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Pumatech's New Intellisync 5.1 Synchronization Software Provides Advanced Business Features

Latest Intellisync Version Enables Users to Access and Forward E-mail Attachments, Synchronize With Microsoft Outlook Express and Perform Live Updates

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct 22, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pumatech, Inc., the leading provider of synchronization software and services, today announced the availability of Intellisync(R) 5.1 -- its latest version of desktop synchronization software for handheld devices. Intellisync 5.1 software offers significant new functionality, including synchronization of e-mail attachments, support for Microsoft Outlook Express software, and the ability to conduct live updates to Intellisync via the Web.

"Synchronization is the key to ensuring that essential, up-to-date information is available to business users, precisely when and where they need it," said Woodson Hobbs, president and CEO of Pumatech. "The introduction of our Intellisync 5.1 software reflects our commitment to providing customers with advanced synchronization solutions that lead the market in both capabilities and support, and that evolve to meet their changing needs."

New Features Enhance Consumer Functionality & Enterprise Usability

The enhancements offered by Intellisync 5.1 demonstrate Pumatech's overarching goal of providing easy-to-use synchronization solutions that support business users and consumers alike. The new features include:

-- E-mail Attachment Support: With Pumatech's Intellisync 5.1, users can now synchronize e-mail attachments between their PC and handheld device. The inherent functionality of Pocket PC and Windows CE platforms, when combined with Intellisync 5.1, enables users to access, edit, compose and forward e-mail attachments. Intellisync 5.1 allows users of Palm-OS based handhelds to view attachment names and to forward those attachments to other users.
-- Support For Microsoft Outlook Express: Pumatech's Intellisync 5.1 offers users synchronization support for Microsoft Outlook Express -- a popular personal information management application -- in addition to the extensive list of applications already supported, including Microsoft Outlook and Schedule+, Lotus Notes and Organizer, Novell GroupWise, and ACT!.
-- Live Software Updates: The new Live Update feature of Intellisync 5.1 ensures that users start with the latest version of the Intellisync software. As part of the installation process, it checks the Web to determine if the user is installing the most recent version of the software and enables download of any updates that are available. The Live Update feature functions for 30 days after product registration, or for a longer period if the user is a member of Pumatech's Premier Subscription Service. The software also checks the Web periodically after installation for availability of newer versions and is able to facilitate a download if prompted by the user.

Pricing and Availability
Intellisync 5.1 is available immediately at a retail price of $69.95. Members of Pumatech's Premier Subscription Service are entitled to a free upgrade, and current Intellisync users can upgrade to Intellisync 5.1 for $34.95. Intellisync 5.1 can be purchased from the Pumatech Web Store at, or by calling 1-800-248-2795 (1-802-660-8537 outside U.S.).

Enterprise Intellisync(TM) 5.1 software is available to enterprises interested in purchasing a bulk site license of Intellisync 5.1. Current Pumatech Maintenance customers are entitled to an upgrade to Enterprise Intellisync 5.1 at no additional cost. Enterprises interested in purchasing Enterprise Intellisync 5.1 should contact Pumatech directly at 1-800-224-5430 for specific pricing information or to order.

European customers interested in additional information or in purchasing Intellisync 5.1/Enterprise Intellisync 5.1 can email Latin American and Asian Pacific customers who would like to receive additional information or purchase Intellisync 5.1/Enterprise Intellisync 5.1 should e-mail, or call 408-321-3806.

About Intellisync

Pumatech's Intellisync software is a powerful and easy-to-use solution that enables direct synchronization of calendars, e-mail, contacts and tasks between Palm OS(R), Pocket PC, Windows CE or Symbian Release 5.0-compatible handhelds and the leading PC-based personal information management (PIM), contact management and groupware messaging applications. The product is sold to consumers through Pumatech's Web store and various retail chains and is available to enterprises through Pumatech and its resellers as Enterprise Intellisync -- a corporate site-licensing solution that reduces the cost of enterprise-scale deployments.

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