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White Pine Ships Linux Conferencing Server

White Pine Software is shipping a new version of the MeetingPoint conference server with support for Red Hat Linux version 6.1.

Version 4.0.2 of MeetingPoint increases the number of ports that can be supported per server, increasing the overall scalability for large-scale deployments. MeetingPoint provides a scalable solution for Internet service providers, applications service providers and telecommunications carriers that want to host real-time, Internet-based video communications services on the Linux platform.

MeetingPoint v4.0.2 also provides video communications and scalability for enterprise customers and for companies in the new business-to-consumer space such as Internet portals and affiliate sites.

White Pine has increased the number of ports that each server can handle. An individual MeetingPoint server can now support up to 50 H.323 users (compared to 25 previously), or up to 200 CU-SeeMe Pro or CU-SeeMe Web users. MeetingPoint also supports cascading for environments where it is advantageous to link multiple servers together. Version 4.0.2 with the increased port counts is available for the Sun Solaris and Windows NT operating systems as well as Linux.

"With the introduction of CU-SeeMe Web into the business-to-consumer market early this year, we anticipate an increased demand for MeetingPoint in large-scale and carrier-based deployments," said Roger Wallman, senior product manager for White Pine Software.

"Now that we've beefed up the software to accommodate for larger port counts and released the first Linux version, we have an even more compelling solution for portals and service providers that want to host videochat services or provide face-to-face ecommerce or help desk services to their customers."