Founded in 2007, NextPlane, Inc. is the provider of UC Exchange, a community driven and enterprise class federation service for unified communication (UC) and social media platforms, which enables users to participate in real time collaborative business communities irrespective of their organizational UC platform. UC Exchange supports Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, Google, OpenFire, Isode, and eJabberd platforms.
Global 1000 companies view the ability to easily and rapidly extend their unified communication platforms' capabilities and benefits across their corporate and technology boundaries critical to increasing productivity, lowering costs and gaining competitive advantage.
As a result, leading companies and organizations worldwide in financial services, energy, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, hi-tech, legal, media, manufacturing, construction and education are joining the NextPlane UC Exchange in order to enable their employees to collaborate in real-time with external colleagues - by sharing presence, exchanging instant messages, participating in multi-party chat sessions, making voice and video calls, and participating in social media discussions – all from their chosen UC client.
The NextPlane Federation Advantage
NextPlane is focused on extending the value that organizations can derive from their chosen UC platform. Through UC Exchange, NextPlane simplifies both the process of enabling federation through a directory driven community approach, and extends federation services to include a broad range of communications modes, including presence, IM, multi-user chat, file transfer, voice and video, and social media – all regardless of a customers' underlying UC platform.
In addition, as UC Exchange is fully cloud based, there are no on-premise components for UC Exchange members to purchase, deploy and manage - hence reducing costs and also reducing the time taken to enable collaboration with partners.
Furthermore, NextPlane addresses organizational security concerns by providing a crucial missing link in managing federated relationships. This is achieved by providing organizations with the ability to control federation through 'user', 'domain' and 'communication mode' based policies.
Finally, in addition to enabling external federation with business partners, NextPlane also solves complex federation challenges associated with internal or 'Intra-domain' federation where two or more UC platforms need to federate whilst sharing the same internal domain name.
To join the UC Exchange, contact NextPlane today.