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Technology Partner Program

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Overview

CounterPath works industry-leading technology to solve the complex technology and innovation challenges associated with IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS), Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC), Session Initiation Protocol (SIP-based) services and XMPP services.

To learn more about becoming a Technology Partner, contact us at bizdev@counterpath.com.

Interoperability Program

At CounterPath, we are committed to ensuring our products and services interoperate with platforms and devices that offer a commitment to security, quality of service and open standards to promote reuse, reliability and flexibility for our customers and resellers.

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Co-Marketing and Certification

CounterPath Technology Partners gain access to several co-marketing opportunities including, but not limited to, inclusion in press releases and media features, trade show cooperation and placement in marketing materials.

Technology Partners who have successfully completed interoperability testing are granted permission to use the "CounterPath Certified" logo. The partner's logo is added to CounterPath's website under the Partners section and the results of the testing are released to the public (per the IOT agreement).

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Technology

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Interoperability

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Device Interoperability Testing

CounterPath is dedicated to promoting interoperability among devices. We welcome the opportunity to test any product that adds value to our softphone offerings.

Prerequisites

Before your product is submitted for testing, we will assess its ability to interoperate with our softphone. This way we can immediately provide feedback if we determine that the product will not interoperate and avoid any unnecessary costs.

When you send us your request please provide the following information. This information will be the basis for our assessment so please provide as much detail as possible:

  1. Company Name and Technical Contact. Website links would be useful.
  2. Product Name, Type and version numbers. For example, the type of product might be a headset or webcam.
  3. Product documentation, whitepapers, standards and protocols. For example, user guides, configuration manuals, standards like UPDI or Bluetooth.

We will contact you once we have finished the assessment and arrange to have your products shipped to our testing facility.

Testing Event

Once we have received your product, we will run through a number of technical tests which will test the normal operation of the product and its ability to interoperate with our softphone. This testing will include analysis of any standards supported by the product such as UPDI or Bluetooth.

Objective and subjective testing will be performed to analyze the quality of the media such as audio and video if these apply. Any features that the product supports such as volume buttons, dialing and hangup, video adjustment and any others will be tested.

There may be some cases where we require consultation support to educate us about your product and to eventually achieve interoperability. When testing standards such as UPDI and Bluetooth, we will take an iterative approach to testing the product which will also require consultation with your technical contact.

The testing will normally take place over a 2 week period unless product support is required in which case the test period may be extended to 4 weeks.

A full testplan will be developed for each individual product and the test results from each test session will be made available to you.

Certification and Co-Marketing

Once your product has been fully tested and has proven to be interoperable with our softphone, we will provide a formal co-marketing agreement which enables you to display our "CounterPath Certified" logo. This agreement will be sent to you together with the test results.

For more information about this program, contact us at bizdev@counterpath.com

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Interoperability Program

Our interoperability and certification program covers signaling and media testing between Bria/eyeBeam and other network elements.

The signaling protocol standard to be tested is the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and the related standards including SDP, DTMF, the SIMPLE and XMPP standards for presence and IM, and codec standards and implementations for both audio and video media. For more information about the supported standards and RFC documents, see SIP and Open Standards.

Network Interoperability Testing

CounterPath strives to ensure interoperability with all network elements. Most network interoperability testing is performed remotely as part of the partner's IOT program. For those partners who do not have a formal program, we work with these companies to develop a custom testing event.

To participate in network interoperability testing, contact us at bizdev@counterpath.com

Device Interoperability Testing

Our device interoperability and certification program provides the ability for you to test your products with our softphone. Our goal is to ensure that softphone users experience high quality audio and video calls so it is important that each device is tested and certified to guarantee quality.


Some of the products we have tested with include, but are not limited to:

  • USB headsets
  • handsets and speakerphones
  • Bluetooth headsets
  • Webcams

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Interoperable Products

The following products are interoperable with CounterPath's Bria and eyeBeam softphones.

