CounterPath to Launch Bria Android Edition
Enterprise-Grade, SIP-Compliant VoIP Application Enables Reliable, Low-Cost Calls and Deskphone-Style Features over 3G and Wi-Fi
Vancouver, BC, Canada — October 4, 2010 —
CounterPath Corporation (TSX-V: CCV; OTCBB: CPAH), an award-winning
provider of desktop and mobile VoIP software solutions, today announced that Bria Android Edition will be commercially available at the end of October. An enterprise-grade VoIP application, Bria Android Edition is a highly secure and standards-based softphone that works over both 3G and Wi-Fi networks. Providing enterprises and other commercial users with a reliable, easy-to-implement solution, CounterPath’s latest mobile application helps improve employee productivity while reducing communications costs.
Bria Android Edition strengthens CounterPath’s leadership position as a provider of VoIP solutions
for smartphones, as well as Mac, Linux
and Windows based desktops and laptops
. This portfolio includes Bria iPhone Edition
for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and with the addition of Bria Android Edition, CounterPath now offers VoIP solutions for the world’s two fastest-growing smartphone operating systems.
Compatible with any smartphone running Android V2.1 or later, Bria Android Edition's features include:
- Support on any SIP-compliant server to enable rapid implementation
- Multi-tasking support for background operation, such as fielding incoming calls while using other applications
- Automatic codec selection to ensure optimal call quality
- Deskphone-class options such as rejecting, holding, forwarding, merging and splitting calls, as well as attended and unattended transfers
- A detailed call history pane that displays dialed, answered and missed calls, along with ability to delete entries
- Advanced security settings, including audio encryption
- NAT traversal to balance security and ease-of-use
- The ability to work with the native dialer
- Integration of user contacts stored on the device
- Optional customized branding for graphic assets and SIP settings available for enterprises and telephony providers.
Bria Android Edition integrates seamlessly with other CounterPath desktop and convergence solutions, as well as with enterprise and carrier infrastructure equipment from major vendors such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, BroadSoft, Metaswitch, Avaya, Cisco and NEC. Bria Android Edition also supports Asterisk-based telephony systems.
"For both CounterPath and its customers, Bria Android Edition is in the right place at the right time by providing an opportunity to capitalize on the skyrocketing Android smartphone ecosystem," said Todd Carothers, Vice President of Product Management at CounterPath. "With 17 percent of the global smartphone market at the end of second quarter 2010, up from two percent one year earlier, Android has quickly established itself as a major force in both the consumer and enterprise markets. With Bria Android Edition, enterprises, government agencies and other commercial users now can extend their VoIP savings and productivity to the mobile environment – quickly and cost-effectively."
Bria Android edition will be available from the Google Android Marketplace and CounterPath's online store at https://secure.counterpath.com/Store/counterpath
### About CounterPath
CounterPath Corporation is an award-winning 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.
For more information about CounterPath visit www.counterpath.com
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