Impatica Inc., an industry leader in the delivery and viewing of PowerPoint presentations over the Internet and wireless networks, today unveiled Impatica ShowMateâ€“the first and only solution to allow BlackBerry users to project PowerPoint presentations directly from their handhelds. Impatica will be showcasing the ShowMate in booth # 965 at the CTIA Wireless IT 2005 show this week in San Francisco.
“We have been anxiously awaiting the ShowMate since the concept was first presented to us,” said Mark Richardson, Director of Business Innovations, Scotiabank. “Leaving my laptop behind and delivering PowerPoint presentations directly from my BlackBerry will be a huge benefit. It’s a major step in the paradigm shift from laptops to handhelds for the mobile professional.”
RIMâ€™s BlackBerry is unquestionably a powerful productivity tool but, until now, mobile professionals had to carry their laptop in order to make presentations. With ShowMate, the BlackBerry delivers an even higher level of productivity and utility.
Impatica ShowMate is the first device of its kind to allow BlackBerry users to project PowerPoint presentations directly from their handhelds, without the need for a laptop computer. A pocket-sized device that weighs nine ounces, ShowMate supports full-featured PowerPoint presentations including rich text, images, charts, graphs, animations and slide transition effects.
To utilize ShowMate, PowerPoint presentations can be transferred to the BlackBerry directly from the userâ€™s desktop computer or a web site or received over-the-air as an e-mail attachment. Once on location and ready to present, they simply connect the ShowMate to their BlackBerry and to the projector or large screen display and start the presentation.
“With our Impatica for BlackBerry Enterprise Server, we already had the ability for BlackBerry users to receive and display PowerPoint e-mail attachments,” commented Michael Doyle, CEO of Impatica. “As we began to market that product, we were constantly challenged to go the next stepâ€“to enable the BlackBerry to connect directly to a projector. With ShowMate, weâ€™ve met that challenge.”
Impatica’s ShowMate is available from distributors and strategic partners around the world and from Impatica directly at www.impatica.com.