"Whether users are new to the Internet or seasoned net surfers, they will enjoy the powerful and easy to use Internet utilities that Web.Max provides," said Greg Marek, Director of Marketing at Berkeley Systems. "Web.Max marks Berkeley Systems' move into the Internet arena, and we will continue to take advantage of new online technologies in upcoming titles."
The Web.Max TV utility scans the Internet and provides the user with up-to-the-minute news and information on a variety of subjects. It comes with preset "channels" for national business, sports and industry headline news, cool web sites, the weather and more. Users even can choose how often the news is updated. Such premier news sources as USA Today, CNN, and C/NET have partnered with Berkeley Systems to have their own channels on the Web.Max TV.
In addition, users can schedule their favorite web pages for automatic download using the Web.Max Downloader, allowing them to surf the information off-line and save money on Internet connection time. Users can choose whether they'd like their pages downloaded on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
The Web.Max Phone allows users to speak via the Internet and transfer files at the same time. Users can dial each other by e-mail address and, by talking over the Internet, save money on long distance bills. The Web.Max Security allows users to control who can access the Internet and other commercial online services from their computer. It also protects online downloads and any other folders and files users want to keep confidential.
For users new to the Internet, Web.Max comes with an Internet start-up kit that includes the Internet access provider Earthlink, Netscape Navigator 2.0 for web browsing, Eudora Light for e-mail and 120 free hours of Internet access time. Web.Max also comes with an After Dark and Windows 95 compatible screen saver featuring Max, an animated, high-tech dog that lives on the desktop.
Founded in 1987, Berkeley Systems, Inc. develops
and markets multimedia entertainment software for grown-ups. To date, the
privately held Company has sold more than five million units and is a leading
innovator in the marketplace. Leveraging the success of its widely known After
Dark screen saver franchise, Berkeley Systems recently established a second
franchise with the irreverent pop-culture trivia game
You Don't Know Jack. Berkeley Systems continues to produce cutting-edges
titles that offer unique experiences and take advantage of the latest technology
and online advancements.