CounterPath Unveils Bria Updates and New Features to Bolster its Enterprise
Company announces updated Bria desktop, tablet and smart phone
solution for the BroadWorks platform plus a preview of new features
including screen sharing and an Outlook plug-in
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/18/13 --
CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ:CPAH)(TSX:CCV), a leading developer
of award-winning desktop, tablet and mobile VoIP software products
and solutions, today announced its Bria desktop and mobility
solutions set has been further strengthened for the enterprise by
increased integration with BroadSoft's BroadWorks(R) Platform and the
addition of soon-to-be-released features such as screen sharing and
an Outlook(R) plug-in, adding even more value to business users both
in the office and on the go.
Based on a report by Gartner, the market is validating that
enterprises are increasingly deploying solutions that provide unified
user experiences across all devices. The report confirms enterprises
spent $17.5 billion on unified communications infrastructure (UC) in
2012, including key sectors where CounterPath Bria plays, such as
telephony, video infrastructure, and unified messaging. By 2016, the
expansion of enterprise unified communications to mobile devices
helps grow the market to over $20 billion.
CounterPath's Bria desktop, tablet and mobile UC softphones include
many features specifically designed with the enterprise user in mind,
such as LDAP/Active Directory integration, company chat rooms for
online conferences and meetings and heavyweight security options with
SRTP for media encryption. Bria is also highly interoperable with one
of the most widely deployed enterprise communications platforms,
BroadSoft's BroadWorks, making it the softphone solution of choice
for enterprises worldwide.
Today, the new updates to the BroadWorks feature set for Bria make it
more tightly integrated than ever to meet the needs of the
enterprise. Highlights of the solution include:
-- Available for Windows and Mac desktops and iOS, Android and BlackBerry
smartphones and tablets.
-- Features an intuitive user interface designed specifically for an
effortless and consistent user experience, and which is highly
customizable by the c
-- Supports feature browsers that utilize BroadWorks-based User Service
Management, Call History and Contact Directory.
-- Optimized to work with the BroadWorks Device Management System (DMS) to
provide provisioning such as single sign-on and updates/upgrades.
-- Supports BroadSoft's N-way Conferencing Solution that provides the
capability to incrementally join up to 15 participants into a call.
-- Includes several SIP extensions to provide seamless operation with
existing BroadSoft applications including BLF SIP extensions.
-- Certified and validated to work with BroadWorks Platform R14 SP9
onwards, R16, R17.
-- Employs heavy-weight security and codec options making it carrier-grade
CounterPath is also putting the final touches on a brand new screen
sharing feature. Screen sharing, or desktop sharing, is becoming an
increasingly important collaboration tool for business. The screen
sharing feature within the Bria desktop client will allow business
users to share their screen with another participant or an entire
group with just one click. The invitation can be sent via IM, email,
Twitter, Facebook or Clipboard, and the screen sharing session is
highly secure and fully automated.
Also coming soon is a new Bria Add-in for Outlook which integrates
the Bria softphone directly into users' Outlook workspace. With a
streamlined user interface, the plug-in allows business users to call
and message contacts, see contacts' presence and access voicemail all
within their Outlook window, greatly increasing the speed and
efficiency with which business users can communicate.
"The new Bria solution suite now supports all of the 'must-have'
BroadWorks features across all desktop, tablet and smart phone
platforms, making it the ideal solution for enterprises to improve
productivity without compromising security or functionality. Our
products are designed to provide employees with an intuitive,
consumer-minded interface while also incorporating a robust back-end
geared to the needs of IT managers and CIOs," said Todd Carothers,
EVP of Marketing and Products, CounterPath. "Bria continues to be a
leading enterprise solution as we continue to add features that are
indispensable to business users such as Outlook integration and the
ability to quickly and effortlessly screen share."
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 about CounterPath's Bria softphone applications
and provisioning solutions, visit: www.counterpath.com/products.
Hill + Knowlton Strategies
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