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iRenaissance Unveils Calendar Central V2

Online community tool provider iRenaissance, Inc. announced the availability of Calendar Central V2, the new version of its Web-based calendar of events for corporate intranets and Internet communities.

The North Carolina-based company said that Calendar Central gives system administrators real-time control over time-sensitive information without needing to maintain the information themselves. By employing a central Web server to support enterprise communications, an administrator can create customized calendar views for workgroups or organizations. Users then can enter and see their own events without needing help from the administrator.

The new Calendar Central release includes expanded event filtering, allowing users to create custom event filters by location, event type, organization, or other criteria. According to the company, other scheduling software does not provide support for events by location, critical for corporate customers maintaining worldwide intranets.

Another new feature, the customized QuickViews application, enables users to develop scheduling options by location, department, job function, and features a new color-coding option. Additional offerings in the new version are month, week, day, and list views, that have been added to the Java applet viewer and the regular HTML Web page view.

Calendar Central is now available for $2,500 to $8,000, depending on configuration and hierarchical calendar filtering options. The Calendar Central server software is platform independent since it is 100 percent Java and The Calendar Central client supports Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, or on any standard Web browser.

Among the corporations using the Calendar Central product for project management, production scheduling, event calendars, and related corporate communications, include IBM, Levi-Strauss, Hewlett-Packard and Intuit.

"From the outset, we designed Calendar Central to be a versatile, completely customizable tool for building Internet and Intranet communities," said Flint O'Brien, president and founder of iRenaissance.

"Calendar Central V2 now adds a complete library of customizable templates so administrators can readily add a web calendar with the same look and feel as their Web sites. And we are the only solution to offer location-specific event viewing, which makes Calendar Central unsurpassed in the marketplace."