CounterPath's eyeBeam 1.5 Softphone Achieves NeuStar Interoperability Certification
Vancouver, BC, Canada — March 13, 2007 —
CounterPath Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: CTPS), a leading provider of VoIP (Voice over IP) and Video over IP SIP softphones, today announced that CounterPath's eyeBeam 1.5 softphone has successfully completed interoperability testing with NeuStar’s Presence Platform (PSP). Operators investing in converged presence enabled services will now be able to select CounterPath’s multi-media PC client to work seamlessly with NeuStar’s PSP, which is already integrated within operator networks worldwide.
Compliant to OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) industry standards, the NeuStar Developer Interoperability Program (DIP) for mobile instant messaging (IM) provides end-to-end interoperability testing for SIP multimedia capabilities over converged IMS networks. Mobile IM's presence and group list management functions, which work within the core of converged IMS networks, enable fixed and mobile users to communicate with each other at any time from anywhere.
“CounterPath's eyeBeam 1.5 softphone is a white-labeled SIP multimedia PC client that provides a wealth of powerful communications features to support traditional and next generation services, and it has already been selected by British Telecom (BT). Working with the NeuStar PSP, operators are able to provide personalized presence-enabled communications to the PC user, including smart-call routing based on presence information and VoIP-to-video calling. We look forward to working with NeuStar and helping them provide end-to-end, market-leading next generation services,” said Donovan Jones, President and COO of CounterPath.
”Mobile and fixed line users demand personalized communications and the ability to keep connected regardless of operator networks or devices. NeuStar provides integrated next generation services, and working with CounterPath further strengthens our market offering for truly converged multimedia communications,“ said Simon Brown, General Manager of NeuStar"s Next Generation Messaging Services. About NeuStar
NeuStar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) is a leading provider of essential clearinghouse and directory services to the global communications and Internet industry. In November 2006, NeuStar created its Next Generation Messaging (NGM) Services by acquiring Followap Inc., a leading global provider of instant messaging, presence and interconnect services.
Powering leading IMS networks such as Nortel and working in close partnership with handset manufacturers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs), NeuStar's NGM Services enable subscribers to stay connected through real-time, presence-enabled next generation services. Today, leading mobile operators including Vodafone Group, Turkcell, Hutchison 3, Wind, SFR, Swisscom and Mobinil are NeuStar customers, and have a combined user base of over 200 million subscribers.
NeuStar, Inc. is headquartered in the United States, with subsidiary offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.neustar.biz
. About CounterPath
CounterPath Solutions, Inc., formerly Xten Networks, Inc., is a developer of award-winning, carrier-grade VoIP and Video over IP SIP softphones for telecom and Internet telephony service providers, cable operators, IP-PBX manufacturers and infrastructure manufacturers. CounterPath's SIP softphones and softphone SDKs (Software Development Kits), which provide VoIP, Video over IP, IM (Instant Messaging) and Presence functionality and can be preconfigured to our customer's VoIP service, are predominantly licensed on a per seat or per subscriber basis, either co-branded or private labeled. CounterPath's technology is deployed by over 250 customers in more than 50 countries. Additional information about CounterPath and CounterPath's products and services is available at www.counterpath.com.