Jabber, Inc. Announces Partnerships and Wireless Roadmap
Since announcing support for RIM, PocketPC, Smartphone, Symbian and J2ME compatible devices in early March, Jabber, Inc. has partnered with mov Software (PocketPC), Vayusphere (RIM Blackberry) and Movial (MS Smartphone, Symbian and J2ME) in order to give people and organizations the ability to wirelessly connect with the Jabber XCP server.
Jabber, Inc.’s Extensible Communications Platform (Jabber XCP) is one of the world’s most widely deployed commercial messaging and presence platforms. Based upon the only IETF-approved Internet standard for presence and instant messaging, the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), Jabber XCP is deployed to more than 5 million seats in hundreds of the world’s leading organizations.
Demonstrating several compatible devices at CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2004 at Moscone Center, the company noted that connection to the Jabber XCP server makes each device technically interoperable with most other instant messaging (IM) and presence networks and provides access to a wide range of real-time presence-powered applications.
Each wireless client initially offers text-based IM and presence management features, while the RIM client also offers multi-user text conferencing. Shawn Carrigan, Jabber, Inc.’s product manager for wireless initiatives, outlined the company’s wireless product roadmap for 2005: “J2ME, Smartphone and Symbian users can expect to see a wide range of functionality upgrades including push-to-talk, push-to-video, push-to-conference, automated provisioning, privacy lists, offline message retrieval and the ability to add or manage contacts by phone number. Jabber, Inc. is considering SIP support through a SIP to XMPP gateway, but the company has no definitive plans yet.
“For RIM and Pocket PC users, we will enhance enterprise grade services such as advanced authentication and security modules, multi-user text conferencing for PocketPC, access controlled group support and other presence based services.”
On the partnership front, Jabber, Inc. is also working closely with Movial to provide SDKs for Smartphone, Symbian and J2ME applications, while assessing similar support for BREW. Both companies expect SDKs to become increasingly important to operators and mobile OEMs as they deploy and build advanced presence-enabled gaming and location-based services.
Rounding out its wireless offering, Jabber, Inc. reiterated its already available SMS, IMPS (WV) and WAP gateways as evidence of the company’s continuing commitment to interoperability.
The RIM, PocketPC, Smartphone, Symbian and J2ME clients, as well as the SMS, Wireless Village and WAP gateways are currently available for evaluation and purchase. Contact [email protected] or 303-308-3257 for pricing details and additional information.
About Jabber, Inc.
Jabber, Inc. is a leading provider of real-time, standards-based messaging and presence solutions. More than five million users, representing hundreds of organizations worldwide, have licensed the Jabber, Inc. commercial server to bring the power of presence into their working environments. Jabber, Inc., named a top 2004 wireless start-up by Fierce Wireless, and a Network Computing magazine “2004 Company to Watch,” counts France Telecom, Lehman Brothers, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, FedEx, BellSouth, McKesson, EDS, Arcelor, CapWIN and Juniper Networks amongst its customers. Jabber, Inc.’s investors include France Telecom (NYSE:FTE), Intel Capital, Intel’s strategic investing arm and Webb Interactive Services, Inc. (OTCBB:WEBB). Please see www.jabber.com or contact Greg Macchia at [email protected] for more information.
Working with the Jabber XCP Platform, Vayusphere’s Instant Response server intelligently routes urgent messages from applications to mobile workers and uniquely closes the loop by capturing responses from workers and delivering those responses directly to your enterprise applications
Vayusphere solutions are particularly appropriate for reducing costs and response time in field operations, supply chain event management, and IT infrastructure management in manufacturing, telecom, transport, utility, financial service, health care, and law enforcement. Please see http://www.vayusphere.com for more information.
About mov Software
mov Software, Inc. is a leading supplier of mobile application software and services for the Microsoft Windows Mobile platforms. mov Software’s applications are in wide use by end-user, corporate and governmental organizations worldwide. More information on mov Software, Inc. is available at http://www.movsoftware.com.
Movial Corporation provides software and services for the mobile multimedia and presence-enabled applications market. By enhancing the ability of device, system and IM vendors to conceive, design and deliver the software differentiators that drive revenue, Movial is the choice of Nokia, HP, Orange and Jabber, Inc. Movial has distinguished itself with mobile presence innovations, such as “Push-to-Video,” while simultaneously becoming the time and cost-to-market leader for Linux-based consumer electronics.
Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Movial was founded in 2001 and has approximately 90 employees. More information regarding Movial can be found at: http://www.movial.fi/en/products/index.html.
Usher Lieberman, 303-291-0522 x207