Now IMP Server

The NowIMP Server is an Instant Messaging and Presence Server that supports both mobile phones and PC desktop clients.

Users can communicate with each other using instant messaging technology whether they are connected on the same Local Area Network, or connected through mobile wireless technology.

Mobile phone clients are supported through the NowIMP Server's implementation of the Open Mobile Alliance (Wireless Village) Instant Messaging and Presence Services (IMPS) specification.

The current release of NowIMP supports the Client Server Protocol (CSP) versions 1.1 and 1.2, with support for both text and binary (WBXML) protocol variants. As a published standard of the Open Mobile Alliance, many of the new mobile phone models from major manufacturers include an instant messaging and presence client that supports this specification.

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PC desktop clients are supported through the NowIMP Server's implementation of the XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol).

A Windows based desktop client supporting XMPP is bundled with the NowIMP Server to enable instant communications. XMPP is an internet standard, published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in RFC 3920 and RFC 3921.

The NowIMP Server supports the Presence, Instant Messaging (IM) and Group features of both the IMPS and XMPP specifications, in addition to the fundamental, common and core features of those specifications.

External connectivity is supported with a built-in e-mail gateway, allowing IM users to send messages to e-mail recipients, and allowing e-mail users to send messages to IM recipients.

E-mail connectivity provides a simple built-in API for alert management, allowing automated applications to interface with the Instant Messaging network.

The NowIMP Server is available for both Service Provider and Corporate configurations.

Service provider configurations of the NowIMP Server scale to support large numbers of users, using similar technology to that implemented by's Now SMS/MMS Gateway and Now WAP Proxy, which are already deployed by mobile operators worldwide.

Corporate configurations of the NowIMP Server allow organisation of any size to deploy their own private instant messaging network, with SSL/TLS encryption, to enable employees to interact with each other across the office or around the world with secure instant messaging technology. The alert management interface allows corporate applications to quickly disseminate time critical information to employees.