eyeBeam (software)

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eyeBeam is a VoIP softphone for Windows that uses Session Initiation Protocol to facilitate voice, video conferencing and instant messaging. X-Lite 3.0 is based on the eyeBeam codebase, but with a more limited set of capabilities.

eyeBeam was launched on September 13, 2004 for Windows as Vancouver-based CounterPath Corporation's first video capable softphone.[1] A version for Mac followed shortly after on October 20, 2004[2] but was discontinued in 2011.

eyeBeam can be configured to be used with many IP-PBX providers such as Asterisk and TalkSwitch[3] and is compatible with many unified communication solutions including those offered by Avaya,[4] Oracle[5] and Cisco.[6] CounterPath also provides co-branded and private labeled versions of eyeBeam for enterprises, service providers and original equipment manufacturers.[7]

CounterPath's free softphone X-Lite is based on the architecture of eyeBeam 1.5,[8] but has limited features in comparison to the eyeBeam client.


  • 2004 - Internet Telephony Magazine’s "Product of the Year" Award.[9]
  • 2005 - Internet Telephony Magazine’s “INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence” Award.[10]
  • 2006 - Internet Telephony Magazine's "Product of the Year" Award.[11]

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  1. ^ "Xten Adds Full Motion Video to VoIP With New SIP Softphone – eyeBeam". CounterPath.com. 2004-09-13. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  2. ^ "Xten Launches eyeBeam VoIP Softphone for Mac OS X and Announces 500,000 SIP Softphones Deployed". CounterPath.com. 2004-10-20. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  3. ^ "A Phone Without a Phone". TalkSwitch. 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  4. ^ "Nortel Compatible Product Certificate for eyeBeam (Windows OS) by CounterPath Solutions on Software Communication System (SCS)". Avaya. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  5. ^ "Oracle® Communications Converged Application Server Installation Guide - Release 5.0". Oracle Corporation. 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  6. ^ "How to configure Counterpath Eyebeam and Bria SIP softphones with Callmanager 6.x 7.x". Cisco Systems. 2009-01-28. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  7. ^ "CounterPath EyeBeam". SIP Forum. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  8. ^ "Software-Based VoIP Services And Applications". About.com. 2011-03-02. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  9. ^ "Xten Networks Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY® Magazine's "Product of the Year" Award for 2004". CounterPath.com. 2005-01-05. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  10. ^ "Announcing The Internet Telephony Excellence Awards". tmcnet.com. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  11. ^ "2006 Product of the Year Award". tmcnet.com. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 

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