The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded patent No. US 8,763—which will help improve product performance, extend average product service life—to CounterPath (News - Alert) Corporation. The patent, titled ‘Network Based Authentication,' protects CounterPath's unique methods of authenticating a Voice over IP (VoIP) softphone application on a device via a GSM-based telephone network, rather than through traditional username/password requirements. It also strengthens the value of CounterPath's Operator OTT solution offerings and enabling mobile operators to offer a highly improved seamless VoIP user experience for its customers.
onovan Jones, President and CEO of CounterPath said in a statement, “CounterPath's latest patent for network based authentication builds nicely on other recent advances we have made in client configuration and provisioning, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) with the goal of making it easier for people to use softphone client applications on any device, any platform and over any network. With this technology, our Bria application can be embedded into a device leveraging SIM authentication, offering an unprecedented level of ease of use to the customer.”
CounterPath's latest patent for mobile authentication based on the SIM enables Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and service providers to include a unified communications app, such as Bria, as a built-in application on the mobile device which will 'just work' when the user turns on the device.
CounterPath's, will provide the user with a profile while SIM authentication will enable it to work on the provider's network.
CounterPath's SIP-based VoIP softphones are changing the face of telecommunications. Standards-based, cost-effective and reliable, CounterPath's award-winning solutions power the voice and video calling, messaging, and presence offerings of customers such as Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T (News - Alert), Avaya, BroadSoft, BT, Cisco Systems, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, Mitel, NEC, Network Norway, Rogers and Verizon.
Edited by Alisen Downey