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Jabbering with Microsoft LCS; Jabber, Inc. Introduces SIMPLE Microsoft Interoperability Gateway
[December 13, 2005]

Jabbering with Microsoft LCS; Jabber, Inc. Introduces SIMPLE Microsoft Interoperability Gateway

DENVER --(Business Wire)-- Dec. 13, 2005 -- Jabber, Inc. today released a gateway allowing customers of its flagship Jabber Extensible Communications Platform (Jabber XCP) to communicate directly with customers of Microsoft's Live Communications Server (LCS) 2005 SP1. The LCS Gateway is available immediately as an add-on to Jabber XCP and allows users to natively subscribe to each other's presence information, appear on each other's contact lists, and exchange messages in real time. Other interoperability options from Jabber, Inc. include the AIM(R) Gateway from Jabber, Inc., the SIP/SIMPLE Gateway enabling interoperability with IBM Lotus Sametime, SMS Gateway, and IMPS Gateway.

"The ability of the three leading enterprise instant messaging (EIM) platforms -- from Jabber, Inc., Microsoft, and IBM -- to interoperate removes obstacles to reaping the full benefits from EIM solutions," said Robert Mahowald, program director at IDC. "Now, organizations can focus on taking a closer look at each platform's ability to reach deep into the application stack and deliver presence as a broadly federated service."

"When customers stop worrying about whether or not their instant messaging (IM) system will talk with someone else's system, they are free to choose the platform that best aligns their presence strategy with their core applications," said Joe Hildebrand, chief technology officer of Jabber, Inc. "With the LCS and Sametime gateways now available, Jabber XCP is the only EIM solution that integrates seamlessly with existing mixed and/or single application environments, giving customers more extensibility and flexibility as they expand the reach of their real-time messaging and collaboration capabilities."

Jabber XCP, based upon the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), is widely used as the core presence and real-time messaging architecture in the financial services, telecommunications, technology, logistics, higher education, and federal government's national security communities. Approved by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as a standard for IM and presence technologies, XMPP is also at the core of Google's presence and IM infrastructure.

For more information about the LCS Gateway, Jabber XCP, or other industry interoperability standards and initiatives, visit, send an email to [email protected], or call 303-308-3294.


Jabber, Inc. is a leading provider of real-time presence and messaging solutions. More than seven million users -- representing hundreds of telecommunications carriers/operators, financial institutions, government agencies, higher education institutions, logistics companies, and other organizations -- have licensed the Jabber XCP commercial server to underpin carrier-class real-time, presence-powered applications, including desktop and wireless IM for enterprises and consumers, real-time trading systems, and government intelligence systems. The JabberNow IM appliance is targeted to small and medium businesses that require secure, interoperable, and compliant business-class IM. Jabber Inc., a 2005 EContent 100 Award Finalist and a 2005 Red Herring 100 Award Finalist, counts Arcelor, AT&T, BellSouth, CapWIN, EDS, FedEx, France Telecom, HP, Lehman Brothers, McKesson, Orange, Portugal Telecom, and Wanadoo amongst its customers. Jabber, Inc.'s investors include France Telecom, Intel Capital, Intel's strategic investing arm, Jona, Inc., and Webb Interactive Services, Inc. Visit or send an email to [email protected] for more information.

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