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Announcing First Customer Shipment of Cisco Unified Presence 8.5

Cisco is pleased to announce that Cisco Unified Presence 8.5 is now orderable. Media kits are now included in all the Cisco Unified Presence 8.5 product SKUs and are available to start shipping immediately.

Product Overview
Cisco Unified Presence is an important component for maximizing the workspace experience delivered by Cisco Unified Communications. The solution helps connect the right people and right information through integration of rich presence and marketing leading Enterprise Instant Messaging (IM) capabilities.

Cisco Unified Presence provides an industry leading set of enterprise IM features, as well as complete IM compliance, wide variety of IM and Presence federations, and comprehensive suite of APIs to significantly ease application development. The inclusion of the Jabber Extensible Communication Platform (XCP) technology, Cisco Unified Presence is uniquely positioned in the marketplace by offering dual protocol support of both Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) and SIP for IM and Presence Leveraging Extensions (SIMPLE) support.

Cisco Unified Presence 8.5 provides tight integrations with Cisco and 3rd-party desktop and mobile IM and presence clients and applications. This release adds Cisco Quad software support  in addition to continued support for Cisco Unified Personal Communicator, Cisco Unified Mobile Communicator, Cisco Agent Desktop, Cisco Unified Expert Advisor,  and Third-party standards-based XMPP clients, IBM Lotus Sametime and Microsoft Office Communicator.

Release Highlights: CUP 8.5

  • New Applications supported in Cisco Unified Presence 8.5
    • Cisco Unified Personal Communicator 8.5 support
    • Cisco Quad core presence and IM functions support
  • Additional Capacity Per Unified Presence Server
    • Support for up to 30,000 user in Cisco Unified Communications mode, or up to 45,000 users in IM-only User mode
  • High Availability clustering in the same data center as well as clustering over the WAN
  • Integration with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 for calendar busy/idle status
  • New administrative IM and presence privacy controls
  • New Presence and IM federations
    • Federation with AOL communities, AOL hosted domains, and AOL clearinghouse customers
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