Unique Feature Enables First and Only Multiparty Video Instant Messaging for up to 10 'Pals' at Once
New York, NY, March 20, 2007 - Paltalk (www.paltalk.com), the largest video chat community on the Internet, with over 4 million active users, announced today that it is offering the only multiparty video instant messaging capability for up to 10 people in a single session, known as SuperIM™, completely free to users in the U.S. UK, CA, NZ and AU as a part of its popular Paltalk Messenger product. The company also announced enhanced features as a part of Paltalk Messenger v 9.1 currently in beta and soon to be released in general availability in early Q2.
SuperIM™ is the first of its kind among instant messenger products, offering Paltalk Messenger users the ability to engage in multiparty video, audio and text instant messaging sessions, with up to 10 pals simultaneously in one IM session. In the upcoming Paltalk Messenger v 9.1,
SuperIM TM will also be interoperable among messaging platforms such as AIM, Yahoo and ICQ, a feature that will extend the ability of those instant messenger users to be able to communicate with video together in one Palktalk SuperIM™ session.
"SuperIM™ completely changes the way people communicate with each other on the Web; whether that's talking to family or friends across the globe or discussing common ideas or issues with pals you met for the first time in our community chat rooms. No other platform offers the ability to participate in group video IM sessions with so many people at once, and we are proud to be the first provider offering it, and for free," said
In addition to its messenger offering, Paltalk is one of the only programs in the world that provides users the ability to create video-and audio-enabled chat rooms that simultaneously hold thousands of people. Founded in 1998, Paltalk has built a sustainable business by offering quality communication products for personal and professional use. With the company boasting over 50 million downloads, Paltalk members account for more than eight billion voice minutes per year. For more information, please visit www.paltalk.com.
Paltalk (www.paltalk.com), the largest online video chat community with more than four million active members participating in live voice-and video-enabled chat rooms that allow them to see, hear, and text each other in real-time, is a privately held company based in New York. Founded in 1998, Paltalk's patented technology allows members to create their own chat rooms around topics they decide and then videoconference with thousands of simultaneous users in the same chat room.
Chat room hosts are given a full suite of moderation tools that allow them to control the environment, deciding who talks, shows videos, and stays in the room. The Paltalk community takes great care in keeping a safe, "clean and well lit" environment with more than 250 trained volunteer moderators. The Paltalk Messenger is compatible with leading instant messaging (IM) services, allowing users to transfer existing buddy lists, to combine all their contacts and talk to friends who use other IM programs. Paltalk also owns and operates HearMe (www.hearme.com), a B2B Web conferencing service. Paltalk was the first company to launch video and voice combined with an on-line buddy list in one package.
Dukas Public Relations