RAT is an RTP audio conferencing and streaming application that allows users to particpate in point-to-point and multi-point audio conferences over the Internet. Developing features include multiple sampling rates, mono/stereo, loss concealment, and IPv4/IPv6 support, and both versions feature encryption and run on a range of platforms.
Gangplank is a Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) system (or "chat server") which supports real-time communication between users, currently using a text-based user interface. It runs as an Internet server which implements the standard telnet protocol, so no special client program is necessary for users. Server-side processing provides input editing/history and terminal- handling features over the telnet connection for standard ANSI terminals. This code has been in production use on a private server since early 1993. This single-process server is fast, efficient and stable.
CourseForum is Web-based e-learning software that makes it easy for you and your students to interact, whether to create, post, share, or discuss course content. With just their Web browser, students use Courseforum to get answers to questions, dig deeper into issues, and work on projects at any time and from anywhere, not just when classes meet. It is powerful but easy to setup and use. Downloadable and hosted versions are available.
ProjectForum is a commercially supported, high quality wiki collaboration server for small and medium workgroups. It runs securely on an organization's own network, keeping important information safely in-house and protected. Supporting multiple workgroups from a single server, it features full version control, secure authentication options, document management, full branding support, and much more. ProjectForum is affordable, easy to set up, easy to learn, and easy to use for any workgroup.
Skype uses P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to provide voice- and video-based communication with other Internet users. The technology is extremely advanced, but easy to use. It features excellent sound quality, end-to-end encryption, and automatic negotiation of firewalls or routers. Among major features are SkypeOut and SkypeIn, adding the possibility to make low-cost calls to land line phones and having a fixed number to be able to receive calls from land line phones.