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Conduits Technologies, Inc. Releases Pocket Slides 1.5 for the Windows
Powered Pocket PC 2002
TALLAHASSEE - February 11, 2002 - Conduits Technologies, Inc. announced
today the release of Pocket Slides 1.5, a fully featured presentation
solution for the Windows Powered Pocket PC 2002 Software.
Pocket Slides enables users to create, view or give presentations using
a mobile device. Existing presentations from Microsoft® PowerPoint® may
be copied to the device with the aid of the drag-and-drop conversion
that Pocket Slides offers. Closely mirroring the functionality of
Microsoft® PowerPoint®, Pocket Slides incorporates a myriad of creative
animations, transitions, varied fonts, text colors, and shapes.
Pocket Slides marks the first occasion for users of Pocket PC 2002 to
give a presentation using solely their Pocket PC device. With the use
of a peripheral VGA card attached to the Pocket PC, Pocket Slides
enables the device to connect with a projector system, alleviating
the need for laptops.
Pocket Slides supports a range of video output devices, and will
simultaneously display the presentation onto the Pocket PC and the video
output. Slide Show Mode allows the Pocket PC to hook-up to a monitor or
projector thereby used to give presentations to an audience. Pocket
Slides 1.5 expands on the existing support for the Colorgraphic
Voyager VGA card by adding support for the Margi Presenter-to-Go VGA
card and the LifeView FlyJacket iPAQ Expansion sleeve.
Pocket Slides also supports the attachment of a serial mouse or remote
pointing tool to the Pocket PC, thereby enabling the speaker to be a
distance away from the Pocket PC while presenting. Support for consumer
infrared remotes is included, thus avoiding the need for serial cables.
By using any standard household infrared remote control, the user may
press any button to step through the presentation. The infrared remotes
bundled with the Margi Presenter-to-Go and the LifeView FlyJacket are
now supported with Pocket Slides 1.5, which enable the presenter
to navigate backward and forward in a presentation.
During a presentation, Pocket Slides can optionally rotate the display
of the slide on the device; the user is presented with a 320x240 view of
their presentation on their Pocket PC screen, while the output to the
VGA card is done in the VGA resolution, up to 1024x768. The device
display and the VGA displays are independent, so the user may choose to
display the speaker notes on the device, and the presentation on the VGA
Presentations can be created on the device itself, or existing
Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations can be converted from the desktop.
The conversion process for opening Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations
is designed to be as seamless as possible. Pocket Slides installs with
an ActiveSync file filter that will convert from PowerPoint® format to
Pocket Slides format when the user drags a PowerPoint® presentation to
their device. Future versions of Pocket Slides will allow for reading
PowerPoint® files directly, and will be a free upgrade for registered
The editing capability of Pocket Slides allows the user to tailor a
presentation to their audience on-the-go, or to create one without the
need of a desktop computer. After converting an existing presentation
or creating a new one, the user may add or delete slides; add, delete,
or edit shapes and text on slides; and edit the properties of the
presentation such as animation settings and custom slide shows. After
editing a presentation on the device, the user may convert the Pocket
Slides document (.CPT) back into PowerPoint format (.PPT). Pocket
Slides converts the files when the user performs a drag-and-drop
operation in ActiveSync from the device to the desktop. Reverse
conversion can also be applied to presentations that were created solely
on the device, or from a template on the device.
Pocket Slides is available for $39.95 from http://www.conduits.com.
More information, including a full list of features, documentations and
screenshots can be found at the Pocket Slides website at:
http://www.conduits.com/products/slides/. Information on the
Colorgraphic Voyager VGA line of Pocket PC 2002 expansion cards is
available at http://www.colorgraphic.net. Margi Presenter-to-Go
information is available at http://www.margi.com. Information on the
LifeView FlyJacket is available at http://www.lifeview.com.tw.
Conduits develops several commercial applications for Pocket PC,
including Peacemaker (a cross-platform infrared exchange utility),
Pocket Artist (a drawing and image manipulation program for Pocket PC)
and Pocket Album (a photo album and picture frame program for Pocket
PC). Conduits also hosts several open source efforts, such as Pocket
Pocket Slides is a trademark of Conduits Technologies, Inc..
Microsoft®, PowerPoint® and/or Microsoft® PowerPoint® are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein
are the trademarks of their respective owners.
SOURCE: Conduits Technologies Inc.
CONTACT: Jason Patterson at 850-523-0426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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