CompanyProduct NameProduct Type
Acme Packet Net-Net SBC SBC
Alcatel-Lucent IMS Platform
Alcatel-Lucent OmniPCX Office/Enterprise PBX
Avaya SES Platform
Avaya IP Office PBX
Brekeke SIP Server/PBX PBX
BroadSoft BroadWorks Platform
Broadview Networks Silhouette Platform
Cisco Systems UCM Platform
Digium Asterisk PBX
Ditech PeerPoint C100 SBC
Ericsson IMT Platform
Genesys Contact Center Platform
GENBAND A2 Application Server
GENBAND C20 Softswitch
Grandstream GXV-3000 Video Phone
HP VCX V7000 Platform
Huawei IMS IMS
Mavenir IMS/Video Platform
Metaswitch MetaSphere Application Server
Panasonic SIP Server/PBX PBX
Polycom VVX Video Phone
PortaOne PortaSwitch Application Server
Siemens AG HiPath 8000 Application Server
Siemens AG OpenScape Application Server
Sonus ASX Application Server
Snom ONE PBX
Vidtel Video Conferencing Platform

Supported Devices for Desktop (Windows, Mac)

The following USB and Bluetooth headset devices have been tested and certified to work with Bria 4.6 (includes Bria Retail, Bria Stretto and custom brands), as well as with X-Lite 4.9.6. Many other USB headset devices also work with Bria, with varying degrees of supported functionality, but have not undergone formal certification testing and thus are not listed in the table below.

ManufacturerModel NumberWindowsMac
Plantronics Blackwire 310/320 Check Check
Plantronics Blackwire 435 Check Check
Plantronics Blackwire 500 Series Check Check
Plantronics Blackwire 700 Series Check Check
Plantronics Calisto P240 Check Check
Plantronics Calisto 600 Series* Check Check
Plantronics EncorePro 540 with DA80 Check Check
Plantronics EncorePro 710/720 with DA80 Check Check
Plantronics HW251N with DA45 Check Check
Plantronics Savi 400 Series* Check Check
Plantronics Savi 700 Series Check Check
Plantronics Voyager Edge UC* Check Check
Plantronics Voyager Focus UC* Check Check
Plantronics Voyager Legend UC* Check Check
Jabra Biz 2300 Check Check
Jabra Biz 2400 Check Check
Jabra Evolve 30 Check Check
Jabra Evolve 40 Check Check
Jabra GN2000 Series Check Check
Jabra GN9350e Check Check
Jabra Motion UC* Check Check
Jabra Pro 930 Check Check
Jabra Pro 935 Check Check
Jabra Pro 9450 Check Check
Jabra Pro 9470 Check Check
Jabra Speak 510 UC* Check Check
Jabra Supreme* Check Check
Jabra UC Voice 750 Check Check
Logitech Dual H650e Check Check
Logitech Dual H820e Check Check
Logitech Conference CamConnect Check Check
Logitech GROUP Check Check

As of Bria 4.5 / X-Lite 4.9.5, users are required to install Plantronics Hub software on their desktops; this software can be downloaded from the following link: http://www.plantronics.com/ca/product/plantronics-hub-desktop By installing this software, users will gain access to some / all of the following functionality: synchronization between soft phone and headset for mute, volume up / down, hold call and answer / hang up buttons; ability to switch audio between devices (e.g. from headset to built-in speaker), optimized interactions when running multiple soft phones (e.g. Skype and Bria), as well as core functionality such as incoming / outgoing call ringing on headset and call audio support. At this time, volume up/down is supported, but the volume up/down button presses on a subset of Plantronics devices (notably Savi 440, Savi 740-M and Voyager devices) are not reflected on the Bria softphone.

Jabra users are required to install Jabra Direct software on their desktops (Windows, Mac). By installing this software, users will gain access to some / all of the following functionality: synchronization between soft phone and USB headset for mute, hold call and answer / hang up buttons; ability to switch audio between devices (e.g. from headset to built-in speaker; core functionality such as incoming / outgoing call ringing on headset and call audio support.

As a general rule of thumb, users are advised to test any headset prior to purchase to ensure the devices functionality meets their needs.

*These headsets include a USB Bluetooth adapter and have been tested for interoperability. If you encounter interoperability issues with your headset when paired with your computer’s native Bluetooth support, then we recommend pairing your headset with the USB Bluetooth adapter instead.

For more information about our testing with headsets, check out the General Notes About Headsets page.

Mobile Headsets

Bluetooth headsets typically provide basic audio support only, when used in conjunction with Bria iOS and Android soft phones; functions such as Answer and Hang-Up are currently not supported. The following list of headsets have been validated with Bria mobile products, for basic audio support only:

ManufacturerModel Number
Jawbone Era
Jabra Easy GO
Blue Ant Q2
Plantronics Marque 2
Plantronics Voyager Legend
Plantronics Voyager Pro HD
Plantronics Discovery 975

For more information about our testing with headsets, check out the Headset Notes tab above.

