Wavigo ...VoIP on Steroids

 

our communication defines our era
and empowers the individual.
communicate...be informed...be entertained...
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"Beyond Skype? Wavigo Integrates Multi-Protocol IM, P2P VoIP, SMS,

RSS and Media Playback"  ... Robin Good

"Wavigo Supercedes Skype in Cyberspace Communications" … Tim Hillebrand

"Waviago ...VoIP on steroids …PopularPhones.com

Communicate

For free...talk, conference, SMS-Texting, any instant messenger (Yahoo, MSN, AIM, ICQ, Google, Skype), file transfer, email, offline messaging, …

Be Informed

For free...news, sports, weather, stock quotes with alerts, integrated search (web, music, concerts, restaurants, recipes, health), integrated travel search, ...

Be Entertained

For free...audio/video multi-media player, with playlists, local/streamed content, with karaoke, podcast reader/player/manager, games, picture viewer, ...

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Wavigo's unique technology delivers integrated communications, information, and entertainment.
Wavigo's multi-lingual current free release includes:

Communication: voice calling (multi-line and conferencing), any instant messenger (Yahoo, MSN, Skype, AOL, ICQ, and Google), conferencing across messengers, auto forwarding, SMS text messaging, file transfer, e-mail. Information: news/sports/weather/stock with alerts/podcast feeds, integrated search and travel search.

Entertainment: full media player with karaoke,games, Picture viewer and Power Point presentation viewer with music. Online presence click-to-call: callto, waveto, IMto, WMto and SMSto tags. Works on dialup or broadband.

Wavigo offers social networking with extended search capability. Wavago does not use your computer resources for other users communications (no supernodes).

  • Version 0.9.2.2b features picture viewer and Power Point presentation viewer with music. Online presence click-to-call: callto, waveto, IMto, WMto and SMSto tags. Search for movies and flight progress.
  • Wavigo runs on both dial-up and broadband connections.
  • More services are coming out in the coming months and will enable Wavigo to also connect with the traditional telephone lines.
  • The long-term strategy is to make it a universal gateway.
  • Wavigo is multi-lingual and is currently in three languages.

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Supernodes

With other P2P technology your computer resources and internet connection may be used by other users as well as you. Your computer may be used for transferring someone else's files or communications, and, your communications may be relayed through other user's computers--even when you are not logged on.. This slows down your computer and increases security risks. Wavigo only uses your computer for your communications.

At Wavigo, we believe your computer and communications are yours.

With Wavigo, they are used only for you and by you.

 

Not All P2P is the Same.

Unlike Skype, Wavago has never used Supernodes in its Peer-to-Peer (P2P)  architecture, nor do we ever intend to.

Supernodes--What's wrong with them?

In using an application that uses supernodes, like Skype or Kazaa, you open your computer up for other users to use your resources--including your memory, cpu and network bandwidth. So without you even talking to or sharing files with anyone else, other people's communications can be relayed through your computer, using it for their communications. This results in a slower computing experience for the user, less internet bandwidth for the user, and a potential security threat as the supernodes have allowed access by these external parties.

Supernodes--What are they?

In some P2P products, like Skype and Kazaa, they require the use of intermediate computers between the source and destination computers (the peers)

If Anna logs onto Skype, she can become a supernode. Let's say that Bob and John log on to Skype, and Anna is logically between them. When Bob contacts John it will most likely be sent to Anna first, then relayed on to John-and vice versa for John to Bob communications. In this way, Skype can spread out its network load across its user base. This also means that Anna's computing resources are being used for Bob and John's communications, which results in slowing down Anna's computer, using more of Anna's memory and using Anna's internet connection--a slower user experience

Supernodes--How do I get rid of them?

The only way to get rid of the supernode problem is to remove the application and stop using those services that use supernodes. In the case of Skype and Kazaa, if you do remove them, be sure to verify that all the background programs have also been removed, or they may still run and you may still become a supernode even when you don't want to.

