Starfish Software Announces Sidekick 98 Featuring Built-In Synchronization With Rex Card; Wireless, Wearable Technology Users Gain Breakthrough Synchronization with Connected Information Devices.SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 8, 1997--Building on its commitment to provide global synchronization and integration solutions to the Connected Information Device industry, Starfish Software today announced Sidekick 98, featuring revolutionary TrueSync synchronization software.
With TrueSync technology, Sidekick 98 users can directly synchronize their calendar, contacts, and other critical information with the most popular Connected Information Devices. Sidekick 98 currently supports synchronization with the ultra-thin, credit card sized Rolodex Electronic REX REX - The original name for Restructured EXtended eXecutor. card (NYSE NYSE
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Users of these Connected Information Devices can take advantage of Sidekick 98 with its TrueSync synchronization software on their desktop or laptop computer to keep up-to-date information synchronized to their device at all times. With one-button synchronization to any specified device via the TrueSync Wizard, Sidekick 98 users can easily switch between multiple devices depending on their form factor and functionality requirements.
"Starfish Software is one of the few companies with the vision and talent to be able to successfully get people the information they desire without having to carry around a computer," said Andrew Seybold, publisher of the Andrew Seybold Outlook industry newsletter.
In addition to unmatched synchronization options, Sidekick 98 adds powerful web publishing, Internet support, email integration and extensive import/export filters. Sidekick's Web Publisher automatically generates HTML HTML
in full HyperText Markup Language
Markup language derived from SGML that is used to prepare hypertext documents. Relatively easy for nonprogrammers to master, HTML is the language used for documents on the World Wide Web. pages from Sidekick with just a few clicks enabling users to publish their calendars and contact lists to the web or company Intranet.
"With Sidekick's Web Publisher, I am able to use the web to schedule software training sessions for my co-workers at KOMO-TV in Seattle," software training and support specialist, Steven Banks said. "The program works fast and flawlessly."
Sidekick 98 also supports the new Internet vCalendar and vCard formats to allow users to easily drag and drop A graphical user interface (GUI) capability that lets you perform operations by moving the icon of an object with the mouse into another window or onto another icon. For example, files can be copied or moved by dragging them from one folder to another. contacts and events from Internet sites, such as www.four11.com , to their Sidekick 98 calendars and contact files.
To rapidly get users up and running, Sidekick 98 automatically links to the Eudora (NASDAQ:QCOM QCOM Qualcomm, Inc. (stock symbol) ), Netscape (NASDAQ:NSCP NSCP National Schistosomiasis Control Program
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PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Sidekick 98 is available now for $49.95 USD USD
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The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. . Users of any other organizer software can upgrade to Sidekick 98 for $39.95 USD by either ordering directly from Starfish Software (888/STARFISH 782-7347) or by purchasing from a local reseller and redeeming the $10 rebate coupon enclosed in the retail package. All Starfish products can be downloaded from the Starfish website (www.starfish.com) and other online sites.
ABOUT STARFISH SOFTWARE
Starfish is the leading supplier of wearable technology for the Connected Information Device industry. Connected Information Devices include pagers, cellular phones, and other devices that are capable of seamlessly synchronizing information with desktop computers and specialized servers.
Wearable devices are distinguished by the fact that they are carried on a belt or in a shirt pocket for example, as opposed to a briefcase or a bag. Starfish works closely with leading device manufacturers and cellular, paging and telecommunications operators to integrate components of Starfish's TrueSync Technology Platform as part of their wireless and wireline solutions.
Motorola (NYSE:MOT), General Magic (NASDAQ:GMGC), and Franklin 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. are among Starfish's partners. Founded in 1994, Starfish Software is privately held and headquartered in Scotts Valley, California Scotts Valley is a small city located in eastern Santa Cruz County, California, United States, about ten miles (16 km) south of San Jose and six miles (10 km) north of the beach in the upland slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 11,385. . Additional information on Starfish Software can be found at www.starfish.com .
ABOUT ROLODEX ELECTRONICS AND REX CARD
Launched in August 1997, REX is designed, developed, and produced by Starfish Software, manufactured by Citizen Watch Company of Japan and distributed by Franklin Electronic Publishers (NYSE:FEP) under the Rolodex Electronics brand name. Additional information on REX can be found at www.franklin.com . -0-
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CONTACT: Starfish Software
Lesa Wheeler, 408/461-5815
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Patty Rons, 415/463-8624