We’ve added an option to have the browser communicate back to the Edgynet demo server with far less latency. This should dramatically improve the performance of our application for folks connecting from outside of Europe, as well as those connecting over high latency Internet connections (eg 3G).
It’s easy to configure. On the demo page just click the Preferences button near the top of the page and select the “Java Applet” option. Then just click “OK” when you are prompted to have the page reloaded. Your decision will be stored in a cookie, so you should only have to do this once.
In order to avail of this improvement, you will need to have Java, version 1.6 or above, installed on your machine. We strongly recommend that you use Sun’s Java Plug-in, and ideally that you use version 1.6.10 or above. Also worth noting that the Applet will not work if you are stuck behind a HTTP proxy.