Softphone Will Complement ADTRAN's NetVanta 7100 IP-PBX-Switch-Router to Address Needs of Mobile and Remote WorkersVancouver, BC, Canada — March 7, 2006 —
CounterPath Solutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CTPS), a leader in Voice over IP (VoIP) communications software and ADTRAN®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) a leading supplier of IP-based networking solutions have partnered in the development of a IP softphone for use with ADTRAN's newly announced NetVanta® 7100 IP PBX-switch-router. This new co-branded IP softphone is designed to extend the convenience and cost savings of VoIP to mobile, home and branch office users by providing the ability to use PCs or laptops as a phone via an easy to use, feature rich Graphical User Interface (GUI).
"ADTRAN chose to partner with CounterPath for a softphone solution because they are a recognized leader in VoIP communications software," stated Tim Saunders, vice president of product management, ADTRAN Enterprise Networks division. "The co-branded ADTRAN/CounterPath softphone offers NetVanta 7100 customers robust functionality, security, and an intuitive easy-to-use interface, making it easy for mobile or remote workers to function just as if they were in their offices."
"Our goal is to ensure the success of our partners through a standards-based softphone delivering the best user experience possible," said Donovan Jones, vice president sales and marketing of CounterPath. "We're delighted to have been selected by ADTRAN to provide a solution that drives additional value into their Voice over IP offering."
The co-branded ADTRAN/CounterPath IP Softphone will be available to NetVanta 7100 customers beginning in March, 2006. A five-license user pack will has a list price of $500.
CounterPath Solutions is a developer of award-winning, high-quality, carrier-grade VoIP (Voice over IP) and Video over IP SIP softphones for service providers, cable operators, Internet telephony service providers, IP PBX manufacturers and OEMs. CounterPath's SIP softphones are available either pre-configured or as a software development kit (SDK), and provide VoIP (Voice over IP), Video over IP, IM (Instant Messaging), and Presence functionality. eyeBeam -- CounterPath's feature-rich SIP Video over IP softphone with IM and Presence -- recently received both Communications Solutions' Magazine's and INTERNET TELEPHONY® Magazine's "Product of the Year" Award for 2004. CounterPath's Pocket PC SIP Softphone was recently named a 2005 Innovation Award winner from INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine. With over 120 customers in more than 30 countries, CounterPath technology is deployed in more than 5,400,000 IP endpoints worldwide.