CounterPath's latest softphone, Bria 3.1, involves highly advanced interoperability with a wide variety of enterprise and carrier infrastructure equipment, including products from Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, BroadSoft, Cisco, NEC and Nokia Siemens Networks. Bria 3.1 can also support Asterisk-based telephony systems. The phone enables voice and high-definition video calls, and is able to support multiple accounts, an essential feature for modern enterprise and government markets.
Bria 3.1 offers users a choice between wired and wireless IP networks, including 3G/4G and Wi-Fi, for all voice, IM, and HD video calls. The phone also comes with a greatly enhanced user interface, including new multi-tasking options during multiple audio and video calls and other expanded conferencing features.
Other features include a deskphone mode, additional messaging capabilities, user-configure favorites lists and keyboard shortcuts, bandwidth-saving features, improved USB HID support, embedded web module support, and many others. Todd Carothers, CounterPath's product management VP, boasted that “With Bria 3.1, we have enhanced the user experience and broadened the applicability of our flagship softphone.”
Carothers holds high hopes for the new phone's ability to open markets, saying that “with Bria 3.1, CounterPath is able to extend Bria to more countries, interoperate with a greater number of PBX systems and continues to raise the bar for enterprise-grade, carrier-class softphones that users can bet their business on.” According to one writer on VoIP Monitor blog, “Bria 3.1 is ideal for enterprises that want to replace their deskphones or integrate a UC application as an adjunct to their IP phone solutions.” The phone is available for online purchase here or as an automatic update for current Bria 3.0 users.
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