Vancouver, BC, Canada — October 26, 2016
CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: CCV), a global provider of award-winning over-the-top (OTT) Unified Communications solutions for enterprises and carriers, today announced the launch of Bria X – https://www.bria-x.com/. The offering is targeted to CounterPath’s X-Lite community and existing e-store users of over 60,000 small and medium business customers – combined representing millions of deployed licenses. Bria X provides a seamless communication experience delivering secure messaging, presence, screen sharing, voice and video across compatible call servers already deployed within millions of enterprises today. The offering also includes clients built upon CounterPath’s flagship Bria product line for desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
“With the global rise of BYOD and remote or location flexible workers, cloud-based unified communications will become the foundation of collaboration and communication between employees using different networks, call server platforms and devices,” said Donovan Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer at CounterPath. “Bria X is designed to provide businesses with the ability to easily provision teams within a self-management web portal, while empowering employee communication by removing technology barriers – all while enriching their collaboration experience on the device of their choice”.
Highly interoperable and built with enterprise-grade security, Bria X can be deployed within a business or enterprise environment by leveraging a centralized provisioning server empowered by CounterPath’s Stretto platform. Key features include:
- Secure Messaging – Customers have the ability to send and receive secure messages that synchronizes across all their devices.
- Presence – Customize a presence status of select from a list of status indicators including Available, Busy, Away, On the Phone and more to reduce communication delays.
- Seamless Onboarding – From one to many users: Bria X manages provisioning via a user-friendly portal to ensure they have control of all the specific settings required to manage their clients.
- Integrated Collaboration – Screen-sharing combined with one-to-one and group messaging with HD video calls keeps collaboration alive across a scattered and segmented workforce. Enterprise users can communicate and collaborate any way, any time and across any device.
Bria X is currently offered as an invitation-only closed beta and is expected to become generally available in November. The solution is expected to sell for a low monthly subscription and will provide users with up to three clients (any mix of desktop, tablet, mobile) and will support voice and video against most SIP-based call servers and VoIP service providers. Bria X also includes provisioning, screen sharing, messaging and presence services—all available in a single, seamless interface.
This news release contains “forward-looking statements”. Statements in this news release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, outlook, expectations or intentions regarding the future including (1) the Company’s expectation that with the global rise of BYOD and remote or location flexible workers, cloud-based unified communications will become the foundation of collaboration and communication between employees using different networks, call server platforms and devices and (2) the Company’s expectation that Bria X will become generally available in November. It is important to note that actual outcomes and the Company’s actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others: (1) the variability in CounterPath’s sales from reporting period to reporting period due to extended sales cycles as a result of selling CounterPath’s products through channel partners or the length of time of deployment of CounterPath’s products by its customers, (2) the Company’s ability to manage its operating expenses, which may adversely affect its financial condition, (3) the Company’s ability to remain competitive as other better financed competitors develop and release competitive products, (4) a decline in the Company’s stock price or insufficient investor interest in the Company’s securities which may impact the Company’s ability to raise additional financing as required or be delisted from a stock exchange on which its common stock trades, (5) the impact of intellectual property litigation that could materially and adversely affect CounterPath’s business, (6) the success by the Company of the sales of its current and new products, (7) the impact of technology changes on the Company’s products and industry, (8) the failure to develop new and innovative products using the Company’s technologies, and (9) the potential dilution to shareholders or overhang on the Company’s share price of its outstanding stock options. Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures outlined in the Company’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, or in the annual reports on Form 10-K, and the Company’s other disclosure documents filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov and the Company’s interim and annual filings and other disclosure documents filed from time-to-time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
CounterPath Unified Communications solutions are changing the face of telecommunications. An industry and user favorite, Bria softphones for desktop, tablet and mobile devices, together with Stretto Platform™ server solutions, enable operators, OEMs and enterprises large and small around the globe to offer a seamless and unified over-the-top (OTT) communications experience across both fixed and mobile networks. The Bria and Stretto combination enables an improved user experience as an overlay to the most popular UC and IMS telephony and applications servers on the market today. 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 AT&T, Avaya, BroadSoft, BT, Cisco Systems, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, Mitel, NEC, Network Norway, Nokia, Rogers and Verizon. Visit mrkt-stg.counterpath.com.
About Bria X
Bria X is currently offered as an invitation-only closed beta and is expected to become generally available in November. The solution is expected to sell for a low monthly subscription and will provide users with up to three clients (any mix of desktop, tablet, mobile) that support voice and video against most SIP-based call servers or VoIP service providers. Bria X also includes screen sharing, messaging and presences services—all available within a single, seamless interface. For more information on Bria X, visit https://www.bria-x.com/.
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