CounterPath and Digium® Launch Asterisk-Based Multimedia Softphone
Bria for Asterisk extends the power of Asterisk to enterprise PCs, enhancing employee productivity and collaboration
Vancouver, BC, Canada — January 19, 2010 —
CounterPath Corporation (TSX-V: CCV; OTCBB: CPAH), an award-winning provider of desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions, and Digium®, the Asterisk Company®, today launched a co-branded voice over IP (VoIP) softphone platform: Bria for Asterisk. Designed for small, medium and large enterprises and certified by CounterPath, Bria for Asterisk takes the advanced telephony and multimedia communications features found on Asterisk servers and brings them to the desktop level, improving employee productivity and collaboration.
Based on open standards, Bria for Asterisk combines Digium’s Asterisk, AsteriskNOW and Asterisk Business Edition telephony platforms with Bria Professional, CounterPath’s enterprise-class, multimedia softphone. Bria for Asterisk gives users advanced telephony features, yet can be quickly set up and configured with any Asterisk deployment. Bria for Asterisk turns any PC into a multimedia communications center. Users can see presence information for their colleagues, initiate multiparty and multimedia conference calls, access telephony services from Microsoft Outlook and initiate call-handling options, all with just a mouse click.
"Today, thanks to immense investments of time and resources by the Asterisk community worldwide and Digium, Asterisk is the world’s most commonly used open source telephony engine and toolkit," said Bill Miller, vice president of product management, Digium. "Its flexibility empowers software developers to create advanced communication solutions and to integrate it with products such as CounterPath’s Bria softphone. Asterisk is typically found on servers, but by partnering with CounterPath, we’ve extended the capabilities of Asterisk to the desktop."
"With more than a dozen awards for our softphone solutions, CounterPath continues to drive innovation in its softphone suite of products in efforts to unify the desktop experience across multiple platforms and devices," said Todd Carothers, vice president of product management for CounterPath. "Our partnership with Digium gives businesses an integrated VoIP solution that marries two best-in-breed offerings. Bria for Asterisk, based on our flagship softphone Bria, seamlessly interoperates with Asterisk, enabling SMBs and enterprises to confidently implement a complete end-to-end VoIP solution that is powerful and easy to install. The next version of the Bria for Asterisk softphone will also include auto-provisioning, making for an even more valuable and cost-effective business communications solution." The CounterPath-Digium Synergy
Both CounterPath and Digium have been widely embraced by the open-standards community. CounterPath has shipped more than six million softphones to date, and its free SIP-based softphone, X-Lite, is currently downloaded more than 5,000 times a day. Digium’s Asterisk telephony platform is installed on more than four million servers to date and is downloaded more than 3,000 times a day. The Bria for Asterisk offering brings together the best of both offerings for SMB and enterprise customers.
### About CounterPath
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, and Mitel.
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