CounterPath Launches RCS-e Softphone Client
The RCS initiative is a joint effort among a group of key operators, infrastructure providers and device vendors to foster the evolution of mobile communications toward rich communication. Officials said that the company’s entry in the RCS-e market underscores the importance of the RCS protocol championed by the Global System for Mobile Communications Association.
Based on the company’s Bria softphone technology, the RCS-e client will be available to CounterPath's carrier and service operator customers for both trials and commercial deployments.
With the help of CounterPath RCS-e client, users will be able to enjoy an intuitive user interface designed for easy and efficient communication, make and receive voice calls, make and receive instant messages via an easy-to-access slide tab, make and receive video calls with the option to quickly select the video source – front camera, back camera and transfer files, including photos and videos, from the RCS-e client to other devices.
"Market research and patterns of early usage show that consumers in their 20s who actively engage in social networking are the initial target for RCS, followed by business and mobile-centric users who are accustomed to being connected anytime, anywhere," said Todd Carothers, CounterPath senior vice president, Marketing and Products, in a press release.
"There has always been, and continues to be, a strong correlation between these users and those who are strong adopters of CounterPath technology as our softphones enable exactly this kind of connectivity and lifestyle,” he added.
The company will demonstrate the client during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.
In related news, TMC (News - Alert) has named CounterPath's Bria iPhone Edition, Bria iPad Edition and Bria Android Edition mobile softphones as recipients of the 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin