Zoho Chat 2.0 Debuts Multi-Protocol Chat

Zoho Press Releases Zoho Chat 2.0 Debuts Multi-Protocol Chat

Supports Yahoo!, Google, MSN, AIM, ICQ, Jabber-based IM Networks

PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zoho today announced Zoho Chat 2.0, the latest version of the company’s online instant messaging software. Highlighted by multi-protocol support, Zoho Chat 2.0 lets users chat with members on Yahoo!, Google, MSN, AIM, ICQ, and Jabber-based IM networks.

"Chat is an important messaging system that complements our productivity and business applications. It is the common thread that ties together different Zoho Applications," said Raju Vegesna, Zoho evangelist.

"With multi-protocol support in Chat 2.0, Zoho users can chat with members of other IM networks and continue their conversations no matter which Zoho application they are in. There are many IM clients that let you chat with users of other IM networks. However, the uniqueness of Zoho Chat 2.0 is that it ties into all Zoho Apps making messaging a part of your workflow and making you more productive."

Zoho at Web 2.0 Expo

At Web 2.0 Expo, Zoho will be in Expo Hall, Booth #829, showcasing the latest additions to its Zoho Office Suite and Zoho Chat 2.0. The show is being held March 31-April 3, 2009 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco.

Ubiquitous Zoho Chat 2.0

With the latest version of Zoho Chat, users can automatically log into Yahoo!, Google, MSN, AIM, ICQ, and Jabber-based IM networks and chat with those users. Zoho Chat 2.0 has Zoho Meeting integrated to instantly start a meeting and share the desktop with users from other IM networks with a single click. Chat 2.0 also lets users send files to other Zoho users.

Apart from multi-protocol support, other highlights of Zoho Chat include:

  • Integration with the entire Zoho product suite so users can chat from any Zoho application;
  • Zoho Meeting Integration lets users share their desktop with users from all IM networks instantly with a single click;
  • Chat History lets users search their entire chat history and review all chat transcripts with all users at any point in time;
  • Embed Chat option lets users embed the chat box in their website/blog to communicate live with site visitors;
  • Send Files to other Zoho Users through chat;
  • Feeds section lets users view notifications like offline messages, document sharing messages, etc.;
  • Calendar integration into Chat displays existing events and lets users add new events right from Zoho Chat;
  • Audio Notifications are now available when users receive chat messages in inactive tabs;
  • Background images can now be set for Zoho Chat with in-built or custom images;
  • Buzz any IM network user with an audio notification that indicates chat status.

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About Zoho

Zoho is a comprehensive suite of award-winning on-line business applications. Customers use Zoho to run their business processes, manage their information and be more productive while at the office or on the go, without having to worry about expensive or outdated hardware or software. To date, Zoho has launched 19 different applications — from CRM to Mail, Reports, and Wikis. Zoho has received numerous awards, including a 2008 PC World "25 Most Innovative Products Award" and a 2007 TechCrunch "Best Enterprise Start-up."

Zoho is a division of AdventNet, a privately-held and profitable company. With headquarters in Pleasanton, CA and offices in Austin, New Jersey, London, Tokyo, and Beijing, AdventNet serves the technology needs of more than 40,000 customers worldwide. For more information about Zoho, please visit http://www.zoho.com/.

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