NXPowerLite: Conversation with Michael Power

NXPowerLite: Conversation with Michael Power

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Neuxpower creates NXPowerLite, a PowerPoint add-in that reduces the size of your presentations. In this exclusive conversation, Michael Power, the founder and Managing Director of Neuxpower discusses the company, the product and the new improvements.

Geetesh: Tell us more about yourself and NXPowerLite.

Michael: I set up the company Neuxpower in 1997, primarily to service clients such as Hilton International, helping them embrace the new digital technologies that were starting to emerge. In 2001, one of our clients complained to me that he was continually experiencing problems sending and receiving large PowerPoint files. This got me thinking…

We decided to create a piece of software that would enable PowerPoint users to quickly and easily reduce the size of their PowerPoint files, with no discernible loss of quality and no knowledge of image file formats and manipulation required.

NXPowerLite works by compressing the graphics and embedded objects contained within a PowerPoint file, intelligently selecting the most appropriate file fomat and compression level for each of them. It can reduce files sizes by as much as 95%, while retaining the PPT format — so anybody with a copy of PowerPoint can view and edit a presentation in the usual way, with no special plugins or unzipping required.

Geetesh: What is the newest version of NXPowerLite, and what are the improvements?

Michael: We launched two new versions of NXPowerLite this week.

Version 2.3 of the Desktop Edition is a free upgrade for existing NXPowerLite users. It contains a number of new features, including the ability to batch process presentations — a common request. Other improvements include the ability to optimize presentations embedded within presentations and an option to preserve the date and time of the original presentation in the optimized version.

The second new version is a Server Edition — an industry first for this type of product. It is a scriptable component that allows organizations to deploy NXPowerLite in a way that exactly matches their requirments and is seamless to end-users.

You can download a trial version of NXPowerLite from their site…

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