Information Patterns has begun shipping Toucan Navigate v2.0, the second generation of its collaborative Geographic Information System software for Groove Virtual Office. Toucan Navigate is designed to bring distributed and mobile teams together for jointly reviewing and acting upon location-sensitive situations, taking advantage of Groove software's collaboration capabilities including data synchronization, presence and activity awareness.
Toucan Navigate version 2.0 includes a number of new features and enhancements including GPS broadcasting, team location reporting based on contact address information or manual entry, support for satellite imagery, and enhanced map customization features. These functions supplement the co-navigation capabilities, decentralized data editing, and bi-directional linking of map items to other data stored in forms, discussion threads, pictures, or instant messages.
Toucan Navigate v2.0 is immediately available. It requires Groove Workspace 2.5 or above and runs on Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 (with Service Pack 5 or later), Windows 2000, or Windows XP, and requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0. The software requires a PC with an Intel Pentium 400 MHz or higher processor (or equivalent) with a minimum of 256MB of RAM, 100 MB of hard disk storage, and a 56 kbps modem (local area network, DSL, or cable modem preferred) and 1024*768 or higher color screen resolution.