Laptops are out. BlackBerries are in. If you haven't heard of or seen the ShowMate yet, the odds are you soon will.
In case you didn't know, the Impacta ShowMate is pocket-sized device that weighs less than three ounces that enables mobile professionals to travel with nothing more than a wireless handheld on their hip and a ShowMate in their pocket. Full-featured PowerPoint presentations can now be viewed on the handheld or projected wirelessly by connecting the ShowMate to any projector or monitor. Presenters can roam freely to engage the audience, navigate to any slide to answer a question or emphasize a point and even view their notes on the handheld while presenting. The ShowMate transforms the handheld into a wireless remote control and personal teleprompter — it's the ultimate presentation tool.
Better yet, the ShowMate is a winner! It was JUST awarded the Most Innovative Wireless Device Award at the Andrew Seybold Choice Awards presented this week at CTIA.
"Each of this year’s award winners have made significant progress in simplifying the user experience, which is critical to expansion in the wireless industry," said Andy Seybold, President and CEO of Andrew Seybold, Inc. "Impatica ShowMate goes a step further by adding a critical capability for the mobile professional - the ability to deliver PowerPoint presentations from their mobile device without having to drag along a laptop."
"What a great honor," exclaimed Michael Doyle, Chairman and CEO of Impatica Inc., "to win the Most Innovative Wireless Device category in the Andrew Seybold Choice Awards. This award is a tribute, not only to all of the dedicated employees at Impatica, but also to our strategic partners at RIM, Sony Ericsson, Palm and Microsoft and to our numerous customers, distributors and carrier partners who have consistently provided insight, encouragement and guidance in the development and evolution of the ShowMate."