NetLert Corporation Announces NetLert 2.2.1 Instant Messaging and Collaboration for Corporations

Communication With Multiple Users in Real Time Can Boost Productivity



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from NetLert Communications, Inc.

    ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 NetLert Communications, Inc. today announced version 2.2.1 of NetLert, a
 sophisticated instant messaging tool that enables workers to hold meetings and
 collaborate with co-workers anywhere, whether they are in the same building,
 in another office, or on the road.  Once considered a personal tool for home
 Internet users, instant messaging is beginning to be recognized as an
 important productivity tool for businesses.
     "Businesses are realizing the power of instant messaging, and the
 productivity increases it can provide," said Gary Blair, President of NetLert
 Communications, Inc.  "With more and more key employees working in disparate
 offices, at home or on the road, instant messaging provides a very efficient
 method of sharing information and making decisions."
     NetLert 2.2.1 offers a more sophisticated feature set than consumer-
 oriented IM products, with a host of functions designed for business
 collaboration.  The product provides chat capabilities that are as easy to use
 as _consumer" chat systems, but with far more functionality and security.  The
 product was designed from the ground up to support business communication in a
 client/server environment.
     Users communicate with one or more users in a single text box in real
 time.  Those who are offline can have their messages forwarded to an
 alphanumeric pager, cell phone or e-mail box, or they can elect to receive all
 of their messages when they log-on upon their return to the office.
     The nerve center of NetLert 2.2.1 is the Communicator window.  From this
 window, users select whether they want to chat, send an alert, create a white
 board session, poll a user or group, or change their online status.
     The chat function lets a user communicate with one or more users, in any
 location, through a single text window.  Chat users can select the font, size,
 color and attributes (bold, italic, underline, etc.) of the text they use.
 They can also attach files to chat messages and send them in real time.  The
 text of all chat sessions is stored in a log file, enabling the user to track
 all correspondence and collaboration.  Users can save, print or forward the
 log to another user.
     Users can send "Alert" messages to any number of users, causing a message
 window to pop up on the recipient's screen.  The sender's machine shows the
 number of users to whom the message has been sent, the number who have read
 it, and the number who have responded to it.
     The NetLert white board enables users to collaborate through text,
 drawings and images on a virtual white board.  Drawing tools include a line,
 circle and rectangle.  Any participant can add to the white board, and
 multiple edit views can be saved, enabling the group to return to a previous
 view.  The board can also be locked to prevent further editing.
     Users can ask a question of each member of the group, and receive their
 answers in real time, using the poll feature.  The answers can be limited
 (i.e., multiple choice) or the users can have the option to customize their
 answers.  The poll results are tallied and returned to the user who asked the
 question, who can then forward them to the group if desired.
     The status feature enables users to set their online status as "online,"
 "away," or "custom," so that they can indicate exactly where they are and when
 they expect to return.  Each user sees every other user's status at all times
 in the Communicator box.  The status button will also indicate when messages
 are being forwarded to a user who is offline.
     NetLert 2.2.1 also offers a topic window, which can include general
 information about the company that's relevant to the group.  This might
 include vacation schedules or travel itineraries.  In a call center, the topic
 window can show wait time and abandon rates in a scrolling marquee window,
 keeping all agents apprised of these statistics without them having to look at
 a central board.  A link can be set to a web site, providing real time stock
 pricing or other information which can be set to update as often as every
 second.
     NetLert 2.2.1 uses a TCP/IP connection to send messages over the Internet,
 but secure socket layer (SSL) encryption ensures that all communications are
 secure and private.  Written entirely in Java, NetLert is platform
 independent.  Utilizing a client/server architecture, a server in a corporate
 headquarters location can support clients in that and other satellite
 locations -- even on laptops used by traveling employees.
     NetLert 2.2.1 has very small resource requirements, demanding minimal
 bandwidth and disk space.  In fact, a dedicated server is only recommended for
 installations of 500 or more users.  The administrator has complete control of
 each user's access to NetLert's features.  Administrators can control all of
 the settings from any machine, even in a remote location, without having to
 make any changes at the client machine.
     For more information about NetLert 2.2.1, or to download a free trial
 version of the product, visit www.netlert.com .
 
     About NetLert Communications, Inc.
     Based in the mountains of Western North Carolina, NetLert produces and
 markets quality presence-based communication products.  The company's flagship
 product is NetLert, an enterprise level instant messaging solution for the
 client/server market.  At NetLert, products are the result of customer input
 and technical know-how, and customer satisfaction is a result of unmatched
 service and support.
 