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General Notes About Headsets

  • Headsets are a dynamically changing market, and manufacturers update their devices often. Users are advised to test any headset prior to purchase to ensure the devices functionality meets their needs.
  • Our goals are to provide basic functionality for any headset.
  • We recommend that users install the software that came with the headset if available. These programs supplied by the headset manufacturers can greatly improve the performance of headsets with Bria in most cases.
  • We try to support headsets both through the native drivers, and through the vendor software. Often, functionality is limited when not using the manufacturer's software.
  • Whether or not a headset is listed, it should have the basic functionality in Bria.
  • Extended and Advanced Functionality is usually supplied by the Headset Manufacturer's software.
  • We do maintain a large pool of devices, wired and wireless, that we test against.
  • We do as a matter of course test against our most current version.
  • We do not normally test new models of headsets against older version of the software.
  • We work closely with headset manufacturers to try to support a wide variety of headsets.
  • We do try to resolve all headset issues when reported to us or discovered through our testing.
  • For mobile devices we support headsets that connect via the audio jack or via Bluetooth only.
  • For Windows and OSX devices, we support headsets that connect via USB, Audio Jack or Bluetooth. We strongly recommend the use of the hardware manufacturer’s software to enable the widest range of features.
  • Note that the sound quality from wired headsets and wireless headsets may differ. Generally, the sound quality of the wired version is expected to be more reliable than in the wireless version.

We actively test against versions of Windows 7 and higher, OSX 10.9 and higher, iOS 8 and higher, and Android versions 4.1 and higher.

Basic Functionality for devices

1. Incoming call ring heard on Headset
2. Outgoing call ring heard on Headset
3. Incoming call audio heard on Headset
4. Outgoing call audio heard on Headset
5. Switch audio from Handset to Headset
6. Switch audio from Headset to Handset

Extended Functionality

7. Mute call
8. Volume up/down
9. Hold call

Advanced Functionality

10. Answer call with Headset button
11. Hang up call with Headset button

Important information about our testing and certification as it relates to Android.

Phones often have Carrier Specific software loaded on them, which can affect your operation. Android is a highly customizable system, which presents a challenge for supporting accessories like Headsets.

  • Each Manufacturer can choose to replace the standard Bluetooth system in Android with an alternative version.
  • Each Carrier can also choose to replace the Bluetooth system with an alternative version.
  • So two phones from the same manufacturer can vastly differ in how they support Bluetooth, even if they are the same model, if they come from two different Carriers.
  • In addition, different software installed on the device can also affect how the headset operates on the device.
  • Each version of Android itself also can affect how your device interacts with a headset.

For these reasons,

  • We maintain a pool of the most common headsets and phones with a variety of carrier firmware’s that we do test against. We test using the most current Firmware for that device and carrier.
  • We do not test against custom ROMS, nor can we determine compatibility with any headset or phone using a custom ROM. Given the wide variety of custom ROMs and the very nature of custom ROMs it is not possible for us to test them.
  • We do not test against all possible carrier ROMs. It is not always possible to get access to these ROMs due to licensing and other restrictions, and it simply isn't possible for us to have a phone from every carrier in our pool.

If you have a headset that does not support the basic functionality, we ask that provide the following information when contacting us:

  • Your Phone manufacturer and Model.
  • Your OS Build. This is usually found in the About Phone section of Settings.
  • The name of the carrier who originally sold you the phone.
  • Exact model and manufacturer of the headset, with approximate date of purchase.

If you have a headset that does not support any extended functionality, we ask that you also advise us as to which features are not working.

Important information about our testing and certification as it relates to iOS.

For our testing, we use unlocked devices purchased directly from Apple as our test phones, and we test these against a pool of devices.

As the vast majority of users generally update iOS devices to most recent firmware, we always test against the most recent version of Apple's iOS software. We do not as a matter of course test against older versions of iOS.

We do not support devices with Jailbroken Firmware, as often Jailbreaks affect the performance of the device in unknown ways. We don't prevent you from using our software with Jailbroken devices, but we can only support official Apple firmwares.

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