Newly added features in AltaVista Forum 2.0 include the ability to conduct live polling, manage lists of forum members, and set up appointments on a shared calendar. This upgrade also adds support for IRC chatrooms and CU-SeeMe videoconferencing.
The software runs on Unix, Windows NT, and Sun Solaris systems in conjunction with most widely-used Web servers. AltaVista Forum 2.0 will ship at the end of this month. Pricing is set at $495 for each group of 25 users or $3,995 for an unlimited number of users for single-processor servers. Each additional processor on the server will cost $2,395.