Sparta, NJ — Bachmann Software, a leader in wireless productivity software for handhelds and smartphones, and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products, today announced a partnership that enables Windows Mobile (formerly known as Pocket PC) and Palm OS wireless handheld devices to print to Panasonic’s mobile printer (model JT-H200PR-50).
As part of the arrangement, Bachmann Software has created new printer drivers for its popular PrintBoy and PrintBoy Software Developer Kit products which are compatible with the Mobile printer’s Bluetooth radio. Using the new PrintBoy drivers on Bluetooth-enabled Windows Mobile or Palm OS handhelds and smartphones, customers can now wirelessly print standard Word and Excel documents, as well as custom data such as prescriptions, labels, barcodes, receipts and invoices.
Panasonic’s mobile printer is both compact and wearable, and has been designed to withstand the harshest of working environments. Its long-lasting Lithium battery and superior print quality make it among the best choices for printing anywhere, anytime.
“We are delighted to work with Panasonic on this initiative” said Glenn Bachmann, president and founder of Bachmann Software. “Panasonic’s Mobile printer is a great printer for our PrintBoy and PrintBoy SDK customers who seek reliability, portability and quality in their print-enabled mobile software applications.”
“Our Mobile printer users are looking for an easy printing tool from Word and Excel. The new PrintBoy driver should make integration into customer applications much simpler and we expect this to stimulate the mobile printer market demand drastically,” said Masato Sato, Director of Overseas System Solutions Department, Panasonic System Solutions Company, Matsushita Electric Co., Ltd.
Pricing and Availability
Bachmann’s PrintBoy software for Windows Mobile and Palm OS handhelds is available for purchase from Bachmann’s secure online store at www.bachmannsoftware.com for $39.99 per user. Developers creating custom applications can license tools and distributable drivers from Bachmann starting at $399 for 100 users.
About Bachmann Software
Bachmann Software is a leading provider of wireless software products for Palm OS, PocketPC/Windows Mobile and Symbian OS handhelds and smartphones. Based in Sparta, N.J., the company’s premier products include PrintBoy, FilePoint, and Bachmann Mobile Backup, which extend key features such as printing, network compatibility, file access, and backup/restore, normally associated with desktop computers and laptops, to handheld devices.
Bachmann also offers a range of hardware accessories that enable handhelds to connect to networks and printers, including the popular InfraReady and InfraReady Plus adapters, designed to convert virtually any printer’s parallel port to accept an infrared beam and the BTReady adapter, which converts a printer’s parallel port to accept Bluetooth.
For more information, visit www.bachmannsoftware.com
About Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic)
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., best known for its Panasonic brand name, is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated sales of US$71.92 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004. Matsushita\’s shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, New York (NYSE:MC), Euronext Amsterdam and Frankfurt stock exchanges.
For more information on the company and its Panasonic brand, visit the Matsushita website at http://www.panasonic.co.jp/global/top.html.