Symbol Technologies Teams With CrunchTime! Information Systems to Provide Wireless Mobile Computing Solutions to Restaurant, Food Service and Hospitality Industries

Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Wolfgang Puck Restaurants, Hudson News Euro Cafes Are First Customers

Symbol Technologies Inc. (NYSE: SBL) Tuesday announced at the Food Service Technology Conference that it is teaming with CrunchTime! Information Systems of Boston to provide a full suite of Web-based, back-office wireless mobile computing solutions that target the restaurant, cruise and hospitality markets.

CrunchTime!'s Inventory Manager System running on the Symbol SPT 1700 handheld computer is currently being deployed at Wolfgang Puck Restaurants, Hudson News' Euro Cafes, Carnival Cruise Lines and Princess Cruises.

CrunchTime!'s Suite of Applications, including Inventory Manager, Net-Chef(TM) and Mini-Bar Manager, offers a fully scalable enterprise solution that includes bid analysis, e-procurement, receiving, inventory management, menu engineering, labor management, food production planning, and enterprise reporting. Integration with the Symbol SPT 1700 handheld computer allows CrunchTime! to offer inventory, purchasing, receiving, inventory adjustments, internal requisitions, and Web-based reporting using a mobile device.

"We have high expectations that this far-reaching solution from our new business partner, CrunchTime!, integrated with Symbol's winning wireless handheld technology, will prove enormously beneficial to customers in the food and beverage industry," said Harry B Lerner, Symbol's Vice President of Hospitality, Education and Healthcare.

"Handheld devices are a natural extension of our application suite, and Symbol's leadership in the handheld market make them an excellent technology partner for us. Our customers and strategic partners are very excited about the benefits of this relationship," said Bill Bellissimo, President of CrunchTime!

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