CounterPath adding SILK codec to Bria soft client


Thanks to Michael Graves for the tip

CounterPath is adding the Microsoft/Skype SILK codec to its Bria soft client. The company first let slip the news in a November 8, 2011 blog posting.

The company points out while the SILK codec is free and performs “very well” compared to other similar codecs that […]

GENBAND, CounterPath announce HD voice UC client deal


GENBAND Perspectives 2011, New York, New York – Hardware manufacturer GENBAND and CounterPath Corporation has announced a “strategic, long-term” agreement to provide mobile client solutions for GENBAND’s A2 Communications Applications Server. Since CounterPath’s Bria client supports HD voice via G.722, this makes it an HD voice announcement as well.

The relatonship includes joint development […]

Nimbuzz for Android “Supports HD voice”–but which codec?


The latest version of Android for Nimbuzz ( supports HD voice, claims the company’s blog. But no details have been provided on which codec or codecs are being supported on Android.

The free Nimbuzz for Android 2.0.2 soft client supports “HD voice call quality” on Nimbuzz to Nimbuzz calls, according to the company’s press […]

CounterPath Bria for iPhone gets G.722 HD voice codec


Over-the-top/softclient maker CounterPath ( has released an upgrade to its Bria iPhone edition. The “complementary” upgrade includes support for G.722 – yes Virginia, now your iPhone can do standards-based HD voice.

Additional improvements include noise reduction, high-res images for the iPhone 4 (has that fancy screen don’tcha know) and “substantially improved” battery life on […]

Metaswitch Forum: U.S. mobile HD voice being driven by over-the-top, 4G LTE


Orlando, FL – The path to mobile HD voice in the U.S. is becoming clearer, with commercial-grade over-the-top clients becoming available by the end of the year and the charge for voice over LTE to bring AMR-WB to North America handsets.

CounterPath ( will have G.722 support incorporated into its Bria Apple iPhone softphone […]

CounterPath releases Bria 3.0, hits HD voice hard


CounterPath Corporation has officially announced the latest version of its multimedia softphone, Bria 3.0.  The company is heavily pushing Bria’s HD voice and video features in the run up to Mobile World Congress in two weeks.

Bria 3.0 supports 720p (1280x720p) video, incorporates improved usability features, synchronization with Microsoft Office address books, a troubleshooting […]

IT EXPO East 2010 – CounterPath and Digium bundle up HD voice softphone


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 […]