LAN Based Messaging Client Gains OS X Compatibility

The Kanex Group has released a version of the LAN based instant messaging application, MacPopUp, for Mac OS X. MacPopUp is actually a cross platform instant messaging solution designed for user over a Local Area Network, such as an office, school, or computer lab. According to the Kanex Group:

Kanex Group Inc. today unveiled an update of its flagship application MacPopUp 2.5b. Built for Mac OS X, it provides users with all advantages of Appleis advanced OS Aqua interface, protected memory architecture utilization and pre-emptive multitasking. MacPopUp is the only full-featured IM LAN Solution available for Mac OS X. It works natively with Appleis latest operating system without requiring the Classic environment.

MacPopUp allows Mac users to exchange instant messages with other users on any local area network. Users can easily communicate with anyone on corporate, school and home networks. Its interface is simple but amazingly effective. And it works with Windows and UNIX computers too.

Macs with 68k processors and Mac OS 7.x? No problem. MacPopUp works as easily as on the latest PowerMacs G4 with MacOS X. Its versatility will be particularly welcomed by educational and other institutions with a variety of computers on their networks.

The new version is even more effective in networks with a large number of users. They can now:

  • Send simultaneous messages to multiple users or multiple workgroups
  • Be members of multiple workgroups
  • Print received messages

MacPopUp is available for US$20. You can find more information at the MacPopUp Web site.