This solution is intended to provide those MAC users in a hotComm room with more freedom to utilize some of the WINDOWS client features. It gives a more robust live room experience than our earlier Java applet solution for MAC OS, and does *NOT* require the MAC user to purchase/install WINDOWS for their MAC through Bootcamp, Parallels VMWare or other alternatives however due to the variances with the MAC OS, not all features tested may work on YOUR MAC.
If the feature is not listed in the grid below, and it important to you, please let us know and we'll test and include the information here so MAC users may wish to put this page in your browser Bookmarks/Favorites and check back periodically as we'll update this with the latest information.
Please note: Commitment to testing a feature request does not imply it can be made available and, at this time, this is a solution for USER PARTICIPANTS in a hotComm room or webinar. This solution is not intended for PRESENTERS since essential presentation features (such as using the microphone, sharing charts or slides) are NOT SUPPORTED.
Recording in hotComm STD's WINDOWS based client offers (2) types of recording formats, *.HCR (hotComm Native) and *.WMV (Windows Media Format). Running "BetaMac STD" within the Wineskin porting utility on the MAC ONLY supports recording & playing back a file in the hotComm Native recording format.(*.HCR format) *.WMV recording will *not* work with the "BetaMac STD" solution.
|Windows Client Feature||hotComm CL - (Free Client)||hotComm Lite
|hotComm *PLUS* (Lite & CL)
(Lifetime Upgrade Fee Required)
|More Information & Comments||User Guide Information Link
Instructions For Use
|Audio||YES||YES||YES||YES||All sounds can be heard through your MAC
|hotComm Screens "hotCam"
(Receiving Still & Timed Charts/Slides)
|YES||YES||YES||YES||Participants get the screen - both the still images and timed (updating) images
These can be resized w/ the manual resize option, and moved around your monitors). At this time, printing, saving, etc. of the *.HCC files are not supported.
|Private Messages||YES||YES||YES||YES||It is recommended that participants private message the moderator by double clicking on their "Nickname" in the hotComm Invited List for best results||Userguide Link|
|Private Sessions||YES||YES||YES||YES||hotComm Standard can invite & accept for (1) Private Session, hotComm CL, Lite & PLUS users can accept invites to 1 private session||Userguide Link|
|Custom Abbreviation Expansions (AE's)||N/A||N/A||YES/M||YES/M||Can create & send. Can receive & read. Not Supported: No sounds. No line enders.||Userguide Link|
|hot Day Trainer||YES/M||YES/M||YES/M||YES/M||Appears to work in all clients. * Search feature not supported with copy /paste.||Userguide Link|
|hotScript||N/A||N/A||YES/M||YES/M||hotScript panel opens, can be cleared. Collects designated user posts, Nickname does change color to Red for peers on hotScript, Not Supported: NO SOUNDS||Userguide Link|
|Recording * * *||N/A||N/A||N/A||YES||In an *.HCR (hotComm's Native) Format recording *ONLY* Participants can record the screen - both the still images and timed (updating) images, audio and typing from a session.
These can be resized w/ the manual resize option, and moved around on one or more screens. *.WMV Format recording not available.
Only works in hotComm STD, no other clients offer *.HCR format archiving.
|Silent List||N/A||YES||YES||YES||Depending on room settings; works to silent users (i.e. put on "ignore" - no text from silent users will post); Will not silence moderators
* Solid/Preferably Wired Internet connection required
||NO||Wineskin cannot sound out Microsoft's Text-to-Speech voices (MS Sam/MS Mary, etc.)
|Drag & Drop Files/File Share/Still camera snapshots||NO||NO||NO||NO||No; these features (and most Peer-to-Peer features with the exceptions of Private Messages & Private Sessions), are *not* supported||Userguide Link|
|MORE FEATURES...||NTY||NTY||NTY||NTY||hotComm has many features; you are welcome to try and see how they work with your MAC
FEATURES NOT DESCRIBED ABOVE CAN BE TESTED BY POPULAR DEMAND - PLEASE CONTACT SUPPORT - EMAIL: support@hotComm.com
Please submit any problem reports with features you may be trying to engage ~ OR ~ Request a Windows hotComm client based feature to be tested by sending an email to: support@hotComm.com