Best-of-breed Companies Partner to Provide Integrated Desktop
VANCOUVER and GAITHERSBURG, MD, June 1 /CNW/ - 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(R) VoIP application platform.
Bria for BroadWorks is a feature rich, open standards-based softphone
that 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. The softphone also exposes Service Management, Call
History and Contact Directory functionality directly within the client. Bria
for BroadWorks enables users to take advantage of BroadSoft's enhanced calling
features to improve 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
- Escalating communications from IM, to an audio call, to a video call
- Monitoring status of a workgroup through BroadWorks' Busy Lamp Field
- 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 this 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
more quickly and cost effectively."
"The ways in which individuals communicate continue to expand, driving
the need to have 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(R). "Using BroadWorks Device
Management and BroadSoft's Xtended Web Services, CounterPath delivered a
softphone 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 is specifically designed for BroadWorks."
CounterPath leveraged BroadSoft's Xtended developer program to create
Bria for BroadWorks and to enable Bria to work seamlessly within the
BroadWorks platform. In addition, a special edition of the softphone will be
made available to the BroadSoft Xtended developer community. This will enable
developers to integrate Xtended applications with the softphone or use the
softphone as part of their application development, testing and solution
Bria for BroadWorks is available for purchase at the CounterPath online
store. CounterPath will drive the promotion of the solution to end users and
BroadWorks-powered service providers using BroadSoft's Xtended Marketplace.
BroadSoft(R) 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 in VoIP application servers. BroadSoft's family of
carrier-class products, including its award-winning flagship BroadWorks(R)
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 nine of the top
10 and 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.
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BroadSoft, Inc. All other names are trademarks of their respective companies.
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For further information: PR Contacts: For BroadSoft, Kristin Martell,
Director of Corporate Communications, BroadSoft, (240) 364-5147,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Chris Parente, Managing Director, Strategic
Communications, (301) 408-4500, email@example.com; For CounterPath
Corporation, Amy Farrell, Bock Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, (617)