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18 DEC 08 - New Updates v4.0.0
New updates are available for the Pro Chat Rooms v4.0.0. Existing customers can download the latest updates by logging into the client area. We would like to express our thanks to Corey who assisted us with these development updates.

11 NOV 08 - Admin Area Update v4.0.0
An update is available for the Pro Chat Rooms v4.0.0 admin area. New features include improved transcripts and rooms management. Existing customers can download the latest updates by logging into the client area.

28 OCT 08 - PRO CHAT ROOMS - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Happy Birthday Pro Chat Rooms! To celebrate our birthday we have now released Pro Chat Rooms version 4.0.0. demo | features

24 OCT 08 - FREE SOFTWARE - Pro Shoutbox
Download the Pro Shoutbox free! What is a Shoutbox? - A shoutbox is a chat-like feature that allow people to quickly leave messages on your website, without requiring any user registration. more details

23 OCT 08 - SMF 2.x Integration
We are pleased to announce the Pro Chat Rooms can now be fully integrated with SMF 2.x. This includes auto login features, SMF members do not need to enter their login details twice to login to the Pro Chat Rooms. View full list of supported content systems.

15 OCT 08 - Joomla 1.5.x Integration
We are pleased to announce the Pro Chat Rooms can now be fully integrated with Joomla version 1.5.x. This includes auto login features, Joomla members do not need to enter their login details twice to login to the Pro Chat Rooms. View full list of supported content systems.

14 OCT 08 - V3 Messenger (Pro) Integration
We are pleased to announce the Pro Chat Rooms can now be fully integrated with the V3 Messenger (Pro) v3.0.3. This includes auto login features, V3 Messenger (Pro) members do not need to enter their login details twice to login to the Pro Chat Rooms. View full list of supported content systems.

29 SEPT 08 - IMPORTANT SECURITY PATCH - VERSION 3.0.3
This security update is only for Pro Chat Rooms using the built in (default) profile system and helps to protect against possible XSS and MySQL injection attacks. Integrated chat rooms are not affected and do not need to apply this patch. To download the patch, please login to the client area.

16 SEPT 08 - Dolphin (Boonex) 6.x.x Integration
We are pleased to announce the Pro Chat Rooms can now be fully integrated with the Dolphin (Boonex) 6.x.x content system. This includes linking to existing profiles and auto login features (Dolphin (Boonex) 6.x.x members do not need to enter their login details twice to login to the Pro Chat Rooms). View full list of supported content systems.

15 SEPT 08 - New Chat Room Hosting Packages
We have now introduced a new range of chat room hosting packages for the Pro Chat Rooms. This now allows webmasters to host the chat rooms on our servers and includes optional flash webcams too!

09 SEPT 08 - phpBB3 Integration
We are pleased to announce the Pro Chat Rooms can now be fully integrated with the phpBB3 content system. This includes linking to existing profiles and auto login features (phpBB3 members do not need to enter their login details twice to login to the Pro Chat Rooms). View full list of supported content systems.

02 SEPT 08 - Pro Chat Rooms version 3.0.3 Released
We are pleased to announce the release of Pro Chat Rooms version 3.0.3 - View Demo. Existing customers can now download the latest version by logging into the Pro Chat Rooms clients area.

NEW PLUGIN! - Games - This plugin allows your chat room users to play games when in the chat room. Includes 10 games and an admin option to upload unlimited games. For a demostration of the games plugin, please login to the chat room demo.

24 AUGUST 08 - WordPress Integration
We are pleased to announce the Pro Chat Rooms can now be fully integrated with the WordPress CMS. This includes auto login features (WordPress members do not need to enter their login details twice to login to the Pro Chat Rooms). View full list of supported content systems.

15 JULY 08 - Pro Chat Rooms version 3.0.2 Released
We are pleased to announce the release of Pro Chat Rooms version 3.0.2 - View Demo. Existing customers can now download the latest version by logging into the Pro Chat Rooms clients area.

01 JULY 08 - Pay Monthly - Flash Webcam Plugin
We are pleased to announce that you can now purchase the Pro Chat Rooms - Flash Webcams (for hosting on your own Flash Media/Red5 server) in 4 monthly payments of $25 instead of paying the full amount in one payment of $99.

