Tenmiles Corporation has released Teamtalk, an Instant Messaging (IM) application for corporates to work together on projects.
Teamtalk is a corporate IM tool that replaces your typical LAN Messenger and can be fully operational in minutes. Without the security problems found in many popular consumer IM systems, Teamtalk lets business people chat, hold conferences, share images and files, and do web demos.
Teamtalk is delivered as SaaS tool. Windows and Macintosh users install a desktop client to communicate with other team members. Teamtalk uses SSL encryption, the same as banks, for all of the communications and file transfers that it handles.
Connections to the server are SSL-protected, and P2P channels are encrypted. Once the team’s administrator has created a list of Teamtalk participants, all team members can create direct one-to-one instant messages, hold group conferences, and send selective or group-wide broadcast messages. The software lets you define groups of people with whom you communicate frequently, so you can start a conference or broadcast a message with a single click.
The pricing though looks very steep at $20(US) per month for 10 users and a 100-person license costing $120 per month. It is free for teams of less than 5.
The service is competing with GTalk (for Apps) as well as Zoho chat or Mundu messenger from Geodesic.
What’s important is that the service supports both Windows and Mac (no Linux though) and a few notable features include
- Source Code highlighting
Automatic source code language detection and highlighting in chat and conference windows
- Send files or directories
Transfer multiple files or entire directories directly to your teammates.
- Screen shots
Share images of your desktop, application windows, or even parts of both with your teammates.
- Remote desktop
Directly access, if permitted, another’s computer to work there. Much easier than trying to explain problems over chat.
- Text Messaging
Direct one-to-one IM, group conferences, selective and group-wide broadcast messages.
Do you see companies adapting to standalone apps like this?
[Naman is a startup enthusiast and has worked with couple of Indian startups as Product Manager. He is the founder of FindYogi]