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Conduits Technologies, Inc. Releases Pocket Slides 1.7 for the Windows Powered
Pocket PC, Pocket PC 2002, and Handheld PC 2000.
TAMPA, FLORIDA, February 24, 2003 - Conduits Technologies, Inc. announced today
the release of Pocket Slides 1.7, a fully featured presentation solution for the
Windows Powered Pocket PC, Pocket PC 2002, and most recently, Handheld PC 2000
class of mobile devices.
Pocket Slides enables users to use presentations on their mobile device. In
addition to viewing presentations on the device, and giving presentations by way
of an external VGA adaptor, Pocket Slides is the only product on the market that
permits the creation of presentations and editing of presentation contents on
the mobile device. Existing presentations from Microsoft® PowerPoint® can be
copied to the device with the aid of the drag-and-drop conversion that Pocket
Slides offers. Pocket Slides incorporates all the animations, transitions, and
shapes of Microsoft® PowerPoint®.
With the use of a peripheral VGA device (usually a CompactFlash card or
expansion attachment) connected to the Pocket PC, Pocket Slides enables the
device to connect with a projector system, thus alleviating the need for
laptops. Pocket Slides will simultaneously show the presentation on the Pocket
PC and the video display. 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. Annotations
are supported, by simply drawing on the Pocket PC screen during a presentation.
Pocket Slides 1.7 improves upon earlier versions by increasing the overall
product strength, by correcting defects that would occur with some presentations
opened in earlier versions. Features now fully supported in Pocket Slides 1.7
include: using PowerPoint 97 to convert presentations, converting autoshapes,
loading large (over 50 slides) presentations, and loading presentations with
large text shapes and notes.
Pocket Slides 1.7 now includes a VGA auto-detection engine thus eliminating the
hassle of tediously setting up the VGA output options, such as device type and
output resolution. The list of supported devices has grown - in addition to
supporting the Colorgraphic Voyager, Margi Presenter- to-go, and LifeView
FlyJacket, Pocket Slides 1.7 now includes support for the Toshiba e740 VGA
Expansion Pack, the HP VGA-Out PC Card (F1252A), the LifeView FlyPresenter-CF,
and a user-configurable generic display driver.
The editing capability of Pocket Slides allows the user to tailor a presentation
to their audience on-the-go, or to create a presentation without the use of a
desktop computer. Users can add or delete slides; add, delete, or edit shapes
and text on slides, as well as edit the properties of the presentation, such as
animation settings and custom slide shows. After editing a presentation on the
device, the user can convert the Pocket Slides document back into PowerPoint
Pocket Slides 1.7 enhances the round-trip document process by embedding the
PowerPoint file into the Pocket Slides document. Previous versions of Pocket
Slides required the PowerPoint file to be saved on the desktop to be referenced
later. Presentations with multiple backgrounds throughout the slides are now
supported. The Pocket Slides 1.7 conversion engine can be run in a "high-
quality" mode, which anti-aliases text and shapes, thereby allowing for a finer
presentation on a projector.
Pocket Slides 1.7 is available as a 30-day commercial demo from
http://www.conduits.com, where the user can download and evaluate the software.
Pocket Slides 1.7 is available for purchase at $39.95. More information,
including a full list of features, complete documentation and screenshots can be
found on the Pocket Slides website at: http://www.conduits.com/products/slides/.
Conduits develops many 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).
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. Information on the
range of VGA devices supported, including links to purchase devices,
is at http://www.conduits.com/products/slides/support.asp.
For more information, press only:
Carrie Hall - Conduits Technologies, Inc. - 813-907-2562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.