SOURCE: Intellisync

June 20, 2005 07:00 ET

Intellisync Announces Hosted Wireless Email Service; "RIM-Like" Push Email Now Available on Any Network in Less Than 30 Minutes

Ingram Micro, the World's Largest Technology Distributor, Joins Wireless Data Resellers Distributing Intellisync Wireless Email Express™

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 20, 2005 -- Intellisync Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNC), a leading developer and marketer of wireless email and mobile software, today announced the launch of Intellisync Wireless Email Express™. The new hosted service from Intellisync enables true wireless push email with the same enterprise-class security and features of the award-winning Intellisync Mobile Suite™ product. Intellisync Express is a completely hosted service sold as a subscription through distributors, resellers and directly by Intellisync, and is being offered at a special introductory price of $120 per year for qualified customers. Anyone with a wireless data plan from any carrier and a data-enabled mobile device can now have true-push wireless email in less than 30 minutes, with virtually no IT expertise required to install and maintain. All aspects of the wireless email service are managed by Intellisync at their hosting facility in the United States.

Intellisync Wireless Email Express provides all mobile users -- from enterprise departments and workgroups to small to medium-sized businesses -- with an easy-to-own alternative to the IT resource-intensive email solutions offered by other software vendors. Despite claims to the contrary, most wireless applications offered by private email companies are difficult to install and require technical expertise to maintain. According to the Company, Intellisync Wireless Email Express is one of the fastest and simplest ways to "have a BlackBerry®-like experience for wireless email on virtually any data-enabled mobile device."

Several major distributors of mobile software and services have already included the new Intellisync offer in their portfolios. The new Intellisync Wireless Email Express product is available now through Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), Global Wireless Data, and Trio Tek. Each company is distributing Intellisync Express through their reseller networks.

"Ingram Micro is excited to be a lead distributor for Intellisync Wireless Email Express," said Mark Kuta, senior vendor business manager for mobility, Ingram Micro U.S. "We have extensive experience selling and supporting wireless email solutions for enterprise, mid-market and small business. The new Intellisync product fills a segment in our wireless solutions offering and appeals to a broad range of VARs and their end-users who want to implement wireless email solutions without a large IT investment."

"The Express experience has been exceptionally smooth and fast from the start," said Ed Whipple, vice president of sales for Seitlin Corporation, an Intellisync customer. "We wanted wireless email that did everything we needed on the device of our choice, but we didn't want to burden our IT department the way other solutions may. Express delivered! Set-up was painless and our employees were up and running very quickly. We now have wireless email, calendar and contacts and know that we can count on Intellisync to meet our diverse mobility needs into the future."

The features and benefits of Intellisync Wireless Email Express include:

       1. Full-featured, enterprise-class wireless push email & PIM sync
          that keeps users' inboxes, calendars, contacts, tasks and notes
          completely up to date while they are away from the office.
          Express supports meeting requests, attachment viewing, end-to-end
          encryption, password protection, theft/loss protection, and other
          leading features and security that mobile professionals have come
          to expect.
       2. Minimal IT department involvement or expertise required. Express
          is simply downloaded and installed. A web-based user and
          administrative interface enables either user self-servicing, or a
          group can be administered by any non-IT person able to use a
          browser.
       3. Reliable, secure Network Operating Center that helps reduce
          administrative overhead. Intellisync's NOC is staffed and
          monitored in a highly secure, 24x7x365 data center facility. It
          utilizes multiple, redundant back-up power sources, and multiple
          upstream Internet peering, assuring exceptional up-time. By
          locating the communication, synchronization, and administrative
          infrastructure in the NOC, tasks such as Intellisync software
          updates can be automated from the NOC, thereby reducing
          customers' administrative overhead.
       4. Broad device support so customers can use the devices they
          already own rather than having to invest in new and/or
          proprietary devices. Express supports Pocket PC, Palm OS, Symbian
          OS, Windows Mobile Smartphone, and SyncML compliant devices. As
          customers replace older devices, Intellisync's broad device
          support ensures that they can select the device best suited to
          their needs.
       5. Personal Travel Info service to enhance mobile professional
          productivity. Express automatically puts travel itineraries from
          your inbox into your calendar, provides driving directions to and
          from airports, hotels, and meetings, and gives weather forecasts
          based on your travel itinerary. Road warriors find Personal
          Travel Info invaluable for staying on top of their busy
          schedules.
"Our experience has shown that mobile professionals who prefer devices other than BlackBerries are increasing in numbers and they are asking for a faster, simpler way to get started with wireless email," explained Bill Jones, head of mobile products for Intellisync. "We've answered their call with Intellisync Wireless Email Express. Third party evaluations and our own testing showed that it takes about one-tenth the time to install our product versus the competitive offers -- 30 minutes versus 5 hours. This ease of use extends to the entire customer experience, which is especially beneficial from an administrative perspective."

On Ramp to Complete Enterprise Mobility

As business needs grow and change, Intellisync Wireless Email Express provides the flexibility needed to grow and adapt. As the number of users increases, customers can add Express subscriptions, or upgrade to Intellisync Mobile Suite™. Since Intellisync Mobile Suite supports the same devices and email sources and is built on the same platform, the transition is straightforward. With Mobile Suite, customers can also meet their need for sophisticated mobile systems management, and mobilize nearly any application or data, such as sales force automation, inventory management, supply chain, or other ERP systems.

"The mobile market is transitioning in two important ways," explained Rip Gerber, chief marketing officer for Intellisync. "Wireless email has moved far beyond the early adopters who were willing to put up with installation and administrative headaches. Now the mass market of mobile users are demanding a true push wireless email product that meets their messaging needs in a no-hassle, low-touch package. The second trend is that mobile users are looking for what's beyond email, and for new ways to use their devices for other data and applications. Intellisync has mobilized line-of-business applications such as CRM and SFA for nearly a decade. We believe Intellisync Wireless Email Express is positioned to take advantage of both those trends: a better wireless email user experience and an entry point for mobilizing more than just email."

To purchase or learn more about Intellisync Wireless Email Express, please visit www.intellisync.com/express

ABOUT INTELLISYNC CORPORATION

Intellisync Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNC) is a leading provider of wireless email and mobile software to large enterprises, mobile operators, software providers and device manufacturers. Intellisync has won the mobility industry's top awards by providing seamless synchronization, secure wireless email, device control and mobility management software that connects nearly every device, data source and application available. The world's largest corporations have selected Intellisync as their mobility solution standard, including America Online, Crédit Agricole, Domino's Pizza, Guidant, Microsoft, NTT DoCoMo, Oracle | PeopleSoft, Pfizer, Sprint, Target, T-Mobile, Union Pacific, Verizon Wireless and Yahoo! For more information, please visit www.intellisync.com.

LEGAL DISCLOSURE

Forward-looking statements in this news release are based on current expectations and beliefs and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks associated with uncertainties related to the effect of continued weakness of general economic factors on the overall demand for Intellisync's products and services, the timing of market adoption and movement toward mobile solutions and data synchronization solutions, margin erosion, market shrinkage, economic uncertainty related to terrorism and conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world, timely introduction, availability and acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, as well as additional risk factors, as discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Intellisync's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended July 31, 2004,and Intellisync's quarterly reports filed from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Intellisync disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.

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