CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: CCV), a leading developer of award-winning desktop, tablet and mobile Unified Communications (UC) products and solutions, and Schmooze Com, Inc., a global telephony software development business and creators of industry leading PBX platforms, today announced they have partnered to integrate CounterPath’s Bria softphone client and Stretto PlatformTM client provisioning and management technology with FreePBX®, to offer a seamless enterprise OTT solution to FreePBX users. FreePBX is the world’s most popular open source PBX platform with millions of active installs worldwide and tens of thousands of new FreePBX systems installed monthly.
Schmooze Com and CounterPath have developed an integrated solution which will enable enterprise IT administrators to add Bria desktop, tablet and mobile softphone clients to their FreePBX telephony solution and to easily manage and provision the clients using the FreePBX User Management portal which interfaces with CounterPath’s Stretto server platform. Now, IT administrators will be able to easily purchase and provision Bria clients from the portal which interconnects with the CounterPath online store to manage the transaction.
“Our installed base of FreePBX users is a prime market for CounterPath’s Bria suite of clients,” said Preston McNair, VP of Sales and Marketing at Schmooze Com. “By integrating CounterPath’s industry leading Bria clients and enabling client provisioning and management capabilities into our FreePBX offering, we are empowering our IT and SMB communities to engage in enterprise communications that are not only secure and unified, but also future-proof. Businesses now have an integrated and manageable solution as their communications needs grow.”
“CounterPath’s Bria and Stretto platform is scalable to support enterprise communications requirements in the SMB market,” said Todd Carothers, EVP of Marketing and Products at CounterPath. “With millions of active users worldwide, FreePBX has a substantial number of users that can take advantage of communications enabled by Bria and Stretto across any device and any network. The addition of Bria desktop, tablet and mobile clients will further increase the value of this platform, and enable IT administrators to offer their organizations new functionality, higher productivity, and reduced operating costs in a secure environment all from the FreePBX User Management portal.”
CounterPath’s Bria softphone clients offer cost-effective, feature-rich, desktop, tablet and mobile OTT solutions that include enterprise-ready UC features to increase employee productivity and save costs, such as IM and SMS text messaging, voice and video conferencing and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) for desktop and mobile softphone clients across all major OS platforms. Integration with CounterPath’s Stretto Platform ensures a seamless user experience for both IT administrators and end users by enabling remote provisioning and client management.
FreePBX users can add Bria softphone clients and provisioning to their offering today by visiting: https://secure.counterpath.com/Store/CounterPath/BriaCloud.aspx
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 service providers, 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.
About Schmooze Com
Schmooze Com, Inc. is a global telephony software development company based in Neenah, Wisconsin. Schmooze’s flagship product is FreePBX, the most widely deployed open source PBX platform in use across the world today with millions of active production systems. The open source development model provides growth and innovation in the FreePBX product, Schmooze provides simple ways to deploy communications systems effectively. Schmooze offers FreePBX Certified Hardware, Software, Professional Consulting, Certified Reseller and Training Programs and FreePBX integrated SIP trunking through the popular SIPStation.com VoIP service. In addition to FreePBX, Schmooze develops the PBXact turnkey premise and hosted PBX platform. FreePBX’s solid growth is testament that Schmooze is successfully delivering world-class software, backed by fantastic customer service, all at a highly affordable price.
To learn more about the FreePBX EcoSystem, visit FreePBX.org; to partner with Schmooze to get your share of the billion dollar open source telephony market visit: schmoozecom.com. FreePBX® is a registered trademark of Schmooze Com, Inc.
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