Cupertino, Calif. May 10, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, today announced the upcoming availability of Mobile WinFax for the Palm Computing® platform, a new product from the makers of WinFax PRO, the number one desktop faxing solution. Mobile WinFax provides a professional image for people on the move and helps them to stay productive all the time by enabling them to send and receive high quality faxes directly from their Palm Computing® device. For a first look at the beta version of Mobile WinFax for the Palm Computing® platform, customers can visit the Symantec web site at www.symantec.com/mobile/winfax.
Mobile WinFax keeps users in touch with all their fax messages and gives them the ability to manage them right from their Palm Computing® device. They don't need to wait until they return to the office in order to send or receive a fax. With Mobile WinFax and a Palm™ Modem, they can compose a message, attach a document, even draw a map and send it off right away. Users can also receive their fax messages directly or view a list of all faxes received and decide whether to view them then or wait until later.
"It can be a real challenge to stay on top of your game when you are away from the office: responding to immediate requests, waiting for a fax message to be sent or received, keeping track of specific projects. The mobile business professional needs to maintain productivity without sacrificing quality," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of Symantec's Remote Productivity Business Unit. "By putting the power of a faxing solution into the Palm Computing® device, Mobile WinFax makes it possible to stay on top from the palm of their hand."
Mobile WinFax also provides the user control over how and when to send and receive fax messages. Messages for immediate communication can be transmitted using a Palm modem. For example, users can receive a memo, write notes on it and send it back without missing a beat. Or, directions to the meeting spot can be sent to others while en route with a cellular phone and Palm™ Modem. Thus, there's no need to wait until returning to their laptop or desktop computer to handle the items that would otherwise end up on the "to do" list.
Alternately, users can compose a fax on their Palm Computing® device and HotSync with their desktop computer, which then transmits the message. If there is a document on the desktop needed as an attachment to a fax, simply compose the message with the document to be attached specified, all in advance. When the user HotSyncs with his computer, the message with attachment will automatically be faxed.
Mobile WinFax maximizes the benefits of the Palm Computing® device by allowing the user to annotate messages to be faxed. Notes can be made on a document, maps drawn on a memo. Mobile WinFax provides the tools for the mobile professional to stay productive without hassle and without compromise to the quality of their messages.
In addition, custom cover pages and frequently used small attachments can be stored directly on the Palm Computing® device to be used when faxing directly from the Palm Computing® device. Alternatively, a library of attachments can be listed on the Palm Computing® device and available for faxes sent using HotSync. This maximizes productivity while minimizing the space used on the Palm Computing® device.
Pricing and Availability
Mobile WinFax is expected to be available for sale in stores and online in mid June. Estimated Street Price of $49.95. The beta version of Mobile WinFax is currently available for trial use at www.symantec.com/mobile/winfax.
Mobile WinFax requires a Palm Computing platform: Palm Computing® device, Palm OS™2.0 or later, Palm Desktop 2.1 or later. 512 KB of memory, PalmPilot™ modem, Palm™ modem, Palm V™ modem or Option International's Snap-On GSM adapter. PC hardware and software: IBM PC or equivalent, Windows 98, 95, or Windows NT 4.0, at least 8 MB RAM.
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing. Symantec products and solutions help make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.
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