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Solegy Announces XMPP Open Source Real-Time Collaboration Integrated into Its Managed Service Delivery Platform
Solegy incorporates Jive Software’s Real Time Collaboration solution into its platform to offer service providers increased VoIP security and end-user options for instant messaging and presence
New York and San Jose, Calif. — March 20, 2007 — Solegy, a provider of a managed Service Delivery Platform (SDP) for VoIP, IMS and other next generation services announced that it has integrated XMPP-based instant messaging from Jive Software into its ServicePDQ platform.
Announced today at Spring VON (Booth #236), the Real Time Collaboration (RTC) capabilities will be integrated through a plug-in to Jive Software’s Spark RTC client and the Openfire RTC server, which also includes stand-alone VoIP capabilities. When used in conjunction with Solegy’s ServicePDQ platform, the solution will allow service providers to seamlessly combine encrypted VoIP service with secure instant messaging and presence, resulting in enhanced security and a richer end-user experience.
“This is an important first step in the ongoing convergence of voice and collaborative services,” stated Stu Sleppin, Solegy president. “Enterprise instant messaging is becoming as ubiquitous as email. The integration of encrypted voice with secure instant messaging is a potent combination for small and medium businesses. In addition to greater productivity through enhanced collaboration, the solution solves a potential dilemma for organizations that might otherwise rely on public instant messaging services such as Skype or MSN Messenger. We are delighted to make a significant contribution to the open source community in the process. Along with Jive Software’s Spark RTC client and Openfire RTC server, this partnership represents a shining example of open source software at its best.”
Service provider clients that deploy the Solegy-enabled Spark RTC client will be able to make and receive calls to individuals in their buddy list to or from a landline, mobile phone or PC. In addition, Spark users will be able to modify their contact and call forwarding rules directly from the client interface. A typical usage scenario would be forwarding office calls to a mobile phone when a user’s status — as indicated on the Spark client — is “Away from Desk.”
“Real time collaboration products like Spark and Openfire let businesses fuel the speed and efficiency of their communications and close distance barriers,” said Sam Lawrence, chief marketing officer for Jive Software. “The solution’s new voice capabilities provides companies with yet another valuable embedded business process that can contribute to productivity and extend to the bottom line.”
Because Solegy is also making the basic Spark plug-in freely downloadable as part of its Open Source SIP project (http://www.opensourcesip.org), anyone can transform the Spark client into a fully functional SIP softphone, which can be registered to any SIP PBX or VoIP calling service. To date, this combination is the only freely available, open source software to combines these capabilities.
Solegy provides a managed service delivery platform for VoIP, IMS and other next generation services to quickly and easily manage and deploy new applications and back-office services. Through Solegy, service providers can launch new services through a wider variety of applications with minimal cost. Solegy also acts as a reseller for third-party application development regardless of platform or broadband connection. These service solutions are developed for use with IP and IMS-based networks and applications. Solegy pre-built applications include SOHO Broadband, Voice VPN, Wholesale Peering, Calling cards and Callback. Built on the Solegy ServicePDQ platform, all Solegy solutions provide a real time, operator-grade session management and back-office environment. Solegy is based in New York City, with offices in San Jose, Toronto and Manila. For more information please visit www.solegy.com.
About Jive Software
Jive Software is an Inc. 500 company that develops award-winning collaboration software for improving business productivity through open collaboration among employees, partners and customers. Jive Software’s products, which are open or developer-source, open-architecture and customizable for any business need, power both online real-time and team collaboration for more than 1,600 customers around the world. For more information, visit www.jivesoftware.com or its open-source community at www.igniterealtime.org.
ServicePDQ is a multi-service, high performance and fault-tolerant software system that provides a single point for clients to develop, deploy, manage and bill for services across multiple networks. For VoIP service providers, ServicePDQ delivers the necessary infrastructure for call management and charging of any kind of Internet-based phone calls. For network operators, ServicePDQ offers a ready solution for the growing number of applications and content being developed around the 3GPP’s IMS (IP Multimedia System) specification. Content developers can use ServicePDQ to intelligently control the delivery of their media, applications and services through any broadband connection, enabling them to “own” the customer relationship.
About Open Source SIP
OSS (www.opensourcesip.com) is an open source initiative sponsored by Solegy to provide application developers with an MPL licensed, freely available SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) stack along with reference implementations of SIP-based applications. SIP, a peer-to-peer processing protocol, allows next-generation services including VoIP, video, instant messaging and online games to take place through session initiation, modification and termination.
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