MEETING MAKER 6:
Time Management Synchronization to the Palm Computing®Platform
Leading Real-Time Calendaring & Scheduling Solution Offers Out-of-the-Box Software for Palm Computing® Platform Devices
Cambridge, Mass. June 16, 1999 - Ubiquitous time management has been re-defined, the result of an exceptional technology development by innovators in calendaring and scheduling software for handheld devices. ON Technology Corporation today announced that Meeting Maker 6, the leading real-time, cross-platform enterprise calendaring and scheduling solution, will ship with an out-of-the-box synchronization solution for Palm handheld devices, and will be compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms. By leveraging Palm Computing's® Conduit Development Kit (CDK), Meeting Maker 6 provides cross-platform synchronization without requiring third party software, and reinforces its position as the leading cross-platform calendaring and scheduling solution.
Meeting Maker 6 introduces seamless data integration and synchronization between any Palm connected organizer and server-based enterprise calendaring and scheduling, contact management and task tracking with any Palm connected organizer. The development partnership between Palm Computing and Meeting Maker has resulted in a highly scalable and fully cross-platform means of dynamically synchronizing information across enterprise scheduling environments to any Palm Computing® handheld device. Meeting Maker 6 enables enterprise users to synchronize their corporate calendar accounts to Palm connected organizers over a range of networks (LANs, WANs, remote dialup and the Internet) via their laptop or desktop computers. Calendars, contacts and to-do's can be synchronized to the entire family of Palm devices, including: Palm III, Palm IIIx, Palm V and Palm VII handheld devices.
"It's a software solution with great pent-up demand, and represents an intelligent choice for both enterprise clients and their I/T support departments," said Cengiz Satir, director of development for Meeting Maker. "It's a simple, practical and elegant solution that's easy to deploy, implement, setup, use and support. The addition of seamless connectivity with Palm Computing's market leading handheld solution makes the solution and story even stronger. The enterprise will rapidly embrace Meeting Maker 6 for its high functionality and utter simplicity."
"Meeting Maker 6 takes advantage of Palm Computing's HotSync functionality by providing our enterprise customers with a much-needed group scheduling solution," said Douglas Wirnowski, product marketing manager for Palm Computing Inc., a 3Com company. "This type of enterprise application development extends the Palm device's range in network connectivity and cross-platform availability, advancing the Palm organizer as a value-added business tool."
About Meeting Maker
Meeting Maker is the leading real-time, cross-platform enterprise calendaring & scheduling solution, designed to meet the diverse and complex scheduling requirements of organizations from small workgroups to the largest enterprises. Meeting Maker is a market-driven business tool that increases productivity while reducing cost, and provides instantaneous real-time access to free and busy time information. Meeting Maker is a highly-scalable IP-based system supporting tens of thousands of concurrent users on a range of computing platforms including: Java, Macintosh, Windows and UNIX. Meeting Maker is currently installed on over 700,000 desktops at major corporations and academic institutions worldwide including: amazon.com, Apple Computer, Cisco Systems, NASA, Qualcomm, Time, Inc. and the University of Michigan. Product information, pricing, and a free 30-day trial are available at: www.MeetingMaker6.com.
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