WorldGate unveiled in January product enhancements for its interactive television applications. The newest version of the WorldGate Interactive Service will be deployed during the first quarter of 2001, and includes two upgrades to WorldGate's overall product, along with an entirely new feature, making it a more dynamic service to users. WorldGate has also upgraded its Web browser to support SSL 3.0 encryption, which is the security standard currently being adopted by many popular shopping destinations on the Web.
The second upgrade to the WorldGate service is the implementation of improved image handling, resulting from WorldGate's recognition of the complexities of creating and coding Web images, both color and text, for the TV.
In addition to the two technology upgrades, WorldGate will introduce a new feature, Spanish language chat.