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Differences Between CounterPath Bria Stretto and Bria 4

What are the Differences between CounterPath Bria Stretto and Bria 4?

CounterPath Bria Stretto offers a range of additional benefits to CounterPath's Bria softphone clients; available from ProVu, Bria Stretto offers access to the CounterPath cloud server tool which enables you to program all softphone client user details and settings. For added peace of mind, Bria Stretto clients also have access to both ProVu and CounterPath technical support.

CounterPath Bria 4 is only available directly from CounterPath and does not offer access to the Stretto platform. With Bria 4 licenses, end users are responsible for the manual configuration and set up of their license and with limited access to technical support, the set up and maintenance of licenses is much harder. With Bria 4, users are only able to access technical support through CounterPath's online forums. Plus with no flexibility in terms of additional add ons/user support, customer requirements and demands are tougher to meet.

Counterpath Stretto CCS platform Benefits

  • Cloud based management of softphones
  • Save time by remotely configuring softphones
  • Obtain logs from softphones to CCS platform by a click of a button for technical support
  • Configure multiple accounts in one go using provisioning templates
  • Device tracking
  • Free Software upgrades
  • Reassign licenses if user changes (license must remain in same domain)
  • Ideal for BYOD deployment
  • Fully featured client (additional add-ons are available for purchase)

Prices are shown in GBP these are approximate and based on a dollar rate of 1.30

Bria Desktop Client Comparison

Bria Stretto (CCS Client) Bria 4 (Standalone Version)
From ProVu Direct from CounterPath Store
RRP £38.00 £38.45
Technical support charge £9.50 per annum
(compulsory)
Limited support
Only available through Counterpath Forum
MOQ 1 1
Cloud Management Yes No
Software upgrades Yes No
(30% off RRP for upgrading to new Bria client Release)
HD video calling Yes Yes
Presence and Messaging Yes Yes
Integration with Outlook Yes Yes
G729 codec Yes Yes

Bria Mobile Client Comparison

Bria Stretto (CCS Client) Bria Mobile (Standalone Version)
From ProVu Direct from CounterPath Store
RRP £17.45 £6.16
Technical support charge £4.35 per annum
(compulsory)
Limited support
Only available through Counterpath Forum
MOQ 1 1
Cloud Management Yes No
Software upgrades Yes No
(30% off RRP for upgrading to new Bria client Release)
HD video calling Yes £2.30 per device
Presence and Messaging Yes £2.30 per device
G729 codec yes £6.92 per device
AMR-WB Audio Codec yes £6.91 per device

Bria Tablet Client Comparision

Bria Stretto (CCS Client) Bria Tablet (Standalone Version)
From ProVu Direct from CounterPath Store
RRP £22.70 £9.99
Technical support charge £5.70 per annum
(compulsory)
Limited support
Only available through Counterpath Forum
MOQ 1 1
Cloud Management Yes No
Software upgrades Yes No
(30% off RRP for upgrading to new Bria client Release)
HD video calling Yes £3.06 per device
Presence and Messaging Yes £3.06 per device
G729 codec Yes £6.91 per device
AMR-WB Audio Codec Yes £6.91 per device

Bria User Client Comparision

Bria Stretto (CCS Client) Bria Stretto (CCS Client) Pay as you go Bria Tablet (Standalone Version)
From ProVu ProVu Pay as you go Plan Direct from CounterPath Store
RRP £57.00 £5.00 per month No
Not available
Technical support charge £14.30 per annum
(compulsory)
Included No
Not available
MOQ 1 1 No
Not available
Cloud Management Yes Yes No
Not available
Software upgrades Yes Yes No
Not available
HD video calling Yes Yes No
Not available
Presence and Messaging Yes Yes No
Not available
G729 codec yes yes No
Not available
AMR-WB Audio Codec Yes Yes No
Not available