Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A minor update: Bopup Communication Server 5.0.1 has been released

Here is a small update of the communication server available. Version 5.0.1 fixes a critial error that occurs when a user account is being deleted in Management Console. We adise to update an existing installation of the IM server to avoid any possible issues with deleting users.

Download Bopup Commuication Server 5.0.1 — Secure IM server with modern interface and powerful management options

Monday, January 16, 2017

Guide on installing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express

We have updated our instruction called Step-by-Step Guide to install SQL Server 2005/2008/2012 Express as a database server for IM server and now it contains details information on installing and configuring Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express edition.

Installation Wizard of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express
The previus edition of the document contained step-by-step guide on installing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 but that software is too old and does not support by recent versions of Windows starting from Windows 8.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Bopup Communication Server version 5.0 is available

We are proud to present a major version 5.0 of Bopup Communication Server software. The new release introduces great modern interface of Management Console that includes fully re-designed HTML views, flat icons and other images. We believe that version 5.0 of the communication server will be liked by our existing customers because it represents a new era of Bopup IM software platform.

A brief overview of the new interface changes

New modern design of the Management Console interface
We changed a lot of belonging the user's GUI in the new version of the console. Now the views to display user accounts, groups, news, file distirbution tasks look different. But same information can be read and accessed easily because some displayed details have been compacted.

How the few from new views look now
Dashboard view (former Welcome screen)
User account profile page
File Distribution task profile
IM Client Configuration Tool
We renamed a well-known Setup.ini Configuration Tool that manages instant messenger settings from the server console.

IM Client Configuration Tool (former Setup.ini Configuration Tool)

That's because the Setup.ini file can be used on initial deployment of the software (to set the name of the IM server, for example) but in most of other cases the tool is used directly from Management Console to change and distribute new options to users with no handling the setup.ini file itself.

Added a check of Organization Unit permissions on moving user accounts
The new version now checks both previous and new OUs' permissions on moving users between then and if the permissions match then users' Contact Lists are not reset and keep unchanged.

Improved Active Directory Import Wizard
The interface of the Import Wizard added a log window that shows a process of the import procedure. That's the same log that can be accessed at any time from Tools menu.

A lot of minor and other important fixes and improvements
There are a huge number of small bug fixes and enhancements that the new version 5.0 of the communication server added. In overall the new release has become more stable and faster.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 5.0


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Recommended update of the messenger and observer clients

We updated both IM clients and released new versions of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer applications. We highly recommend to update existing versions of the IM software because the recent update fixes a crash of the application on Windows shutdown or version upgrade.

Download Bopup Messenger 6.8.7 and Bopup Observer 5.7.3 — Corporate LAN messengers with encryption of data and support of Active Directory environment

Monday, November 21, 2016

50% OFF for Bopup instant messaging software

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming! We are glad to provide 50% discount to all new customers till November 28, 2016. This great discount is offered for all IM software applications including Bopup Communication Server, Bopup Messenger, Bopup Observer and bundle packs.

Use the following coupon code during placing an online order at http://www.bopup.com/order/

 BLACK2016 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Грандиозная скидка 60% на систему сообщений Bopup

Тверь, Россия, 24 октября 2016 — Компания «Би Лабс» (B Labs), разработчик корпоративных решений в области коммуникаций в реальном времени, сообщает о 60% снижении цен на программные продукты Bopup для обмена мгновенными сообщениями. Предложение действительно при приобретении серверной части Bopup Communication Server, пользовательских клиентов Bopup Messenger и Bopup Observer до 31 декабря 2016 года включительно.

Компания «Би Лабс» (B Labs), разработчик корпоративных сетевых приложений для мгновенной коммуникации, рада предложить всем новым клиентам скидку в размере 60%, которая действует при приобретении программного обеспечения Bopup Communication Server, Bopup Messenger, Bopup Observer, а также программных пакетов «Стандартный», «Офисный» и «Корпоративный» до конца 2016 года. Данное предложение адресовано тем организациям и предприятиям, которые сегодня столкнулись с необходимостью внедрения и использования собственной и полностью независимой системы для обмена мгновенными сообщениями с функцией чата между сотрудниками, а с учетом действующей политики импортозамещения, остановили свой выбор на ПО разработанном российской компанией.




Платформа Bopup служит для организации системы для безопасного обмена мгновенными сообщениями и документами между пользователями, которая может быть с успехом развернута в пределах небольшого офиса или же в инфраструктуре целой организации. Разработанная с учетом требований предъявляемых к продуктам для использования в бизнес-среде, ПО предоставляет надежную и безопасную передачу данных и исключает возможность их перехвата третьими лицами. Основанная на клиент-серверной архитектуре, система позволяет организовать внутренний обмен сообщениями в режиме реального времени в пределах как небольшой локальной сети, так и с объединением нескольких удаленных подразделений/офисов предприятия посредством Интернет-соединения.

Предоставляя мощные функциональные возможности, такие как усиленное шифрование всех передаваемых данных, групповой чат, совместимость с Active Directory, серверное программное обеспечение Bopup Communication Server позволяет полностью контролировать всю систему сообщений с развитыми функциями аудита, доступом к истории переписки всех сотрудников и удобным управлением настройками клиентского ПО. Тесная интеграция с доменами Microsoft позволяет в считанные минуты развернуть систему сообщений даже в крупной сети с несколькими сотнями сотрудников, позволяя импортировать учетные записи из каталога LDAP, в том числе и “на лету” при добавлении новых пользователей, включая “прозрачную” авторизацию в таких сетях. Клиентские мессенджеров Bopup Messenger и Bopup Observer могут быть развернуты через групповые политики GPO с их последующим обновлением непосредственно с сервера сообщений, что позволяет контролировать версии независимо от количества рабочих станций. В дополнение к клиентскому ПО под операционную систему Windows также доступно приложение для мобильных устройств под управлением Android, благодаря которому взаимодействие между сотрудниками становится возможным даже при отсутствии их на рабочем месте.

