Adding to its stable of mobile device support for its Bria softphone application, CounterPath plans to release Bria Android Edition by the end of October.
Bria is an SIP-compliant, carrier-grade softphone application that works over 3G and Wi-Fi networks and enables users to make VoIP calls. Bria Android is the second mobile device-support offering; CounterPath also offers Bria iPhone Edition, which supports iPhones and iPod Touches.
Bria Android Edition works with any smartphones running the Android operating system version 2.1 or later. It supports any SIP-compliant server for quick implementation. The application can run in the background, so users can field incoming calls while using other applications on the device, and it includes desktop features such as rejecting, holding, forwarding, merging and splitting calls, as well as attended and unattended transfers.
The application can work with the native dialer included with the Android OS, and integrates with user contacts stored on the device. Other features include a detailed call history pane that displays dialed, answered and missed calls and enables users to delete entries; advanced security settings, including audio encryption; and voice mail.
Additionally, the application can be custom-branded for graphic assets, and SIP settings are available for enterprises and telephony providers.
Bria Android Edition integrates with other CounterPath solutions, as well as offerings from Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, BroadSoft, Metaswitch, Avaya, Cisco and NEC. Bria Android Edition also supports Asterisk-based telephony systems.