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July 19, 2011

CounterPath's Client Configuration Server Now Available


By SIP Trunking Report Contributor



CounterPath Corporation has announced that its Client Configuration Server (CCS) has been granted U.S. Patent No. 7,958,276 and is available in the market. The application offers IT managers more control and autonomy through a simplified management user interface that immediately increases deployment efficiencies and streamlines end-user device management.


In a press release, Todd Carothers, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Products, CounterPath, said, “Service providers typically have to build their own configuration servers when deploying endpoints such as CounterPath’s softphones. Not only is that labor-intensive, it isn’t really within the operator’s core competency. With CCS, operators can take advantage of a solution that’s not only off the shelf but specifically designed to accelerate deployment while increasing back-end efficiencies.”

The CCS helps the service providers to automatically apply the proper configuration to each end-user device, periodically update those configurations and remotely upgrade client-side software. The Client Configuration Server is specifically designed to help the enterprises and service providers such as telcos, cable providers and ITSPs to organize and manage their own CCS solution, a key node for any softphone or SIP endpoint deployment.

Additionally, the CCS can be functional to CounterPath’s mobile softphone applications for Apple’s iOS and Android devices. This technology provides the service providers and enterprises the ability to make changes to, and monitor subscriber usage of, their mobile applications across broader distribution channels, such as Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Value Added Distributors (VADs).

Carothers further said, “CounterPath’s new patent enables zero-touch device configuration. The launch of our Client Configuration Server and the receipt of this latest patent together demonstrate CounterPath’s commitment to simplifying the softphone experience from implementation to end user and dedication to helping service providers to be successful in their go-to-market VoIP strategies.”

CounterPath Corp. was recently in news when it introduced a new solution that enables Internet telephony service providers to extend their VoIP and hosted PBX services out to enterprise smartphones more easily.


Sujata Garud is a TMCnet freelancer with three years of writing/editing experience and two years of market research experience. As an editor she has covered the IT, electronics, banking, pharma, construction, mining and healthcare industries. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves