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Contact: February 2, 2010



CounterPath Launches Bria 3.0 Multimedia Communications VoIP Softphone available for Mac and Windows

bria version 3.0

HD video, enhanced security and other advanced features enhance employee productivity and collaboration while reducing enterprise costs

VANCOUVER – February 2, 2010 – CounterPath Corporation (TSX-V: CCV; OTCBB: CPAH), is a long time world renowned leader in providing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) software solutions for both desktops and mobile devices, has announced today of the release of it’s latest and most advance version of its multimedia communications softphone, the Bria 3.0 softphone. It is available for both Windows and Mac operating systems. New features of the Bria 3.0 include high-definition (HD) video, personal user customization, presence alert and some added troubleshooting tools where were all designed to bring your VoIP phone experience to the next level with its wide range of valuable features.

The Bria 3.0 softphone is CounterPath’s first softphone based on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and .net for Windows, and Cocoa for Mac, which prides itself to have a very flexible user interface framework available today. Such infrastructure allows users to have an unprecedented experience which includes graphical user interface (GUI) features like support for rich media, wide range of customization options and transparancy.

 

The Bria 3.0 softphone is CounterPath’s first softphone based on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and .net for Windows, and Cocoa for Mac, which prides itself to have a very flexible user interface framework available today. Such infrastructure allows users to have an unprecedented experience which includes graphical user interface (GUI) features like support for rich media, wide range of customization options and transparancy.

 

With the increasing popularity of Mac computers, the Bria 3.0 softphone is the first Bria version to be available for Mac. According to statistical data, around 80% of business firms have Mac on their network. In the consumer and enterprise markets, Mac shipments increase in a total of $24 in the 4th Quarter of 2009.

 

The Bria 3.0 softphone is based on open industry standards such as Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), an infrastructure which streamlines integration with Internet telephony service provider solutions and PBXs systems, both SIP-enabled and legacy platforms. The Bria 3.0 softphone has proven interoperability with prominent VoIP equipment manufacturers, hosted PBX and system integrators promise fast, cost-effective deployments, so enterprises can instantaneously empower employee productivity and lessen travel and communications expenditures.


Bria 3.0’s key features include:

  • HD video enables users to view, send and receive video in high-resolution HD (1280x720p) video
    Improved usability, including a simpler design, a variety of layout options and improved task flow for transfers, conferencing and multi-call handling
  • Presence Alert allows you to select a contact or group of contacts and be notified when their phone and presence status changes
  • Directory (LDAP/ADSI) integration
  • Support for plug-and-play, Human Interface Device (HID)-compliant devices, with the option to personalize buttons to control Bria (Windows version only)
  • A troubleshooting assistant that identifies common softphone and VoIP issues, with notification and resolution tools
  • Additional security features, including support for a greater variety of network topologies, improved firewall traversal and compliance with the latest ICE/STUN/TURN security options
  • Contact synchronization with Microsoft Outlook® personal address books
  • Bridged Line Appearance support for workgroups allows members to pick up or join other calls
  • Improved APIs to support Command Line Interface integration and information transfer between different applications, such as contact support for customer relation management applications

"Last year, enterprise users of Bria gave three messages that changed Bria’s future: Mac users are increasing, they are loyal to OS X and lastly, they need multimedia communications tools intended for Mac,” said Todd Carothers, CounterPath’s Vice-President of Product. “With its new version, the Bria 3.0 softphone will deliver the needs of consumers by providing unsurpassed combination of user-friendly design, wish-list-features that any CIO would dream of, all at a time when businesses are more focused than ever on increasing the power of VoIP to decrease communications costs and increase their bottom line."

 

About Counterpath

CounterPatch Corporation is a dominant state-of-the-art VoIP software products and solutions provider for desktop and mobile devices. CounterPath product line includes SIP-based softphones, server applications, Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions which allow service providers, enterprises and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to integrate voice, video, present and Instant Messaging applications into their VoIP solutions and widen functionality through fixed and mobile networks at the least cost. Clients of CounterPath include some of the world’s largest telecommunications service providers and network equipment providers such as AT&T, Verizon, BT (British Telecommunications PLC), Deutsche Telekom, Cisco Systems and Mitel.

 

About Marshall VoIP:

Marshall VoIP Solutions, Inc. (MVSI) is a leading VoIP service provider in the United States specializing in IP PBX systems, SIP lines, VoIP gateway, VoIP phones, IP phones or Internet Phones (handset and softphones), wireless VoIP, Mobile VoIP, and VoIP accessories such as VoIP headsets. Marshall VoIP believes that communication is what links everyone in the business world. Marshall VoIP aims to help its customers run their businesses through smarter and better communications by providing advance VoIP technology which allow them to save up to 50%-80% or thousands of dollars from their telecommunications expenses. Marshall VoIP partners with renowned VoIP leaders such as 3CX, Cordia, snom and CounterPath to ensure that it provides only the latest, most advance and the best there is in VoIP technology. Marshall VoIP has officers across the United States and the Philippines.

 

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