Best-of-breed Companies Partner to Provide Integrated Desktop Communication Solution
VANCOUVER, CANADA and GAITHERSBURG, MD, June 1, 2009 - CounterPath Corporation (TSX-V: CCV; OTCBB: CPAH), a leading provider of desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions, and BroadSoft, Inc., the leading worldwide provider of VoIP applications, today announced Bria for BroadWorks, a softphone offered by CounterPath that interoperates seamlessly with BroadSoft's BroadWorks® VoIP application platform.
Bria for BroadWorks is a feature rich, open standards-based softphone which combines VoIP and Video over IP, Instant Messaging (IM), Short Message Service (SMS), and Presence capabilities in a customizable user interface. Deployed in conjunction with BroadSoft's BroadWorks platform, Bria for BroadWorks provides advanced call control capabilities, auto-provisioning and feature integration; it exposes Service Management, Call History and Contact Directory functionality directly within the client. It enables users to take advantage of BroadSoft's enhanced calling features, which improve their productivity including:
- Using one number for all incoming and outgoing calls, regardless of phone (BroadWorks Anywhere)
- Viewing call history across all devices
- Connecting easily with colleagues through click-to-call in contact directory
- Escalating communications from IM, to an audio call, to a video call
- Monitoring status of a workgroup through BroadWorks' Busy Lamp Field features
- Using presence to intelligently interact with peers
"In our continuing efforts to help enable small business and enterprise markets with unified communications (UC), we are pleased to announce a new version of Bria which is tightly integrated with BroadWorks so we can offer rich, productivity-enhancing capabilities to our joint customers and their end users," said Todd Carothers, Vice President of Product Management, CounterPath. "The Bria for BroadWorks softphone simplifies and enhances the management of voice communications and was jointly engineered to leverage the power of CounterPath softphone technology and the BroadWorks platform. With this out-of-box solution, our service provider customers will get to market quickly and cost effectively."
"The ways in which individuals can communicate continue to expand, driving the demand for a consolidated interface to manage each communication method. Bria for BroadWorks unifies personal calling services across any device an individual may use and can be controlled right from the desktop," said David Bukovsky, Vice President of Products, BroadSoft®. "Using BroadWorks Device Management and BroadSoft's Xtended Web Services, CounterPath delivered a softphone solution that simplifies the deployment process for service providers and provides seamless integration with BroadWorks' advanced communications features. Our service provider customers now have access to a superior softphone that's specifically designed for BroadWorks."
CounterPath leveraged BroadSoft's Xtended developer program to enable Bria to work seamlessly within the BroadWorks platform and to create Bria for BroadWorks. In addition, a special edition of the softphone will be made available to the BroadSoft Xtended developer community This special edition will enable developers to integrate Xtended applications with the softphone or use the softphone as part of their application development, testing and solution creation process. Bria for BroadWorks is available for purchase at the CounterPath online store. CounterPath will also drive the promotion of the solution to end users and BroadWorks-powered service providers using BroadSoft's Xtended Marketplace.
BroadSoft® provides VoIP application software that enables the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. After the 2008 acquisitions of Sylantro and the GENBAND M6 product line, BroadSoft has emerged as the undisputed market leader of VoIP application servers. BroadSoft's family of carrier-class products, including its award-winning flagship BroadWorks® technology, empowers wireless, wireline and cable carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that enable them to increase revenue, enhance competitive differentiation and elevate customer satisfaction. BroadSoft's products deliver the scale, open architecture and reliability that the world's leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical enterprise and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft provides VoIP applications to 15 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide, as measured by recent annual revenue, including KPN, Korea Telecom, Qwest, SingTel, Sprint, Swisscom, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems, and Verizon. For additional information, go to www.broadsoft.com.
CounterPath Corporation is a leading provider of innovative desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions. The company's product suite includes SIP-based softphones, server applications and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to cost-effectively integrate voice, video, presence and Instant Messaging (IM) applications into their VoIP offerings and extend functionality across both fixed and mobile networks.
CounterPath's customers include some of the world's largest telecommunications service providers and network equipment providers including AT&T, Verizon, BT (British Telecommunications PLC), Deutsche Telekom, Cisco Systems, Mitel and Nortel. Visit www.counterpath.com.
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