U.S. Marine Corps Selects Jabber

Jan 18, 2008


Jabber, Inc. announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has selected the Jabber Extensible Communications Platform (Jabber XCP) as a comprehensive communication and collaboration solution to include instant messaging (IM), persistent group chat, presence capabilities, gateways for federation with Session Initiation Protocol/Session Initiation Protocol for Instant Messaging and Presence Leveraging Extensions (SIP/SIMPLE), and Internet Relay Chat (IRC) messaging services, and software development kits (SDKs) for custom development. As part of the agreement, Jabber will also provide professional services to include virtualization integration consultation, custom training, and architecture and engineering support. The Marine Corps has procured a total of 283,000 licenses of Jabber XCP supporting active duty and reserve Marines, civilian employees, and contractors. The enterprise licensing agreement (ELA), valued at more than $3.4 million, is designed to enable the Marine Corps to integrate Jabber XCP with new and legacy information systems over the next three years.