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The User Interface of Bria 3.0 for Mac
Desktop and mobile VoIP software manufacturer, CounterPath, has released a new version of its Bria softphone for Mac and Windows. Bria 3.1 is a secure standards-based softphone that include 1280x720p HD video calls. The upgrade sees an improved user interface which makes features easier to access. Bria has also expanded its interoperability with equipment from major vendors like Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, BroadSoft, Cisco, NEC and Nokia Siemens Networks as well as Asterisk-based telephony systems. This includes the Switchvox platform.

Another new feature coming to this latest upgrade is multiple account support. Users can now choose on the fly which account to use for voice, IM and HD calling.

Bria 3.1’s other major new features include:

  • Deskphone mode for using Bria to control basic functions of a deskphone
  • Short Message Service (SMS) support (for custom builds), providing additional messaging capabilities
  • User-configurable favorites lists, which provide quick and easy access to preferred methods of communication
  • User-configurable keyboard shortcuts for quickly accessing Bria functions (Windows only)
  • Additional call-management options, including call hold collapse and streamlined steps for common tasks such as conferencing and transferring
  • Bandwidth-saving features, including the ability to select from three levels of performance and codecs depending on a PC’s capability to display video
  • Improved USB HID support (more devices)
  • Embedded Web module support
  • Additional languages: Chinese, Dutch, Japanese and Russian (Windows only)

Current Bria 3.0 users will be automatically updated to Bria 3.1 when the new software is available. For more information about Bria 3.1, visit http://www.counterpath.com/bria.html.