Cupertino, Calif. June 23, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced it is shipping Mobile WinFax for Palm Computing devices, a new product from the makers of WinFax PRO, the number one desktop faxing solution. Mobile WinFax enables mobile professionals to send, receive, edit, and manage faxes directly from their Palm Computing devices. Mobile WinFax is the first faxing solution for Palm Computing devices to integrate with desktop systems as well.
"Mobile WinFax addresses the productivity needs of mobile professionals by providing them a high-quality tool for communicating via fax anytime, anywhere," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of Symantec's Remote Productivity Business Unit.
Mobile WinFax adds robust fax capabilities to Palm Computing devices. Mobile professionals can use a compatible clip-on modem or GMS cell phone adapter with their Palm Computing device to send or receive faxes at any time. In addition, Mobile WinFax includes a unique desktop component that enable users to perform a HotSync operation with their desktop PC and fax documents from it without having to return to the office, which also conserves limited storage space on Palm Computing devices.
With Mobile WinFax, users can draft faxes from their Palm Computing devices and address them to one or more recipients using addresses stored in their Palm address books. Additionally, mobile professionals can annotate or sign outgoing faxes using the Palm Computing device input pen. Mobile WinFax supports standard and customized cover pages and can also generate cover pages on the fly without consuming valuable memory on their handheld devices. It also allows mobile users to insert a Palm memo into a cover page or attach it as a separate page in an outgoing fax. Furthermore, users can receive their fax messages or view a list of all faxes received on their desktop PC right from their Palm Computing devices.
To leverage the power of a desktop PC, Mobile WinFax includes a desktop fax engine that works with HotSync technology to enable mobile professionals to use their desktops to send or receive faxes. Users can store an entire library of attachments on their desktop PCs and attach these to faxes created on the access Palm Computing devices and then send the faxes using HotSync. They can also choose to download PC attachments to their Palm device so that frequently faxed documents can be sent directly to from their Palm Computing devices. Because the desktop will log all faxes, users can also safely delete fax log information from their Palm Computing devices and remain assured that they have a complete record of all communications stored on the desktop.
Mobile Winfax uses WinFax PRO as the desktop send engine if it is installed on the user's desktop machine. Logs are fully integrated so all items sent from the Palm Computing device are logged in the WinFax PRO logs.
Pricing and Availability
Mobile WinFax available now and is priced at US$49.95ERP.
Mobile WinFax requires a Palm Computing® device running Palm OS™2.0 or later or Palm Desktop 2.1 or later; 512KB of memory; and a PalmPilot™ modem, Palm™ modem, Palm V® modem, IBM WorkPad modem, or Option International GSM adapter. PC hardware and software requirements include an IBM PC or equivalent; Windows 98, 95, or Windows NT 4.0; 20MB free hard disk space; and at least 8MB RAM.
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