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Amplitude and Puma Technology Announce Licensing Agreement to Synchronize Personal, Internet and Enterprise Calendars; Web-Enabled Tool Provides Universal Access to Calendar Information.


Amplitude(TM), a leading provider of Internet-based calendaring and resource scheduling solutions, announced a licensing agreement with Puma Technology (NASDAQ:PUMA), a leading provider of mobile device management and synchronization software, to provide Intellisync(R) for EventCenter(R), Amplitude's Internet calendar, through Puma's Intellisync Software Development Kit (SDK). Intellisync for EventCenter will enable users to synchronize event information from community Internet calendars, enterprise calendars and personal calendars. Individuals will be able to create a unique, personal, and up to-date integrated view of the dates and events that are the most important to them.

"Amplitude is committed to empowering people to live their lives on Internet time. We have licensed Puma's Intellisync synchronization software to ensure that our customers will have a fast, reliable and efficient way of staying connected to the calendaring information that is most important to them." said Randall Sosnick, founder, president and CEO of Amplitude. "Whether they synchronize their personal calendars with a public Internet calendar or a corporate intranet calendar, people can now be assured of being at the right place at the right time."

The World of Calendaring

Over the past year, the number of people who use electronic calendars to manage their personal and professional lives has exploded. However, this popularity has created many disparate sources of calendar information. Internet calendars found on portal sites provide information about cultural events, sporting activities or community information. Enterprise calendars, which reside on a corporate intranets, unite corporate event information such as marketing programs, training classes, and product schedules. And Personal Information Managers (PIMs), including Outlook(TM) or portable hand-held devices like the Palm Computing(R) platform products, provide desktop or handheld access to personal appointments and meetings. Each of these calendars contain valuable information, but without synchronization, individuals are forced to maintain three separate calendars.

Unified Calendar Solution at Last

The integration of Intellisync with EventCenter takes electronic calendars to the next level. EventCenter allows users to synchronize events from Internet calendars, enterprise calendars and desktop and handheld calendars, to create a single source for all professional and personal events. The power of EventCenter is its ability to provide one comprehensive calendar that can be accessed and updated via the Internet. Now with Intellisync for EventCenter, business meetings or personal appointments can be entered and updated via a PIM or handheld device when Internet access is not available, and can then be synchronized with training classes, trade shows or other corporate events in real-time via the Internet. Users can search for events of interest on a community or an enterprise calendar and then synchronize these events into their desktop or handheld calendar. EventCenter allows events to be added or modified in the calendar that best meets the needs of the user, and then synchronizes these events for a single source of calendar information.

This integration of Intellisync and EventCenter also eliminates the challenge mobile workers face in keeping up-to-date scheduling information at their fingertips. EventCenter can be updated from anywhere with an Internet connection, offering maximum flexibility for workers on the go. For example, a mobile professional may enter a business appointment into a Palm Computing platform device and then synchronize with EventCenter so that his or her manager can see the schedule. Or a user may choose a sporting event from a community Internet calendar like Lycos', and then synchronize that event into their desktop calendar, to be sure not to miss the big game.

"With increasing numbers of mobile corporate and individual consumers demanding access to web-based calendaring information via handheld devices, we have worked to support companies such as Amplitude with our Intellisync SDK," said Puma President and CEO, Brad Rowe. "EventCenter is extremely valuable to the enterprise and the individual consumer, and we are happy to provide users with Intellisync's robust synchronization capabilities."

About the Intellisync Software Development Kit (SDK)

The Intellisync SDK is designed for Internet and web portal companies developing contact management, scheduling, or groupware applications for PCs and handheld devices that need to synchronize data with other applications and devices. With the Intellisync SDK, companies can quickly build on the industry standard Intellisync synchronization software platform, while taking advantage of Puma's patented Data Synchronization Extensions Technology (DSX Technology(R) engine) and supporting multiple handheld devices and applications.

About Puma Technology -- Empowering the Mobile Enterprise(tm)

Puma Technology (NASDAQ: PUMA), a leading provider of mobile device management and synchronization software, enables consumers, mobile professionals and information technology officers in the corporate enterprise to harness the full capabilities of handheld organizers/computers, "smart phones" and other wireless personal communication platforms. The Puma Technology(R) Intellisync software platform is the global standard for synchronization and control of the critical connection between handheld devices and vast stores of information found in corporate databases, the Internet and individual desktops. Puma is the only company that provides an end-to-end PDA management solution that addresses virtually every scenario for synchronization, total customization of device-based applications, centralized backup, security, information flow control, notification, and browsing of critical information. The company's Intellisync platform enables the management and development of software to make handheld devices true extensions of the corporate server, the Internet and individual desktops. The Intellisync platform enables mobile access to up-to-the-minute, accurate, "anytime, anywhere" information and has been adopted worldwide by individuals, companies, mobile device manufacturers, telecommunications carriers and on-line contact, calendar and event services. The company, headquartered in San Jose, Calif., maintains a web site at

About EventCenter

EventCenter - Calendaring Solution

EventCenter is an Internet calendar solution that has broad reaching appeal to both the enterprise and Internet market. In the enterprise space EventCenter is designed for executives who oversee many costly and complex events and who seek a unified means of communicating and coordinating these events across their enterprise. EventCenter creates a single source of event information to streamline planning and coordination process, reduce paperwork and improve communication across the enterprise. For portals and ISPs, EventCenter delivers the calendaring solution already experienced by Amplitude's enterprise customers to individual users. Amplitude has a strategic partnership with Lycos, Inc. (NASDAQ: LCOS), the second most visited hub on the internet, to provide their users with personal or community calendars. The significant and unique benefit of using Amplitude's calendaring technology is that users have a single calendar to view for their personal appointments, community events, and public activity calendars.

About Amplitude

Founded in 1996, Amplitude ( is the leader in web-based solutions for shared resource scheduling, service request automation, alternative workspace management, and enterprise calendaring. The company is among the first in its category to offer its solutions via an application hosting model and will continue to drive trends that set new standards for customer service and support. Amplitude strives to deliver bottom-line savings on real estate and resources by dramatically improving employees' abilities to complete workplace-related tasks such as scheduling and coordination. Millions of end-users at more than 250 customers worldwide use Amplitude products including some of the world's largest corporations and institutions: Arthur Andersen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hewlett-Packard, KPMG, Kraft Foods, Lucent, and Macy's. UPSIDE Magazine has twice identified the company as one of the Top 100 hottest privately held companies. On June 23, 1999, Critical Path, Inc (Nasdaq: CPTH), a leading provider of business-to-business Internet messaging solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Amplitude Software Corp.

Note to Editors: Amplitude is a registered trademark and Reserve is a trademark of Amplitude Software Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Puma Technology, the Puma Technology Logo, Intellisync, DSX Technology, and Empowering the Mobile Enterprise are trademarks of Puma Technology, Inc. that may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other product or company names are trademarks of their respective owners.
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