IMDispatch is a Perl script that closely emulates the paradigm of telephone support over the AOL Instant Messenger service. Using the Net::OSCAR module to connect to the popular service, the program signs on as a specified user, queues queries sent to the screen name, and uses forwarding to facilitate a conversation with one of any number of available, designated representatives. An administrator can instantly send commands to the program, over the AIM service, to add and delete screen names from the list of representatives and monitor the number available or engaged in a support conversation. End users no longer have to be tied to their phones, listening closely for their opportunity to ask a question, and small organizations no longer have to pay for an expensive multi-line, toll-free number.
Intercom is a flexible voice communication utility for Unix systems. It supports the standard audio compression codecs such as GSM, G.711, and G.72x as well as audio encryption. Intercom was designed mostly for high-speed InterNet connections which are able to provide high quality audio. However, it also works on lower bandwidth connections such as dialup if so configured.
The Interverse is the evolution and combination of the Web, chat, instant messaging (IM), and voice communication. It is not just a graphical user interface (GUI), but an immersive user interface (IUI). The Interverse is a virtual universe running on top of the Internet. It uses the Crystal Space 3D engine to render the user's view of the world.
JWebPresenter is a Web-based presenting system. It can add a Web extension to your favorite presentation tool, such as PowerPoint, MagicPoint, or Impress. This is useful in distance learning, meeting, conferencing, and other situations. It uses bitmap images to avoid compatibility problems. Other features include platform independence and simplicity.