Beating the later-week rush of IP communications news from Miami, CounterPath and Digium announced an “Asterisk-Based” multimedia softphone; basically a co-branded VoIP softphone for Asterisk.
Bria for Asterisk combines Digium’s Asterisk IP telephony platform, AsteriskNOW and Asterisk Business Edition telephony platform’s with CounterPath’s Bria Professional enterprise multimedia softphone. (Think of Bria as the hot fudge you see on the ice cream aisle and you get the basic idea).
Using the Bria softphone, users get HD voice via G.722 on the desk top, can see presence information for their colleagues, start multiparty and multimedia conference calls, access telephony services from Microsoft Outlook and initiate call-handling options via mouse click. The next version of Bria for Asterisk softphone will include auto-provisioning, stated a CounterPath company official.
Each company had large numbers to quote via press release. CounterPath has shipped more than six million softphones to date and its X-Lite SIP-based softphone is currently downloaded more than 5,000 times a day. Digium’s Asterisk telephony platform is installed on over more than four million servers to date and is downloaded more than 3,000 times a day.