CounterPath First Independent Software Vendor to Offer Scalable UC Solution for PCoIP Zero ClientsBurnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — June 3, 2014 —
Teradici®, developer of industry-leading PCoIP® technology for virtual workspaces, today announced a partnership with CounterPath Corp. (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: CCV), a leading developer of award-winning desktop, tablet and mobile VoIP client solutions. Together, the companies will deliver the industry’s first scalable unified communications (UC) solution for PCoIP Zero Clients for desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments.
Integration of CounterPath’s market-leading Bria softphone technology into Tera2 PCoIP Zero Clients will culminate in an interoperable UC solution for enterprise customers across the broadest range of SIP-compliant environments, including Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Broadsoft, Cisco, Metaswitch Networks and Mitel, for voice, messaging, presence, contacts and social media. With virtual desktops delivered via PCoIP, all applications and data remain in the data center where they can be centrally managed, with a remote link to the local client device. Users can readily move between devices while preserving their desktop environment, greatly enhancing employee mobility, data security and disaster recovery.
"We’re delighted to be the first independent software vendor to jointly develop and deliver a scalable VoIP unified communications solution for PCoIP Zero Clients," said Donovan Jones, President and CEO, CounterPath. "Our partnership with Teradici expands the reach of CounterPath and highlights the flexibility of our unified communications solution. With more than one and a half million PCoIP Zero Clients deployed in companies across diverse markets, we have a tremendous opportunity – with great potential for acceleration, as VDI and the emerging DaaS markets reach new levels of maturity."
"In collaboration with CounterPath, we’re excited to bring greater flexibility and an enhanced user experience to PCoIP Zero Clients – the most secure, easy-to-manage endpoint devices for virtual workspaces," added Dan Cordingley, President and CEO, Teradici. "Bria softphone solutions have been broadly adopted by more than 400 operators, OEMs and large and small enterprises in more than 50 countries worldwide. CounterPath has a proven track record in delivering a high-quality product with interoperability across a breadth of SIP-compliant network equipment. We’ve selected the right partner at the right time to jointly develop a scalable, robust, cost-effective UC solution."
Development of a joint UC solution for PCoIP Zero Clients by Teradici and CounterPath is underway with an expected release in calendar Q4.
Built for the cloud, ultra-secure PCoIP Zero Clients simplify IT management and displace traditional PCs at a fraction of the cost, eliminating hard drives, CPUs, graphic processors, applications and OS software. Today, Teradici’s ecosystem includes 50 of world’s leading computer manufacturers, delivering PCoIP Zero Clients in a variety of form factors (desktop, laptop, all-in-one monitors) that meet the industry’s strictest enterprise standards for workplace security, performance and ease-of-management.
CounterPath is a global leader in softphone technology, with millions of endpoints downloaded. With unmatched interoperability with IP PBXs and SIP-based application servers, Bria is built toward industry standards with proven multimedia technology that provides a highly-secure, high-quality UC experience to voice and video calls over fixed, mobile and Wi-Fi broadband networks. Bria’s ability to move a UC session, without interruption, between mobile and Wi-Fi networks gives businesses new options for "always on" connectivity while realizing cost savings through enhanced access to free Wi-Fi networks.
Teradici technology is the fabric of the virtual workspace. It powers the spectrum of local, remote, mobile and collaborative work styles, fundamentally simplifying how computing is provisioned, managed, used and deployed throughout virtual and cloud environments, in zero clients, hardware accelerators, standalone workstations and mobile devices. Simple, green, and cost-effective, the Teradici PCoIP virtual workspace architecture delivers a secure, high-definition, highly responsive computing experience.
Teradici customers benefit from a broad PCoIP ecosystem of innovative products and services, and include Fortune 500 enterprises and institutions around the world, local and federal government agencies, and cloud and service providers. Teradici was founded in 2004, and is headquartered in British Columbia. For more information, visit www.teradici.com".
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, Avaya, BroadSoft, BT, Cisco Systems, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, Mitel, NEC, Network Norway, Rogers and Verizon. For more information, visit www.counterpath.com.
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