CounterPath Enables Multi Device and OS Clients across Desktop, Tablet and
Mobile for Jive Communications' Customers
Bria softphones extends Jive Communications' hosted VoIP services
beyond hard phones
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/13 --
CounterPath Corporation (TSX:CCV)(NASDAQ:CPAH), a leading developer
of award-winning desktop, tablet and mobile VoIP software products
and solutions, today announced a license agreement for its Bria
softphones with Jive Communications, a leading hosted VoIP and
unified communications provider.
A recent a survey from ITWeb found that while 68% of organizations
are clear on the benefits of unified communications, nearly 50% of
respondents have only limited or early stage adoption of unified
communications. Addressing this growing trend, Jive Communications
will integrate CounterPath's full suite of Bria desktop, mobile and
tablet softphones into Jive's hosted VoIP service to create a
comprehensive unified communications offering that can be easily
adopted by any size organization. A key feature of this service is
access to hosted services across multiple devices and locations. Jive
further supplements this solution with a fully-managed, cloud-based
system that provides new avenues of control, monitoring, and cost
"IP phones are strongly recommended for business of all sizes because
of their depth of features, scalability, smaller hardware
requirements and ease of use compared to traditional phone systems,"
said Michael Sharp, COO at Jive Communications. "We at Jive are
committed to adding capabilities to our hosted VoIP offering, and
with this partnership with CounterPath, we have added a world-class
softphone that can deliver a fully mobilized PBX."
"The way people work is changing - remote workers and business travel
is an increasingly common component of modern businesses. Our Bria
softphones 'put the PBX in the pocket' to ensure connectivity
regardless of location," said Todd Carothers, Executive Vice
President of Marketing and Products at CounterPath. "Partners like
Jive Communications are another sales channel for us to increase
revenue and demonstrate the value of our products."
Jive is leveraging CounterPath's Bria to provide their customers with
an Enterprise OTT (over-the-top)
service that ensures the most
popular devices can conduct real-time communications over any network
- mobile or Wi-Fi. Furthermore, enabling Jive's services on more
devices means their customers can increase productivity and in some
cases lower mobility costs.
CounterPath is a global leader in softphone technology, with tens of
millions of endpoints downloaded. With one of the largest lists of
interoperability with IP PBXs and SIP-based network infrastructure
softswitches, Bria is built toward industry standards with proven
multimedia technology that provides a high-quality, unified
communications experience and voice and video calls over fixed,
mobile and Wi-Fi broadband networks. Bria's ability to use mobile and
Wi-Fi networks gives businesses new options for "always on"
connectivity while realizing cost savings through free Wi-Fi
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 Jive Communications
Founded in 2006, Jive Communications provides enterprise-grade Hosted
VoIP and Unified Communications to businesses and institutions of all
sizes. Jive is rapidly becoming the standard for business
communications worldwide. All of Jive's hosted services run on Jive
Core, their proprietary, cloud-based platform. Jive Core has been
purpose-built from the ground up to deliver the most reliable,
powerful, and economical hosted communication services on the market.
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