22 MAY 08 - Social Engine Integration
We are pleased to announce the Pro Chat Rooms can now be fully integrated with the Social Engine CMS. This includes linking to existing profiles and auto login features (Social Engine members do not need to enter their login details twice to login to the Pro Chat Rooms). View full list of supported content systems.

19 MAY 08 - Upgrade Live Help System
We have now completed the upgrade of our Live Help system. We apologise for any inconveniance that may of been caused during this upgrade period. You can now live chat with our sales team for pre-sales enquiries or alternatively, leave a message if no operators are available. To chat with our sales operators, simply click the 'Live Sales Help' link above.

14 APR 08 - New Community Forum
We are pleased to announce the introduction of a new Pro Chat Rooms - Community Forum for 'user to user' support and believe this will prove to be a valuable resource for sharing tips, ideas and modifications for all users of the Pro Chat Rooms script.

To access the Pro Chat Rooms - Community Forum, please login to the client area.

24 MAR 08 - New Hosting Packages
We have now reduced our Flash Webcams hosting package to just $20 per month!

21 MAR 08 - New CMS Support
We are pleased to announce we are now supporting integration of the Pro Chat Rooms script with e107 and Drupal CMS. View full list of supported content systems.

19 MAR 08 - Easter Sale!
For a limited period only, we have reduced the price of the Pro Chat Rooms - Flash Webcams plugin from $200 to only $99 (thats over a 50% saving!).

07 MAR 08 - Pro Chat Rooms - Flash Webcams Plugin Now Red5 Compatible
We are pleased to announce that the Pro Chat Rooms Flash Webcams (audio/visual) plugin is now 100% compatible with both Flash Media Servers and Red5 Open Source Flash Servers.

:: What Does This Mean?

You no longer need to own (or require hosting of) just a Flash Media Server to install the webcams plugin. We understand that for the smaller websites, a Flash Media Server requires serious financial commitment and can sometimes prove to be expensive in the short term. That's the main reason we decided to develop additional webcam integration with Red5 as well as supporting Flash Media Servers.

:: What Is Red5

Red5 is an Open Source Flash Server written in Java that supports:

Streaming Audio/Video (FLV and MP3)
Recording Client Streams (FLV only)
Shared Objects
Live Stream Publishing
Remoting (AMF)

Red5 is free to download which means webmasters on a budget can still enjoy flash webcams in their Pro Chat Rooms.

For more details, http://osflash.org/red5

05 MAR 08 - Pro Chat Rooms version 3.0.0 Released
Following on from the success of Pro Chat Rooms version 2.0.0, we are happy to announce the launch of Pro Chat Rooms version 3.0.0. We have included many new features in this release which are listed below.

» New! Adbot - Administrators can now enable/disable an advertising bot to display text link advertising in the main chat room window.

a) Allows unlimited text adverts to be added and displayed.
b) Assign adverts to display in certain rooms only (eg. adult adverts in adult room only).
c) Define how often to display the adverts (eg. every 15 minutes).

» New! Advanced Private Chat System - Administrators can now define which individual users are allowed to access the private chat feature.
» New! Auto Idle - Sets users status to idle after admin defined period.
» New! Bandwidth Saver - Auto logs out idle users after admin defined period.
» New! Silence Users - Admins can now silence users for XXX seconds/minutes preventing them from typing messages. This provides the admins the ability to chat with specific users without the user being able to respond.
» New! Automated Installation - Installation couldnt be easier! The Pro Chat Rooms now includes a fully automatic installer to help assist during the initial setup.
» New! Gender Login (standalone versions only) - Chat room users can now choose their gender during login (eg. male/female or couple). This feature will automatically assign a male/female or couple avatar to appear alongside the users messages.
» New! Customisable Profiles - You can now customise the default header/footer for user profiles to match the look of your website.

27 FEB 08 - New Support Center Installed
We have now installed a new Support Center & Knowledge Database to help assist you with any enquiries you may have about the Pro Chat Rooms script - Support Center.

