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Secure, any-to-any UC Federation & Collaboration Services

UC Federation Service
Secure B2B Communication and Collaboration Made Easy



When reaching colleagues outside of your organization it’s important to keep in mind that there is more to presence than “available,” “away,” or “busy.” There are custom status messages, such as “WFH”, and enhanced presence states, such as "on the phone" or "in a meeting" that help in making informed choices about the best way to contact an external colleague.


Chat & Group Chat

Seamlessly chat with external colleagues, or invite them into a group chat session, regardless of their underlying UC platforms.


File Sharing

Share all your files, images, PDFs, documents, and spreadsheets with your federated colleagues on Microsoft Skype For Business, or Microsoft Lync, Cisco WebEx Messenger, and many more.


Policies and Disclaimers

Go beyond your UC platform’s permissions to control the type of traffic—whether that’s IM, voice, video or file transfers—that is allowed or denied across your network.


Management Portal

Securely manage all aspects of the federation process from one central location.




Federated Users
Per Month

1 Billion

Federated Messages
Per Month



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Don’t lose your hard earned AIM identity within the financial and energy trading messaging community! Maxine is the only business collaboration solution that allows you to log in with your easily identifiable AIM ID.

On Maxine, your business associates anywhere can easily recognize you by your unique AIM handle. For more information, please read our AOL FAQ.

Sign up with your AIM Username

The NextPlane UC Federation Service supports a wide range of UC platforms including, NextPlane maxine, Microsoft Office® 365, Skype for Business, Lync 2013 and 2010, OCS 2007 R1 and R2; Cisco WebEx Messenger, Unified Communication Manager IM and Presence Service, and Jabber XCP; IBM Sametime; Unify OpenScape®; BroadSoft UC-One®; GENBAND EXPERiUS; and OpenFire, to name a few.