[NPL] Hotline Connect 1.5
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[NPL] Hotline Connect 1.5

For Immediate Release

Hotline Communications Ltd. launches Hotline Connect 1.5 at Spring
Internet World, Los Angeles Community-building software suite first
to provide Windows and Mac users with real-time, easy-to-use
collaborative communication over the Internet - with or without the
Web and e-mail.

Editor's Highlights

- Builds instant, online communities by turning any desktop computer
into a forum for live, efficient communication and collaboration

- Provides private and public chatting and conferencing to allow
individuals in associations, educational institutions, government
departments, corporations and other groups to interact quickly and
easily in real time with minimal technical knowledge through a simple
graphical user interface

- Offers the flexibility of dispatching instant messages and news,
privately and publicly

- Conducts fast and resumable file transfer

- Saves disk space by allowing the user to view images and text
before downloading

- Runs along with or independently of all other Internet capabilities
or services or communications, complementing existing Internet
communications

- Multi-platform parity: Win95, Win98, Windows NT, Mac OS

- Low system requirements: 2 MB of RAM and 2 MB of disk space

Spring Internet World, Los Angeles, April 13, 1999 - Hotline
Communications Ltd. today introduced Hotline Connect 1.5, a new
version of the company's flagship, community-building software suite
that has already provided more than two million Windows and Mac users
worldwide with real-time, collaborative communication over the
Internet - independently of the Web and e-mail.

Hotline Connect 1.5 will be demonstrated at booth #1030 at Spring
Internet World in Los Angeles April 14-16. It is the only software
application that provides live and simultaneous chatting,
conferencing, messaging and file-transfer over the Internet from one
graphical user interface. Based on a proprietary programming
framework and protocols that the company calls AppWarrior, Hotline
Connect answers the growing market demand for low-cost, easy-to-use,
collaborative communication solutions for individuals in
associations, societies, educational institutions, government
departments, small/medium-size corporations and other groups to
become citizens of the Internet without having to learn cryptic
technical procedures.

According to Jupiter Communications, a new media research firm,
communities increasingly need three key online services for effective
operations: low-cost, real-time communication, publishing and
organizational tools. Hotline Connect answers all these needs,
enabling constituents with a common interest or communication need to
build, maintain and manage its Hotline community; integrate its Web
site content with its Hotline content; and situate itself among
related communities globally. The rapidly growing number of Internet
users worldwide pushes the demand for efficient communication
systems. This trend is positioning Hotline as the leading edge
provider of cost-effective communication -- without the requirement
for extensive technical set-up and support. Since the company first
announced the pre-release of version 1.5 to its user base a month
ago, downloads of the product from the Hotline Web site have risen
from 55,000 in February to 80,000 in March. "Hotline Connect is a
fundamental application for any group that wants to improve its
communication on the Internet," said Steve Bielawski, President and
CEO, Hotline Communications Ltd. "We designed Hotline Connect to
replicate face-to-face collaboration while ensuring that the
application is simple, elegant and intuitive. Hotline's vision is to
set a new standard for Internet communications but to complement
conventional Internet services like browsers and e-mail."

The Hotline Connect suite, comprised of the Client and Server,
enables individuals to create, build and maintain their own Internet
communities instantly. It turns any desktop computer into a server,
enabling the user to host his or her own news center and forum for
chat and conferencing. The product can be used on its own or in
conjunction with other Internet applications like the Web, providing
a package for complete, integrated Internet communication. It gives
the user real-time and simultaneous messaging, chat and conferencing;
resumable file transfer and file viewing; news board reading and
posting, and community-list searching and filtering. It has low
system requirements and runs identically on Windows and Mac platforms
for effective business, academic and personal collaboration.

"Hotline Connect works very well for us and our advanced digital
publishing students at Purdue University and Miami University, Ohio,"
said David Swint, Associate Director of the Media Center at the
American Press Institute. "The students had trouble collaborating
before because they were dealing with different platforms. With
Hotline Connect they gather very easily in our virtual classroom,
where we've set up guest lecturers and question/answer periods. It's
very effective."

Hotline Connect 1.5 incorporates all the features of previous
versions and introduces several new capabilities for expanded and
enhanced functionality: Accompanying Background Activity - Hotline
runs along with all other computer and Internet services and can
launch Internet helper applications, like browsers, to give the user
full employment of the Internet.

Navigating Communities - Hotline Connect lists, filters and bookmarks
multiple Hotline community trackers in one window, letting the user
easily locate and visit communities of interest.

Dynamic Toolbar - The toolbar adapts to privileges granted to users
by Server administrators, making visible to the user the enabled and
disabled functions like upload, download, delete and disconnect. It
also reveals tool tips and displays the current location and active
tasks.

Threaded News - News posts are arranged into categories, enabling the
Server administrator to maintain threaded discussion groups.

File Viewing - Users can preview text and image files such as bmp,
pict, jpeg, and static and gif files with the option to save them to
their hard drives.

Messaging Features - Private messages and message replies are marked
with a time and date stamp and a descriptive header for expedient
communication. Users who are temporarily unavailable can set
automated away messages explaining absences from computer activity.

Folder Download - For fast exchange of information, entire folders
can be downloaded.

Availability
The Hotline Client version 1.5 can be downloaded beginning Thursday,
15 April 1999 from Hotline's Web site
(http://www.hotlinesw.com/)www.HotlineSW.com and from the Hotline
Communications Server, hlserver.com. Availability of the new release
of 1.5 is concurrent with Hotline Communications' Internet World news
conference on Thursday at 2:30-3:15 in Room 407 at the Los Angeles
Convention Center.

