Friday, May 30, 2008
  Drupa impressions
Hey there,

I'm not usually the one to talk on this blog (or IRL for that matter), but since Nick has gone home I figured I might as well spend some of my drupa time writing off some impressions in between giving demos. Nick has gone home because we figured weekends might be less busy than weekdays and as he likes to spend some time with his family the weekends would be an excellent time for him to do so. I will take some weekdays off when I feel the need for it and explore the city. Perfect deal.

We're a bit tucked away in the corner here at drupa dip, which makes that we don't get a lot of passers by that are just exploring around. So far it has been a little less busy than it could have been but it makes that the ones that do stop by are a lot more interested in what we do as they know they want to see us and why. And it's only day 2 here, which means things are still "warming up". I hope the temperature will remain the same though because it's hot enough as it is.

Two of my former companies are sending in busloads of developers tomorrow, so that could be a busy day as they will probably want to see what we're doing. And then I could say: just download the trial version, and let's just get a beer and chat, but I'm too nice a guy to do that. I'll love to give them a demo and explain them why they should all be joining the XPS revolution and how wonderful it is to work on technology that is happening. And they'll be jealous of course. And start complaining to their boss that they can't work on XPS technology and then their boss will decide to license our technology and we'll make profit on that. At least that's the plan ;-)

One project specifically really makes me happy to see here. Tetrachrome, an Argentinan startup, is showing and selling its product here and I happened to be involved in starting that up in it's early design phase. It is great to see that what I spent two weeks on working in Argentina about two years ago has now turned in to a real product and is being sold here!

So: No, Nick, don't worry about spending some time at home. I think I'll be able to manage the booth on my own for the weekend. And to you, dear readers, if you're around, come over and pay me a visit at our booth! It will be great to show you what we do.

Thursday, May 29, 2008
  First day at Drupa!

I'm posting this from our booth at Drupa 2008. We're located in the Drupa Innovation Parc, which is in Hall 7. Our booth number: 7.0D02.
It's an exciting location, as a lot of small, innovative companies can be found here.

A few booths talk about XPS: Quality Logic is here, Global Graphics talks about XPS, and us, of course!

Yesterday we arrived at Düsseldorf to setup the booth, and prepare our demo's. This went relatively smooth (except a few hiccups with the power and network). Afterwards we drove to Cologne, we can use an apartment of a friend's friend there - hotel room prices skyrocket in the Düsseldorf area during the Drupa show.

This morning we opted for public transportation to get us to the entrance of the fair.

And now: we're talking to people about XPS, NiXPS and giving demo's!

Tune in later to get more updates from the fair.
If you're in the neighborhood: we are in in Hall 7 'Drupa Innovation Parc' - Booth 7.0D02.

Update: before I forget, take a look at our updated website. You can find two presentations there about XPS and how it can improve your digital workflow.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
  NiXPS Edit v2.5 & NiXPS View v2.5 released!

We have released version 2.5 of our NiXPS Edit and NiXPS View applications.
Even better XPS editing and viewing, in a fast and elegant application.

New features:
- Reworked UI: better navigation and zoom control, a more effective UI layout
- Unlimited zoom
- New interactive tools: pan, zoom and text select
- Improved rendering speed
- Quicker PDF export, smaller output
- Support for third-party plug-ins

And a lot more... Read the full changelog.
Download a trial version here.
You can purchase our software in our e-store.
This version is a free upgrade for current v2.0 customers.
  XPS integrated into Office 2007 SP2
Microsoft announced yesterday that the next service pack of Office 2007 will have XPS built-in.
Up till now it was required to install a separate plug-in to be able to save from Office 2007 to XPS.
This is great news, as it facilitates the process of creating XPS files for all Office 2007 users.

(source: Adrian Ford's blog)
Thursday, May 15, 2008
  Ultimate announces XPS imposition
Ultimate is a company that specializes in XPS imposition, they announced that they'll support XPS imposition in their upcoming On Demand 6.0 product, read the press-release here.

Drupa is drawing near, and more and more companies are announcing their products. It's clear that a lot of new XPS capable applications are going to be shown at Drupa.

Of course we will also be at Drupa, you will find us in Hall 7 at the Drupa Innovation Parc, booth 7.0 D.

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