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Bria 3
Bria 3

Main Features (Windows and Mac Only)

  • HD Voice & Video calling, IM and Presence capabilities
  • Intuitive contact-centric interface
  • Enhanced contact management options
  • Multi-language support (Windows only)
  • Enterprise Workgroup Capabilities

Note: Bria for Linux is a voice only client. For a list of Bria 3 for Linux' standard features visit the Bria Product Feature section at www.counterpath.com/bria

Current Unit Price (USD)

$49.95 ea.
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Overview

Bria 3 is a carrier-grade next generation softphone application that enables you to manage your communications easily and efficiently – all from your computer desktop. Replacing or complementing your hard phone, the Bria softphone allows you to make VoIP and Video calls over IP, see when your contacts are available, send Instant Messages and transfer files with ease and efficiency.

Built on SIP and open standards, Bria is proven interoperable with many of the industry’s standard platforms and devices. It now also includes features specifically designed for business and enterprise users and can be deployed within an enterprise environment either by manual configuration via the softphone Graphical User Interface (GUI) or by using a provisioning server.

The latest softphone technology

Bria 3 is the first CounterPath softphone based on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and .net for Windows, and Cocoa for Mac, the most flexible user interface frameworks currently available. This foundation enables a dynamic interface with new task flows and customization options for an unprecedented user experience.

The latest version of Bria 3 for Linux includes more features that bring it closer in line with the Bria for Mac and Windows applications. With new instant messaging and presence features, including support for SIP SIMPLE and XMPP protocols, users are now able to send and receive IMs in real-time and manage their presence status with Bria for Linux. For more information on the latest features for CounterPath's Linux softphone, click on the Bria Linux Features tab above.

 
 
 
 


Windows & Mac Features

While Bria 3 is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, the following features apply to the Windows and Mac clients only, unless otherwise specified.

Bria for Windows is available in the following ten languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Dutch, Japanese and Russian.

Bria for Mac is available in four languages: English, French, Spanish and Russian.


New to Bria 3.5

  • Enhanced media engine providing significant voice quality improvements
  • VP8 video codec
  • SILK HD and OPUS voice codecs
  • Windows 8 Metro compatibility
  • API enhancements (Windows), including support for Presence updates and Click to Instant Message
  • New webkit library that provides better content rendering and improved stability within the web tabs in Bria
  • Audible alerts for incoming Instant Messages

Standard Features

Voice and Video Calling

  • Make HD voice and video calls and conference calls
  • View, send and receive high-definition (HD) video (720p)
  • Standard telephony features include speakerphone, mute and ability to transfer, forward and hold calls
  • See incoming call alerts
  • Hide your ID for calls
  • Employ “Do Not Disturb” function for audio and video calls
  • Support for voicemail with Message Waiting Indicator (MWI)

Instant Messaging (IM)

  • Send and receive Instant Messages in real time
  • See IM alerts for incoming IMs
  • Send instant messages to groups
  • Invite and chat with multiple people in one messaging window (Group Chat via XMPP)
  • Save, view and search previous instant messages in an IM archive
  • Employ “Do Not Disturb” function for blocking incoming Instant Messages

Presence

  • Set your presence status so contacts know how and when to get a hold of you best
  • Receive or block notification alerts for contacts' presence status updates
  • Establish unique privacy rules for your presence status for individual contacts

Enhanced Contact Management

  • Manage, sort and filter up to 3,000 contacts with support for contact avatars
  • Synchronize your contacts with Microsoft Outlook® personal address book (Windows only) or Mac Address Book (Mac only)
  • Create groups for contacts with the ability to place one contact in several groups
  • Set a default contact method for each contact
  • Add a contact during a call

Optimized Interface

  • Focused around your address book, Bria's contact-centric interface gives you more ways to make, receive and manage your calls and IMs
  • Navigate contacts, contact favourites, call history and corporate directory with just a click of your mouse
  • Hide the dial pad when you don't need it
  • Scale Bria to different sizes to maximize space on your desktop

