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(R) Software Development Kit (Intellisync SDK) with products like its next-generation NavTalk(R) 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 that demand."
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 user's 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."
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