Macromedia has announced a partnership with Jabber, Inc. aimed to draw business from the federal government.
The two companies today announced that they'll be integrating Macromedia's Breeze Meeting with Jabber's Extensible Communications Platform (XCP). The integrated product will be marketed to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies.
According to an announcement from Macromedia, the collaboration will provide a rapidly deployable combination of web conferencing, instant messaging, chat and presence. The companies expect to have product available by "early 2006," with a key piece of functionality being the ability of users to launch Breeze Meetings directly from Jabber XCP.
Breeze Meeting relies on Macromedia's Flash Player to provide Web conferencing, whiteboard and VoIP functionality via most Web browsers. Breeze is U.S. DoD JITC-certified for interoperable communications. Jabber XCP is a commercial implementation of the open source, XMPP-based Jabberd, providing server software and SDKs for enterprise IM deployments. XMPP is ratified as an emerging standard within the DoD.
The companies said they'll also be working together in the financial services and telecommunications markets in the future.
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