Punch Upgrades Net-Based File-Sharing Service
Punch Networks Corp. this week will begin shipping Version 4.0 of WebGroups, an Internet-based file-sharing and collaboration service.Punch Networks Corp. this week will begin shipping Version 4.0 of WebGroups, an Internet-based file-sharing and collaboration service. The upgrade extends the services file collaboration capabilities by adding a new access option for nonmembers, an embedded MP3 player, a slide-show player, thumbnail views of folders and personalization enhancements, according to officials at Seattle-based Punch.
Version 4.0 refines the capability for users to grant access to a Web folder. When a manager grants access to a folder, he or she can limit when and to whom files within the folder are open. Punch said this is useful for such things as time-sensitive corporate announcements and privacy-sensitive requests for comment. The Global Jukebox feature in 4.0, developed with Copia Technologies Inc., enables users to upload MP3 files into their WebGroup Web space and play them from any Web browser with a Copia Java-based Freedom Audio Player.