SLim Messaging Coming to Second Life

Posted by at 10:26 am on September 3, 2008

Linden Lab, creator of 3D virtual world Second Life, has announced a new voice and instant messaging client that will enable Second Life Residents to to conduct voice or text conversations with members of their Second Life Friends list in and out of the virtual world. The thin client is called SLim, and is provided by Vivox  in partnership with Linden Lab.
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“With Second Life becoming integrated into more aspects of our Residents’ daily lives, we saw a need to expand the world beyond its borders, enabling constant connection regardless of location,” said Joe Miller, Vice President of Platform and Technology Development, Linden Lab. “In addition to all the enhanced communication benefits, SLim also helps solidify the value proposition of Second Life for enterprise use by providing a highly powerful VOIP and instant messaging client.”
 
Features of the SLim client include
  • Provides Residents with access to their Second Life Friends list with real-time “presence” status updates
  • Enables users to seamlessly migrate a text conversation into a voice call
  • Allows SLim users to leave voice mails for offline friends
Linden Lab and Vivox will be demonstrating the benefits of SLim at the Virtual Worlds Conference  in Los Angeles, California, on September 3-5.

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