Don't want the chat robot to have guest level privileges? You can create a user account and assign it to the robot via the 'Username' field through the control panel.The chat bot can then be moved into a custom user group with special permissions to suit your needs.This capability enables you to change the bot's profile information, avatar picture and icon.

Chat robot is the first commercial plugin for Visichat 3 and above.

It's been a long-anticipated addition to what was an already successful video chat package, made possible by the new application framework in the 3.0 release.

This automated messenger can parse public and private chat for its name and a query, giving the best answer it can, as set by the flash chat owner in the bot's knowledge base through the control panel.

The chat bot can look for one or more keywords in various combinations in its knowledge base to establish an appropriate line to say.

The plugin can be further enhanced by a connection to your community database to provide more information.

For example, imagine you had a question like 'What's there to do in here? The robot can answer with a predefined line like 'Chat, play games and plenty more...' or pull your chat's info summary from the database, saving you time when dealing with frequently asked questions and other simple queries on your chat website. There is a one minute delay between each bot enable or disable action too, so your robot will appear to naturally log in and out of rooms - just like a normal video chat user would. It can be set to greet newcomers to the chatroom after they log in for the first time.The greeting message can be customised and will include the visitor's name.The robot also won't issue a welcome greeting to the same user twice on the same day.Your community site news, financials, stocks, government, and academic syndications are at your fingertips.Chat Robot is clever enough to request, rotate and refresh the feed by itself.It will post the news items at regular intervals whilst checking if there is more recent information available at the source for your flash chat. Active traders will appreciate the ability to swap out feeds on the fly and get rapid updates from a broad spectrum of standard services.