Communication TeamSpeak server

TeamSpeak server

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TeamSpeak is proprietary Voice over IP software that allows users to speak on a chat channel with other users, much like a telephone conference call. A TeamSpeak user will often wear a headset with an integrated microphone. Users use the TeamSpeak client software to connect to a TeamSpeak server of their choice, from there they can join chat channels.

The target audience for TeamSpeak is gamers, who can use the software to communicate with other players on the same team of a multiplayer game. Communicating by voice gives a competitive advantage by allowing players to keep their hands on the controls.

User types

When logging into the web server there are two types of accounts that can be given access to the administrative interface: Server Admins and Super Server Admins. Super Server Admins have full access to all virtual TeamSpeak servers hosted on that server instance (more than one server instance can run on one physical server). Server Admins are limited to the virtual server their account is associated with.

Permissions

The permissions section divides the users in to six groups: Server Admin, Channel Admin, Operator, Voiced, Registered and Anonymous. Various abilities can be granted or denied to the different groups.

Client

The TeamSpeak client is used to modify some server settings such as creation and deletion of channels and registration of users. However, the client is primarily used for its voice chat function. The client is able to join servers by connecting to a specified IP address or using its built in server browser. The server browser is able to quickly find the desired server by using multiple filters to locate the destination server or reduce the total number of displayed servers.

Channels

From the client an infinite number of channels can be created if server permissions permit the user to create channels. There are 5 types of channels; Registered, Unregistered, Moderated, Sub-channels and Default channel. Any channel can be given a password often used to prevent unwanted disturbances in the channel.

Registered/unregistered channels

Registered Channels will remain on a server until deleted from the server. Unregistered channels will immediately cease to exist if the channel is empty. By default, unregistered channels have a lower voice quality or a worse codec, although this may be modified easily.

Moderated channels

Moderated channels give the channel admin the most control over their channel than any other type of channel. In moderated channels the channel operator or an admin has to grant any users that enter the channel voice privileges before they can speak on the channel. This is the only type of channel that uses the voiced and operator user groups.

Sub-channels and default channel

Sub-channels are part of a hierarchy system with other channels. The default channel is the channel all users will enter when they join the pseudo-server.

Registration of users

Users can be registered for pseudo-servers from either the client or from the telnet interface.

Third party add-ons

Via the official site of TeamSpeak, third party applications are available for download. The common features that these applications provide are TeamSpeak in-game overlay (for client) and server listings and advanced management (for server).

TeamSpeak 3

The next version of TeamSpeak[4] has been in development since 2004. It's a complete rewrite with many new features being added, but has had infrequent updates on the development blog, and was first estimated to be released in mid 2006. The first public release of the TeamSpeak 3 SDK[5] was on June 5, 2008, with the integrated solution in the MMO game Vendetta Online.[6] Open beta for TeamSpeak 3 released on December 19, 2009.

TeamSpeak 3 Updates

TeamSpeak 3 uses an improved update system that updates only the files necessary which means faster updates without needing to redownload the entire program or 'Application'.

Download links:

TeamSpeak 3: http://www.teamspeak.com/?page=downloads
TeamSpeak 2: http://files.anitalink.com/clients/ts/Teamspeak2.exe

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