Sunnyvale, CA – October 31, 2017 – Nextplane, the exclusive provider of business-to-business UC collaboration and federation services for AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and Microsoft Skype for Business, is pleased to announce Maxine, a secure cloud-based conversational messaging and collaboration solution for the enterprise.

Customers who are losing their AOL AIM access, due to discontinuation of the service, now have an alternative in Maxine. Additionally, Maxine offers the following enterprise business benefits:

  • Login with AOL AIM credential
  • Chat and Presence connectivity with trading partners
  • Group conversations
  • File sharing
  • Universal Federation
  • Single Sign-On
  • Data Ownership
  • Chat bot ready with API integration
  • Dedicated instances with vanity domain

Maxine is a cloud-based conversational collaboration solution that enables secure messaging using a web-based client or mobile device. Maxine has the unique ability to allow AIM users to activate their account using their AIM credential.  Maxine seamlessly and easily enables users to chat and share of presence with colleagues on Microsoft Skype for Business (including Office 365), Lync 2013, and Lync 2010.

To avoid any disruption of service, Nextplane is encouraging AOL users to switch to Maxine. Maxine does not require any changes to the configuration of Skype for Business Server, or require additional compliance and archiving solutions.

As a collaboration solution, Maxine not only facilitates messaging but is chat bot ready for conversing with enterprise applications to augment tasks from anywhere on any device.

Maxine’s Universal Federation supports IM and Presence connectivity a wide range of UC platforms including, Microsoft Office® 365, Skype for Business, Lync 2013 and 2010, Cisco WebEx Messenger, Unified Communication Manager IM and Presence Service, and Expressway; IBM Sametime; Unify OpenScape®; Unify Circuit, BroadSoft UC-One®; and OpenFire, to name a few.

“Our commitment to furthering enterprise communication and collaboration solutions and support is strong. Nextplane remains focused on companies in financial services and energy sector with the services needed to communicate and collaborate effectively with all internal and external partners,” says Farzin Shahidi, founder and CEO of Nextplane. “We are excited to offer this new service to the enterprise.”