     CONTACT:  Danny Councell of NetLert Communications, Inc., 828-670-9900,
 x309, dcouncell@netlert.com , or visit http://www.netlert.com .
 
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    ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 NetLert Communications, Inc. today announced version 2.2.1 of NetLert, a
 sophisticated instant messaging tool that enables workers to hold meetings and
 collaborate with co-workers anywhere, whether they are in the same building,
 in another office, or on the road.  Once considered a personal tool for home
 Internet users, instant messaging is beginning to be recognized as an
 important productivity tool for businesses.
     "Businesses are realizing the power of instant messaging, and the
 productivity increases it can provide," said Gary Blair, President of NetLert
 Communications, Inc.  "With more and more key employees working in disparate
 offices, at home or on the road, instant messaging provides a very efficient
 method of sharing information and making decisions."
     NetLert 2.2.1 offers a more sophisticated feature set than consumer-
 oriented IM products, with a host of functions designed for business
 collaboration.  The product provides chat capabilities that are as easy to use
 as _consumer" chat systems, but with far more functionality and security.  The
 product was designed from the ground up to support business communication in a
 client/server environment.
     Users communicate with one or more users in a single text box in real
 time.  Those who are offline can have their messages forwarded to an
 alphanumeric pager, cell phone or e-mail box, or they can elect to receive all
 of their messages when they log-on upon their return to the office.
     The nerve center of NetLert 2.2.1 is the Communicator window.  From this
 window, users select whether they want to chat, send an alert, create a white
 board session, poll a user or group, or change their online status.
     The chat function lets a user communicate with one or more users, in any
 location, through a single text window.  Chat users can select the font, size,
 color and attributes (bold, italic, underline, etc.) of the text they use.
 They can also attach files to chat messages and send them in real time.  The
 text of all chat sessions is stored in a log file, enabling the user to track
 all correspondence and collaboration.  Users can save, print or forward the
 log to another user.
     Users can send "Alert" messages to any number of users, causing a message
 window to pop up on the recipient's screen.  The sender's machine shows the
 number of users to whom the message has been sent, the number who have read
 it, and the number who have responded to it.
     The NetLert white board enables users to collaborate through text,
 drawings and images on a virtual white board.  Drawing tools include a line,
 circle and rectangle.  Any participant can add to the white board, and
 multiple edit views can be saved, enabling the group to return to a previous
 view.  The board can also be locked to prevent further editing.
     Users can ask a question of each member of the group, and receive their
 answers in real time, using the poll feature.  The answers can be limited
 (i.e., multiple choice) or the users can have the option to customize their
 answers.  The poll results are tallied and returned to the user who asked the
 question, who can then forward them to the group if desired.
     The status feature enables users to set their online status as "online,"
 "away," or "custom," so that they can indicate exactly where they are and when
 they expect to return.  Each user sees every other user's status at all times
 in the Communicator box.  The status button will also indicate when messages
 are being forwarded to a user who is offline.
     NetLert 2.2.1 also offers a topic window, which can include general
 information about the company that's relevant to the group.  This might
 include vacation schedules or travel itineraries.  In a call center, the topic
 window can show wait time and abandon rates in a scrolling marquee window,
 keeping all agents apprised of these statistics without them having to look at
 a central board.  A link can be set to a web site, providing real time stock
 pricing or other information which can be set to update as often as every
 second.
     NetLert 2.2.1 uses a TCP/IP connection to send messages over the Internet,
 but secure socket layer (SSL) encryption ensures that all communications are
 secure and private.  Written entirely in Java, NetLert is platform
 independent.  Utilizing a client/server architecture, a server in a corporate
 headquarters location can support clients in that and other satellite
 locations -- even on laptops used by traveling employees.
     NetLert 2.2.1 has very small resource requirements, demanding minimal
 bandwidth and disk space.  In fact, a dedicated server is only recommended for
 installations of 500 or more users.  The administrator has complete control of
 each user's access to NetLert's features.  Administrators can control all of
 the settings from any machine, even in a remote location, without having to
 make any changes at the client machine.
     For more information about NetLert 2.2.1, or to download a free trial
 version of the product, visit www.netlert.com .
 
     About NetLert Communications, Inc.
     Based in the mountains of Western North Carolina, NetLert produces and
 markets quality presence-based communication products.  The company's flagship
 product is NetLert, an enterprise level instant messaging solution for the
 client/server market.  At NetLert, products are the result of customer input
 and technical know-how, and customer satisfaction is a result of unmatched
 service and support.
 
     CONTACT:  Danny Councell of NetLert Communications, Inc., 828-670-9900,
 x309, dcouncell@netlert.com , or visit http://www.netlert.com .
 
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