Counterpath and Teradici officially announced the release of the Bria Virtualized Edition softphone last week. Enterprise customers now have access to the first UC (VoIP) solution for Teradici PCoIP Zero Clients for VMware Horizon View virtual desktop (VDI) deployments, both on-site and desktop-as-a-service (DAAS).
The Bria client enables voice calling (Via USB headset), IM and presence, and contact management. Because CounterPath is a leader in the SIP client marketplace already, this solution is compatible with most major IP phone vendors already, such as Cisco, Avaya, Broadsoft, Mitel, and others.
I was lucky enough to participate in the trial with Teradici earlier this year and to be honest, I’m impressed. The call quality and ease of use is outstanding. I couldn’t believe I was on a zero client making these calls!
For more information about the release, see this press release from Counterpath.
I’ll be posting more updates in this series, including my thoughts on pricing using the IP telephony vendors and also a more detailed post with how this technology actually works.