Получите больше информации о стоимости программных продуктов http://www.bopup.ru/order/ 
Пробные 45-дневной версии приложений доступны для свободной загрузки по адресу http://www.bopup.ru/downloads/


О компании «Би Лабс»

Начиная с 2000 года компания занимается разработкой программных систем в области мгновенной коммуникации. Целью компании является предоставление эффективных и инновационных программных решений для безопасного и надежного обмена текстовыми сообщениями, передачи файлов и документов между пользователями как в локальных сетях небольших офисов, организаций малого и среднего бизнеса, так и в крупных корпоративных сетях. Отличающей особенностью предлагаемых решений является централизованное администрирование и управление всей организованной системой мгновенных сообщений. Успех компании и более чем 15-летний опыт в данной области подтверждает список клиентов, который охватывает компании из 35 стран мира.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.8.5

We updated our Bopup Messenger that is a full-featured LAN and Internet messaging client for Windows platform and released version 6.8.5 few days ago. The new version comes with interface improvements in conversation dialog that affected to splitter form and GUI elements.

This update also reverted back showing all users under assigned Messaging Groups regardless the "Show online users only" setting applied for Contact List. So offline users are also shown in groups even the Contact List displays only connected accounts.

Download Bopup Messenger version 6.8.5 — IM client that encrypts text messages and files

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Improvement updates of the messenger and observer applications

We released new versions of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer client. Recent updates come with a little improvement of a hidden option called UseSilentMode. The IM client does not show Connection Setup Wizard on startup of the setting is set to UseSilentMode=1. In this case only connection/disconnection balloon messages are shown in System Tray area.

By default UseSilentMode hidden option is equal 0 that means that the instant messenger displays all warnings/errors and automatically brings wizards to a user. This option can be set using setup.ini configuration file during initial setup or upgrade of the software, and also from the server console using IM Client Updates & Branding interface.

Download Bopup Messenger 6.8.4 and Bopup Observer 5.7.2 — Instant messengers with strong encryption for use on LAN or Internet

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bopup Communication Server added support for future clients running under Mac OS and iOS

New version 4.5.3 of the communication server is released and available for download in Downloads Center. This small update of the IM server comes with small improvements and also adds support for instant messengers for Apple's platforms.

Do you know that we are working on IM clients for Mac OS X and iOS (iPhone and iPad devices) that are planning to be released in the next two months? Both applications are now in development stage and are going to beta-testing soon.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.5.3 — EIM solution for office and large networks

Friday, September 16, 2016

Tips & Tricks: How to fix issue if Bopup Communication Server is not started

From time to time we are reported by our customers and users that the IM service of Bopup Communication Server stopped to working. It is shown as Stopped in Management Console and cannot be started no more. At the same time the console launches normally and shows no errors on startup. Commonly a reason of this issue is simple and can be fixed quickly. See the possible resolutions below.

Trial peroid or software license has been expired

The most common reason is that 45-day trial of evaluation period of the communication server expired. If the IM server is registered version check information about the license from Help->About dialog box. It shows details on the license including the number of supported IM clients and also an expiration date. In case of expired trial the 45-day trial expired caption will be shown. Same information is shown on the right top corner of Welcome page in Management Console.

Check that the IM service is still registered in Windows services

Another problem that could suddenly occur is missing of core service of Bopup Communication Server from Services list in Windows system. Open services panel in Windows from Control Panel->Administrative tools->Services. It is also possible to open that panel directly from the console by clicking "Open Services lists" link on Welcome screen. Check that Bopup Communication Server service is shown in the list and having Automatic startup type.

If there is no such service in the list that means that it cannot be started and the server will not be operated correctly including accept connections from instant messengers. It must be registed in Windows system by the following way:

1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to installation folder of the IM server. By default the communication server is installed to "\Program Files\Bopup Communication Server". On 64-bit versions of Windows default directory is "\Program Files (x86)\Bopup Communication Server".
2. Click Start button on Task bar in Windows and then type "run" in search box. Thex select Run to show a launch dialog box.
3. Select "bcssrvc.exe" file in previously opened Windows Explorer window and drag-n-drop it to Run dialog. A full path to the file will be shown in command line.
4. Type /service parameter in the end of the path to the service module so a full command line has been changed to

"[PATH]\bcssrvc.exe" /service

5. Click OK to launch the command. Then refresh Services list and try to start the service.

Find out what happens with the service when it brings errors

If the communication service is not started due to some troubles with SQL database server, for example, then it is possible to discover that. Open Event Log viewer in Windows from Control Panel->Administrative tools->Event viewer or click "Open Event viewer" link in Management Console to open same window. Then click Windows logs on the left to expand it and select Applications. Scroll-down to find last messages from top sent by Bopup Communication Server service.

Normally only Start and Stop events must be present, it is events #100 and #101 respectively. If there are any other warnings or errors then copy event description and send that report to Support Team or via Live Chat function on bopup.com website or directly from the console.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Bopup Messenger for Android version 1.0.15

We released new version of the messenger app for Android platform, it is version 1.0.15. This is a minor but required update of the IM client that added some necessary information during transmission of instant messages.

Download Bopup Messenger for Android version 1.0.15 — Safe IM client for business hosted on a private communication server.

Or get the app on Google Play market.