Looks like AOL is on the right track with this alliance with Jabber but does this mean they will convert their proprietary protocol to either SIMPLE or XMPP?
Hmm, probably not anytime soon but we do know that they are using SIP for their VoIP deployment so keep your fingers crossed.
Jabber News (<- looks more like a promo) Email…
The Jabber Extensible Communications Platform (Jabber XCP), known for its' highly programmable presence and messaging framework and unique capability to bridge applications, networks, devices, multi-media, and protocols, is extending even farther.
Jabber, Inc. has recently signed an agreement with America Online, Inc. to offer federated instant messaging (IM) services between enterprise users of Jabber XCP and users of the extended AOL®. Instant Messaging Network. This includes the AOL® Instant Messenger (AIM), ICQ® and Apple® iChat services.
We invite you to take advantage of our new AIM® Gateway from Jabber, Inc. at an introductory price of $19.95 per user for the first year (regular price is $25 per user per year).
Contact Liv Stinson at 303.308.3294, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to take advantage of this special pricing on or before September 30, 2005.*
The AIM® Gateway from Jabber, Inc. will be available to the general public at the end of August and will be the only AOL and Jabber, Inc. sanctioned and supported gateway to the AIM® network. With the AIM Gateway from Jabber, Inc., Jabber XCP customers can:
– Simplify users’ IM accounts and contact lists, and securely identify contacts
– Secure communication between the Jabber XCP server and the AOL network, and efficiently manage user accounts
– Standardize on an enterprise-grade IM client application to simplify system management and reduce related costs
– Prevent legal liability because the Gateway is AOL approved
To learn more about the Gateway and to take advantage of this introductory price, please contact Liv Stinson at 303.308.3294, or email email@example.com
Additional product information
Jabber, Inc. thanks you for your continued interest and support.
*All purchase orders and contracts must be finalized no later than September 30, 2005.
Jabber, Inc., 1899 Wynkoop Street, Suite 600, Denver, CO 80202