NextPlane’s enterprise class UC federation combines with Dexrex’s IM and SMS archival and retrieval capabilities to helps enterprises running multiple UCs reduce the cost of managing IM data.

Newton, Mass. (October 13, 2009) — Dexrex, a leading information technology platform and provider of cost effective consumer and business textual data management services for instant message (IM) networks and mobile text (SMS) messages, announced today it is broadening its enterprise reach by partnering with NextPlane. The alliance enables Dexrex and NextPlane to jointly develop and market IM and SMS technology to the enterprise.

Dexrex’s Gear ChatSync is a comprehensive Web-based data management solution for the secure and seamless capture and active archiving of a businesses’ real-time messaging transmitted from a host of consumer IM and social media services as well as enterprise collaboration platforms and SMS text messaging.

As the leading provider of UC federation NextPlane extends presence-aware collaboration and communication beyond what unified communication (UC) platforms permit. NextPlane UC Federation Cloud delivers UC agnostic federation across all modes of communications including instant messaging, multi-user chat, persistent chat rooms, file sharing, voice and video.

It allows users from different organizations or even companies to collaborate and communicate as if they are using the same UC platform.

“Dexrex is excited to partner with NextPlane,” said John Wastcoat, Dexrex’s Vice President of Business Development. “Teaming with NextPlane and its customers gives Dexrex deeper penetration in the large enterprise unified communications space and enables delivery of Dexrex’s IM and SMS archiving solutions in a much more flexible and cost-effective way than the pricey UC add-on modules available today. Together, we offer the broadest support for consumer-focused and enterprise-caliber messaging platforms.”

Both Dexrex and NextPlane offer flexible Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and on-premise options for clients of all sizes. Combined, the pair will offer the most extensive consumer, UC and social media platform coverage in the industry.

Dexrex Gear ChatSync supports enterprise platforms including IBM Lotus Sametime and Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS); consumer IM platforms such as Yahoo, Google Talk, Windows Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger; and SMS platforms from BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Google Android, as well as other SMS and messaging services.

NextPlane enables enterprise-class federation solutions for UC platforms including Microsoft OCS 2007 R2, OCS 2007 and LCS 2005, IBM Sametime, Cisco Jabber XCP, OpenFire, Google Apps and Google Talk.

“Dexrex has quickly made a splash and gained traction in the enterprise data management and archiving space since coming out of beta in April,” said Farzin Shahidi, NextPlane’s CEO. “NextPlane looks forward to developing and going to market with integrated products that ensure not only federation among unified communication solutions, but also provide the ability to capture, archive and retrieve messaging data.”