|December 5th, 2006
ICEsoft™ Releases ICEfaces WebMC Project to
the Open Source Community
Ajax-based Application Allows Simple
Web Conferencing, Collaboration
CALGARY, ALBERTA - ICEsoft Technologies,
Inc., a leading provider of enterprise Ajax solutions, today
announced the release of WebMC, an Ajax-based web
conferencing solution, as an open source community project.
WebMC is an ICEfaces application that allows users to do
simple, streamlined web conferencing on the Internet using
Ajax technology. The solution is currently hosted as an
on-demand service at http://webmc.icesoft.org
and is accessible free of charge. Users are invited to use
WebMC for online collaboration at their convenience. It is
also available as a full source code download to developers
interested in customizing and hosting the application.
“Since open sourcing ICEfaces earlier this
month, we have seen an explosion of interest in the
ICEfaces technology,” said Steve Maryka, CTO of ICEsoft.
“ICEfaces has now been downloaded well over 40,000 times in
a little over three weeks and momentum continues to build.
We are committed to the thriving ICEfaces community and the
release of WebMC is proof of that.”
WebMC started as a demo application to
showcase ICEfaces and specifically Ajax Push capabilities.
ICEsoft pioneered Ajax Push with its ICEfaces solution,
which allows presentation changes to be asynchronously
pushed from the application server to the browser client.
The company’s Ajax Push technology enables a new breed of
rich enterprise applications, such as WebMC, that provide
instant feedback to participants when client-side or
server-side application events occur. With WebMC,
participants can easily host web conferences, collaborate,
chat, and share PowerPoint® slides across all commercial
web browsers. WebMC is an Ajax-based rich internet
application so no browser plug-ins are required.
“By turning WebMC over to the community, we
hope that the application will evolve rapidly,” adds Ted
Goddard, Senior Architect for ICEfaces. “The initial
release of Web MC is just a starting point in terms of
features and functionality. As the community embraces it, I
expect that developers will quickly integrate WebMC with
Internet audio conferencing, multimedia formats, and shared
ICEfaces is professional-grade open source
software specifically engineered to meet the unique
challenges of enterprise application development and
deployment. The solution extends JavaServer™ Faces,
enabling Java software developers to more easily create and
deploy thin-client rich Web applications in Java
Technology. It leverages the entire standards-based Java EE
ecosystem of tools and execution environments and resolves
mission critical deployment issues such as scalability,
availability, and redundancy. At the same time, ICEfaces
delivers the most secured Ajax application model in the
industry. Its applications are Java technology based
ICEfaces and WebMC are licensed under the
Mozilla Public License (MPL) v1.1. ICEfaces and WebMC are
available immediately for download. To download, go to http://www.icesoft.org/.
For more information visit the WebMC forum at: http://www.icesoft.org/JForum/.
About ICEsoft Technologies:
ICEsoft Technologies, Inc., The Rich Web
Company, is the leading provider of standards-compliant,
Ajax-based solutions for developing and deploying Java EE,
rich Internet applications. The company's portfolio of
enterprise level Java products includes ICEfaces, an Ajax
application framework that enables Java EE application
developers to easily create and deploy thin-client rich
Web applications in pure Java. Visit www.icesoft.org.
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