Horizon plugin 1.1
Save time on a daily basis thanks to Horizon, your corporate chat solution fully secured and integrated with the Digital Workplace!
When to use this plugin ?
Do you need a quick response, but don't want to disturb others? Less intrusive than a phone call, a chat message lets you contact a colleague in real time and get an instant response if he or she is available.
Tired of receiving and sending emails for details that could be handled more easily and quickly if everyone was in the same room? Horizon lets you bring people together in a virtual room to share information more efficiently.
Do your employees use public chat solutions for professional discussions? With Horizon, make your employees' daily lives easier and encourage the use of chat, without compromising on security or on your IT strategy.
With the 1.1 release, Horizon offers a faster and richer experience. You ca now :
- edit a message : it is then marked as edited
- delete a message
- quote a message : to answer a particular message, the quoted user is automatically mentionned
- change conversations wihtout loosing your current input
Horizon on mobile has also been upgraded :
- you can react, quote, edit and delete messages, etc.
- swipe gestures give a quick access to conversations and members list
What does this plugin do ?
Horizon provides your employees with all the instant messaging features they need to communicate with one or more colleagues at any time directly from their Digital Workplace
- 1-to-1 or room conversations
- Dedicated application accessible from the Digital Workplace
- Continuity of use between all devices: PC, tablet or mobile
- Notification of new messages, even when Horizon is not started
- Fully secured solution on the corporate network
- are directly authenticated to securely send and receive messages
- can initiate conversations directly from profile cards or cards
- have direct access to all collaborators (no need to have them as contact)
- can receive alerts from the Digital Workplace in Horizon
- can start voice / video calls with the company's video conferencing solution (JCall integration)
- Reactions to messages (emoji) and list of people who reacted to messages
- Quoting messsages
- Sending files and images (copy & paste and drag & drop)
- Videos with integrated player
- Animated Gif
URL and tweet preview
- Mention and auto-completion (message highlighted when the user is mentioned)
- Edit and delete messages
- Room presence indicator (user focus)
- Date of last member activity
- Unread message indicator and counter
- Dark mode (black background instead of white)
- Custom status (emoji, text and duration) that can be saved
Global (Do Not Disturb) and Room-specific notification Rules
Personalization of the name and image for each room
- Filter on room names
- PWA (Progressive Web App) support for use as in a native or mobile application
- Swipe mobile gestures to display conversations or chatroom members
Horizon is a sustainable solution that is consistent with your business strategy:
- Application rights management (ACL)
- Open access to guest members for your extended organization
- Automatic deletion of messages (default setting 90 days)
- Removal of deactivated or deleted members from rooms
What our customers like about it
Easy access to all employees and guests
Compared to a public mobile chat solution, Horizon is much more comfortable: I don't have to add the whole company to my contacts! Since Horizon is integrated with the Digital Workplace, I can easily find all my colleagues from the directory, but also thanks to auto-completion when I start a chat or a chat room with several people. With Horizon, I can also contact external people who have guest accounts.
Continuity of use between desktop and mobile
With Horizon, I can continue on my mobile conversations that I started on my PC and vice versa, whereas before I had 2 different tools, one on my PC at the office and aother one on my mobile. Horizon allows me to stay on top of the conversation when I'm on the move and to optimize my waiting time during the day, especially on public transport.
A secure solution that we keep control of
In terms of storage, we know that all messages that are sent or recevied remain on the company's network. This is particularly important with regards to the Cloud Act to which all other chat solutions from the United States are subject. We thus retain complete control over the storage and archiving time of the messages and related attachments. In addition, Horizon requires the same level of authentication as access to the Digital Workplace, which reinforces our security strategy.
Horizon Server Source
Horizon is compatible with the following browsers:
- Edge (chromium)
- Safari (without notifications)
Horizon is not compatible with IE11.
For JMobile, Horizon has been tested and validated with the following versions:
- IOS: From version 13+
- Android: All versions
To send notifications, the Horizon plugin uses Google's Firebase Cloud Messaging service.
It is important to note that only the room identifier is sent (corresponding to a number), no information (last name, first name, content of the message, ...) is sent in this notification.
Migration from version 1.0 to version 1.1
If you are migrating from version 1.0 to version 1.1 of Horizon, you must add a "data" column of type json on the "Messages" table of the PGSQL database for Horizon:
ALTER TABLE "Messages" ADD COLUMN "data" json;