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E911 on Mobile VoIP is Seriously Broken - Here's How to Fix It

I moderated an interesting session at ITEXPO on E911 with a focus on cloud-based hosted IP-PBXs. Hosted PBX providers offer their customers significant cost savings and an advanced telephony features while eliminating the need for customers to procure and...

Bria Android Edition Adds Video Calling (Finally!)

CounterPath today announced they've added video calling to its Bria Android Edition mobile softphone, which is now available in the Google Play app store. It's been two years since Counterpath for Android was launched, so video calling has been a...

SoftPhone.com New Cloud VoIP Offering - Invite Only

Interesting new web-based VoIP offering I came across via CounterPath's Todd Carother's Google+ status update. The website is softphone.com and according to a whois lookup is indeed owned by CounterPath. Check out the website description: Coming soon is a new...

Bria VoIP Softphone now available on iTunes

CounterPath's Bria 3, a VoIP softphone app is now available for purchase on iTunes. Bria 3 is a softphone that enables you make voice and video calls from your Mac or PC. The ability to make this software purchase directly...

Rebtel Mobile VoIP app hops between 3G and WiFi/data Networks

Rebtel just launched version 2.0 of its free iPhone app, which allows users to make and receive free international calls using WiFi, 3G, or local minutes. TechCrunch discusses Rebtels's "new proprietary technology called “KeepTalking”, which allows users to transition (mid-call,...

CounterPath Hosted Service Delivers Over-the-Top Fixed Mobile Services

Today, Counterpath launched a hosted service that enables wireline operators to deliver voice and SMS to any mobile phone on any mobile network. Their NCG Exchange product gives telcos, cable operators, hosted VoIP providers, Internet Telephony service providers, CLECs and...

CounterPath Partner Program for ITSPs Aims to Simplify Mobile VoIP Deployments

Tomorrow, CounterPath Corporation will announce their ITSP Partner Program for mobile softphones. Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs) will now be able to certify their service with CounterPath's Bria iPhone Edition Softphone and an added benefit is simplified provisioning for...

CounterPath Releases Bria 3.2

Update: According to a CounterPath spokesperson, "Counterpath had to delay the launch of the Bria 3.2 update to the end of this month."CounterPath Corporation today released Bria 3.2, with enhanced enterprise features, internal chat rooms, and multiple account integration support....

Zipring VoIP Phone Service Launches

Erik Lagerway, who has worked at CounterPath (X-lite fame), blogged for TMC, and has other VoIP street creds to his name launched a new venture today called zipring. It kind of reminds me a bit of Google Voice, but I...

G.722 Now Available on CounterPath's Bria iPhone Client

CounterPath has upgraded a number of features on its Bria iPhone Edition client.  (check out my previous demo of the Bria for iPhone client) Some of the top new features include: - The much anticipated G.722 codec- Added Noise Reduction-...

Severe iOS 4.2 VoIP Ringing Bug Fixed

If you upgraded your iPhone to iOS 4.2 and you run any VoIP application in the background, the ringer will continue to ring even after the call is answered. Apps such as CounterPath's Bria, Line2, and other VoIP apps are...

CounterPath Demos iPhone to Nexus One Call Switching from VoIP to Cellular & Back

I met with Todd Carothers, VP of Product Management at TMC's ITEXPO in Los Angeles to hear about Counterpath's latest patents and new product offerings. Todd gave me one of the coolest demos of mobile VoIP I've ever seen! I...

Mykola Konrad Overview of Sonus Networks

I met with Sonus Networks' Mykola Konrad, Director, Enterprise Management at ITEXPO today. It's not every day that I get to meet someone who formerly worked on the Microsoft Surface product, a very cool technology. It's basically an extra-large iPad...

Counterpath Granted Patent Covering Single Number Identity

Today CounterPath announced that it has been granted a key patent to assigning single-number identity across multiple devices and networks. Patent number 7,804,821 granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office enables CounterPath customers the ability to use the same...

CounterPath Adds Multiple SIP Account Support to iPhone App

Back in June, I mentioned that CounterPath told me they were working on a multiple SIP account version of their iPhone/iPad/iTouch application. That day has arrived!CounterPath today announced the availability of Bria iPhone Edition Version 1.1 for Apple's iPhone, iPad...

CounterPath Updates Bria for Mac and Windows

Tomorrow, CounterPath is announcing a new release of its softphone client, Bria, one of my favorite SIP clients for the PC and the iPhone. Bria 3.1 for both Mac and Windows will feature UI enhancements, broadcast IM and SMS and...

CounterPath Launches VoIP App for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

CounterPath, one of the early pioneers of SIP softphones, just launched Bria iPhone Edition for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Bria iPhone Edition works over both 3G and Wi-Fi networks and is the first SIP softphone on the...

CounterPath Announces Linux Softphone

Today, CounterPath has announced its Bria for Linux softphone client. Bria for Linux will support multiple VoIP accounts, LDAP, a wide variety of codecs and more. The new Bria 3.0 for Linux will debut next month, however CounterPath said it...

CounterPath Launches NomadicPBX, a Mobile Enterprise Convergence Application

Today, CounterPath launched its Nomadic PBX application, which seamlessly connects all employees' mobile phones via a mobile network-based service. The NomadicPBX application is a presence-based, fixed and mobile voice, and instant messaging/short message service (IM/SMS) technology mashup with enterprise-ready features....

CounterPath Launches Bria for Microsoft Outlook integrating VoIP with Outlook Contacts

CounterPath Corporation announced the launch of Bria for Microsoft Outlook, which integrates CounterPath's softphone technology directly into Microsoft Outlook. CounterPath also makes the popular (& free) SIP client called X-Lite.The toolbar gives users easy access to VoIP call control aling...

Fonality Targets Call Centers with Advanced Call Center Features

I met with Fonality CEO Chris Lyman at ITEXPO and he gave me a demo of HUD 3.0, which includes some very advanced call center features. HUD 3.0 now not only displays the queues, but it lets you drag-and-drop individual...

3CX Free SIP Softphone

3CX has announced the release of a totally free new VoIP softphone called 3CX VoIP Phone that allows users to make and receive calls from their computer using SIP-based VoIP providers or SIP-based IP-PBXs. This free SIP softphone client isn't...

X-Lite 3.0 launches

X-Lite 3.0, a new version of Counterpath's popular free VoIP softphone launched today and can be downloaded from www.counterpath.com....

Counterpath and Intel partner - AMD in the cold?

First we had Skype doing a deal with Intel to optimize Skype for Intel processors and now we have Counterpath, formerly XTen, doing a deal with Intel to optimize their softphone client for the Intel processors. I wonder if AMD...
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