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PRODUCT PRESS RELEASE
(Copy as provided by vendors with minor editing by MobileInfo.com)

Extended Systems Licenses Bluetooth Technology to Visteon Companies Provide Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity Solutions for the Automotive Industry

 

LAS VEGAS - (Jan. 4, 2001) - Extended Systems (Nasdaq: XTND), a leading provider of mobile data management and wireless connectivity solutions, and Visteon Corporation (NYSE:VC), a full-service provider of consumer-driven technology solutions for automotive manufacturers, announced today that the companies have aligned to bring Bluetooth technology to the automotive industry.  By licensing Extended Systems' XTNDAccess Blue SDK, multi-purpose software development kit for Bluetooth implementation in mobile devices, Visteon will be able to provide people travelling in automobiles with wireless, hands-free interaction with devices such as pagers, cell phones, and PDAs.

 

"Visteon's established presence in the automotive industry enables us to bring Bluetooth technology to a vast market" said Extended Systems CEO and president Steve Simpson. "We will continue to expand our market reach by working with industry leaders like Visteon, to deliver practical ways for

mobile users to connect to information anytime, anyplace via Bluetooth." "We are excited to be working with Extended Systems, an industry leader in Bluetooth technology," said Jim Wynalek, vice president and general manager of Visteon's Telematics/Multimedia business system.   "Visteon understands

that as consumers spend more time in the car, they want to stay connected to the world around them.  Bluetooth will allow consumers to stay connected - both safely and easily - while keeping their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel."


Extended Systems is a leading provider of Bluetooth protocol and application software and has licensed its technology to industry leaders such as Palm, 3Com, Motorola, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, FlashPoint, Xircom and Red-M among others.  XTNDAccess Blue SDK has been qualified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) for the following user profiles: General Access, Serial

Port, Object Push, Dial-up Networking, LAN Access, FAX, Cordless Telephony, Headset, and Intercom. Both companies will showcase their advanced technology during the Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nev.  Extended Systems will be exhibiting in the Bluetooth Pavilion at Booth #4377.  Visteon will be demonstrating in the Bluetooth Pavilion at Booth #4377and at Booth#15742 on the main floor.

 

About Bluetooth

Bluetooth wireless technology is a specification for a small-form factor, low-cost radio solution providing links between PCs, mobile phones, and other mobile devices.  The Bluetooth SIG, comprised of leaders in the telecommunications, computing, and network industries, is driving development of the technology and bringing it to market.  Extended Systems was invited by SIG founder, Intel to participate in Bluetooth working groups to help develop the original specifications for synchronization, object

exchange and file transfer profiles.  Extended Systems is an associate member of the Bluetooth SIG.  Visteon is a key member of the Bluetooth Automotive Expert Group (AEG), holding leadership responsibilities in three of the eight functional teams comprising the AEG. 

 

About Extended Systems

Extended Systems is a leading provider of mobile information management solutions that enable users to access, collect, synchronize, and print information on demand. The company's products include data synchronization and management software, wireless connectivity products (Bluetooth and IrDA-compliant) and client/server database management systems with remote access capabilities.  Founded in 1984, Extended Systems has offices and subsidiaries in the United States and worldwide. Extended Systems' key customers and alliances are global leaders in mobile communications and

computing including 3Com, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Compaq, Palm, Motorola, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, Agilent, Sharp, NEC, and Toshiba. More information is available at www.extendedsystems.com.

 

About Visteon

Visteon Corporation is a leading full-service supplier that delivers consumer-driven technology solutions to automotive manufacturers worldwide and through multiple channels within the global automotive aftermarket. Visteon has a global delivery system of more than 130 technical, manufacturing, sales, and service facilities located in 23 countries. It has 81,000 employees working in three business segments: Dynamics and Energy Conversion; Comfort, Communication and Safety; and Glass.

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Contacts:

Extended Systems

Joanne Taylor                             

(208) 322-7575, ext. 6015               

joannet@extendsys.com

Visteon Corporation

Robin Pannecouk 313-755-9121

rpannecou@visteon.com 

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