Arrow to distribute CounterPath’s industry-leading Bria softphones through Arrow S3 businessVancouver, BC, Canada — March 15, 2013 —
CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: CCV), a leading developer of award-winning desktop, tablet and mobile VoIP software products and solutions, today announced a global distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc., who has over 120,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers across more than 390 locations in 53 countries.
Through this agreement, the Arrow S3 business will provide its extensive roster of customers access to CounterPath’s industry-leading Bria desktop and mobile softphones including its Client Configuration Server (CCS) – an innovative licensing and provisioning system that allows enterprises and operators to easily deploy and manage complete communications solutions. Arrow S3 is also offering CounterPath’s branding, customization and support services to provide enterprise customers with a complete hosted unified communications platform.
“Unified communications and BYOD (bring your own device) are leading telecommunication issues facing business today. Offering quality softphones and advanced CCS, CounterPath gives enterprise customers compelling solutions to address their unified communications and BYOD needs," David Lover, vice president of strategy and technology, Arrow S3. “We have tested Bria software in our labs and are confident that these SIP-based UC solutions will help simplify the deployment of call center and mobility solutions.”
“With a broad customer base and a reputation for bringing technology solutions to a breadth of markets and industries, Arrow S3 is a valuable distributor for CounterPath and our Bria softphones,” said Todd Carothers, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Products at CounterPath. “Arrow S3’s understanding of the marketplace and commitment to developing channel-ready unified communication solutions will further position Bria as the leading BYOD and OTT solution for all sizes of enterprises and service providers. We are a perfect match to be the first standalone softphone to be sold through the Arrow S3 channel.”
CounterPath is a global leader in softphone technology, with tens of millions of endpoints downloaded. With the largest list of interoperability with IP PBXs and SIP-based network infrastructure softswitches, Bria is built toward industry standards with proven multimedia technology that provides a high-quality, unified communications experience and voice and video calls over fixed, mobile and Wi-Fi broadband networks. Bria’s ability to use mobile and Wi-Fi networks gives businesses new options for “always on” connectivity while realizing cost savings through free Wi-Fi networks.
CounterPath’s SIP-based VoIP softphones are changing the face of telecommunications. An industry and user favorite, Bria softphones for desktop and mobile devices, together with the Company’s server applications and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions, enable service providers, OEMs and enterprises large and small around the globe to offer a seamless and unified communications experience across both fixed and mobile networks. Standards-based, cost-effective and reliable, CounterPath’s award-winning solutions power the voice and video calling, messaging, and presence offerings of customers such as Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Verizon, BT, Mobilkom Austria, Rogers, Avaya, BroadSoft, Cisco Systems, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, Mitel and NEC.
For more information about CounterPath’s Bria softphone applications and provisioning solutions, visit: www.counterpath.com/products.