Tuesday, May 03, 2005

AOL Giving AIM a Place in VoIP World

Leonardo Faoro - The VoIP Weblog

AOL Giving AIM a Place in VoIP World

Posted May 3, 2005, 11:43 AM ET by Ted Wallingford
According to a recent PR from AOL, the mammoth Internet Service Provider-gone VoIP carrier is retrofitting its AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) application to take voice and video into account. According to the release:
Currently, chats with different contacts occur in separate windows, quickly cluttering the computer desktop. Add to that ways to communicate beyond text, including audio, video and file transfers.
Triton (pronounced TRY-ton) keeps all that within a single window. You’ll flip through vertical tabs to change contacts and horizontal ones to switch the mode of communication.
AOL engineers took a modular approach in building Triton. That means new features, such as support for Internet-based phones, can be easily added as a block rather than retrofitted into the software as is now the case.
For more information, check out Tom Keating’s Blog at the link below.

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