Notes from the ID305 Sametime Gateway session. Summary: The gateway will allow communication with other Sametime communities, using current or older versions of SIP Gateway, as well as communication with other external communities such as AOL, Yahoo and Google. The connector protocols are extensible plugins that will allow for 3rd parties to add capabilities in many areas including but not limited to: security, logging, message interception and translation. If needed, it sounds like a plugin could even be created to add additional protocol capabilities. While current capabilities are limited to chat and presence, future versions will support audio and video as well. (Hopefully this will also be something the administrator will be able to lock down as desired, but not addressed specifically).