CounterPath does their part to relieve gridlock during Games

To help Vancouver businesses and their employees maximize productivity and avoid gridlock during the upcoming 2010 Olympic Winter Games, CounterPath Corporation is making its voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) softphones available for free to all businesses, academic institutions and government agencies in the Lower Mainland.

CounterPath’s VoIP platform gives CIOs and IT managers a fast, convenient option for supporting telecommuting, which 70 percent of British Columbia enterprises plan to expand or begin offering in time for the 2010 Games, according to a BC Human Resources Management Association survey. Although the 2010 Games span a little over two weeks – Feb. 12-28 – the survey found that the impact on employee commutes will last six to 10 weeks.

CounterPath’s Bria softphone goes beyond basic telecommuting services, such as voice calls and e-mail, to support a variety of other applications, including video calls, presence, file transfers and messaging, all from a single user interface and tied into the enterprise’s existing infrastructure. CounterPath’s solution also gives B,C. enterprises the flexibility to enable those applications for all employees or for specific groups, such as call center staff.

CounterPath will distribute softphones through February 28th and validate accounts for 60 days upon activation. B.C. enterprises and other organizations can take advantage of this offer by visiting