Cupertino, Calif, August 11, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) announced it has launched a marketing program with Hewlett-Packard Company to include Mobile Essentials 2.0 with a demo version of the HP CapShare 910 information appliance. The software is available on complimentary CDs placed in most American Airlines Admirals Clubs. The CDs are available to members during August 1999 while quantities last.
Symantec Mobile Essentials makes it easy for mobile professionals to adapt to new locations by allowing them (or their IT/IS department) to create location profiles consisting of all of the settings that they need to change when taking their laptop to different work locations. The HP CapShare 910 information appliance is a portable, hand-held device designed to help mobile professionals capture, store, and share documents with others using their existing e-mail and e-fax tools.
We are pleased to work with HP and American Airlines Admirals Clubs to provide mobile professionals the innovative tools they need to ensure increased productivity while on the road, said Christopher Calisi, vice president of the Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit at Symantec. Both the HPCapShare 910 information appliance and Mobile Essentials 2.0 were created to address the unique needs of a growing mobile workforce whose primary business tool is a laptop PC and whose goal is to do more in less time.
Like Symantec, HP has long been focused on serving mobile communications needs, said Ben Walker, marketing manager for HP¹s Portable Capture and Communication Operation. The HP CapShare 910 information appliance and Mobile Essentials revolutionize the mobile computing market, giving mobile professionals next-generation tools that make conducting business anytime, anywhere easier, safer, and more efficient.
About Mobile Essentials 2.0
Using Mobile Essentials 2.0 significantly reduces the time users spend adjusting their laptop settings every time they arrive in a new location and resolving problems caused by incorrect settings. These settings, including TCP/IP settings, network settings, dialing, default printer, and much more, can be very intimidating to the average end user. By enabling IS/IT departments to create and quickly deploy location profiles to their mobile workforce via e-mail, the Web, or the corporate network, Mobile Essentials 2.0 results in increased productivity across the organization.
Once the location profiles are installed, the laptop user simply starts Windows and selects a location profile. All of the settings change automatically and instantly, resulting in a dramatic decrease in downtime and a significant increase in productivity. When a location profile requires updating, IS/IT deploys the update via e-mail. The update installs automatically, without user intervention, thereby further preventing the possibility of downtime and lost productivity. In addition, if allowed by the IS/IT department, laptop users can add or modify locations when necessary.
About the HP CapShare 910 Information Appliance
About the size of a portable CD player, the HP CapShare 910 information appliance enables mobile professionals to electronically capture letters, contracts, reports, handwritten notes, maps, presentations, receipts, newspaper articles, magazines, and business cards. Users can capture a page in six seconds and store up to 50 letter-size documents in black and white. In addition, these documents can be sent directly to a IR-enabled printer for an immediate hard copy, or to a notebook PC, desktop PC, HP handheld PC running Windows CE 2.0, or a smart wireless hand-held device where they can be shared from anywhere with anyone.
Symantec is a world leader in Internet security technology and technology solutions that help companies manage and support workforces that use laptop computers and other mobile devices.
The company is a leading provider of software products for the consumer market and is rapidly growing its presence as a provider of solutions to enterprise organizations
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