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SKYPE FOR BUSINESS
FEATURE PACK

Enterprise calling meets Skype for Business messaging and presence

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Skype for Business Feature Pack

Overview

The Skype for Business Feature Pack combines the power of CounterPath’s Bria Windows Desktop softphone - enabling superior quality enterprise voice and video calling – with Skype for Business’ messaging and presence support. Available as a branding option for purchases of over 200 licenses, the Skype for Business Feature Pack lets users streamline all of their communications in one, easy to navigate interface and realize enhanced productivity and collaboration with their contacts.

Additionally, the Skype for Business Feature Pack can be enhanced with an optional hosted Stretto™ Collaboration service from CounterPath, enabling users to make HD video conference calls and share their screen with up to 200 participants.

Built on SIP and open standards, Bria has proven interoperability with many of the industry's standard platforms and devices, including Asterisk, Cisco, FreePBX, Mitel and others. It also includes features specifically designed for business and enterprise users, and can be deployed within an enterprise environment either by manual configuration or by using the Provisioning Module of CounterPath's Stretto Platform™.

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To inquire about Skype for Business Feature Pack, please submit a Sales Request Form and a CounterPath representative will contact you with more information.

Features

The Skype for Business Feature Pack is available in the following ten languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, Japanese and Russian.

Voice and Video Calling

  • Make HD voice and conference calls using G.722, SILK HD and Opus VBR (variable bit rate) voice codecs (among many others)
  • View, send and receive ultra high-definition HD video up to 1080p using H.264 and VP8 codecs
  • Detachable, full screen video window
  • Standard telephony features include single click to call, speakerphone, mute and ability to transfer, 3 way calls, forward and hold calls
  • Set display and sound alerts for incoming calls
  • Hide your ID for calls
  • Employ "Do Not Disturb" function for audio and video calls
  • Missed calls indicator
  • Support for voicemail with Message Waiting Indicator (MWI)

Instant Messaging (IM) & Presence

  • Supports Skype for Business account for messaging and presence
  • See Skype for Business contact presence status in real time
  • Send messages to Skype for Business contacts from within Bria
  • 1:1 and group chat support
  • Hyperlink preview in messages
  • Search messages for contacts or keywords

Enhanced Contact Management

  • Manage, sort and filter contacts with support for contact avatars
  • Skype for Business contacts are indicated with a Skype logo overlay
  • Synchronize your contacts with Microsoft Outlook® personal address book
  • Create groups for local and Skype for Business contacts and move contacts between respective groups
  • Contacts can belong to more than one group, however you can not mix local and Skype for Business contacts within the same group
  • Skype for Business Favorites and Other Contacts groups are locked to the Contact List
  • Set a default contact method for each contact
  • Add a contact during a call

Optimized Interface

  • Focused around your address book, Bria's contact-centric interface gives you more ways to make, receive and manage your calls and IMs
  • Navigate Contacts, Favorites, History and Dialpad with just a click of your mouse
  • Scale Bria to different sizes to maximize space on your desktop
  • Detach and return panels to the on-screen phone

Advanced Interoperability and Configuration

  • Open standards based
  • Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) based signaling for all interactive media sessions
  • Multiple account integration including local or company directories (LDAP/Active Directory) along with Skype for Business account (up to 10 accounts total)
  • High compression codec support
  • Support leading USB and Bluetooth device manufacturers such as Plantronics, Jabra, Sennheiser and Logitech. For a list of all supported devices please visit: www.counterpath.com/interoperable-products.html

Security and Network Traversal

  • Secure communications across voice, video and messaging
  • Over the last decade, CounterPath has earned the trust of Fortune 500, Governments, Health providers and small businesses alike to help in securing their calls and protecting their server info regardless of device, network or location.
  • Advanced security with signaling and media encryption via TLS and SRTP
  • Firewall traversal and compliance with the latest standards (ICE, STUN, & TURN)
  • Secure connection to provisioning, messaging/presence servers

Requirements

Please review the following Service and System Requirements prior to purchasing the Skype for Business Feature Pack.

Service Requirements

You must have SIP-based call server (IP Centrex or IP PBX) or VoIP service subscription with a local service provider or ISP in order to make audio or video calls with Bria.

System Requirements


Processor Minimum: Core 2 Duo 2.1 GHz
Recommended: i5 / i7 2.4 GHz and above
Memory Minimum: 4GB RAM
Recommended: 8 GB RAM and above
Hard Disk Space 400 MB (Install/Upgrade, 200 MB operation)
Operating system Windows 7 (SP1)
Windows 8.1 (desktop mode)
Windows 10 (creators update required)
Connection IP network connection (broadband, LAN, wireless); Constant Internet connection
Audio Device Full-duplex, 16-bit or use USB headset

 
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