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>Pragma Systems Fulfills Customers Demand for Palm and Pocket PC Telnet Client

Pragma Systems introduces PocketVT: a Pocket PC Based SSH Client and Telnet Client

Austin, TX {September 8, 2004} Pragma Systems releases an enterprise level, high performance SSH client for Microsoft Pocket PC and Windows CE devices. Industrial and individual users now have a commercially available secured, encrypted solution for remotely connecting to servers with their handheld devices. Pragma’s PocketVT includes both the new SSH protocol and the widely used telnet protocol. Secure Shell (SSH) is the industry standard protocol for secure remote access to replace Telnet.

Pragma’s PocketVT is a comprehensive, high performance industrial offering. It provides support for both SSH1 and SSH2 protocols, advanced encryptions AES, 3DES & Blowfish, and multi-level data compression. It runs in industrial handhelds from Symbol, Intermec, Casio and others, and PDAs from Dell, Compaq, Toshiba, etc.

Companies like Xerox, Browning (a leading sporting firearm maker in USA) and BioGen have deployed Pragma PocketVT software in their enterprises. Systems integrators Peak Technologies, EXE Technologies and Texas Barcode Systems have adopted Pragma’s PocketVT handheld software offering for deploying among their supply chain customers.

Pragma is a leader in the SecureShell (SSH) market for Windows servers and clients. Many of its customers have been asking for the PocketPC/WinCE version of the SSH client to use in place of the existing telnet solution. With PocketVT, customers can now deploy their supply chain, distribution, order processing and warehouse management solution over secure SSH protocol greatly enhancing enterprise security. “Pragma’s solution includes both SSH and Telnet," says Sultan Ahmed, lead architect of Pragma’s handheld software line. “This allows our customers a gradual migration path to switch over from telnet to the more secure SSH."

Pragma PocketVT client features include :

  • Printing
  • Certificate Authentication
  • Multi-byte character support ( supports Asian languages )
  • Bar Code scanning using Symbol and Intermec devices
  • Soft-key Function and Control key support
  • Horizontal and Vertical Scrolling
  • Configurable command bar
  • Auto Logon
  • VT 100, 220, 320, 420 and ANSI Emulation

Pricing for Pragma PocketVT is US$99 and runs in all versions of Pocket PC (2000, 2002, 2003) and Windows CE operating systems. Download a free 14-day trial from

The product is now shipping.

About Pragma Systems, Inc.

Pragma Systems Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise class remote access and security software for Microsoft Windows 2003/2000/NT/XP platforms and devices running PocketPC and PalmOS. Pragma is an industry leader in Telnet technology and offers the most popular telnet server for Windows. Pragma’s handheld software products provide corporate server access to supply chain, CRM and warehouse applications over wireless, Bluetooth, LAN, WAN and mobile networks. Pragma’s software is deployed in the majority of Fortune 500 companies in the USA and over 1500 companies worldwide with a million licensed nodes in over 60 countries. For more information contact Pragma Systems, Inc, 3700 W. Parmer Lane, Austin, TX 78727, or call (512) 219-7270; fax (512)219-7110; email:; visit our website at


Contact: Edith H. Myers
Pragma Systems, Inc.


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