Leverages Long-Time Partner CounterPath’s Bria 3 Next Gen SoftPhone for CrystalBlue Service
Miami, FL – ITEXPO East - January 31, 2012 – Whaleback Managed Services, the leader in managed business services, announced today it will extend unified communications mobility within its CrystalBlue Cloud-based Managed Voice Services to tablets and smartphones by leveraging the Bria 3 next generation softphone from long-standing partner CounterPath Corporation, an award-winning provider of innovative desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions.
With the integration of the Bria 3 softphone, Whaleback’s CrystalBlue customers can use tablets, smartphones, and laptops to conduct business from wherever they are, increasing their mobility, efficiency and productivity. Users will be able to:
• send and receive calls from anywhere in the office, even where cell reception is poor
• return calls while on the road or away from the office, using their office Caller ID
• avoid expensive international cell phone fees, taking advantage of free WiFi wherever they are
“We continue to reap the rewards of our long-standing partnership with CounterPath, the world’s best-of-breed softphone provider, adding new mobility that makes business communications for our customers simpler and more convenient,” said Karil Reibold, CEO and President at Whaleback. “Bria 3’s ability to operate on any tablet, smartphone or laptop will allow CrystalBlue customers to gain maximum productivity, enabling a workforce that is more mobile, dynamic, and able to connect wherever they are – at the office, job site, home, hotel room, field office, or on the road.”
Whaleback’s extended unified communications mobility features will be available in Q2 2012.
About Bria 3
Bria 3 is a carrier-grade next generation softphone application that enables users to manage communications easily and efficiently – all from a computer desktop. Replacing or complementing a hard phone, the Bria softphone allows users to make VoIP and Video calls over IP, see when contacts are available, send Instant Messages and transfer files with ease and efficiency.
Built on SIP and open standards, Bria is proven interoperable with many of the industry’s standard platforms and devices. It includes features specifically designed for business and enterprise users and can be deployed within an enterprise environment either by manual configuration via the softphone Graphical User Interface (GUI) or by using a provisioning server.
Available for Windows, Mac and Linux, Bria 3 is the first CounterPath softphone based on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and .net for Windows, and Cocoa for Mac, the most flexible user interface frameworks currently available. This foundation enables a dynamic interface with new task flows and customization options for an unprecedented user experience.
About Whaleback Unified Communications
Whaleback’s CrystalBlue Cloud-based Managed Voice Services deliver unified communications to small and medium enterprises that need a robust, mobile and easy-to-use solution. By integrating voice, messaging, conferencing, and contact centers into a single, manageable service, CrystalBlue simplifies communications and improves collaboration within organizations and with customers, partners and suppliers.
Benefits of Whaleback’s Cloud-based Managed Voice Services:
• Companies use and pay for only what they need, when they need it
• Access to highly trained support professionals
• Guaranteed full end-to-end support
• Centralized proactive monitoring and management
• Remote problem identification and resolution
• Business continuity planning and coordination
CounterPath Corporation is an award-winning provider of innovative desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions. The Company’s product suite includes SIP-based softphones, server applications and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to cost-effectively integrate voice, video, presence and Instant Messaging (IM) applications into their VoIP offerings and extend functionality across both fixed and mobile networks. CounterPath’s customers include some of the world's largest telecommunications service providers and network equipment providers including AT&T, Verizon, BT (British Telecommunications PLC), Mobilkom Austria, Avaya, BroadSoft, Cisco Systems, GENBAND, Metaswitch and Mitel. For more information please visit www.counterpath.com.
About Whaleback Managed Services
Whaleback Managed Services is a leading provider of cloud-based managed business services for small and medium enterprises. Whaleback‘s end-to-end, business-class voice services enhance productivity and reduce operational and capital expenses by offering flexible, feature-rich VoIP calling packages, proactive, centralized monitoring and management, and high-touch customer service. Whaleback’s optimized cloud-based managed voice services are used by customers with single and multi-site environments in industries including retail, legal, financial, real estate, service, medical, construction, food, tourism and more. For more information about Whaleback Managed Services visit www.whalebacksystems.com.
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