CounterPath Announces Availability of Stretto Platform and its Commercial Service Launch by Major US Operator
September 18, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsVancouver, BC, Canada - CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) (TSX: CCV), a leading developer of award-winning UC over-the-top (OTT) solutions for desktop, tablet and mobile solutions for operators and enterprises, today announced the commercial availability of its Stretto Platform™, a gateway, messaging and provisioning server platform that enables enterprises and operators to rapidly build and deploy flexible Enterprise and Operator OTT solutions for an enriched user experience. Based on CounterPath's proven Client Configuration Server (CCS) and Network Configuration Gateway (NCG) server technologies, Stretto offers enterprises and operators a stable and flexible platform from which to launch and manage advanced UC functionality. CounterPath also announced today that MegaPath, a leading provider of managed voice, data, security and cloud services in North America, selected CounterPath's Stretto Platform and Bria clients as the underlying technology for its newly released Unified Communications service offering.
MegaPath's expansive North American sales channel, which includes a direct sales force, IT consultants, solution providers, value-added resellers and Master Agents, can now offer their SMB and enterprise customers advanced UC functionality as part of MegaPath's Hosted Voice offering. The MegaPath solution, which integrates IP voice telephony capabilities with enhanced collaboration features such as screen sharing, presence, instant messaging, SMS text messaging, and video conferencing, enables users to communicate using one streamlined application and one business VoIP number across their smartphone, tablet and desktop devices.
"Today's enterprises are looking for solutions that not only provide mobility but also extend the corporate IT environment to the smartphone or tablet, enabling fluid communication and collaboration and a great user experience," said John Scarborough, Senior VP of Marketing and Product Management for MegaPath. "In selecting CounterPath's Bria technology and Stretto Platform, we have achieved an intuitive user interface with integrated collaborative capabilities such as one-click screen sharing and point-of-presence information, giving our customers a clear edge in the competitive enterprise and SMB market."
"MegaPath is at the forefront of a unified communications industry which is evolving rapidly," said Todd Carothers, EVP of Marketing and Products at CounterPath. "UC as a Service (UCaaS), that is, the integration of UC services such as telephony, unified messaging, conferencing with collaboration platforms and applications, is enabling businesses to streamline and mobilize communications in a way that provides immense value to not only organizations but also their end users. We are excited to continue our partnership with MegaPath as they expand their innovative solution offerings to their wide-reaching channels."
The CounterPath Stretto Platform allows operators and enterprises to manage and enhance OTT communications solutions by tightly coupling Bria desktop and mobile softphone clients with client provisioning, network convergence, and messaging and presence services, while providing real-time analytics. The solution is flexible, modular and agnostic to existing network elements, enabling both new and existing solution augmentations to session border controllers (SBCs), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) components, VoIP switches, PBXs and cloud communication services.
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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.
For more information about CounterPath's Bria softphone applications and provisioning solutions, visit: www.counterpath.com/products.
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