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MacPopUp 2.5b, for Mac OS X

For immediate release

New Messenger comes to Mac OS X

MacPopUp 2.5b. New version of advanced cross-platform Instant Messenger
provides Mac users with Mac OS X compatibility.

April 18, 2001 – Kanex Group Inc. today unveiled an update of its flagship
application MacPopUp 2.5b. Built for Mac OS X, it provides users with all
advantages of Apple’s advanced OS – Aqua interface, protected memory
architecture utilization and pre-emptive multitasking. MacPopUp is the only
full-featured IM LAN Solution available for Mac OS X. It works natively
with Apple’s latest operating system without requiring the Classic

MacPopUp allows Mac users to exchange instant messages with other users on
any local area network. Users can easily communicate with anyone on
corporate, school and home networks. Its interface is simple but amazingly
effective. And it works with Windows and UNIX computers too.

Macs with 68k processors and Mac OS 7.x? No problem. MacPopUp works as
easily as on the latest PowerMacs G4 with MacOS X. Its versatility will be
particularly welcomed by educational and other institutions with a variety
of computers on their networks.

The new version is even more effective in networks with a large number of
users. They can now:

– Send simultaneous messages to multiple users or multiple workgroups
– Be members of multiple workgroups
– Print received messages

MacPopUp 2.5b is an easy-to-use Macintosh program that will always help
working effectively with your colleagues. It possesses all the great
functions of previous versions. Support of Apple technologies increases its
own functionality:

– Apple Text-to-Speech. MacPopUp works in the background while you attend
to business and listen to all your incoming messages. Apple Speech
Recognition is used to enable it to accept more than 25 speech commands.

– Apple Internet Address Detectors. With IAD, there is a set of actions
specific to Internet addresses. IAD recognizes addresses for e-mail, World
Wide Web, FTP, newsgroup, and remote host addresses. Send any Internet
addresses to recipients who only have to click on them rather than typing a
long string.

– AppleScript. MacPopUp provides a wide range of opportunities to expand
its functionality with different scripts. Program developers can integrate
scripts into programs that send instant messages on a network. MacPopUp
comes with a set you are most likely to need.

– Drag-and-Drop, clipping files, appearance savvy interface, contextual
menus and chat mode permit interactive dialogues on any local network.

– Apple Text Encoding. Incoming messages are correctly displayed in
different languages.

– Apple Guide makes MacPopUp easy to learn. It shows over all MacPopUp’s
features. There’s also built-in Apple Help and Balloon Help. What could be

In today’s fast-paced technological world, time is at a premium. MacPopUp
is faster and more efficient than email, more reliable than the telephone
and more discrete than shouting across the room. Message delivery is
guaranteed. No special server is required; installation is instant and the
program is easy to run.

A comprehensive list of MacPopUp’s extensive features can be seen on our
web site at

))System requirements((

– Any Macintosh with 1 MB of free RAM
– Mac OS version 7 or later (full Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X compatibility)
– OpenTransport software
– Local area network with TCP/IP services

))Availability and Pricing((

The preview beta version of the MacPopUp 2.5 is available at:
The final version is scheduled for release in May, 2001.

Pricing starts at $10 per copy with deep discounts for site licenses and
educational institutions.

All current users qualify for a FREE update to the final version of
MacPopUp 2.5.

Download and install the full version of MacPopUp 2.5b on your computer
now. It’s free from

Kanex Group, Inc.
(360) 968-4450 (General Info)

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