Brian Smithson (brian@eit.COM)
Mon, 31 Jul 1995 09:04:19 -0700

Just bumped into this article from last November. Has anyone ever heard of
this, and if so, what happened? It was supposed to release last February, and
their future plans sound rather interesting.



MicroBurst splash

Hwang, Diana
Computer Reseller News; n609: 64

Copyright CMP Publications Inc 1994

VARs seeking an expanded reach in the handheld paging arena can look to
developer MicroBurst Inc., which made a splash in the personal digital
assistant (PDA) market with a new application.

The Gaithersburg, Md.-based company demonstrated its paging application running
on a Geoworks Geos-based handheld device at last week's Wireless Datacomm trade
show in Washington, D.C.

"The trick is connecting the PDA and mobile device to PC applications," said
Mark Frederiksen, company president.

With a paging device on Geos, for instance, a user can receive a page on the
handheld system. Pages are stored on the PCMCIA paging card.

Current support is for Wireless Access Inc.'s card, while compatibility with
other third-party paging cards is also planned for the future.

In addition, the product features connectivity to Lotus Development Corp.'s
Notes groupware application, which will allow users to take a subset of
information from Notes and use it on the PDA, Frederiksen said.

MicroBurst plans to release the product by the end of February, but pricing was
not available at press time.

Next year, Frederiksen commented, he hopes to release a version of the
application that supports Windows 95, which which would allow any
MAPI-supported package to send a page.


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