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Oct 24, 2006

AudioCodes Successfully Completes Certification Testing With Digium’s Asterisk Business Edition Software

Leading voice quality media gateways receive certification for use with the popular standards-based telephony software

AstriCon Exhibition in Dallas, TX and Lod, Israel – October 24, 2006 - AudioCodes (NASDAQ:AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over Packet (VOP) technologies and Voice Network products, and Digium® Inc., the Asterisk® company, today announced the successful completion of certification testing of AudioCodes media gateway platforms using Digium’s Asterisk Business Edition, the professional grade version of Asterisk, the industry’s first open source telephony platform. AudioCodes and Digium’s collaboration will offer better design options for telephony developers, and enable rapid deployment of high quality and scalable SIP-based solutions.

AudioCodes SIP Gateway products including the TP260/SIP, Mediant™ 1000 and the MediaPack™, underwent a rigorous testing process to determine interoperability and compatibility when integrated with Digium’s Asterisk Business Edition software.

“Digium is pleased to report that we have completed the testing between Asterisk Business Edition and AudioCodes SIP Gateway products,” said Jim Webster, Director of Software Technologies for Digium. “AudioCodes adds to the growing list of products that have been certified with Asterisk Business Edition, allowing customers and resellers an expanded list of enterprise-class options for creating flexible and cost-effective solutions for demanding applications.”

“We are very pleased with the outcome of the interoperability tests,” said Ron Romanchik, Vice President of North American Sales for the Blade Business Line at AudioCodes. “The ease in which we achieved certification is a testament to the flexibility of AudioCodes media gateways and demonstrates high compatibility with Asterisk Business Edition.”

About Digium
Digium, the Asterisk company, is the original creator and primary developer of Asterisk, the industry's first open source telephony platform.  Digium provides hardware and software products, including the Asterisk Business Edition™, its professional grade version of Asterisk, to enterprises and telecommunications providers worldwide. Digium also offers a full range of professional services including consulting, technical support and custom software development services.

Used in combination with Digium's PCI telephony interface cards, Asterisk offers a strategic, highly cost-effective approach to voice and data transport over IP, TDM, switched and Ethernet architectures. Digium’s offerings include legacy PBX, IVR, auto attendant, next generation gateways, media servers and application servers. Additional information can be found at www.digium.com.

About Asterisk
Code for Asterisk, originally written by Mark Spencer of Digium Inc., has been contributed to from open source software engineers around the world. Currently boasting over 1 million users, Asterisk supports a wide range of TDM protocols for the handling and transmission of voice over traditional telephony interfaces, and VoIP packet protocols such as IAX, SIP and H.323. It supports U.S. and European standard signaling types used in business phone systems, allowing it to bridge between next-generation voice-data integrated networks and existing infrastructure.

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