Interoperability of eyeBeam 1.5 with BroadWorks increases choice and flexibility of solutions for VoIP service providersVancouver, BC, Canada — November 8, 2006 —
CounterPath Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: CTPS), a leading provider of VoIP (Voice over IP) and Video over IP SIP softphones, today announced that its eyeBeam™ 1.5 softphone is compliant with the BroadWorks® platform by BroadSoft, a leading provider of VoIP application software.
The interoperability of CounterPath's eyeBeam 1.5 with the BroadWorks platform allows customers to enjoy seamless, high-quality audio and video calls, conference calls and call transfers, thereby giving service providers greater solution flexibility.
CounterPath's innovative eyeBeam 1.5 softphone combines Voice, Video, IM (Instant Messaging) and Presence functionalities, making it the leading choice among VoIP service providers and manufacturers. BroadSoft's BroadWorks VoIP application platform supports hosted PBX, IP Centrex, mobile PBX, Voice VPN, and collaborative conferencing.
The comprehensive testing on the BroadWorks platform included an examination of interoperability with the Application Server, Network Server, Media Server and ComPilot Call Manager, all of which proved successful.
"To help make our Carrier customers successful in the market, we need to help them balance the economic, infrastructure, and social costs of implementing their VoIP solutions," said Geoffrey K. Hicks, vice president of operations for BroadSoft. "By conducting interoperability testing with innovative companies like CounterPath, who are members of our BroadSoft Access Partner program, we are able to enhance and strengthen our portfolio of SIP-based voice solutions, thereby giving our customers a wider range of choice and flexibility when architecting their VoIP solution suites."
Donovan Jones, President and COO of CounterPath, credited the smooth interoperability testing to CounterPath's conformance with industry protocol standards, saying, "SIP standards compliance, to which our team is dedicated, ensures interoperability with off-the-shelf solution components and applications from other vendors that conform to SIP standards."
He continued, "We are pleased to be working with BroadSoft, a pioneer in VoIP network communications platforms, and are excited about the expanded range of choice that our joint partnership brings to the service provider industry. Our customers are consistently seeking a simplified infrastructure that helps reduce operating costs yet provides more feature rich applications, greater flexibility and a secure and robust communications environment. This partnership is yet another indicator of how the community of Hardware Manufacturers and Software vendors are coming together to give our customers choice."
BroadSoft's VoIP application software is revolutionizing the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its flagship BroadWorks® technology empowers wireless, wireline and cable carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that increase revenue, enhance competitive differentiation and elevate customer satisfaction. BroadSoft's family of carrier-class software products delivers the scale, open architecture and reliability that the world's leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical enterprise and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft provides VoIP applications to 6 of the top 10 and 12 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide, including Korea Telecom, Singtel, Sprint, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems, and Verizon. For additional information, go to www.BroadSoft.com.
CounterPath Solutions is a developer of award-winning, high-quality, carrier-grade VoIP (Voice over IP) and Video over IP SIP softphones for service providers, cable operators, Internet telephony service providers, IP PBX manufacturers and OEMs. CounterPath's SIP softphones are available either pre-configured or as a software development kit (SDK), and provide VoIP (Voice over IP), Video over IP, IM (Instant Messaging), and Presence functionality. eyeBeam -- CounterPath's feature-rich SIP Video over IP softphone with IM and Presence -- recently received both Communications Solutions' Magazine's and INTERNET TELEPHONY® Magazine's "Product of the Year" Award for 2004. CounterPath's Pocket PC SIP Softphone was recently named a 2005 Innovation Award winner from INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine. With over 120 customers in more than 30 countries, CounterPath technology is deployed in more than 5,400,000 IP endpoints worldwide.