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CounterPath Unveils New Bria for BroadWorks Softphone with Single Identity SMS Capability at BroadSoft Connections
Softphone users are now able to send and receive SMS messages using one number for voice and messaging across both desktop and mobile devices
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, BroadSoft Connections 2009 — October 26, 2009 – CounterPath Corporation (TSX-V: CCV; OTCBB: CPAH), a leading provider of desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions, today announced it is demonstrating its Bria for BroadWorks softphone client with SMS messaging capability at BroadSoft Connections 2009 (October 25-28), and with BroadSoft®, providing a trial license to service provider attendees. Bria for BroadWorks with SMS enables users to send SMS messages directly from the Bria for BroadWorks client to mobile phones and to receive SMS messages from mobile phones, using single number identity.
"CounterPath specializes in building unified communication solutions that keep people seamlessly connected across both desktop and mobile environments. With Bria for BroadWorks with SMS and single number identity, we've made it easier than ever for softphone users to communicate with contacts who are using mobile devices and for mobile users to interact with softphone users, effectively expanding the reach of the softphone and providing even more advantages," said Todd Carothers, Vice President Product Management for CounterPath. "We are proud to be working closely with BroadSoft to extend the benefits of Bria for BroadWorks to our joint customer base and to give customers at the event an opportunity to take the softphone and desktop to mobile SMS functionality for a test drive. Statistics show that SMS usage is growing and we expect this to be a valuable feature for any user."
Bria for BroadWorks with SMS is a feature rich, open standards-based softphone that provides VoIP and Video over IP, Instant Messaging (IM), Presence and SMS capabilities in a sleek and easy-to use interface. The SMS component of the solution is powered by CounterPath's Messaging Convergence Gateway (MCG). Bria for BroadWorks with SMS interoperates seamlessly with BroadSoft's BroadWorks® VoIP application platform and when deployed in conjunction with the platform, provides advanced call control capabilities, auto-provisioning and feature integration.
BroadSoft customers attending Connections 2009 can download a free licensed copy of Bria for BroadWorks with SMS, which will be provisioned to operate with a joint service offering provided by BroadSoft and CounterPath for a trial period. Once the client is activated, users can make voice calls and send and receive SMS messages to any mobile phone or landline number (on supporting devices). No matter what method of communication is used, the user will be identified by a single phone number on the receiving end. With this trial, conference attendees will have a unique opportunity to test drive a solution that provides a full mobile to desktop unified communications experience.
"We are pleased that CounterPath has created a softphone solution that is tightly integrated with our BroadWorks platform, making deployment both fast and cost-effective and integration with BroadWorks' advanced communications features seamless," said David Bukovsky, vice president of products at BroadSoft. "Bria for BroadWorks has been well received and this new integration of single identity SMS and MMS messaging provides even more value to our customers and their end users. We are pleased to be working together to offer our customers who are attending Connections an opportunity to experience the benefits of this solution first hand."
Bria for BroadWorks with SMS will be commercially available in spring 2010. Bria for BroadWorks without SMS capability is available for purchase today at the CounterPath online store at www.counterpath.com. More information can be found on CounterPath's website or at BroadSoft's Xtended Marketplace.
CounterPath Corporation is a leading provider of innovative desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions. The company's product suite includes SIP-based softphones, server applications and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to cost-effectively integrate voice, video, presence and Instant Messaging (IM) applications into their VoIP offerings and extend functionality across both fixed and mobile networks.
CounterPath's customers include some of the world's largest telecommunications service providers and network equipment providers including AT&T, Verizon, BT (British Telecommunications PLC), Deutsche Telekom, Cisco Systems, Mitel and Nortel.
BroadSoft®, the world-wide leader of VoIP application software, enables the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. BroadSoft's family of carrier-class products, including its award-winning flagship BroadWorks® technology, empowers wireless, wireline and cable carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that enable them to increase revenue, enhance competitive differentiation and increase customer satisfaction. BroadSoft products deliver the scale, open architecture and reliability that the world's leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical enterprise and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft provides VoIP applications to nine of the top 10 and 15 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide, as measured by recent annual revenue, including KPN, Korea Telecom, Qwest, SingTel, Sprint, Swisscom, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems, and Verizon. For additional information, go to www.broadsoft.com.
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