Wireless
Certicom launches UMA device software for mobility market
Certicom launched Certicom UMA Device Software, a software developer module for device manufacturers to implement the unlicensed mobile access (UMA) protocol.

UMA addresses the fixed mobile convergence (FMC) market by enabling a mobile device to access the core of a cellular network using an IP connection that is secured by a standard IPSec VPN. When using UMA, mobile devices will have the same features they get when connected on the standard GSM cellular network.

Pricing depends on the customer’s platform requirements and includes developer licences, royalties, support and integration services. For more information, visit www.certicom.com/uma.

Nicomsoft manages WiFi connections in both XP and Vista

Nicomsoft announces WiFi-Manager v2.4, a library that allows developers to manage WiFi connections in Windows XP SP2 and Vista. The library has been added an option for getting MAC addresses of the current and available networks. Besides, there’s an updated Delphi Advanced Sample application. Other key additions include a function for getting RSSI value of available networks, improved ActiveX wrapper and some minor changes.

The WiFi-Manager library offers developers a “one-stop” set of API functions to manage WiFi connections and settings in both XP and Vista.

A COM interface for API functions is another feature, layered on the main functionality in WiFi-Manager. It enables developers to control WiFi settings conveniently from Visual Basic, VisualBasic.NET or C#.

The library delivers a host of functions to enumerate WiFi adapters, enumerate available networks and get their settings. Additionally, there are functions related to connecting/disconnecting to networks and features to work with wireless networks profiles.

WiFi-Manager v2.4 runs under Windows XP SP2, Vista. Its trial version is available as a free download from www.nicomsoft.com/. The trial package includes detailed documentation and examples of application for various programming languages.

E-Business
TopCMM Software releases 123flahschat v.6.6
TopCMM Software Corp. announces the release of version 6.6 of 123flashchat, a solution for creating Web sites’ lobby chats and real-time communication events, including video and audio chats. It has everything needed for a quality Web communication.

123flashchat consists of a java-based chat server and a flash chat client. The multi-threaded server engine works like clockwork and comes with high load support, ensuring unprecedented performance with any number of visitors and chat rooms. The free flash chat provides fully-fledged functionality, e.g. you can transfer images, use the White Board feature and communicate by means of audio and video (optional). The software features firewall penetration, database connection pool, multilanguage support, can add banners to chat and encrypt chat messages.

123flashchat can be smoothly integrated with almost any portal or forum system, including databases on phpBB, vBulletin, Drupal, Joomla, phpnuke, postnuke, IPB and others. The program can authorize user accounts dynamically enabling the auto-login feature.

Besides 123flashchat, the TopCMM Software Corp. provides hosting services. You can choose the hosting services for a recurrent fee or make a one-time purchase of the software licence to host the chat on your own.

123flashchat runs under all 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS and others, visit http://www.123flashchat.com/chat-server-help-supported-platforms.html to see the full list of supported platforms. 123flashchat costs US$199.00 for 50 concurrent users licence. Licensed customers are entitled to the fully-functional version of the product, free technical support and free upgrades. Additional information on 123flashchat, as well as a free trial copy is available free of charge from http://www.123flashchat.com.

Data Management

WhiteSmoke provides grammar engine

WhiteSmoke announced the release of their grammar engine for WhiteSmoke Writing Software. This grammar engine furthers WhiteSmoke’s commitment to provide users with grammar checker available.

One of the key areas in the research and development of this release was that of missing words within a sentence. WhiteSmoke can accurately detect many unique cases of missing words, even in complex sentence constructions, and suggest the appropriate solution.

Another area of research for this release was agreement-related problems within a sentence. The second generation grammar engine features enhanced detection algorithms for subject-verb agreement, number (determiner-noun) agreement and auxiliary-verb agreement. On analyzing a sentence, the extensive database of written English examples is cross-referenced for related entries. Then, by situating the appropriate parts of speech in the context of the sentence or phrase, agreement problems are corrected.

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