Lycos to Deploy IM Service Using Lotus Sametime
The new service will at first deliver chat and short message service to Terra Lycos customers.Terra Lycos S.A. announced Thursday that it will deploy an instant messaging service built on the Sametime instant messaging and awareness platform developed by IBMs Lotus Software division. The new service, expected to be available by the end of the year, will at first deliver chat and short message service (SMS) to Terra Lycos customers, then later move into audio, video, content delivery and file sharing, Terra Lycos officials in Waltham, Mass., said. The IM service will integrate with other Lycos services, including e-mail, agenda and virtual disk. Based on the SIMPLE protocol, it will also offer interoperability with other SIMPLE-based IM services.
Instant messaging clients will also be customizable.