Expand Beyond Corp. Awarded Major Wireless Patent

Far-Reaching Patent Covers the Mobile Control of Computer Systems and Applications

CHICAGO, IL. September 3, 2004  Expand Beyond Corp., a leader in real-time mobile business software, announced it has been awarded a fundamental and broad patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. Titled "System, Method, and Apparatus for the Wireless Monitoring and Management of Computer Systems," the patent has an extensive list of 46 approved claims � making it one of the most comprehensive and far-reaching patents awarded in the mobile business software industry to date.

"Expand Beyond has been a leader in the mobile software market for the last five years," said Ari Kaplan, founder and CEO of Expand Beyond Corp. "With this fundamental patent, Expand Beyond strengthens its leadership position as mobility continues its rapid adoption in the enterprise. Using our patented mobile technology, Expand Beyond customers solve significant business problems and vulnerabilities. We are excited that this broad patent gives our company yet another strategic advantage."

U.S. Patent Number 6,772,169 describes monitoring and managing systems such as databases, servers, and applications from wireless devices. It also describes methods of navigating around record sets, which has been an obstacle for today's technology, especially for large sets of data. The patent also describes innovative methods for formatting information on relatively small screens of handhelds � a barrier that companies face when attempting to develop mobile applications. The patent additionally discloses systems for graphing data on wireless devices, which are crucial for mobile professionals.

"This patent will further distinguish Expand Beyond from other companies in this rapidly growing space," said Brian Rupp, a patent lawyer and partner at Gardner, Carton & Douglas in Chicago who works with Expand Beyond to protect its valuable intellectual property developments. "It demonstrates their innovation and strength in the mobile business software industry."

About the Technology
Expand Beyond's patented XBanywhere technology allows organizations to make secure and cost-effective mobile extensions to any desktop or Internet-based application. As a result, XBanywhere reduces the development, deployment, and maintenance costs of mobile software. A robust presentation engine and expert rules system provide a powerful mobile application-enabling framework to build highly scalable enterprise-ready mobile applications.

Mobile products based on the XBanywhere technology include database management (Oracle, SQL Server, IBM, Teradata), server management (Windows, Linux, Unix), network management, and application management (Exchange, IIS, CRM, SFA, ERP).

About Expand Beyond Corporation
Expand Beyond Corp. is the worldwide leader in mobile software for IT and application management, and also provides mobile/web extensions to any application with XBanywhere technology. With Expand Beyond mobile software, organizations can wirelessly access and control business-critical databases, networks, systems and business applications, anywhere, anytime. By taking true mobile control of their infrastructure, organizations dramatically reduce support vulnerabilities; ensure business continuity; improve system availability; increase productivity; and lower costs. Expand Beyond customers include Fortune 1000, healthcare, government, and educational institutions.

For more information, please visit www.XB.com.

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une 1000, healthcare, government, and educational institutions.

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