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Symbol Technologies and Extended Systems Form Alliance to Extend Enterprise Data and Applications to Handheld Devices

BOISE, Idaho (Jan. 16, 2001) - Extended Systems (Nasdaq:XTND), a leading provider of mobile data management and wireless connectivity products, and Symbol Technologies (NYSE: SBL) have signed a marketing and distribution agreement to offer Extended Systems' server synchronization products to Symbol's corporate customers and software vendors. Under the agreement, Symbol will immediately begin to resell Extended Systems' XTNDConnect product line to its partners and value-added resellers worldwide.

The XTNDConnect product line enables mobile workers using Symbol's handheld devices to directly access, synchronize and manage enterprise data between Symbol handheld devices and back-end enterprise systems. XTNDConnect products allow developers to easily deploy enterprise applications to a wide range of mobile device platforms over all major wireless and wireline networks. With this capability, software developers can build custom or extend existing applications such as customer resource management (CRM), inventory management, manufacturing and transportation logistics programs to mobile workers.

"Extended Systems completes our synchronization strategy by enabling developers to integrate our Pocket PC and Windows CE handhelds with corporate databases," said Keith Kanneg, senior director for Symbolís Software Marketing Business Unit.

XTNDConnect Server provides support for multiple handheld devices using Palm, Pocket PC, Windows CE and EPOC operating systems. Users can access information remotely, through any wireless or wireline connection. XTNDConnect Server uses Certicom's encryption technology and user authentication to securely transfer information between corporate systems and mobile devices. Custom mobile applications can be built using any ODBC-compliant database such as DB2, Oracle, Sybase and Extended Systems Advantage Database Server.

"Leveraging Symbolís leadership in the mobile and wireless markets allows us to give developers and software vendors a complete solution for extending critical enterprise information anytime, anywhere," said Steve Simpson, CEO and president of Extended Systems. "With XTNDConnect products, Symbol can offer its partners and customers a software platform that meets the needs of the rapidly growing mobile workforce."

About Symbol Technologies
Symbol Technologies, Inc., recently added to the S&P 500 Index, is a global leader in mobile data transaction systems, providing innovative customer solutions based on wireless local area networking for data and voice, application-specific mobile computing and bar-code data capture. Symbol's Wireless Information Appliances connect the physical world of people on the move, packages, paper and shipping pallets, to information systems and the Internet. Today, some 10 million Symbol bar-code scanners, mobile computers and wireless LANs are utilized worldwide in markets ranging from retailing to transportation and distribution logistics, manufacturing, parcel and postal delivery, government, healthcare and education. Symbol's systems and products are used to increase productivity from the factory floor to the retail store, to the enterprise and out to the home. Information about Symbol is available at www.symbol.com and 1-800-722-6234.

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, IBM, Intel, Palm, 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.


 Certain matters set forth in this press release, such as Extended Systems' relationship with Symbol and Extended Systemsí ability to successfully market and sell the XTNDConnect Server to Symbol's customers are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the impact of competitive products and pricing, alternative technological advances, the timely and successful development and market acceptance of new products, upgrades to existing products and other risks as detailed from time-to-time in Extended Systems' SEC filings, including its Annual Reports on Form 10.

Tamara Sloviaczek
Extended Systems
Tiffany Adams
Voce Communications

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