Bria softphones extends Jive Communications’ hosted VoIP services beyond hard phonesVancouver, BC, Canada — May 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 a license agreement for its Bria softphones with Jive Communications, a leading hosted VoIP and unified communications provider.
A recent a survey from ITWeb found that while 68% of organizations are clear on the benefits of unified communications, nearly 50% of respondents have only limited or early stage adoption of unified communications. Addressing this growing trend, Jive Communications will integrate CounterPath’s full suite of Bria desktop, mobile and tablet softphones into Jive’s hosted VoIP service to create a comprehensive unified communications offering that can be easily adopted by any size organization. A key feature of this service is access to hosted services across multiple devices and locations. Jive further supplements this solution with a fully-managed, cloud-based system that provides new avenues of control, monitoring, and cost savings.
“IP phones are strongly recommended for business of all sizes because of their depth of features, scalability, smaller hardware requirements and ease of use compared to traditional phone systems,” said Michael Sharp, COO at Jive Communications. “We at Jive are committed to adding capabilities to our hosted VoIP offering, and with this partnership with CounterPath, we have added a world-class softphone that can deliver a fully mobilized PBX.”
“The way people work is changing – remote workers and business travel is an increasingly common component of modern businesses. Our Bria softphones ‘put the PBX in the pocket’ to ensure connectivity regardless of location,” said Todd Carothers, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Products at CounterPath. “Partners like Jive Communications are another sales channel for us to increase revenue and demonstrate the value of our products.”
Jive is leveraging CounterPath’s Bria to provide their customers with an Enterprise OTT (over-the-top) service that ensures the most popular devices can conduct real-time communications over any network – mobile or Wi-Fi. Furthermore, enabling Jive’s services on more devices means their customers can increase productivity and in some cases lower mobility costs.
CounterPath is a global leader in softphone technology, with tens of millions of endpoints downloaded. With one of the largest lists 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 operators, 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.
Founded in 2006, Jive Communications provides enterprise-grade Hosted VoIP and Unified Communications to businesses and institutions of all sizes. Jive is rapidly becoming the standard for business communications worldwide. All of Jive’s hosted services run on Jive Core, their proprietary, cloud-based platform. Jive Core has been purpose-built from the ground up to deliver the most reliable, powerful, and economical hosted communication services on the market.