Acentec Intranet Messenger is an easy-to-use LAN messaging application for safe, secure and effective intra-office communication. It does not require a server to run and is very easy to install. Acentec LAN IM comes with a variety of handy features such as PC-to-PC messaging, group LAN chat rooms, broadcast messaging to quickly notify selected individuals or groups about an event, and also drag-and-drop file transfer to exchange files and folders between staff members. All messages and files exchanged by the users are securely encrypted and never go outside your local company network, which guarantees that no unauthorized person will ever read your private correspondence or access your sensitive data.
NEW features include the ability to add multiple members to a conversation.
* All computers within your network must be running the same version of Acentec Intranet Messenger to work correctly.
- Security, Safety and Privacy
The Acentec Intranet Messenger chat software encrypts all data with AES-256 and works strictly within your company network. This allows your employees to safely exchange messages and files, while discouraging them from chatting with people outside the organization. It also saves your Internet bandwidth and minimizes the number of opened firewall ports that could result in outside hacker attacks and IM worms.
- Ease of Installation and Use
The instant messenger from Acentec has a very intuitive interface and requires no additional training. All you need to do is install and run it on each network computer. Users themselves can easily configure the program without requesting assistance from the IT staff.
- Serverless Architecture
You do not need to set up and maintain a dedicated messaging server – our IM tool is a stand-alone peer-to-peer based application.
- Individual and Group Conversations
Exchange messages with just one or multiple users at the same time.
- Group Messaging
Notify individual users or whole user groups about an event by sending out a broadcast message.
- Offline Messaging
Send messages to users even when they are offline. Offline messages are received when the users come back online. No server or dedicated storage is required for this.
- File Transfer
Easily exchange documents with your colleagues. Just drag and drop a file or folder on the recipient’s icon in the user list or on the conversation you are having with them.
- User Groups
Arrange your co-workers in groups by department or job title.
- Message History
Keep track of your messages by saving them locally or to a network share. View, search through and print out your correspondence with other employees using the built-in History Viewer.
- Terminal Services Support
Full support of Microsoft and Citrix Terminal Services environments (including the RemoteApp and XenApp application virtualization technologies).
- Active Directory and Domain Support
Acentec Intranet Messenger seamlessly works in a correctly set up domain controller environment with Active Directory. Users’ full names retrieved from Active Directory are displayed in the user list, while their SIDs are used for identification purposes within the program.
- LAN, WAN, VPN and VLAN Support
Enhanced functionality of the Sofros local chat application allows you to link your company locations or subnets into a single messaging environment. Just connect your subnets physically, virtually or with a VPN and then configure the program by referring to our detailed help system.
- Network Wide Group Policy Deployment
In a domain controller environment, deploying the Acentec messaging software, its license and settings across the network can be easily done through Group Policy.
- Importing, Exporting and Pre-configuring User Settings
In case your company does not have a domain controller with Active Directory, Acentec LAN Messenger allows you to automate distribution of its settings (network settings, user groups, license file, administrative restrictions) using certain built-in features.
- Restricting User Access
Administrators can selectively restrict access to most features of the Acentec communication software.
Terminal Services Add-On
The Acentec TS Engine add-on is a system service application for the Acentec Intranet Messenger product that allows you to launch an unlimited number of instances of the Acentec Intranet Messenger software on one computer to deliver all its useful features, such as exchanging messages and transferring files to Microsoft\Citrix terminal client users.
Acentec TS Engine also allows you to launch multiple instances of Acentec Intranet Messenger on Windows machines where more than one user is logged on simultaneously (Fast User Switching Feature in Windows.) Acentec TS Engine provides you with transparent communication between inside and outside Terminal Server environment users as if all users have their own separate machines with individual Acentec Intranet Messenger settings.
Acentec TS Engine add-on is now provided free to users of Acentec Intranet Messenger. Terminal Service Engine requires version of Acentec Intranet Messenger 3.7. and later.
How to install TS Engine:
Install the Acentec TS Engine software on a server machine with the Terminal Service environment.
To install Acentec TS Engine:
1. Double click the downloaded file “ts-engine.msi”, follow the installation instructions;
2. After you install Acentec TS Engine on the Terminal Server machine, log on to the server as an administrator;
3. Install the Acentec LAN Messenger software on the Terminal Server machine.
Now if your users log on to the Terminal Server as terminal clients, each user will run its own copy of Acentec LAN Messenger with individual settings and will be able to communicate with other users on your network and with users on the same\another Terminal Service Server machine.