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White Pine Unveils Videochat for Portals

White Pine Software, Inc. Thursday announced that it is shipping the first commercial package of its CU-SeeMe Web technology.

The package, Videochat Your Site, is made to enable Internet Web sites to embed live, interactive audio, video, and text chat into their site.

Videochat Your Site includes a software developer's kit (SDK) for CU-SeeMe Web which enables integration of live audio, video and text components into a site-branded page. It also includes a number of templates to get Web sites up and running with the technology quickly, and the MeetingPoint server, which manages all of the backend aspects of group chatting and conferencing.

"Web sites are constantly challenged to find new ways to bring people to their sites and to keep them there," said Peg Landry, director of marketing for White Pine Software. "They have to provide features and services that offer value to their members in order to stay competitive and to build their communities. Videochat Your Site is a great fit for any web community because it gives people the value of communicating face-to-face over the Internet."

The Videochat Your Site package is available immediately, beginning at $23,990 for the CU-SeeMe Web SDK and the MeetingPoint license. A distribution license for the CU-SeeMe Web plug-in is based on a revenue sharing model between White Pine and the customer.