Advanced Interoperability and Configuration

  • Open standards based
  • Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) based signaling for all interactive media sessions
  • Multiple account integration including local or company directories (LDAP/Active Directory), Microsoft Outlook®, and XMPP
  • High compression codec support
  • Zero Touch Configuration of your audio or video devices
  • Support for plug-and-play HID compliant devices
  • Support leading hardware device manufacturers such as Plantronics, GN Netcom, Yealink and others. For a list of all supported devices please visit: www.counterpath.com/interoperable-products.html

Security and Network Traversal

  • Advanced security with signaling and media encryption via TLS and SRTP
  • Firewall traversal and compliance with the latest standards (ICE, STUN, & TURN)

Enterprise Features

Bria also includes features specifically designed for business and enterprise users, including:

  • LDAP/Active Directory integration
  • Flexible login options
  • Enhanced installer options
  • Auto answer and “Do Not Disturb” functions
  • Improved security options with SRTP media encryption
  • Workgroup capabilities - Busy Lamp Field (BLF) and Bridge Line Appearance (BLA)
  • Company Chat Rooms – for online conferences and meetings

Bria can be deployed within an enterprise environment either by manual configuration via the softphone Graphical User Interface (GUI) or by using a provisioning server, like CounterPath’s Client Configuration Server (CCS). Please refer to the Resources tab for more information.

 
 
 
 


Linux Features

Bria 3 for Linux is compatible with Ubuntu 12.04 and is available in English only.

Standard Features

Voice over IP Calling

  • Make voice calls and conference calls to up to six parties
  • Standard telephony features include speakerphone, mute and ability to transfer, forward and hold calls
  • See incoming call alerts
  • Hide your ID for calls
  • Employ “Do Not Disturb” function to block calls
  • Support for voicemail with Message Waiting Indicator (MWI)

Instant Messaging (IM)

  • Send and receive Instant Messages in real time
  • See IM alerts for incoming IMs
  • Send instant messages to groups
  • Invite and chat with multiple people in one messaging window (Group Chat via XMPP)
  • Save, view and search previous instant messages in an IM archive
  • Employ “Do Not Disturb” function for blocking incoming Instant Messages

Presence

  • Set your presence status so contacts know how and when to get a hold of you best
  • Receive or block notification alerts for contacts' presence status updates
  • Establish unique privacy rules for your presence status for individual contacts

Optimized Interface

  • Focused around your address book, Bria's contact-centric interface gives you more ways to make, receive and manage your calls and IMs
  • Navigate contacts and call history with just a click of your mouse
  • Hide the dial pad when you don't need it

Enhanced Features and Functions

  • Ability to access directory containing names for a shared LDAP directory
  • Acoustic echo cancellation, automatic gain control and voice activity detection
  • Support for DTMF via RFC 2833 and in-band/out-band DTMF
  • A wide variety of codecs, including G.711 u/aLaw, G.729, iLBC, GSM, Speex, Speex FEC, Speex Wideband, DVI4, DVI4 Wideband and L16 PCM Wideband
  • Detection and automatic selection of the best codec based on the other party’s capability, bandwidth capability and network connections.
  • Ability to switch codecs within a call in response to changing network conditions.
  • Compliance to RFC 3261 SIP standard
  • Firewall traversal and compliance with the latest standards (ICE, STUN, & TURN)
  • IP Quality of Service (QoS) marking
 
 
 
 


Requirements

Please review the following Service and System Requirements prior to purchasing Bria.

Service Requirements

You must have a VoIP service subscription with a local service provider or ISP in order to make audio/video calls or send Instant Messages with Bria. Please contact your local service provider to subscribe.

System Requirements

Processor Minimum: Pentium 4® 2.4 GHz or equivalent
Optimal: Intel Core Duo or equivalent, Video Card with DirectX 9.0c support
Memory Minimum: 1 GB RAM
Optimal: 2 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space 125MB
Operating system Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
Microsoft Windows Vista, 32-bit and 64-bit arch
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8 (Desktop mode)
Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 or 10.9
Ubuntu Desktop, version 12.04, 32-bit or 64-bit arch
Bria is Windows 7 Compatible
Connection IP network connection (broadband, LAN, wireless); Constant Internet connection
Sound Card Full-duplex, 16-bit or use USB headset