We’‘re very excited to announce the first release of Asterisk-IM – a server plugin the integrates the Asterisk phone system and Jive Messenger instant messaging. We’‘ve been using the module internally for almost a month and it’'s very powerful (and convenient) to have unified presence between the phone and IM. Several commercial instant messaging servers have announced a similar integration with commercial phone systems, but Asterisk-IM is the first fully Open Source stack to achieve the same feature set.
There are still a few rough edges in the 1.0 beta 1 release, but we plan to move quickly towards a final 1.0 release. We have many ideas for future features as well.