MOTOROLA'S ACQUISITION OF STARFISH BOON TO REX PC COMPANIONFranklin Electronic Publishers Franklin Electronic Publishers (formerly Franklin Computer Corporation) is an American consumer electronics manufacturer based in Burlington, New Jersey, founded in 1981. Today it makes hand-held electronic references. and Starfish Software Starfish was founded in 1994 by Philippe Kahn, best known for his invention of the camera phone and his most recent company Fullpower Technologies. The founding vision of Starfish was global synchronization and integration of wireless and wireline devices, which translated with the Inc. have said that Motorola's acquisition of Starfish will provide an opportunity to broaden consumer exposure to the benefits of the REX REX - The original name for Restructured EXtended eXecutor. PC Companion.
Franklin Electronic Publishers, Starfish's partner for the REX line, believes Motorola's acquisition can act to accelerate REX's growth. Motorola's commitment to building upon Starfish's TrueSync Technology Platform offers endless design and integration opportunities for the REX device to further establish its leadership position in the Connected Information Device (CID Cid or Cid Campeador (sĭd, Span. thēth kämpāäthōr`) [Span.,=lord conqueror], d. 1099, Spanish soldier and national hero, whose real name was Rodrigo (or Ruy) Díaz de Vivar. ) market.
Franklin Electronic Publishers and Starfish first demonstrated the integration of the TrueSync Technology Platform with the development of REX -- the first-ever PC Companion that enables mobile professionals to access critical contact, calendar and to-do information anytime, anywhere. REX charted a course for a new generation of devices that, with Motorola's support, will continue to offer customers the benefits of wireless connectivity.
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2. that has been an integral part of REX's success," said Andrew Cross Andrew Cross was a British, Victorian era inventor and scientist responsible for early experimentation with electricity generated in his laboratory using a Wimshurst machine. , CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Franklin Electronic Publishers. "We look forward to working with both Motorola and Starfish to take the 'connected experience' to a new level."
Starfish created the TrueSync Technology Platform, which was used to design, develop, and produce all software components of REX. Starfish partnered with Franklin to oversee the production, marketing and distribution of REX.
REX has won a number of major awards including: PC Magazine "Editor's Choice," Popular Science "Best of What's New," Windows Sources Windows Sources was a magazine by ZDNet. It lasted from c. 1993 – c. 2001. Staff
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"The REX was our first product to be built on the TrueSync Technology Platform and its track record to date is phenomenal," said Philippe Kahn, chairman and co-founder of Starfish Software Inc. "With Motorola's recent acquisition, REX's functionality and design capabilities are limitless, and we look forward to continued success with Franklin."
About Franklin Electronic Publishers
Franklin Electronic Publishers Inc., the exclusive source for the REX PC Companion is the worldwide market leader in handheld electronic books, including the popular BOOKMAN series. The Company is also the exclusive producer and distributor of ROLODEX Electronics brand personal information management products.
Franklin has sold more than 18,000,000 electronic books and currently publishes more than 200 titles, including dictionaries and bilingual dictionaries; encyclopedias; Bibles; entertainment titles; education and tutorial publications; and medical reference works. Franklin products, available in twelve languages, are sold in 45,000 retail outlets worldwide and through catalogs.
More information about Franklin can be found at http://www.franklin.com. The Company has sales and distribution subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Benelux countries, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Singapore, and South Africa, and production management offices in Tokyo and Hong Kong.
About Starfish Software Inc.
Starfish Software Inc. is the leading supplier of core device, server and desktop technologies for wireless and wireline Connected Information Devices. In particular, Starfish has taken a leadership role in conceiving, designing and developing wearable devices such as the REX PC Companion.
Starfish works closely with leading device manufacturers and cellular, paging and telecommunications operators to develop complete, customized solutions built on the Starfish TrueSync Technology Platform. Starfish's partners include Motorola (MOT), Hewlett-Packard (HWP HWP Height (and) Weight Proportionate
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For more information, call 609/386-2500.