July 9, 2001
Garmin® and Pumatech™ Team up to Provide Intellisync®
Software for Global Positioning System (GPS) Devices
SAN JOSE, Calif. (7/09/01) Pumatech Inc. (Nasdaq: PUMA),
a leading provider of enterprise-level software products and services
that deliver highly relevant information wherever and whenever
it's needed today announced two licensing agreements with
subsidiaries of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), a leading manufacturer
of navigation, communication and information devices. Garmin will
bundle personal information management (PIM) software enabled
by Pumatech's Intellisync Software Development Kit (Intellisync
SDK) with products like its next-generation NavTalk® GPS-enabled
smart phone for GSM networks.
Pumatech's Intellisync SDK will enable synchronization of
calendar, e-mail, contacts, notes and to-do items between Garmin's
devices and Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Organizer PC-based software.
In addition, Garmin has licensed Pumatech's Intellisync Lite
software to support future GPS-enabled devices.
"There is a market demand for integrated, feature-packed
devices that deliver information, communication and navigation
capabilities in a user-friendly format," said Dr. Min Kao,
Garmin's co-CEO and co-chairman. "Our licensing agreements
with Pumatech will allow us to take significant steps toward meeting
Pumatech's Intellisync Lite software will provide out-of-the-box
synchronization for Garmin's future GPS-enabled devices.
Time-saving benefits of synchronization include moving scheduled
and rescheduled events directly into the users calendar,
identifying potential scheduling conflicts, and maintaining a
single address book.
"Working with Garmin, a GPS leader, illustrates how our
core synchronization software is proliferating to new devices
by addressing the ever-changing needs of the mobile marketplace,"
said Brad Rowe, president, CEO, and co-founder of Pumatech. "We
have continued to enhance and extend our synchronization capabilities
to offer consumers, business professionals and e-businesses a
rich mobile experience that allows them to fully leverage the
potential of their wireless devices. Through bundling agreements
like this one with Garmin, we are maximizing the utility of mobile
devices by granting their customers access to the information
they need, when and where they need it."
Through its operating subsidiaries, Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN)
designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information
devices. Its full product line serves the aviation, marine, outdoor
recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM markets. The company
is incorporated in the Cayman Islands and its principal subsidiaries
are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
For more information, visit the Virtual Press Room at www.garmin.com/pressroom,
or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200.
ABOUT THE INTELLISYNC SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT (Intellisync
The Intellisync SDK is designed for Web portals, ISPs, handheld
manufacturers, carriers/telcos and enterprise software companies
developing contact management, e-mail, 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 Pumatech's
patented Data Synchronization Extensions Technology (DSX Technology®
engine) to support multiple handheld devices and applications.
Intellisync software provides a powerful synchronization solution
enabling consumers to keep their most important information
calendars, e-mail, contacts and tasks constantly up-to-date
between Palm OS, Pocket PC and Windows CE handhelds and
the broadest range of PC applications. With its patented DSX Technology
engine, only Intellisync lets customers simultaneously synchronize
handheld organizer data with multiple PC applications like Microsoft
Outlook, Lotus Notes and Organizer, Novell GroupWise, ACT! and
Pumatech, Inc. (NASDAQ: PUMA) provides organizations with a comprehensive
suite of enterprise-level software products and services that
deliver highly relevant information wherever and whenever
it's needed. The company's portfolio makes Pumatech a single
resource, providing the infrastructure necessary to expand the
boundaries of information. Organizations can choose to use Pumatech's
ready-made enterprise offerings, or they can leverage Pumatech's
professional services team to create custom solutions built upon
Pumatech's core enterprise platform. Pumatech's customer
and strategic partner base includes Global 2000 companies such
as Siebel, Oracle, Yahoo!, NTT DoCoMo, Boeing, CNET and General
Motors. The company has headquarters in California, Tokyo and
London. Pumatech offers more information on its products and services
Cautionary Statement: Except for historical information, all of
the expectations and assumptions contained in the foregoing are
forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties.
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially
from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited
to, the ability of the parties to develop and integrate the software
and related technologies in a timely manner and successfully deploy
the handheld devices, and risks related to market acceptance of
combined services offered through this relationship. For additional
information regarding these and other risks associated with the
companies' business refer to their reports filed with the SEC.
Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant
to the "safe harbor" provisions of the United States
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are
cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties, including, without limitation, risks relating to
possible product defects and product liability, risks related
to international sales and potential foreign currency exchange
fluctuations, continued acceptance of Garmin's and Pumatech's
products, increased levels of competition, technological changes,
dependence on intellectual property rights and other risks detailed
from time to time in Garmin's and Pumatech's periodic reports
filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
and other regulatory authorities.
Pumatech, the Pumatech logo, Intellisync and DSX Technology
are trademarks of Pumatech, Inc., that may be registered in certain
jurisdictions. Palm OS is a registered trademark of Palm, Inc.
All other product and company names are trademarks of their respective
Garmin, the Garmin logo and NavTalk are registered trademarks
of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:
GRMN) group of companies, which design and manufacture navigation,
communication and information devices most of which are
enabled by GPS technology. Garmin's products serve the aviation,
marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM markets.
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and United
Kingdom. For more information, visit the Virtual Press Room at
www.garmin.com/pressroom, or contact the Media Relations department