VISICHAT Features

Overview

Visichat is a modern, fully-featured and global flash chat software, perfect for live video and voice chat. It is easy to use and install. It supports multiple languages, platforms and payment gateways.

Visichat is equipped with a complete control panel solution, video gallery, customisable banner tool, widgets and an ability to add custom Flash games. The chat software is also easy to integrate with an existing community database, so your users won’t have to register twice.

For chat owners who would like to customise the appearance of the Visichat client, GChat offers the necessary Flash source codes. Current licence holders can add custom smileys and tweak the location of widgets in their chat interface.

Visichat chat software can be deployed on a dedicated server or VPS, running Windows or Linux. A step-by-step installation script makes it easy for webmasters to install their chat quickly. Audio and video stream separation is supported for greater performance. Visichat video chat can power your business, virtual classrooms or private communities. It also has a guest mode, which gives you interactive visitor feedback and real-time sense of involvement with your community. The guest mode can be turned off if required.

Businesses that want to support customers via text, audio or video chat will enjoy the one-way feature. The one-way Flash chat in Visichat gives your visitors a streamlined, isolated interface when they want to get help. Customers will not be able to see other users. Your staff, however, can view everyone and can answer pending questions directly through private chat.

The private chat in our video chat is as fully-featured as public chat. Users can talk, transfer credits, insert links, add friends and block abusers. Chatters can open multiple private chat windows at once to talk to several people. They can also manage voice and video options on a per conversation basis.

Moderation is also made easy in Visichat. Moderators can silence, kick or ban users directly from chat. Admins can also setup general IP to country rules and manage users via a fully-featured control panel.

Webmasters and their community have access to an integrated video gallery with real-time preview. Members can see what they have uploaded and when, they can also watch content shared by others that has been previously approved. The administrator can see all user video recordings pending approval, as illustrated below, and can allow or delete files as needed.

Each individual can have a personal display picture associated with his account. The image can be selected from a stock gallery of avatars, made available by the chat owner, or uploaded from the user’s computer. People can choose not to have a picture, if preferred, which is the default chat behaviour. Visichat also makes it possible to disable picture file uploading at admin’s discretion.

Platform Support

Our video chat has been designed from the ground up to be a cross-platform solution. Users of the chat client should have access to a web browser with Adobe Flash Player installed. But it doesn’t  matter what operating system they are using on their computers.

Our video chat software will successfully run on either Linux, Unix or Windows server. The software attempts to be distribution neutral, as far as free operating systems are concerned, and isn’t particularly demanding on the hardware. Visichat is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit  platforms, dedicated or virtual.

Chatters can use any modern browser, which supports the official Adobe Flash plugin, or its open source alternatives, on a desktop platform of their choice. Furthermore, GChat is currently investigating the possibility of porting its video chat front end to mobile platforms.

On-the-go access is a priority for us, and it is likely that our platform support will keep expanding in the future. Regardless of whether you’re a fan of iOS, Android or Chrome OS mobile platform, we’ll seek to deliver the smoothest possible experience you’ve come to expect on a traditional PC or laptop.

Having an application that can work across platform divides, as a backbone of your enterprise or community, is an essential benefit in the age of heterogeneous computing. It frees your users from platform restrictions and gives you a peace of mind and considerabl

Security

User passwords are encrypted, before being stored, and are never revealed as plain text. Individuals can set who may view their webcam or message them privately. Member profiles can define whether they want to receive invites to join a different room or view other peoples’ webcams.

A person can also allow everyone to view their webcam without asking for permission first. This feature can save time in a community where people already know and trust each other. User access control is implemented in our flash chat in a transparent and effective way; granting webmasters flexibility and power required to setup a security policy that matches their needs:

• Regular members can use all general chat features enabled by the admin

• Only VIP members can use features defined specially for them

• Only moderators can sanction other members

• Only administrators can manage moderators, edit users and work with the admin panel to manage the chat globally

• Admin can define permissions per each user level group

Chat security is further enhanced by use of captcha messages on the member registration screen. Captcha images are very effective at separating genuine users and spam robots. They secure your community from bogus traffic and excessive random posts often generated by spam bots, allowing moderators and webmasters to focus their attention on more important matters.

Updates

GChat offers free chat update service with every software license. Updates cover new features, patches and bug fixes. We strive to introduce updates which improve our software and maintain data and application backwards compatibility, wherever possible. Our updates often come with features sought after by our thriving community of customers, at no additional cost.

GChat prides itself on being able to merge its vision for its video chat with the needs and desires of people who ultimately make it what it is. All chat updates become available for download via the customers portal, as soon as they are ready. You can get further one year, or more, of software updates by renewing your license, in due time.

GChat also performs free maintenance on all hosted chat services. So, if you go with the hosted service package, you’ll never have to worry about the technical details yourself. Additionally, you’ll receive updates before anyone else, expertly installed by our experienced technical team.

Major version changes and consequent upgrades are covered by the updates service as well. Prior to such big transitions, GChat will offer an updated, full-featured interactive flash chat demo on its website first. So you can see if there is a need to upgrade or test out and get used to new features, before the new software is available for download and installation.We’ll also supply you with any admin panel tools necessary to manage transitions to new video chat software versions, if required, so as not to disrupt your community and service.