NextPlane Enables Unified Communications and Social Media Federation
SUNNYVALE, CA, Dec 10, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
NextPlane, Inc., (www.nextplane.net), the market leader in
cloud-based federation services for unified communications (UC), now
offers federation between UC platforms and public and enterprise
social media services such as Twitter, Yammer, and Chatter. Now users
on UC platforms can participate in social media feeds, and send
private messages directly from their UC client.
The social networking revolution is presenting companies with a new
collaboration challenge: how to connect their UC platform, which
provides real-time and presence-based communications, with their
enterprise social networking services, such as a Yammer, or Chatter.
To overcome this challenge NextPlane UC Exchange federates UC
platforms and social media services without requiring plug-ins. UC
Exchange UC to Social Media federation service allows end-users to
easily authenticate to their enterprise or public social networking
accounts from their UC clients to:
-- Search for colleagues users and groups;
-- Post messages to group discussions and trending topics; and
-- Send private messages to one or more colleagues.
UC Exchange social media federation currently supports Microsoft Lync,
OCS and LCS, Cisco Jabber XCP, Unified Presence Server (CUPS) and
WebEx Messenger, IBM Sametime, Google Apps, Jive OpenFire, Isode
M-Link and eJabberd.
"In today's fast paced business environment the lines between unified
communication and enterprise social networks are getting blurred,"
said Farzin Shahidi, Founder and CEO of NextPlane. "Employees are
expected to stay on top of several social media feeds, and chat with
several people at the same time. With UC Exchange, leading edge
organizations are enabling their end-users to keep in touch with
their colleagues and contribute to group discussions on the corporate
social network right from their UC clients."
Organizations can sign up for a free UC Exchange Directory Membership
that includes free federation with Twitter and a one-month free trial
of Yammer and Chatter federation. This membership also includes free
federation with Google and a listing in the UC Exchange Members
Directory, enabling other UC Exchange members to find and connect
Organizations can also upgrade to a paid Community Membership to UC
Exchange, which provides members with further benefits including UC
to UC federation services, federation with enterprise social media
services, Skype federation, and XMPP Group Chat Federation. Community
Members can make federation requests to other UC Exchange members
using NextPlane's unique federation management portal, plus benefit
from guaranteed service levels and support.
For more information, visit www.nextplane.net/get-started.php or
contact sales at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NextPlane Inc., is the provider of 'UC Exchange,' a cloud based
community focused federation service for unified communications (UC).
UC Exchange enables member organizations to find, connect, and
collaborate with business partners across a wide range of UC
platforms and includes powerful features such as UC Federation
Services, centralized Members Directory, Social Media Federation, and
Skype Federation. Using a unique federation management portal,
organizations can search a member's directory for federation-ready
partners; manage federation requests and access reporting and
UC Exchange Federation Services enable seamless federation across
Microsoft Lync, OCS and LCS, Cisco Jabber XCP, Unified Presence
Server (CUPS) and WebEx Messenger (formerly Cisco WebEx Connect), IBM
Sametime, Google Apps, Jive OpenFire, Isode M-Link and eJabberd.
Organizations can connect users from different companies regardless
of their underlying UC platform -- with enhanced presence, instant
messaging, multi-user chat, voice and video -- all as if they are on
the same UC platform. Moreover, UC Exchange enables its member
organizations to federate their UC platforms with social business
communities such as Yammer, Salesforce.com's Chatter, Twitter, Skype,
LinkedIn, and XMPP hosted chat rooms.
For more information please visit www.nextplane.net, or contact sales
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