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Ericom Software and Flowfinity Form Partnership to Extend Legacy Applications to BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds


Legacy Applications Can Now Be Rapidly Field Force Enabled Without Device Coding

Closters, NJ (May 6, 2003) - Ericom Software, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise connectivity, legacy integration and e-Business solutions, and Flowfinity Wireless, a leading provider of wireless application products and platforms, today announced a partnership in which Ericom Software's PowerTerm® Host Publisher software and technology will extend legacy applications to BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds™ from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM); (TSX: RIM).

The Ericom Software/Flowfinity partnership will provide a combined software solution that enables Mobile Application Integration (MAI) for their customers and their partners. Ericom Software's PowerTerm Host Publisher offers powerful and transparent legacy integration for Flowfinity's Thinflow platform, enabling powerful multi-tasking, offline-capable client for BlackBerry handhelds.

"With the combined power of Ericom's PowerTerm Host Publisher and Flowfinity's Thinflow platform, our customers can extend their legacy applications to the wireless world faster and better than ever before," said Eran Heyman, CEO of Ericom Software, Inc. "This provides organizations with a fast and simple way to preserve existing systems, while leveraging the powerful application capabilities of BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds."

"Flowfinity is pleased with its new relationship with Ericom Software," said Dmitry Mikhailov, Flowfinity's CEO and founder. "Through this partnership, we can deliver Field Force solutions at a very low cost of ownership with the combined non-intrusive value proposition of no modifications to the stable back-end business logic and no device coding."

PowerTerm Host Publisher enables the secure reuse of legacy applications to create new web, wireless, and XML based applications. Ericom supports AS/400, IBM Mainframes, OpenVMS, Tandem, UNIX, SCO, HP-3000, Data General, and other enterprise platforms. Both PowerTerm Host Publisher and Thinflow can leverage XML web services such as Microsoft's .NET to ease application integration.

The combination of Ericom's PowerTerm Host Publisher and Flowfinity's platform technology, Thinflow, enable rapid application integration between BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds and legacy applications such as ERP, CRM, Sales Force Automation, Financial Reporting, Supply Chain Management, and other e-Business applications. Together, Flowfinity and Ericom plan to deliver solutions to government, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, finance and banking verticals.

About Flowfinity
Flowfinity Wireless is a provider of products and platforms for business applications used by enterprise Field Forces. Flowfinity solutions operate both online and offline without requiring on-device coding and feature a multi-tasking, server-driven user interface, made possible by its unique patent-pending Thinflow technology. Flowfinity is technology partners with Research In Motion (RIM), Microsoft, Borland, Sun and IBM. Today, Flowfinity has a growing base of customers and partners in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. Flowfinity Wireless can be reached at www.flowfinity.com.