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CounterPath Launches Linux Softphone

New Bria 3.0 for Linux to debut in July. Enterprises now have a single, cost-effective application platform enabling VoIP across Embedded Products, Linux, Mac and Windows OS’

CounterPath Launches Linux Softphone

Vancouver, BC, Canada — July 28, 2014CounterPath Corporation (TSX-V: CCV; OTCBB: CPAH), an award-winning provider of desktop and mobile voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) software solutions, today announced Bria for Linux.

Already deployed by two Fortune 500 companies, the new retail version of the Bria for Linux softphone client, Bria 3.0, now natively supports Linux, Mac and Windows, giving enterprises a new option for extending VoIP across multiple operating systems and a broad range of devices by leveraging the CounterPath SDK and media engine. This expanded breadth gives CounterPath customers unprecedented flexibility when implementing VoIP in their organizations, enabling them to reduce communications and travel costs, while improving productivity and responsiveness.

Bria for Linux is also available for embedded products ranging from voice terminals and mobile handsets all the way to set-top boxes in addition to the desktop and laptop softphone versions.

Bria for Linux features include support for:

  • Multiple VoIP accounts
  • Ubuntu 9.10 & 10.04, the world’s most widely used Linux distribution
  • A wide variety of codecs, including G.711 u/aLaw, iLBC, Speex, Speex WB, GSM, DV14, DV14 WB and L16 PCM WB
  • LDAP
  • Echo cancellation, reduced background noise, automatic gain control (AGC) and other mechanisms that enable clear, lifelike audio
  • DTMF via RFC 2833 and in-band/out-of-band DTMF
  • Speakerphone
  • Provisioning server

“The addition of Linux highlights CounterPath’s commitment to ensuring that our softphones are robust, scalable and feature-rich, working across any platform, including both desktop or embedded,” said Todd Carothers, vice president of product management, CounterPath. “The market for VoIP applications is a growing market segment for CounterPath as we steadily expand our hardware and software offerings as the new Bria for Linux demonstrates.”

Pricing & Availability

Bria for Linux will be available worldwide in late July for a suggested retail price of US$49.95. Bria for Linux will be sold through the CounterPath Store CounterPath’s sales team and select CounterPath Authorized Resellers.


About CounterPath
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, and Mitel.

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