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Extended Systems Announces Agreement with Nokia to Offer Complete SyncML Solutions to Global Enterprises.

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BOISE, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 2002

Extended Systems (Nasdaq:XTND), a leading provider of mobile data management and wireless connectivity, announced today an agreement with Nokia Mobile Phones to provide an end-to-end SyncML mobile solution to enterprise customers.

Users of Nokia's SyncML-enabled mobile devices, such as Nokia 9200 Communicators, will be able to access critical corporate information via Extended Systems' XTNDConnect Server data synchronization and management software.

XTNDConnect Server is a server-based mobile data management solution that is compliant with the SyncML standard for synchronization. Utilizing the SyncML standard, XTNDConnect will give IT administrators even more ability to easily integrate handheld devices into the enterprise while managing and protecting company information. With XTNDConnect Server, Nokia 9200 Communicators can connect and exchange data directly with a company's groupware server. The software will enable corporate users of Nokia 9200 Communicators to synchronize contact and calendar information directly with the company's Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Domino server.

"Nokia is pleased to collaborate with Extended Systems who has been proactive in the development of synchronization and management technology and very involved in working on the integration of SyncML standards," said Teemu Toroi, Synchronization Application Manager, Nokia Mobile Phones. "The end-to-end offering will provide enterprise companies with the complete SyncML solution to transfer business information."

"By working with Nokia and incorporating SyncML into the enterprise, we can provide the enterprise IT manager with even more value through the use of standard technology," said Steve Simpson, CEO and president of Extended Systems. "Enterprise customers are able to use Extended Systems XTNDConnect software to provide the server component for their mobile phone clients to access corporate applications. Additionally, this agreement will help us to bring critical enterprise data to large numbers of employees utilizing the Nokia 9200 Communicators in the enterprise today."

Extended Systems and Nokia are working together to offer a seamless, end-to-end solution for corporate data synchronization. In addition, customers will be offered a free 50-seat license of XTNDConnect Server providing synchronization via SyncML of contacts and calendars from Nokia's SyncML-enabled devices such as Nokia 9200 Communicators to Microsoft Exchange. Customers can review this offer via a link at

About SyncML

SyncML is an open, industry-wide specification for universal synchronization developed by industry leaders to ensure that information can be transferred across multiple networks, platforms and devices. Nokia is a founding member of the SyncML Initiative and is at the forefront of creating and delivering solutions based on this specification. Extended Systems is a promoter member of the SyncML Initiative and has been actively involved in developing end-to-end SyncML solutions for the server and client-side. In December the company shipped a SyncML Client Software Development Kit (SDK), a feature-rich client toolkit that enables developers to implement the SyncML synchronization protocol into a wide range of mobile communication and handheld computing devices.

About Extended Systems

Extended Systems is a global leader in providing mobile infrastructure software that extends enterprise applications to mobile and wireless environments. The company's products include data synchronization and management software and short-range wireless connectivity products (Bluetooth and IrDA-compliant). The company's leading product, the XTNDConnect enables users to synchronize Palm, Windows CE/Pocket PC and Symbian mobile devices with corporate servers including Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino and any ODBC-compliant database. Extended Systems' customers and key relationships include Palm, 3Com, IBM, Microsoft, Compaq, Handspring, Motorola, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, Sharp, NEC, and Toshiba.

Founded in 1984, Extended Systems has offices and subsidiearies in the United States and worldwide. For more information, visit the company Web site at

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including the success of Extended Systems' relationship with Nokia, the market acceptance and success of Extended Systems' XTNDConnect Server product, and the adoption of mobile software and SyncML solutions in the enterprise market, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These include the impact of unfavorable economic conditions, success of key business relationships, the acceptance of specific industry-wide standards and protocols, the timely development and acceptance of new products and technologies, the impact of competitive products and pricing, international markets and other risks as detailed from time-to-time in Extended Systems' SEC filings, including its 2001 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q to be filed in fiscal 2002.
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