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
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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