VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 13, 2014) - CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ:CPAH)(TSX:CCV), an award-winning provider of desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Bria Cloud Solution suite, a radical new way of providing a fully provisioned, unified communication solution for small and medium businesses. A subscription-based offering, Bria Cloud Solutions enable IT managers to easily deploy, manage and provision softphone clients across all desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
By 2017, approximately 20% of IT spending on software will be on Software as a Service (SaaS) - based alternatives to traditional, on-premises applications according to a recent Gartner report1. CounterPath's Bria Cloud solution is centered around the company's ability to provide a fully featured softphone software client that is always up-to-date with the latest product features and updates, is automatically provisioned on the CounterPath Client Configuration Server (CCS), and can be managed directly from the cloud via the company's customer subscription portal store.
Bria Cloud Solution subscription membership includes:
- Access to download and install Bria softphone clients for desktop (Mac and Windows), tablets (iOS and Android), and smartphones (iOS, Android and BlackBerry)
- A complete unified communications solution endpoint that incorporates voice, video, messaging and presence capabilities, all over an award-winning interface
- Automatic cloud-based provisioning tools that enable IT administrators to quickly deploy a scalable secure solution
- Ongoing innovation that provides members with the most up-to-date softphone features and services
- Constant updates for new device support for mobiles and tablets
"Bria Cloud Solution members receive full access to the entire portfolio of softphone client features and provisioning services - everything they need to connect and communicate at work, home, or on the road - at a breakthrough subscription price," said Todd Carothers, EVP Marketing and Products, CounterPath. "Bria Cloud will allow our customers to unleash the industry's most innovative, unified communications client solution within their organization and instantly begin realizing increased productivity, better collaboration and enhanced communication against a number of existing IP-PBX solutions available on the market today."
Bria Cloud is an extension of the company's existing cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) mobility solutions that are already available to enterprise and commercial customers via CounterPath's direct sales team. With the addition of Bria Cloud, the same capability is now available direct from the company's online store. The company's enterprise-ready SaaS softphone clients have already cracked the mass distribution code for this market, and with the addition of desktop clients and the extension of solutions availability to the SMBs, Bria Cloud makes it easy for the channel to help customers roll out softphones to employees quickly and effortlessly.
Bria Cloud subscription membership is available today to customers across the globe. Pricing for the Bria Cloud Solution membership ranges from US$15.50 to US$34.25 per year based on annual membership and depending on type and number of device requirements. To learn more, please visit www.counterpath.com/store/bria-cloud-solutions.
1 - Gartner, Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2013 Update, Nov 2013
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.