From the Contacts (Address book) menu in VSPortal you can now make calls directly to selected contact’s phone number. The system will launch new popup window with callback component and will start dialling automatically your phone number, defined in My Profile menu, and to the contact’s number. To start enough is to move mouse over the chosen phone number and then click on call icon in the unfolded small popup. Another new feature is conference triggered also directly from a contact’s page. It is offered in the same popup where direct call described above. Just select the icon depicted “conference with” and in the new callback popup window enter the number you want to conference with the contact’s number. Then simply click start to initiate the callback procedure. You can see in real time the call status through its whole duration.
The contacts menu available in VSPortal has been implemented also in Vippie! thus enabling travelling users to access their contact information directly from the communicator. The contacts can be called or IM or SMS directly from the address book menu. The search functionality allows to find quickly needed information. Also Vippie! utilizes special mechanism for exchanging the data with the server which prevents from loading the whole recordset with every login. Part of the data are kept locally and Vippie! controls the data integrity, in case if a contact was added from the VSPortal. Also the new records added from Vippie!, or any changes, are updated instanteneously on the server.