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February 13, 2001 - Lotus, Extended Systems Enter into Strategic Agreement to Deliver Mobile Synchronization Technology to Lotus Domino Customers

BOISE, Idaho and Cambridge, Mass. - (Feb. 13, 2001) -Extended Systems (Nasdaq:XTND), a leading provider of mobile data management and wireless connectivity solutions, and Lotus Development Corporation, a subsidiary of IBM and leading provider of knowledge management solutions and enterprise reporting and analysis, today announced that the companies have signed a strategic agreement under which the companies will work together to develop data synchronization and device management technologies for the new Lotus Domino Everyplace server family of mobile and wireless software solutions.

This new product family is aimed at extending critical business information to mobile devices and is being introduced as part of Lotus' strategy to extend the collaborative power of Lotus Domino to business users anytime, anywhere, on any device. An integral part of Lotus' mobile and wireless strategy is Extended Systems data synchronization technology and expertise in the mobile information management arena.

"Extended Systems and Lotus are both focused on enabling companies to achieve the maximum level of impact and ROI from wireless and mobile devices," said Ken Bisconti, vice president for messaging and collaboration product marketing, Lotus Development Corp. "When searching for a data synchronization and device management technology, we found that Extended Systems clearly is the market leader. Their technology and expertise will assist Lotus in delivering the tools necessary for quick, easy and secure deployment of mobile devices into the enterprise."

"Extended Systems' strategic agreement with Lotus builds on our existing business relationships with IBM and is further verification that we are the industry's leading provider of mobile information management solutions," said Extended Systems' CEO and President Steve Simpson. "Extended Systems will continue to work with leading companies such as Lotus who are paving the way to improve mobile communications across the enterprise."

Extended Systems' data synchronization technology is currently being licensed by IBM for a variety of products and services. These include IBM Mobile Connect, IBM WebSphere Everyplace Suite and, most recently, Lotus Development Corporation's Domino Everyplace Sync, Domino Everyplace
Enterprise, and PC-based data synchronization and management solutions currently under development.

About Lotus Development Corp.
Lotus Development Corporation, founded in 1982, is a subsidiary of IBM Corporation. Lotus sets the standard for truly innovative software products and services that reflect the company's unique understanding of the new ways in which individuals and businesses must work together to achieve success. Lotus is redefining the concept of conducting business through practical knowledge management, e-business and other ground-breaking ways of connecting the world's ideas, thinkers, buyers, sellers and communities via the Internet. Lotus markets its products in more than 80 countries worldwide through direct and extensive Business Partner channels. The company also provides numerous professional consulting, support and education services through the Lotus Professional Services organization.

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, short-range wireless connectivity products (Bluetooth and IrDA-compliant), and client/server database management systems with remote access capabilities. Extended Systems' customers and key relationships include 3Com, Palm, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Compaq, Motorola, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, Agilent, Sharp, NEC, and Toshiba. 

Founded in 1984, Extended Systems has offices and subsidiaries in the United States and worldwide. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.extendedsystems.com.


Extended Systems:
Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including the success and market acceptance of Extended Systems' XTNDConnect data synchronization and management software and the success of Extended Systems' relationship with Lotus, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These include the success of key relationships, the acceptance of specific industry-wide standards and protocols, the timely development and acceptance of new products and technologies, the impact of competitive products and pricing, international markets and other risks as detailed from time-to-time in Extended Systems' SEC filings, including its 2000 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q to be filed in fiscal 2001.

Lotus and Lotus Notes are registered trademarks and Domino and Mobile Notes are trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation. Everyplace is a trademark of IBM Corp. All other trademarks are owned by their respective companies. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: All news releases and related information on this topic are available on the Internet, via the Lotus Development Corp. press room at www.lotus.com/pressroom.

A copy of this release and other company information is also available via fax by dialing 1-800-57-LOTUS within the U.S. and Canada or 201-946-2336 outside the U.S. and Canada. Their mobile devices to synchronize information between Lotus Notes servers and Palm, Pocket PC and Windows CE devices. Additionally, users can access and synchronize enterprise information remotely using a wireless or wired connection.


Joanne Taylor, Media Relations
Extended Systems 

Michael Shamrell
Lotus Public Relations


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