XTNDAccess SyncML SDK features small code size, portable source code and easy-to-use APIs (application programming interfaces). This strong feature set shortens time-to-market by reducing development costs and testing cycles, enabling developers to focus on applications and system integration.

Additionally, when utilized with Extended Systems' XTNDConnect Server- and/or PC-based data management products, the kit provides a complete, end-to-end synchronization solution for customers, allowing them to do everything from testing and demonstrating their client offering to providing value-added services such as remote PIM storage and data access.

As a Promoter within the SyncML Initiative, Extended Systems has worked to ensure strong interoperability of both client and server products. Extended Systems' XTNDAccess SyncML SDK has been certified by the SyncML Interoperability Committee as SyncML compliant, giving developers confidence that their client solutions will interoperate with current and future server products on the market thus eliminating the risk of wasted time and development costs.

"XTNDAccess SyncML SDK is the latest addition to a suite of software kits designed by Extended Systems to aid manufacturers in implementing enhanced mobile communications over a broad range of products," said Extended Systems Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Don Baumgartner. "With the SyncML kit, we can provide our IrDA and Bluetooth mobile device customers with standardized synchronization capabilities, thus broadening the range of devices that can be used with our XTNDConnect Server products. This is one of the areas where our product cross over begins and our vision starts to become a reality."

XTNDAccess SyncML SDK Client Toolkit Product Features

  • Portable source code provided in standard ANSI-C
  • Small code size (<40k ROM) optimized for memory limited devices
  • O/S, Processor and Transport Independent
  • WBXML parser optimized for SyncML commands and data structures with debug output available in easy-to-use XML
  • HTTP transport adapter supported out-of-box
  • Database independent APIs
  • Sample applications including sample database(s) and change log(s)
  • Comprehensive documentation including SyncML client API, Database API, Exchange/Transport API, Compilation API and extensive header file doc
  • Tested and certified compliant with SyncML specification

Pricing and Availability

XTNDAccess SyncML SDK is expected to ship the last week of December, 2001. Pricing is based on a one-time license fee and a per unit royalty fee. For more product and sales information, call 1-800/235-7576, ext. 6230 or visit the Extended Systems Web site at

About SyncML

SyncML is the common language for synchronizing all devices and applications over any network. SyncML leverages Extensible Markup Language (XML), making SyncML a truly future-proof platform. With SyncML, networked information can be synchronized with any mobile device, and mobile information can be synchronized with any networked applications. Personal information, such as email, calendars, to-do lists, contact information and other relevant data, will be consistent, accessible and up to date, no matter where the information is stored.

Sponsored by Ericsson, IBM, Lotus, Matsushita, Motorola, Nokia, Openwave, Starfish Software and Symbian, and supported by hundreds of leading wireless companies, SyncML is the leading open industry standard for universal synchronization of remote data and personal information across multiple networks, platforms and devices.

About Extended Systems

Extended Systems is a global leader in providing mobile infrastructure software that extends enterprise applications to mobile and wireless environments. The company's products include data synchronization and management software, short-range wireless connectivity products (Bluetooth and IrDA-compliant), and client/server database management systems with remote access capabilities. Extended Systems' customers and key relationships include 3Com, Agilent, Compaq, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, NEC, Palm, Sharp, 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

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including the market acceptance and success of Extended Systems' XTNDAccess SyncML SDK Client Tool Kit, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These include the impact of unfavorable economic conditions, success of key business relationships, the acceptance of specific industry-wide standards and protocols, the timely development and acceptance of new products and technologies, the impact of competitive products and pricing, international markets and other risks as detailed from time-to-time in Extended Systems' SEC filings, including its 2001 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q to be filed in fiscal 2002.


Extended Systems
Joanne Taylor
Tel: +1 208/322-7575, ext. 6015

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