About Hotline Communications Ltd.
Hotline Communications Ltd. supplies leading edge, high-speed
Internet networking solutions. The company was founded in July 1997
and is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Hotline Communications Ltd. Contact:
BJ Singh
Tel: (416) 531.7804 x229
Fax: (416) 531.7805
E-mail: bj@hotlinesw.com

Agency Contact:
Liz Bazini, Verrecchia Group
Tel: (514) 733.5529
Fax: (514) 733.1094
E-mail: liz@vergroup.com

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

The beginner's guide to Warbits
Warbits is a turn-based strategy that's clearly inspired by Nintendo's Advance Wars series. Since turn-based strategy games can be kind of tricky to dive into, see below for a few tips to help you in the beginning. Positioning is crucial [Read... | Read more »
How to upgrade your character in Spellsp...
So you’ve mastered the basics of Spellspire. By which I mean you’ve realised it’s all about spelling things in a spire. What next? Well you’re going to need to figure out how to toughen up your character. It’s all well and good being able to spell... | Read more »
5 slither.io mash-ups we'd love to...
If there's one thing that slither.io has proved, it's that the addictive gameplay of Agar.io can be transplanted onto basically anything and it will still be good fun. It wouldn't be surprising if we saw other developers jumping on the bandwagon,... | Read more »
How to navigate the terrain in Sky Charm...
Sky Charms is a whimsical match-'em up adventure that uses creative level design to really ramp up the difficulty. [Read more] | Read more »
Victorious Knight (Games)
Victorious Knight 1.3 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.3 (iTunes) Description: New challenges awaits you! Experience fresh RPG experience with a unique combat mechanic, packed with high quality 3D... | Read more »
Agent Gumball - Roguelike Spy Game (Gam...
Agent Gumball - Roguelike Spy Game 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Someone’s been spying on Gumball. What the what?! Two can play at that game! GO UNDERCOVERSneak past enemy... | Read more »
Runaway Toad (Games)
Runaway Toad 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: It ain’t easy bein’ green! Tap, hold, and swipe to help Toad hop to safety in this gorgeous new action game from the creators of... | Read more »
PsyCard (Games)
PsyCard 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: From the makers och Card City Nights, Progress To 100 and Ittle Dew PSYCARD is a minesweeper-like game set in a cozy cyberpunk... | Read more »
Sago Mini Robot Party (Education)
Sago Mini Robot Party 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: -- Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice -- | Read more »
Egz – The Origin of the Universe (Games...
Egz – The Origin of the Universe 1.0.2 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.0.2 (iTunes) Description: ►►► Special offer until 2nd may : get the game at 2.99€ instead of 3.99€ ! ◄◄◄ Egz is a mesmerizing mix... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

15-inch Retina MacBook Pros available for $20...
B&H Photo has 15″ Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to $210 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only: - 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro: $1799 $200 off MSRP - 15″ 2.5GHz Retina... Read more
Target offers Apple Watch Sport for $50 off M...
Target has Apple Watch Sports on sale for $50 off MSRP for a limited time. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale prices for online orders only, in-store prices may vary... Read more
Apple restocks Certified Refurbished Mac mini...
Apple has restocked Certified Refurbished 2014 Mac minis, with models available starting at $419. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each mini, and shipping is free: - 1.4GHz Mac mini: $419 $... Read more
15-inch 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for...
Amazon.com has the 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for $1699.99 including free shipping. Their price is $300 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model from any reseller (and... Read more
Apple Beats Microsoft at Own Game; Amazon Pri...
First quarter seasonality combined with an overall disinterested customer base led to an annual decline of 14.7% in worldwide tablet shipments during the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16). Worldwide... Read more
Tablets Had Worst Quarter Since 2012, says St...
The global tablet market began 2016 just as 2015 left off, down. Tablet shipments fell 10% to 46.5 million units during the Q1 2016, according to the new “Preliminary Global Tablet Shipments and... Read more
Clearance 13-inch MacBook Airs, Apple refurbi...
Apple recently dropped prices on certified refurbished 2015 13″ MacBook Airs with 4GB of RAM with models now available starting at $759. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, and... Read more
Clearance 12-inch Retina MacBooks, Apple refu...
Apple has dropped prices on Certified Refurbished 2015 12″ Retina MacBooks with models now available starting at $929. Apple will include a standard one-year warranty with each MacBook, and shipping... Read more
Aleratec Releases Mac Software Upgrade for 1...
California based Aleratec Inc., designer, developer and manufacturer of Portable Device Management (PDM) charge/sync products for mobile devices and professional-grade duplicators for hard disk... Read more
Sale! Amazon offers 27-inch iMac, 13-inch 2.9...
Amazon has the 27″ 3.2GHz 5K iMac and the 13″ 3.9GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for $300 off MSRP, each including free shipping, for a limited time: - 27″ 3.2GHz/1TB HD 5K iMac (model MK462LL/A): $... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
Restaurant Manager (Neighborhood Captain) - A...
…in every aspect of daily operation. WHY YOU'LL LIKE IT: You'll be the Big Apple . You'll solve problems. You'll get to show your ability to handle the stress and Read more
Automotive Sales Consultant - Apple Ford Linc...
…you. The best candidates are smart, technologically savvy and are customer focused. Apple Ford Lincoln Apple Valley is different, because: $30,000 annual salary Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant - Apple (United...
# Apple Solutions Consultant Job Number: 48260200 Phoenix, Arizona, United States Posted: Apr. 22, 2016 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** As an Apple Solutions Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.