Jabber Upgrades Enterprise IM Server, Client

Jabber Inc. announced major extensions to its instant messaging product line on Monday, including new versions of its development platform and Windows messaging client.

Jabber XCP 4.0 is the company’s mainstay presence development platform that provides program interfaces and development tools for integrating instant messaging into enterprise applications, according to Kris Skavish, director of product management with Jabber, in Denver.Messenger 3.0, a Windows desktop messaging client, includes new internationalization and localization features including extended character sets and text strings for many languages around the globe, Skavish said.

News source: eWeek

Click here to visit Jabber software Homepage It also includes new features for managing multiuser text conference rooms including content filtering and room entry on startup.

Messenger 3.0 also aims to makes message histories more accessible by enabling users to retrieve message strings by viewing filing dates within the main application window.

The Messenger client also provides customization options for displays and notifications, along with wizards to prompt new users on how to perform common tasks, such as joining a text conference room, adding contacts or managing server connections. Jabber also plans to release a plug-in that will support the WebEx online conferencing service late this year, according to Skavish.

Besides Messenger, the company also announced Jabber IM, an instant messaging server for enterprises and government agencies that want to deploy a secure IM platform without custom program extensions. For small and midsize businesses, Jabber plans to release a separate, plug-and-play IM appliance early in the first quarter of 2005.


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