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@hand Awarded Patents for Mobile Software Technology

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Austin, TX -- @hand Corporation, the leader in enterprise mobility software, announces the award of two patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The inventions describe @hand’s unique ability to support distributed software applications with intelligent mobile data models and a relationship-aware transaction framework.

The awarded patents include U.S. Patent No. 7,331,035, which describes a "system and method for mobile software application development and deployment" and U.S. Patent No. 7,313,782, which describes a "method for distributing, integrating, and hosting a software platform." The patent applications were filed in 2001.

"These patents provide clear evidence of @hand’s role as a technical innovator and thought leader in our industry," according to John Cannington, Chief Executive Officer for @hand. "Many forward-thinking organizations have recognized the unique qualities of @hand software, and our patents further reinforce and protect the distinctiveness of our products."

Both patents pertain to capabilities of the @hand M-Tier Platform, which serves as the underlying software architecture for all @hand solutions. @hand’s M-Tier technology manages core software services such as data distribution, mobile transaction processing, mobile application deployment, application versioning, and security.

"@hand software for enterprise mobility often succeeds where others have struggled, and our core technology is a significant contributing factor," according to Mike Loos, Chief Technology Officer of @hand and the inventor named in the patents.

@hand software is used by NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, and leading commercial organizations to enable their mobile workforce with job-specific mobile applications. Customers implement @hand solutions to optimize field processes, increase asset utilization, and improve service levels.

About @hand

@hand Corporation is the market leader in enterprise mobility solutions. @hand provides configure-to-order mobile software solutions for mission-critical work processes, such as field service, asset management and logistics. @hand connects mobile workers to enterprise information systems by combining high-value mobile and wireless technologies, work management software, and our strategic solution services.

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