Counterpath’s New Eyebeam Release

counterpath1Jason Fischl, CTO of long time-VoIP leader Counterpath, contacted me by email to advise that they have released a new version of Eyebeam for Windows that is supposed to address the G.722 interoperability issue reported last fall. The release is available in their support forums. Licensed users can update their installations now. I’ve downloaded the release and will be trying it out over the next couple of days.

Kudos to Jason and company for acting to resolve the issue. Also for making the G.722 codec available in the retail release. Now VoIP users can experience the benefits of wideband telephony without resorting to costly hardware phones. While I love my Polycom IP650/550/450s I find that a soft phone is especially useful when I travel, which is a lot lately.

I’ll post more about the Eyebeam release once I have some hands-on experience using the software. It’ll also give me a good basis for further evaluation of the Plantronics .Audio 480 headset that I’ve been using since the holidays.