Stretto Platform and Bria Client Interoperability Solve Key Requirements for Retailer Communication SolutionVancouver, BC, Canada — June 1, 2016 —
CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: CCV), a global provider of award-winning, over-the-top (OTT) Unified Communications solutions for enterprises and carriers, today announced that a leading Canadian retailer has deployed Bria Android softphones to 4,000 employees in 500 locations across the country. The deployment is being managed by CounterPath’s Stretto Platform™ for provisioning, voice quality monitoring, and remote support. The deployment is expected to grow over the coming months as usage expands across the various locations.
CounterPath was chosen by the customer, an established Canadian icon in the sporting goods, hardware, electronics, housewares, garden and patio, and auto accessories business, to add high-quality voice to the Android-based Motorola MC40 devices it had already invested in to enhance productivity of its floor workers. Because of the customer’s disparate IP PBX environment, they also required a softphone client vendor that had proven interoperability with leading network equipment providers
“CounterPath’s highly interoperable Bria and Stretto solutions have provided us with yet another opportunity to solve Unified Communications deployment challenges for a prominent Canadian retailer,” said Todd Carothers, EVP of Sales and Marketing at CounterPath. “We are excited to provide productive communication tools to their floor staff to help them serve customers better and more efficiently.”
The Bria softphone and Stretto solution enables the customer to not only deploy and manage the 4,000 softphone endpoints purchased, but IT administrators can also view and act on voice quality monitoring reports provided by the Stretto Platform’s User Experience Metrics module and troubleshoot and remotely access softphone clients when issues arise using the Help Desk module.
The customer is expected to expand the deployment to approximately 10,000 employees across an additional 1,200 locations in the next year.
CounterPath’s Unified Communications solutions are changing the face of telecommunications. An industry and user favorite, Bria softphones for desktop, tablet and mobile devices, together with Stretto Platform™ server solutions, enable operators, OEMs and enterprises large and small around the globe to offer a seamless and unified over-the-top (OTT) communications experience across both fixed and mobile networks. The Bria and Stretto combination enable an improved user experience as an overlay to the most popular UC and IMS telephony and applications servers on the market today. 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, Avaya, BroadSoft, BT, Cisco Systems, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, Mitel, NEC, Network Norway, Rogers and Verizon.
For more information about CounterPath’s Bria softphone applications and Stretto Platform solutions, visit www.counterpath.com/products
This news release contains "forward-looking statements". Statements in this news release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, outlook, expectations or intentions regarding the future including (1) the deployment is expected to grow over the coming months as usage expands across the various locations; and (2) the customer is expected to expand the deployment to approximately 10,000 employees across an additional 1,200 locations in the next year.
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