YFonGlobal, a leading edge provider of turn-key social network systems, and CounterPath Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: CTPS), the leading provider of VoIP (Voice over IP) and Video over IP SIP softphones, today announced that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership to integrate CounterPath’s award-winning softphone technology into wyndstorm™ — YFonGlobal’s social network and social media product offering.
“By partnering with CounterPath in integrating their calling technology, wyndstorm™ customers and community members will enjoy the most advanced, secure and collaborative communication environment available on the market today,” said Marian Sabety, President and CEO of YFonGlobal. “YFonGlobal is thrilled to launch this latest version of wyndstorm™, which is among the first platforms in the social network industry to offer integrated voice/video calling and Instant Messaging (IM) capabilities, enabling customers to offer a more dynamic and interactive communication experience to their members.”
As a result of this collaboration, members of private-labeled wyndstorm™ social networks will be able to engage in Instant Messaging, and make and receive voice and video calls with other wyndstorm™ community members worldwide. Users will also have an option to make international voice and video calls to people outside the wyndstorm™ community. Popular CounterPath softphone features including Caller ID, Conferencing, Call Waiting, Voice Mail, Call Logs and Do Not Disturb, will be included in the integrated product. The new capabilities will be available to users on both Windows and Mac operating systems.
“CounterPath’s collaboration with YFonGlobal presents the marketplace with another example of the increasing convergence of social media and collaborative desktop applications featuring high-quality voice and video calling,” said Mark Klagenberg, Director of Sales at CounterPath. “The integration of our feature-rich softphone takes interactive online collaboration to a dynamic new level, significantly adding to the value of the user experience. We look forward to working with YFonGlobal in delivering advanced communications to members of the communities enabled by their wyndstorm™ product.”
The first implementation of this integrated social network and calling solution will be MyGK, a 1.6 million international student online community (www.goldenkey.org), launching in May 2007 with a focus on safe collaboration, search and sharing.
About YFonGlobal, LLC and wyndstorm™
YFonGlobal, a Washington D.C.-based company, provides turnkey social networking technology tightly integrated with Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) IP network solutions for affinity marketing leaders. Using their wyndstorm™ hosted application, clients can rapidly tailor and privately brand their custom social network by selecting from over 22 pre-built, pre-tested function modules. wyndstorm™ provides search, security, click-to-call, consumer-posted content licensing, and other value-add features that provide high value collaboration and programming for private brand marketing. For more information about YFonGlobal, LLC, visit www.yfonglobal.com.
CounterPath Solutions, Inc., formerly Xten Networks, Inc., is a developer of award-winning, carrier-grade VoIP and Video over IP SIP softphones for telecom and Internet telephony service providers, cable operators, IP-PBX manufacturers and infrastructure manufacturers. CounterPath’s SIP softphones and softphone SDKs (Software Development Kits), which provide VoIP, Video over IP, IM (Instant Messaging) and Presence functionality and can be preconfigured to our customer’s VoIP service, are predominantly licensed on a per seat or per subscriber basis, either co-branded or private labeled. CounterPath’s technology is deployed by over 250 customers in more than 50 countries. Additional information about CounterPath and CounterPath’s products and services is available at mrkt-stg.counterpath.com.