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Lotus Synchs Notes E-Mail with 3Com PalmPilot Organizer and IBM WorkPad PC Companion

World's Messaging Leader Extends Access to Leading Handheld Computing Products

CAMBRIDGE, Mass - 17 Feb 1998: -- Lotus Development Corp. today announced the immediate availability of EasySync Release 2 for Lotus Notes, software designed to enable bi-directional information synchronization between Lotus Notes and Organizer and the IBM WorkPad PC companion or the 3Com PalmPilot connected organizer. Available from the Lotus Web site today, at www.lotus.com/calendar, EasySync Release 2 allows millions of Lotus Notes and Organizer users to now manage their Notes e-mail in addition to their schedules, contacts, tasks and personal journal information in the office, at home and on the road using the PalmPilot connected organizer or IBM WorkPad PC companion.

"Continual access to critical information has become a necessity in today's business world," said Jim Burnham, director of marketing, Lotus Calendaring & Scheduling. "By enabling complete sharing and synchronization of mail, calendar, tasks, and contacts between Lotus Notes, the 3Com PalmPilot or the IBM WorkPad, our customers can always have immediate access to critical information about their work day even when they are away from their PCs."
Originally introduced in December, EasySync resides on the PC and allows PalmPilot connected organizer and WorkPad PC companion users to exchange Calendar, To-Do, Address Book and personal journal information between their handheld devices and Lotus Notes and Organizer. The new release of EasySync adds the ability to synchronize the Notes Mail in-box, enabling users to read, reply, forward, delete and create new mail messages from the PalmPilot or WorkPad handheld devices. EasySync 2 also enables users to select which sections are synchronized, and supports customers using Organizer 97 GS with Lotus Notes.
"Compatibility with Lotus Notes is an important attribute for our enterprise customers," said Mark Bercow, vice president of strategic alliances and platform development for Palm Computing, a 3Com company. "With Lotus EasySync for the Palm Computing platform, mobile professionals have a great way to access and manage their important business messages from anywhere, at anytime."

Pricing, Availability and System Requirements
EasySync Release 2 for Lotus Notes, which supports e-mail, calendar, contacts, task, and journal (memo) synchronization with the IBM WorkPad and 3Com PalmPilot handheld devices, is available now via Lotus' Web Site at www.lotus.com/calendar for $55 for a single license, with Lotus volume discounts available as well. EasySync Release 1 users in the U.S. can upgrade for a nominal shipping and handling charge by calling 1-800-872-3387 extension D706. French, German, and Spanish language versions of EasySync Release 2 are expected to be available by April 1998. Pricing will be announced separately.
EasySync Release 2 for Lotus Notes requires Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0; as well as 3COM HotSync Manager 2.0 or higher, which ships with all PalmPilots and IBM WorkPads. EasySync Release 2 requires Lotus Notes Release 4.52 or higher. PalmPilot Professional or WorkPad is required for e-mail support.
For more information on Lotus Calendaring and Scheduling solutions, visit the Lotus Web site at http://www.lotus.com/calendar or call 1-800-346-1305 in the United States, or 1-800-GO-LOTUS in Canada.
Lotus Development Corp., founded in 1982, is a subsidiary of IBM. Lotus offers high quality 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' innovative approach is evident in a new class of applications that allows users to access and communicate information in ways never before possible, both within and beyond organizational boundaries. Lotus now markets its products in more than 80 countries worldwide and provides numerous professional consulting, support and education services through the Lotus Services Group.

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All prices are for the USA only. Lotus, Lotus Notes and Lotus Organizer are registered trademarks and Domino, EasySync and Notes are trademarks of Lotus Development Corp. 3Com, the 3Com logo, Palm Computing and Hotsync, are registered trademarks and Palm, PalmPilot, Palm OS, the Palm Computing logo and the PalmPilot logo are trademarks of Palm Computing, Inc., 3Com Corp. or its subsidiaries. IBM WorkPad is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

EDITOR'S NOTE: All Lotus news releases is available on the Internet, via the Lotus Development Corp. Home Page at http://www.lotus.com. The Lotus Home Page is an easy way to find information about Lotus and its business partners' products and services.

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.

Contact(s) information

Ed Thomas
Lois Paul & Partners
(781) 238-5700
ed_thomas@lpp.com

Paul LaBelle
Lotus Development Corp.
(617) 693-1028
paul_labelle@lotus.com

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