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Paltalk Personalized, Free SuperIM URLs Available for Enabling Video Chat

February 22, 2010

Paltalk a real-time, video-based community with more than 4 million active members announced the availability of SuperIM URLs for free.

SuperIM URLs are extensions of http://www.superim.me/nickname and will be available to Paltalk members for free. These URLS are personalized links for video chat that makes connecting with others online easy just like talking face-to-face.
Paltalk users need to send their personalized SuperIM URLs to friends and family for enabling chat with video, voice and text from anywhere. There is no need to download a separate application or sign into the same social network, explained company sources.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to connect with friends and family,” Jason Katz, Paltalk CEO, said. “Paltalk’s personalized links serve as a home base for our members, so friends and family can easily access their page and engage with them through text, voice and video without downloading an entirely new platform on their own.”
Most video chat providers let only six people to participate in a video conversation simultaneously. However, Paltalk is capable of allowing free video chats with 10 people. This works irrespective of network, browser or IM service a Paltalk user’s friends or family may be using. All they require is to remember that user’s SuperIM URL to connect for a multimedia or multiperson video, audio or text chat. Also, no new software downloads are required.
Other features of the service include high resolution video for all participants and the ability to engage in standard, one-on-one IM conversations. Participants can also join incoming IM requests with conversations already in progress. Users can share SuperIM URLs quickly and easily with address book contacts, explained company sources.
Paltalk specializes in online communications and was instrumental in combining voice and video into instant messaging. It also pioneered video chat groups as a provider. The company also has the ability to scale for any size chat rooms such as one-to-one or thousands-to-thousands. Paltalk sources revealed that it on an average 100,000 people are simultaneously video chatting at any time on any given day using the company’s service.
The company provides software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The company caters to millions of active members with people simultaneously chatting in rooms engaged in dialogues, meeting new friends, trading stock tips, singing or attending reunions.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney

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