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COGNOSCENTE SOFTWARE SUPPORTS SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES PDF417 SYMBOLOGY IN PLUS BAR TENDER 6.1

 BOHEMIA, N.Y., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: SBL), the world leader in bar code-based data capture systems, today announced that PDF417, its innovative two-dimensional symbology, is being supported by Plus Bar Tender 6.1, a bar coding Companion Software package developed by Cognoscente Software International, Inc. (VSE: BKN) for ACCPAC Plus by Computer Associates, Inc.
 Plus Bar Tender 6.1 supports PDF417 as well as industry-standard one-dimensional bar code symbologies, and allows ACCPAC Plus customers to design and implement bar code applications and databases within the ACCPAC Plus environment.
 The software enables users to incorporate PDF417 and design bar coded forms, reports or labels. Users can print PDF417 symbols or a bar code for any fields in the Order Entry, Inventory Control, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable modules of ACCPAC Plus. The program supports a number of other business applications and also offers many office automation features.
 System characteristics of the program are maintained and reviewed by Computer Associates.
 PDF417 is a powerful new paper-based communications protocol for transferring a file's worth of data between computer systems without keying. Developed by Symbol Technologies, PDF417 is also used as a high-density, high capacity portable data file to provide low-cost access to large amounts of information without referencing an external database.
 "With its status as a provider of a Computer Associates Companion Product, Cognoscente has access to the Computer Associates worldwide micro products distribution and dealer channels, further supporting PDF417's expansion into mainstream markets," said Raymond R. Martino, president, Symbol Technologies.
 Cognoscente Software International, West Vancouver, British Columbia, develops and markets bar coding, shipping and trucking solutions worldwide. Cognoscente integrates product handling, transport and automatic identification systems and peripherals in the general business accounting environment. Cognoscente develops C, CA-Access, Clipper and Windows products.
 Symbol Technologies is the world leader in bar code-based data capture systems with two million scanners and terminals installed. The company designs, manufactures and markets bar code reading equipment, portable data terminals and radio frequency data communications products which are used as strategic building blocks in technology systems for retail, manufacturing, package and parcel delivery, warehousing and distribution, health care and other industries.
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 /CONTACT: Doug Picker or Nancy Tully of Symbol Technologies, 516-244-4699; Derek Kellock or Ian Glass of Cognoscente Software, 604-922-8543; or Andy Pool or Rachael Whitehouse of Brodeur & Partners, Inc., 617-894-0003, for Symbol Technologies/
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