Thomson Reuters announced the launch of Reuters Messaging (RM) Interchange, which allows Enterprise Instant Messaging (EIM) users to connect and communicate with colleagues and counterparts by using one link. RM Interchange connects Thomson Reuters RM with other EIM systems - Cisco's Jabber XCP, IBM Lotus' Sametime, and Microsoft's LCS/OCS. Users of these systems can now connect with over 5,000 external organizations and add their business contacts to a global external community. RM Interchange offers carrier-grade connectivity for IM across the corporate community. Customers connecting to RM Interchange are also automatically connected to the Reuters Messaging community including over 130,000 end-users in 5,000 firms worldwide.