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The Bat! 5 – 5/5 Stars Program!

Ritlabs, SRL announces the launch of a new version of The Bat! email client.

In The Bat! v5 we have completely reworked the program's intercommunication mechanisms. That was an important step forward as it permitted to significantly improve the access to mail via the IMAP-protocol, implement new search capabilities and display the relevant processes. These changes made the program more stable and secure. In what follows, we present some of this bunch of new functions.

We have also implemented folder information panels in the new version. They display the dynamically updated information of the selected mail folders. Naturally, the user is empowered to customize them. Moreover, the displayed information is interactive – it is possible to directly execute different actions upon folders.

Continuing with active innovations we are glad to unveil the “smart” hints in The Bat! v5. Point the cursor at various parts of the message list or interface and with a single mouse-click execute an action from the dynamically appearing window with the list of relevant actions. “This innovation alongside the others already named, will be used while developing a The Bat! version for touch-screen mobile devices”, - says Serghei Demcenko, Ritlabs, SRL CEO, adding: “The issue of developing cross-platform applications should be transformed into the development of the cross-platform interface and “cloud” solutions”.

The Bat! has always been up to the knocker in terms of interacting with plug-ins and the new version offers even more flexibility in the development of such. It refers to the address book in the first place. The interface of managing plug-ins has been expanded, allowing external developers to integrate The Bat! in their solutions and to create their own plug-ins.

In The Bat! v5 we have implemented a new URL Manager. In former versions the user was able to block images only by hosts or certain links, but now it is possible to make use of various criteria: sender, recipient, folder, regular expressions, etc. To cut the long story short, all the power of The Bat!'s Sorting Office is now available in the URL Download Manager.

The Bat! is up to the pace of the other quickly developing innovation which is QR Code. The new version is able to generate and send those codes. The QR Code opens a wide range of facilities in terms of compact and quick data transmission to mobile devices. Data can be encoded into a small picture, which can be easily decoded by a mobile phone with camera and/or respective software. Thus, it is possible to transmit any text – links, email addresses, phone numbers, address book contacts, etc.

The Bat! uses "Intel Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Instructions Set" to improve the speed of AES algorithm, that is used in TLS and S/MIME. Intel AES instructions are a new set of instructions available beginning with the all new 2010 Intel Core processor family based on the 32nm Intel micro-architecture codename Westmere. To test whether your CPU supports the new instruction set, run The Bat! with /AES_BENCHMARK command line parameter, which must be the single command line parameter, and it must be case-sensitive. It will also show the performance difference between the old and new instructions.

Ritlabs, SRL team hopes that the launch of The Bat! 5 will be a pleasant gift to all users.
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Ritlabs, SRL is a software developer specializing in high quality communications products to meet demand for advanced information transfer confidentiality and anti-virus protection. Products developed by Ritlabs, SRL - The Bat!, The Bat! Voyager, Argus, SecureBat!, BatPost, DosNavigator, etc. - are based on the company's experience and on a thorough understanding of the needs of its many customers.

The company's customers range from home-computing enthusiasts to business and government organizations including banks and other financial institutions, the aerospace industry, oil and gas producers, IT software and hardware companies, and a broad range of small and large businesses. Ritlabs, SRL is based in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, city with a long history of technology development expertise.

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