Macromedia and Jabber Partner

Dec 02, 2005


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Macromedia, Inc. has announced a partnership with Jabber, Inc., a provider of real-time, standards-based presence and messaging solutions. The companies plan to integrate Macromedia Breeze Meeting and the Jabber Extensible Communications Platform (Jabber XCP), while partnering in the pursuit of federal business. The joint offerings are intended to allow the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies to deploy a Web conferencing, instant messaging, chat, presence, and awareness solution that meets the standards requirements of the federal government.

Breeze Meeting is an interactive Web conferencing and collaboration solution that delivers whiteboard, chat, VoIP, and video capabilities in virtually any Web browser. Breeze supports government and commercial security features and enterprise scalability, and can be implemented behind an agency's firewall to leverage existing network security infrastructure. Breeze harnesses Macromedia Flash Player, which is available on most federal agency gold disks and deployed on over 600 million desktops and mobile devices worldwide. In addition, Breeze is U.S. DoD JITC-certified and integrated into government installations.

Jabber XCP is a real-time presence and messaging platform allowing people, devices, and applications to communicate and exchange streaming Extensible Markup Language (XML) data, based upon static and changing presence and availability information. By embedding streaming XML data into a wide variety of services, Jabber XCP extends the benefits of real-time, presence-based communications beyond IM. Jabber XCP is based upon the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), an open protocol natively based in XML and approved by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as a standard for IM and presence technologies.

(www.macromedia.com; www.jabber.com)