What Is Jabber? Meet the new InformaCast plugin


Learn more about Jabber, InformaCast's new plugin for multimedia communication. 

Singlewire Software will soon launch a Jabber plugin for InformaCast. With all of the features and capabilities that Jabber provides, it can get easy to get lost in the tech speak. Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions about Jabber:

What is Jabber? Jabber is Cisco’s collaboration tool. It allows to you connect with people via many different types of media. In technical terms, it is the brand name for the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol or XMPP. For more information, watch Cisco's What Is Jabber? video.

How Does It Run? There are two separate, but integrated versions of Jabber: Jabber IM, which provides chat functions, and Cisco Jabber, which provides voice and video functions. They run on both Mac and Windows systems and can be used on desktops, mobile phones, and tablets (Cisco Jabber). Jabber can also be used with the cloud, which allows users to access Jabber from anywhere.   

Who Is It For? Jabber can be used in both personal/individual and company settings.

Users - Individuals can use Jabber to communicate via chatting and video chatting while on the go. With InformaCast, Jabber allows users to receive notifications whether or not they are on campus.

Companies - Cisco Jabber connects to Cisco Unified Communications Manager, a platform for unified communications that serves all IP endpoints that can do voice and video. These include IP phones, video conference rooms, and telepresence rooms. Cisco Jabber also connects to the Unified Presence Application of the Communications manager for presence and chat features. The cloud features allow users to communicate and collaborate with coworkers, clients or partners whether they are in the office or remote.

What Is the Cost? Free! Through the Jabber for Everyone and Jabber Video for Everyone programs, users can download Jabber from the cloud, free of charge. This allows for communication even with clients or partners who don’t have a video solution employed.

What Are the Benefits? Jabber is flexible, easy, and cost-effective. It can be used a multitude of ways via many different types of media, is easy to implement and use, and is offered for free via download. 




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