Toucan Global (Booth 1049) announced at the Fall 2008 Channel Partners Conference & Expo an upgrade to its Snap Personal Internet Communicator, a USB device that works with a computer’s high-speed Internet to create a free worldwide intercom system.
To talk, Snap users just push a button corresponding to the desired party, or Snap mate. By pressing again, the line is closed.
The new feature, SnapTo, enables users to forward communications to an alternate number, so a user’s Snap mates can be located even when away from their computers. If the Snap mate is not at his or her desk, Snap users can leave a voice mail, which is sent to the user’s e-mail as a .wav file.
Each Snap Communicator connects to up to eight other Snap mates. Lights indicate presence of each Snap mate. Each Snap user can conference in one, two or three more Snap mates.