Cisco Releases Unified Communications Application
Cisco Jabber provides a simple way for business workers to securely find the right people, to see if and on what device they are available, and to collaborate using their preferred method or device.
Cisco Jabber will provide users with a unified client they can deploy across on-premise and cloud-based options. With Jabber, users can escalate from an instant messaging (IM)IM conversation to a voice, video or desktop sharing interaction on the fly. Additionally, users can have immediate access and utilize these capabilities whether they are in or out of the office.
Jabber is available in development for Windows, iPhone, iPad, Nokia, Android and BlackBerry platforms. In addition, Jabber integrates with video endpoints including Cisco Unified IP Phones, Cisco WebEx MeetingCenter and Cisco TelePresence connections.
Cisco Jabber uses the industry-standard extensible messaging and presence protocol for presence and IM. With Jabber's interoperability, employees from one company can interact with employees at other companies using applications from Google, IBM. Microsoft and AOL.
Laurent Philonenko, vice president and general manager for unified communications business unit at Cisco, said: â€œRegardless of whether customers are using Macs, PCs or mobile devices, they are looking for flexibility in how, where and on what device they can communicate using voice, video and instant messaging.
â€œWith Cisco Jabber we are responding to this need by providing advanced capabilities and innovative user experiences that are available on the platform and device of their choosing.â€
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