Bria softphone now available to 95 per cent of smart phone market share based on number of devices shipped in first quarter of 2013Vancouver, BC, Canada — August 8, 2013 —
CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: CCV), a leading developer of award-winning desktop, tablet and mobile VoIP software products and solutions, today announced the launch of Bria BlackBerry® Edition, the SIP-based softphone app customized for the BlackBerry® 10 platform. With the release of Bria BlackBerry Edition, CounterPath is perfectly positioned to meet the telecommunication needs of enterprises with its softphones now available on 95 per cent of all smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2013.
Highlights of Bria BlackBerry Edition include a highly secure, SIP-based softphone with exceptional voice quality. The app allows customers to access a pre-defined VoIP provider list when adding new accounts. It also supports multi-tasking in background operations enabling customers to field incoming calls while using other applications. Bria BlackBerry Edition will support customers on BlackBerry® Z10 smartphones and can be downloaded on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront.
“Bria from CounterPath provides a secure cross-platform VoIP solution that suits Enterprise and SMB customers and we’re pleased it is launched for BlackBerry 10,” said Alec Saunders, Vice President of Developer Relations and Ecosystems at BlackBerry.
“CounterPath’s leadership in softphones is built upon having a broad and deep feature set across multiple devices and operating systems,” said Todd Carothers, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Products at CounterPath. “With the introduction of Bria BlackBerry Edition, we are furthering our commitment to giving organizations and their employees maximum flexibility in the selection of their devices especially as BYOD continues to proliferate. BlackBerry 10 rounds out our coverage for the most demanded devices and operating systems within the Enterprise and SMB channels.”
CounterPath is a global leader in softphone technology, with millions of endpoints downloaded and/or deployed. 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, NTT and NEC.
For more information about CounterPath’s Bria softphone applications and provisioning solutions, visit: www.counterpath.com/products.
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