22 FEB 08 - Pro Chat Rooms version 2.0.0 Awarded Softpedia 4 out of 5 Stars!
We are proud to annouce the Pro Chat Rooms software has been reviewed and awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Softpedia.com.


"The Pro Chat Rooms application is an optimal chat system... ...extensible features and flexible configuration options, suitable both for beginners or advanced webmasters. The advantages of this chat application are: the lightweight character of scripts file size, the small number of database tables and queries (practically the number of database queries is reduced to minimum), increased security features and the improved capacity of response due to AJAX technology."

10 FEB 08 - New Plugins Released (for version 2.0.0)
New! PHONE/SMS - Pay Per Access - This plugin allows you to use your Pro Chat Rooms on a pay per access basis. When visitors try to access your chat room they will be redirected to the PHONE/SMS payment page where they can purchase an access code. Access codes can be set to expire after 1-10 uses, 24 hours, or 1-90 days. More details

The PHONE/SMS - Pay Per Access plugin requires a Allopass account which can be created free on their website.

New! Login Gallery Module - This plugin allows you to display random members images on the Pro Chat Rooms login page. This can be a great community builder for your chat room as it helps attract new members by showing images of members who have already joined. More details

09 FEB 08 - New Patches Released (for version 2.0.0)
New! Guests & Members Rooms - This feature allows the administrator to restrict which rooms guests are allowed to access.
New! Multiple Background Images - Allows administrators to assign different background images for each sub room.
New! Improved MOTD - Allows administrators to add chat room welcome messages via the admin area (accepts both plain text and HTML).

07 FEB 08 - New Release (version 2.0.0)
We are please to announce the release of the Pro Chat Rooms ver 2.0.0. [Demo]

New! Multiple Background Images - This feature allows administrators to assign different background images for each sub room.
New! Multiple Language Support - This feature allows your users to choose their preferred language during login.
New! Password Protected Chat Rooms - This feature allows admins to create unlimited private chat rooms with passwords.
New! Guest Access (restrict features) - This feature allows the administrator to 'Enable/Disable' the following features for guests,

a) Private Chat
b) Private Whispers
c) Chat Room Messages
d) Share Files
e) Support Bell

New! Choose Room Login - Users can now choose which chat room to login to on the Pro Chat Rooms login page.
New! Enable/Disable Select Room Option - This feature allows you to use the Pro Chat Rooms as a single chat room.
New! Force Login - This feature will force users to login to a specific room set by the administrator. When the 'Select Room' list is disabled this allows the Pro Chat Rooms to act as multiple 'single chat rooms'.
New! Announcements - Chat room admins can now broadcast popup and on-screen announcements which appear in every chat room.
New! Custom Smilies - This feature allows the administrator to assign up to 16 custom smilies/emoticons.
New! Custom Avatars - This feature allows the administrator to assign up to 30 custom avatars.

05 FEB 08 - New CMS Support
We are please to announce we are now supporting integration of the Pro Chat Rooms script with PHPArcadeScript. View full list of supported content systems.

22 JAN 08 - New Release (version 1.0.3)
We are please to announce the release of the Pro Chat Rooms version 1.0.3.
Additionals features in version 1.0.3 are as follows,

New! Audio Effects - Plays audio sounds on chat room entry/exit.
New! Support Bell - Chat room users can ring a support bell to get the attention of other users.
New! Improved User Profiles - Mini profiles are now displayed in the chat room below the main userlist.

18 JAN 08 - New Release (version 1.0.2)
We are please to announce the release of the Pro Chat Rooms version 1.0.2. Additionals features in version 1.0.2 are as follows,

New! 0% Encryption - By popular customer demand, we have now removed all encryption from the Pro Chat Room script allowing for increased coding flexibilty.
New! MOTD - Message of the day, each room can be assigned a different welcome message (accepts plain text and HTML).
New! User Profiles - Allows users to create their own profiles (includes uploading photos).
New! Enable/Disable Users Transcripts - Admins can now disable user access to chat transcripts.
New! Enable/Disable Private Chat - Admins can now disable private chat options.
New! Enable/Disable Private Whisper - Admins can now disable private whisper options.