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TMC Presents Two Product of the Year Awards to CounterPath

January 29, 2014

TMC, a global, integrated media company, honored CounterPath Corporation with two product of the year awards for its Bria BlackBerry Edition and the Bria Software as a Service (SaaS) offering.

Rich Tehrani, chief executive officer at TMC, said, “It gives me great pleasure to recognize CounterPath with a 2014 Product of the Year Award for its commitment to excellence and innovation. In the opinion of TMC’s editors, Bria BlackBerry Edition and Bria SaaS are deserving of this outstanding designation. I look forward to continued innovation from CounterPath.”

CounterPath supposedly views these awards from TMC as recognition of its strength in the unified client market.

According to CounterPath, its Bria BlackBerry Edition is a SIP-based softphone that uses a Wi-Fi or cellular data network connection to make and receive calls. It utilizes BlackBerry’s existing contact list in order to enable easy and effective communication management through an intuitive interface. This softphone client is stated to be customized for the BlackBerry Z10, Z30, Q10 or Q5 models and can deliver exceptional voice quality.

The Bria BlackBerry edition is loaded with advanced security features like secure call signaling and audio encryption and also comprises of enhanced audio types including G.711, G.722, iLBC and GSM audio codecs for crystal clear calls. It also has multi-tasking support for background operation, such as fielding incoming calls while using other application.

The Bria Software as a Service (SaaS) offering supposedly blends the functionalities of the Bria for CCS suite of softphones for smartphones, tablets and desktops with CounterPath’s Hosted/Cloud-Based Client Configuration Server (CCS). Enterprises, operators and telecommunication channel partners can use the offering to realize a cost effective system for procuring, distributing, provisioning and managing softphone endpoints.

Todd Carothers, executive vice president of marketing and product at CounterPath, asserted, “It is a notable honor to be recognized by TMC for not one, but two of our recent product offerings. The awards are a testament to the continuing efforts by CounterPath to innovate and build client and server solutions that leverage the latest mobile VoIP and fixed-mobile convergence technology. Our SaaS offering in particular has strongly resonated with the channel as it helps customers, enterprises and operators quickly and easily deploy a seamless, simple and integrated communications solution within their organization or directly to their customers.”

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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