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Janam and Bluestar Announce Distribution Agreement

Leading solutions-based distributor will carry rugged mobile computers that run Palm OS®

January 15, 2007

Janam Technologies LLC, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes, and BlueStar, a leading innovator in solutions-based distribution of point of sale, automatic identification, RFID and mobility products, today announced a distribution agreement that enables BlueStar to distribute Janam’s mobile computers and accessories throughout the US, Canada and Latin America.

“We are very excited about our partnership with Janam,” said Steve Cuntz, President and CEO of BlueStar. “With Janam’s Palm OS-based mobile computing line, we can now offer an affordable mid-range solution to our customers and ISV partners who serve a variety of industries such as retail, supply chain and DSD.”

Cuntz added, “Janam brings a wealth of industry knowledge that has been incorporated in its XP Series and will be recognized and appreciated by its users.” 

“BlueStar has a strong reputation among our resellers for its customer advocacy and value-added services,” said Harry B. Lerner, Co-CEO of Janam. “We are very pleased that our partnership with BlueStar immediately extends our ability to deliver winning mobile computers to customers in the US, Canada and Latin America.”

“We were also very impressed with how quickly BlueStar mobilized its sales team,” Lerner added. “They had already secured purchase orders for our ground-breaking XP Series before the ink was dry on our contract.”

Janam’s XP Series is the world’s first, rugged, mobile computer that combines Palm OS Garnet™, numeric keypad option, user-accessible memory, NAND flash memory backup, USB connectivity, double capacity battery option and, in WLAN versions, WiFi Protected Access (WPA) wireless security. The XP20 features a custom, “bright white”, 160 x 160, monochrome display that was developed to provide continuity with today’s Palm OS industrial mobile computers. The XP30 adds a color, quarter-VGA display and Bluetooth as standard. All XP Series products offer a 2D barcode scanning option, meet IP54 sealing requirements, withstand drops to concrete from 4’/1.2m and weigh less than 10 ounces.

The XP Series combines the benefits of the Palm operating system, including long battery life, a simple development environment and overall system stability, with the advanced technical features found in typical industrial mobile computers that run on alternative operating systems, in a much smaller and lighter package -- all for up to half the price.

Bluestar will aslo carry a full suite of XP Series accessories from Janam, including single-slot and four-slot cradle kits, USB synching/charging cable, serial charging cable and attachable magnetic stripe reader (MSR).

About Janam
Janam Technologies LLC is a provider of rugged, handheld computing devices for mobile workers.  Janam combines deep industry knowledge with advanced technologies to deliver products and accessories that increase productivity, reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction.  Specializing in purpose-built mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, Janam’s products are ideally suited for retail, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and logistics markets. 


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