CounterPath Awarded Subsequent Patent to Enhance VoIP Call Handoff from Data or
Wi-Fi Networks to Cellular Networks
Patent strengthens CounterPath's position as a leader in Unified
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/27/14 --
CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH)(TSX: CCV), a leading developer
of award-winning desktop, tablet and mobile VoIP software products
and solutions, today announced that it has been awarded patent No. US
8,737,351 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Titled "Methods
and systems for reducing MAC layer handoff latency in wireless
networks", this patent is concerned with improving latency issues
when completing a handoff to a wireless network.
The primary benefit of this patent is that it enables CounterPath to
implement technologies which significantly reduce the time taken to
switch VoIP calls from Wi-Fi to mobile networks. The delay
experienced by users of other solutions is sometimes so large that
they believe the call has dropped. This patent covers the technology
concerned with reducing that frustrating delay, enabling a more
fluid, seamless call to proceed when mobile users transit between a
Wi-Fi and mobile network.
"CounterPath offers the most comprehensive set of features available
in a softphone client today," said Donovan Jones, President and CEO
of CounterPath. "This patent adds to CounterPath's intellectual
property portfolio and protects our partners and customers in the
rapidly growing mobile and enterprise Over the Top (OTT) markets.
When matched with CounterPath hosted gateway and provisioning
solutions, it represents a firm commitment to improving the mobility
options most requested by enterprise and consumer users today."
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.
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