mPortal Partners with BroadSoft to Deliver Real-Time Communications for Google Chromebook Users

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Leveraging WebRTC, New Chrome App Enables Voice, Messaging & Video Communications Services for Chromebook Users

mPortal’s ultimate focus is to create superior and compelling user experiences across mobile, web and other connected devices, regardless of underlying technologies and platforms.

mPortal Inc, a proven leader in superior mobile experiences across connected devices, has partnered with BroadSoft®, to develop an innovative Chromebook communications app that leverages WebRTC to enable voice, messaging and video real-time communications services across web pages and applications. This new application leverages the dynamic interfaces available with BroadSoft Labs; an innovation incubator designed to quickly deliver new service concepts through emerging technologies in a simplistic way, accelerating the delivery of new web communications services.

Fast, responsive and intuitive, this new Chrome App provides cloud-based “over-the-top” audio and video communications between app users, as well as the ability to make and receive BroadWorks®-based calls and text messages to all contacts, regardless of device. A unified contact list (Google and BroadWorks) allows users to easily manage both work and personal contacts from one application, with a choice of communication options (IP or PSTN.)

Chromebook sales are expected to reach over 5 million units this year according to Gartner and triple by 2017 ("Competitive Landscape: Chromebooks, Worldwide," August 11, 2014). The growing popularity of Chromebooks in a multitude of business verticals is primarily driven by low cost, ease of use and the desire to shift from managing devices to managing data.

“By leveraging WebRTC, we are enabling real-time web communications, including voice, text messaging and video, for Chromebook users. Through our new Chrome app with mPortal users can simply click between the applications they use daily, to communicate with colleagues, customers and partners to quickly access the information they need to be productive.” said Scott Hoffpauir, chief technology officers, BroadSoft.

“mPortal’s ultimate focus is to create superior and compelling user experiences across mobile, web and other connected devices, regardless of underlying technologies and platforms,” said DP Venkatesh, CEO and Founder of mPortal. “Communication and collaboration capabilities are starting to be embedded in web pages, apps and work flows. WebRTC is helping to drive this, and the Chromebook app provides further validation of this potential.”

mPortal will be demonstrating the new application at BroadSoft Connections 2014: Power Up being held from October 12 through October 15th at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. You can follow all activities using the official event hashtag #BC14.

About mPortal Inc

mPortal, founded in 2000, offers mobile software and services to both Enterprise and Service Providers, empowering them to deliver superior mobile user experiences for their content and services across smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and other IP-connected devices. mPortal’s cloud-based SPRINGBOARD® Mobile Experience Platform (MXP) is designed to extend brand and presence to connected devices, making it fun and easy for users to discover and interact with unified communication and collaboration, entertainment services, content discovery and more. Our customers to date include many of the world’s leading companies such as AT&T, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast, Cricket Communications, Cox Communications, Disney Mobile, GENBAND, Mobile ESPN, Reliance Infocomm, TELUS, TV Guide, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon Wireless.

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