Wavago does not use supernodes at all. So rest assured, you can use all the communications, information and entertainment features of Wavago and know that your computer resources are being used by you for your communications.

 

This site, wavigo.com, was originally registered to Greg Parker of CommV Communications Inc., a company which designs and develops peer to peer Internet protocol applications. Its product Wavigo, sometimes spelled as Wavago, provided features such as voice calling, instant messaging, Internet telephony, conferencing, news and weather updates, and media player services. The company also provides solutions for telecommunications, Internet access, file transfers, and related multimedia services.

So this was Wavigo's website around 2005 when its unique technology delivered integrated communications, information, and entertainment. This page has been created from the site's archived content. Take a step back to when their multi-protocol for instant messaging P2P and their VOIP software that included support for sending SMS messages, media player abilities, access to RSS feeds, podcasting support and many other features were available. Skype was really big back then, but the thrill of talking face to face with people all around the world because less so when you learned what the  Skype software actually did to your computer. I decided that I preferred to have more control over what my computer was doing at any given time. Wavigo purported to offer that control, whereas Skype software utilized the processor and bandwidth of one's computer for the limited purpose of facilitating the communication between yourself and other Skype software users making your own computer a supernode for handling other people's traffic. Just the other day I found one of my favorite Batman t-shirt that I use to wear way back then. It brought back fond memories of Wavigo's time. My girlfriend was using it as a rag. When I protested my girlfriend looked at me and said: "You must be kidding. This shirt has so many holes it looks like your pet ferret has been chewing on it." Perhaps it was. But I loved that Batman t-shirt and decided I was going to buy another, just like it. Fortunately I found a great e commerce site selling Batman T shirts. Boy times have changed and there were so many for Batman choices, now with all the Batman movies that have been released. I actually found the same design and then bought three more Batman t-shirts in other designs. So the day turned out pretty good. 

When wavigo.com's domain registration expired the site disappeared from the internet. Recently I discovered that the domain was available, so I bought it with the goal of recreating some of its original content from archived pages as well as outside sources if needed.  I definitely didn't want someone else purchasing the domain and re-purposing it for something that had nothing in common with the original website. You can view this site strictly for its historical context or use the information presented in a useful manner.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PAGE CONTAINS SELECTIVE ARCHIVED CONTENT FROM THE ORIGINAL SITE.

Since the site will not be exactly as you remember it, please be indulgent
Now let's get back to 2005 when the Wavigo reign was in full swing..

 

Wavigo In the News

 

Information Week
7/13/2005
Jennifer Bosavage

Wavigo Adds Podcast Support

The multimedia software application, has just added the functionality to its voice, text, information and entertainment service suite

Wavigo, a multimedia software application, has just added podcast support to its voice, text, information and entertainment service suite. Users can now select, manage, and listen to their favorite podcasts. The company's podcast management feature lets users download or stream podcasts directly to Wavigo, and play them through Wavigo's built-in music and video media player. The software can be download at no charge from Wavigo's Web site.

The developers of the product say the software allows computers to function as full featured communication, information and entertainment tools. With this release, Wavigo's entertainment features now include the ability for users to automatically download RSS/Atom-based media podcasting feeds from the Web. Once the podcast is received, the user can choose to download or add a stream link to Wavigo's audio/video media player for playback. A karaoke feature lets users sing along.

The podcast feature adds to Wavigo's existing services, which includes the ability to monitor, chat and talk with other Wavigo users and with all of their contacts on any of the leading instant messaging and voice services such as Skype, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL and ICQ. The application runs over any internet connection including dial-up, and, according to the vendor, has been "certified 100% clean" from Adware, Spyware and viruses by an independent source.

