MARGI SYSTEMS OFFERS THE INDUSTRY S FIRST MOBILE PRESENTATION SOLUTION FOR USE WITH SONY CLI HANDHELDS
Presenter-to-Go Extends Reach of Leading Mobile Presentation Solution
FREMONT, Calif. (9/23/02) — MARGI Systems continues to deliver on its commitment to providing presentation solutions for the broadest range of handheld devices. The company today announced the latest addition to its Presenter-to-Go product family, a device specifically designed for Sony CLI handhelds via Memory Stick media slot, available in October 2002. This complete presentation solution is compatible with the full line of Sony CLI personal entertainment handhelds, and is the first product to allow presentations created in PowerPoint or any printable PC application to be transferred directly to the CLI handheld and displayed via a digital projector in high quality, full-color 1024 x 768 resolution. Spurred by the demand of today s mobile professionals, MARGI Presenter-to-Go is the ideal presentation tool for the frequent business traveler.
The Travel Industry Association of America estimates that business travel accounts for 21 percent of all domestic U.S. travel, a figure predicted by many to increase in 2003 despite recent economic conditions. As many professionals can attest, there is simply no substitute for a face-to-face meeting and the business relationship that these personal encounters help to build. However, recent airport security conditions have made traveling with a laptop computer a time consuming proposition, causing an increasing number of travelers to turn to the convenience of handheld devices and the add-ons that increase their functionality.
Educators, government officials, sales professionals and corporate executives are under increasing pressure to deliver a greater number of presentations with less time and budget. In fact, according to a recent Yankee Group Technologically Advanced Family (TAF) Survey, these PDA owners spend an average of 15 days a month traveling outside of the office. Presenter-to-Go offers this growing group of mobile professionals a simple, cost-effective solution that maximizes the presentation capabilities of Sony s innovative line of CLI handheld devices. This presentation solution allows speakers to create presentations from multiple applications such as PowerPoint , HTML and Microsoft Word as well as display local handheld content via the MARGI Mirror application. Users are also able to selectively hide and show slides, drag and drop slides, view slide text and presentation notes, continuously loop slide shows, view slide thumbnails, make on-screen annotations and navigate their presentation with a remote control for easy presenting.
MARGI Systems is committed to serving the presentation needs of today s mobile professionals, said Phil Underwood, vice president of sales and marketing for MARGI Systems. Our customers have requested the ability to present powerful, professional presentations from a broad range of handheld devices, and we continue to respond with additions to the Presenter-to-Go product family now lightening carry-on luggage for CLI handheld users by eliminating the need to use a laptop for presentations.
The newest addition to MARGI s Presenter-to-Go product family includes a Memory Stick slot-enabled interface cable for use with the complete line of Sony CLI handhelds, software for slide creation from PowerPoint and other printable PC applications, and MARGI Mirror software for displaying handheld screen shots. Also included is a 14-button infrared remote control, an A/C adapter, a projector adapter cable and a carrying case. MARGI s Presenter-to-Go for Memory Stick solution lists for $199, and is available on the MARGI Systems Web site: http://www.margi.com and from resellers across the United States including CDW, and MobilePlanet. Sony CLI personal entertainment handhelds are available online at Sony Style USA: http://www.sonystyle.com, and from retailers throughout the country.
ABOUT MARGI SYSTEMS
MARGI Systems is the leading provider of multimedia products for mobile systems. Building on the company’s expertise in software and graphics compression, MARGI Systems is the foremost supplier of cost-effective, timesaving solutions within the portable presentation market.
MARGI Systems’ Presenter-to-Go product line provides the only complete hardware and software presentation solution for corporate executives, educators, marketing and sales professionals. Presenter-to-Go allows presentations created in PowerPoint or any printable Windows application, to be transferred directly to a handheld device for display on a digital projector or VGA monitor. MARGI Systems is headquartered in Fremont, California. For more information, visit the MARGI Systems Web site at www.margi.com.
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