Laszlo Systems, a global leader in Rich Internet Application (RIA) software and solutions, and CounterPath Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: CTPS), a leading provider of multimedia VoIP softphones and SIP applications, today announced a strategic relationship to bring standards-based voice communications to Laszlo Webtop, The Web 2.0 Desktop™.
The companies are joining forces to build CMC (CounterPath Multimedia Communicator) WebPhone, a softphone that is rapidly furthering Laszlo’s vision of one-click, universal communications by tightly merging the voice application with Webtop’s existing Mail and Contacts applications – all accessible from a single web browser. A live demo of CMC WebPhone, showcasing multi-line VoIP-enabled calls made directly from the Webtop’s rich media interface to a PC or phone, is being featured at Laszlo’s booth during the AJAXWorld Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA from September 24th–26th.
CMC WebPhone is ideal for enterprises, service providers, carriers and small-to-medium sized businesses looking to take advantage of the enhanced functionality and favorable economics of VoIP-based softphones, now being delivered via a cutting-edge, RIA-based interface. As the demo exhibits, CMC WebPhone users will be able to handle multiple calls, including accepting inbound or making outbound; take advantage of call waiting and alerts for incoming calls; and use Webtop’s drag-and-drop capabilities to initiate calls. CMC WebPhone will eventually hook into an integrated instant messaging (IM) functionality within Laszlo Webtop, bringing together the three most commonly used modes of communication on the web today: email, phone and IM.
“Given the rampant demand for a connected online experience to support virtual workforces and on-the-go consumers, VoIP was the natural choice to be the first third-party application to be integrated into our Web 2.0 desktop,” said Antony Campitelli, VP of Marketing, Laszlo Systems. “We’re pleased to be working closely with CounterPath, a worldwide leader in softphone technology, to fully realize the potential of our solution.”
Some of the CMC WebPhone application’s unique features will include:
- Utilization of standards-based SIP protocol that is in demand by nearly all network equipment providers
- Seamless integration with Laszlo Webtop for multimedia functionality across multiple communications-based applications
- Web 2.0-based interface that is built on OpenLaszlo, bringing the best of RIA design to the user experience
- Ability to brand and customize CMC WebPhone to match your company’s look and feel
“The CounterPath and Laszlo partnership demonstrates how both companies are committed to enhancing the way businesses communicate and collaborate by developing a simple, unified communications solution for Webtop users,” said Donovan Jones, President of CounterPath Solutions. “CounterPath works closely with its partners to develop and integrate multimedia applications, such as voice, video and instant messaging, into their existing software.”
CMC WebPhone will be available for general release later this year. To see a live demo or to request more information about CMC WebPhone, contact CounterPath Solutions at email@example.com or Laszlo Systems at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Laszlo Webtop, visit www.laszlosystems.com/go/webtop.
Since 2003, CounterPath Solutions, Inc. has been creating value for its clients with the development of innovative multimedia VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) softphones and SIP applications. CounterPath has a flexible, user friendly and feature-rich product suite, which enables its clients to cost-effectively integrate or bundle voice, video, presence and IM applications into their VoIP solutions. The company’s clients include some of the world’s largest telecommunications service providers and network equipment providers including AT&T, BT (British Telecommunications PLC), Alcatel-Lucent and Cisco Systems. Additional information about CounterPath and its products and services is available at mrkt-stg.counterpath.com.
About Laszlo Systems
Laszlo Systems is a global leader of rich Internet application (RIA) solutions. Its flagship commercial product, Laszlo Webtop, provides the industry’s fastest path for delivering multiple Web 2.0-based RIA applications that seamlessly interact across popular browsers and devices. Laszlo is also the original developer of OpenLaszlo, the premier open source RIA development platform used by tens of thousands of developers worldwide. Laszlo’s software and solutions have been universally adopted by corporations and service providers, ranging from the Fortune 100 to smaller-sized businesses, and extend across the consumer, enterprise, education and government industries. For more information about San Mateo, Calif.-based Laszlo Systems, visit www.laszlosystems.com.