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Jabber Releases Commercial Server & Client Instant Messaging Platform

Mar 13, 2001, 18:42 (3 Talkback[s])
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By Internet ProductWatch Staff

Jabber.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Webb Interactive Services, Inc., has released commercial versions of the Jabber instant messaging server and client for use by corporations or service providers. The commercial versions of the software are based on the free open-source developments of Jabber.org (see related link below). The initial commercial release is with v2.0 of the server and v1.5 of the client.

The Jabber Commercial Server (or JCS) v2.0 provides a scalable IM platform for the corporation capable of handling over 200,000 concurrent users. The server supports multiple CPU/server configurations; advanced and custom user authentication methods; opt-in user presence control; hidden IPs for users; and of course text messaging, including conferencing and store-and-forward features. In addition to its overall functionality, the Jabber Server architecture supports the development and implementation of plug-in gateways providing the ability to communicate with other IM services (Yahoo, MSN, AIM, etc.) or RSS news feeds.

The commercial Jabber Client, entitled Jabber Instant Messenger (JIM) v1.5, is a Windows based client that can be branded by organizations and distributed freely. The client supports multiple features offered by the Server, including text messaging, conferencing, and editing; presence detection; message queuing; and an enhanced mechanism for setting up Jabber to interoperate with other IM services (when the necessary bridges are installed on the Jabber Server).

JCS 2.0 is available now; JIM 1.5 is expected to be released on March 19th. Contact Jabber.com for further information.

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