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CounterPath Selected for Membership in Avaya DeveloperConnection Program

03-29-2006
  • Network of companies creates innovative IP-enabled Intelligent Communications applications that extend the value of multivendor networks

CounterPath Solutions announced it has been selected by Avaya for membership in the Avaya DeveloperConnection program.

VANCOUVER, CANADA – CounterPath™ Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: CTPS), the leading provider of SIP softphones, today announced it has been selected by Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV), a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, for membership in the Avaya DeveloperConnection program.

 

CounterPath is the developer of eyeBeam™, a video SIP softphone that supports open standards for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Video over Internet Protocol and instant messaging, and delivers video-conferencing with enhanced voice quality. The CounterPath solution works with Avaya's Internet protocol (IP) telephony platform that transmits voice over a data network. As a result, the two companies are improving the user experience and enabling enhanced integration of softphones across multiple user applications and interfaces.

 

The Avaya DeveloperConnection program promotes the development, compliance-testing and co-marketing of innovative third-party products that are compatible with standards-based Avaya solutions. Member organizations have expertise in a broad range of technologies – including IP telephony, contact centers and mobility applications – helping companies extend the value of multivendor networks and transform voice into an intelligent business application that delivers true value to the bottom line.

 

"With our softphones, we aim to enhance the user's overall communications experience – whether it be VoIP, Video over IP or IM – and make it as seamless and easy as possible," said Donovan Jones, vice president, sales and marketing, CounterPath. "Membership in Avaya's developer community will further help us serve users' needs efficiently and effectively. By working more closely with Avaya to deliver compliance-tested solutions to the market, CounterPath will continue to offer customers innovative products and more choice across a variety of applications."

 

The Avaya DeveloperConnection program currently includes more than 2,200 software and hardware developer companies, integrators, service providers and customers. Members have created hundreds of innovative solutions tested for Avaya compliance, including natural language speech recognition applications, wireless services, specialized computer telephony integration and reporting capabilities, and applications tailored for specific vertical industries.

 

"With the involvement of companies like CounterPath, our Avaya developer community has become a catalyst for rapid innovation and the creation of new multivendor applications that help enterprises around the world unleash new possibilities for operating more efficiently and effectively," said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations and technical alliances, Avaya. "We help businesses embed secure, reliable Intelligent Communications into the very fabric of their organization so employees and customers have ready access to information – regardless of where they are and how they prefer to communicate."

 

As a member of the DeveloperConnection program, companies have access to a wide range of support from Avaya, including technical resources and training. There are four levels of membership – Registered, Innovator, Premier and Strategic – each entailing progressive levels of marketing and sales involvement. Free Registered membership is available to all without restriction. Higher-level Innovator, Premier and Strategic members must meet rigorous Avaya criteria for customer satisfaction, product support, business operations, marketing and sales. CounterPath is an Innovator member of the Avaya DeveloperConnection program.

 

Membership information and a listing of solutions developed and tested under the DeveloperConnection program are available at www.devconnectprogram.com.

 

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more that 1 million businesses worldwide, including over 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP) telephony systems and communications software applications and services.

 

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications – and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services – Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results. For more information visit the Avaya website: www.avaya.com.

 

About CounterPath
CounterPath Solutions, Inc., formerly Xten Networks Inc., is a developer of award-winning, high-quality, carrier-grade Voice over IP (VoIP) and Video over IP SIP softphones for service providers, cable operators, Internet telephony service providers, IP PBX manufacturers and OEMs. CounterPath's SIP softphones are available either pre-configured or as a software development kit (SDK) and provide VoIP, Video over IP, instant messaging (IM) and presence functionality. With over 130 customers in more than 30 countries, CounterPath technology is deployed in more than 6,000,000 IP endpoints worldwide. For more information please visit www.counterpath.com.

 

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