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Bsquare Announces Worldwide Distribution Agreement for SoftMaker OfficeSoftware Enables Cross Platform Office Functionality on Smart Connected Devices (February 22, 2012)
BELLEVUE, WA and NURNBERG, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/22/12 -- BSQUARE Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR), a leading enabler of smart, connected devices, today announced the Company finalized an agreement with SoftMaker to provide worldwide distribution and support of SoftMaker Office products, a third party office suite solution that provides desktop functionality for mobile and embedded devices.
Through this agreement, Bsquare will offer SoftMaker Office products including TextMaker, PlanMaker and SoftMaker Presentations to device manufacturers. These products, which provide users with the full feature set of a desktop office suite on a mobile or embedded device, include support for over 15 different languages and have minimal hardware requirements.
The SoftMaker Office products can be implemented on a small or large scale and are used by device manufacturers to easily provide users with the ability to open, edit and save any Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file directly from a mobile or embedded device. SoftMaker Office products work directly and without conversion, retaining all the formatting, functions and contents of Office files.
"SoftMaker chose Bsquare as a worldwide distribution partner because of their strong ties in the mobile and embedded community," said Martin Kotulla, SoftMaker's Chief Executive Officer. "Our product is ideal for mobile or embedded OEMs that want to add Office functionality on their devices, no matter what operating system the device is running. With their depth of experience in all leading operating systems and strong ties within the device manufacturer ecosystem, Bsquare can help these companies deliver a full desktop office suite solution on their mobile device."
"We went looking for the most compatible and secure multi-platform office productivity solution and Softmaker clearly stood out as the technical leader," said Mark McMillan, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Bsquare. "This provides our customers one platform, across their product line, thereby increasing efficiencies and lowering costs. The Softmaker products also align perfectly with the Bsquare strategy of enabling the entire embedded community with cross-platform solutions that provide support for a wide range of operating systems including Android, Linux, Windows Embedded CE, Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Windows Mobile."
For a link to an evaluation version of the SoftMaker Office suite and more information about the SoftMaker Office products distributed and supported by Bsquare, visit http://www.bsquare.com/softmaker.aspx.
About BSQUARE Corporation
Bsquare, a global leader in embedded solutions, applies experience and expertise on leading platforms to create new connections with customers, new business models and to enable new ways of working and communicating. Bsquare serves customers by forging connections among the partners, people, tools and technology needed to create smart connected devices. For more information, visit: www.bsquare.com.
Since 1987, the year the company was founded, SoftMaker has been developing office software: word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation graphics software. The "flagship" product SoftMaker Office is available for a wide range of operating systems: Windows, Linux, Android, Windows Mobile, and Windows CE. The prominent features of the software from SoftMaker are: intuitivity and ease of use, extremely high compatibility with the Microsoft Office file formats, and the sheer speed of the software -- this, together with attractive pricing, is an unbeatable combination.
BSQUARE is a registered trademark of BSQUARE Corporation. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. SoftMaker, TextMaker, PlanMaker and SoftMaker Presentations are trademarks of SoftMaker Software GmbH which may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
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