Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM:NASDAQ), a leader in wireless communications and advanced electronic messaging solutions for the Internet, today announced that its Eudora Light™ software for Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT and Macintosh is included in Microsoft's Communications Tools for Schools CD-ROM. The award-winning Eudora® software line is currently the market leader in Internet email with over 18 million users.
Available exclusively for K-12 schools in the United States and Canada, Communications Tools for Schools is a comprehensive, easy to administer communications solution for Windows NT Server 4.0. The CD-ROM includes installation, configuration and NT account wizards, electronic mail, school web templates, web server authoring software, video conferencing software and other management components targeted at education technology coordinators.
"Our growth to 18 million users of Eudora email software products proves that our distribution strategy is paying off, and agreements like this fit in well with that aggressive approach," said Ann Schrader, director of worldwide sales, Eudora division of Qualcomm. "With over 60% of higher education institutions using Eudora Light or Eudora Pro™ according to a Matrix Information Directory Services Winter 1996 study, we've already captured a significant share of the college and university Internet email market. We are now moving forward to seed increased usage in K-12 schools."
Introduced in 1988, Eudora software was among the first applications to enable user-friendly Internet email management via a graphical interface. Products in the Eudora software family have been either licensed for distribution or purchased for use by a large number of key industry players. OEM and bundling agreements include industry leaders such as IBM and 3Com. Eudora Pro software has been licensed to a wide range of corporations including MCI, Cisco, GTE, Lockheed Martin and Schlumberger, and many of the world's leading universities, including MIT, Stanford, The University of California, Brown and Cornell, use Eudora Internet email software.
Eudora Light software is Qualcomm's full-functioned, entry-level email software, which was the precursor to the commercially-available Eudora Pro Internet/intranet email application. Eudora Pro software delivers industrial-strength functionality by including built-in encoding/decoding, spell checking, powerful mail filtering, multiple signatures, Kerberos support, on-line help, and documentation and support directly from Qualcomm.
Qualcomm recently began shipping its Eudora Pro 3.0 software for Macintosh and Windows, which adds an improved interface, more powerful filtering, expanded directory services, and address management capabilities and the unique Extended Messaging Services API which allows third-party developers to provide plug-ins to Eudora software.
Microsoft's Communications Tools for Schools CD-ROM is available free with proof of purchase of Windows NT Server 4.0 (a shipping and handling charge of $9.95 U.S. and $14.95 Can. applies). Eudora support is available through the Eudora Newsgroups comp.mail.eudora.ms-windows and comp.mail.eudora.mac. For information and to order Communications Tools for Schools, visit Microsoft's K-12 web site at http://www.microsoft.com/education/k12/cts/.
Qualcomm's award-winning Eudora Pro and Eudora Light software are Internet-based email packages that deliver exceptional levels of functionality, ease-of-use and flexibility. Originally introduced in 1988, Eudora software is the world's most popular Internet email software with an estimated 18 million users worldwide. Available for the Microsoft® Windows®, Macintosh® and Newton® platforms, the Eudora family of software products delivers best-of-breed Internet email capabilities. Eudora Pro 3.0 software offers a wide range of features including, built-in spell checking, stylized text, user-definable message filtering, native 32-bit support for the Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows NT operating systems, support for long file names, MAPI support, color-coded message labeling, Internet hot link (URL) capabilities and an Extended Messaging Services API that allows the development and use of plug-in applications such as human language translation, data compression, image format conversion, content analysis, and data security services. The Eudora division of Qualcomm recently announced a partnership with Software.com, signaling its intent to develop comprehensive client/server solutions for electronic messaging. For more information regarding the Eudora family of products, visit the division's World Wide Web site at http://www.eudora.com.
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include the Eudora Pro™ electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including timely product development and commercial implementation of the Company's CDMA technology, continued growth in the CDMA subscriber population and the scale up and operations of CDMA systems, timing and receipt of license fees and royalties, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis and those related to performance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 28, 1996 and most recent Form 10-Qs.
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