 

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Wavigo Adds Skype Link

NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) JUNE 29, 2005

Never before have so many communication, information and entertainment options been assembled in one product. Users of Wavigo can now seamlessly link to Skype users for both instant messaging (IM) and voice calling. This is in addition to Wavigo’s existing all-in-one instant messenger facility to simultaneously use YAHOO!, MSN, AOL and ICQ. Wavigo also provides SMS-text messaging, file transfers/sharing, news, sports, weather, stock feeds, an advanced internet and travel searching facility and a full featured multi-media player as service features. Wavigo is available at http://www.wavigo.com

CommV Communications Inc.’s latest release of Wavigo introduces a bridge to Skype’s voice and instant messenger features, making Wavigo the most versatile and full featured service in it’s class. The new feature builds on existing functionality enabling Wavigo users the ability to chat with YAHOO!, MSN, AOL, ICQ and Skype users, and even transparently conference across them. Wavigo supports high quality voice across the internet using either dialup or broadband and now connects to Skype and its users. Wavigo’s customizable information feeds include news, sports, and weather.  Stock quotes with alerts can be sent to Wavigo or to your phone via SMS-text messaging. Wavigo’s SMS feature can also broadcast SMS messages to multiple recipients. A full-featured multi-media player with karaoke can be used to set up personal play lists to play music or video. All of these basic services are free.

More exciting services are planned for the coming months when Wavigo will interconnect with the regular telephone network. Today, Wavigo is the leading communications, information and entertainment tool available, providing more options, more control, and more personal activity features than any other service says Greg Parker, CEO of CommV, and with the addition of the Skype bridge, Wavigo is one step closer to universal access from a single product. Currently, users in over 75 countries are enjoying Wavigo free global communications -- and they are enjoying Wavigo’s superior voice quality and ease of use.

Wavigo is perfect for travelers. Logging in to any computer anywhere in the world running Wavigo will securely bring your contacts and information directly to you. A related feature securely removes all your information when you leave that computer, ensuring your confidentiality even if you’re using a shared machine. Wavigo is multi-lingual and currently offered in three languages, with more innovative support for mobile users scheduled for release in coming weeks.

Wavigo runs over any internet connection including dial-up. Anyone on the internet with a Windows PC and a headset can start using Wavigo immediately adds Parker.

About CommV Communications Inc.:
CommV Communications Inc. is developing leading edge peer to peer Internet protocol applications that provide communications and media services for consumers and for business. For more information visit the company’s website at www.CommV.com.

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Wavigo Introduces Podcasting Support

Monday, July 25, 2005
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

Details

Wavigo provides its users with one of the broadest sets of internet communication options and bridges the most popular voice and instant messenger services including Skype, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL and ICQ. Wavigo has just added podcast support to its powerful multi-media information and entertainment service suite. Wavigo's podcast management feature allows users to download or stream podcasts directly to Wavigo, and play them through Wavigo's built-in music and video media player. Free to download and use - Wavigo enables computers to be full featured communication, information and entertainment tools. Once the podcast is received, the user can choose to download or add a stream link to Wavigo's audio/video media player for playback. The podcast feature adds to Wavigo's existing powerful and versatile communications and information services and places Wavigo in a new class of application. From one source Wavigo users can monitor, chat and talk with other Wavigo users and with all of their contacts on any of the leading instant messaging and voice services such as Skype, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL and ICQ. Enhanced functionality allows users to transparently conference across them, while talking with your friends, and downloading and listening to your podcasts simultaneously. Wavigo includes news, sports, and weather feeds, in addition to stock quotes with alerts that can be sent to Wavigo or to your phone via SMS-text messaging.

"Today, Wavigo is the leading communications, information and entertainment tool available, providing more options, more control, and more personal activity features than any other service" says Greg Parker, CEO of CommV, "and with the addition of podcast support, Wavigo is showing its leadership in entertainment services. Users in over 100 countries are enjoying Wavigo free global communications now -- and they are very impressed at Wavigo's voice quality and ease of use". "Anyone on the internet with a Windows PC and a headset can start using Wavigo immediately" adds Parker.

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