AudioCodes Introduces “MSBG PLUS”, an Open Platform for Unified Communications for Small and Medium Enterprises
Leveraging AudioCodes Family of Multi-Service Business Gateways, SMEs can enjoy true convergence of applications and underlying networking infrastructure
Lod, Israel, November 4, 2009, AudioCodes (NasdaqGS: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies and Voice Network products, today announced the introduction of “MSBG PLUS”, an Open Platform for Unified Communications for Small and Medium Enterprises. “MSBG PLUS” allows users to benefit from true convergence of applications and underlying networking infrastructure on one cost-effective proven platform, enabling leading third party applications to run on top of the Mediant 1000 “MSBG PLUS”.
“MSBG PLUS” is the next-gen, application versatile evolution of the Mediant 1000 MSBG, a field-proven, advanced Multi-Service Business Gateway with all-in-one networking capabilities that combines a Media Gateway, enterprise class Session Border Controller, Data Router & Firewall, LAN Switch, WAN access and Stand Alone Survivability (SAS). The “MSBG PLUS” facilitates the use of multiple general purpose Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) computing server modules. A myriad of applications can be hosted on these integrated servers, which can run Windows and Linux Operating Systems, thereby creating a tightly integrated 1U networking and applications platform that addresses both the applicative and infrastructure needs of the SME.
Among the leading partners who already leverage the openness capabilities of the Mediant 1000 MSBG product family are Microsoft with the Office Communications Server 2007 Mediation Server, 3Com Integrated Branch Communications Platform, and Nortel with the Software Communication System (SCS). AudioCodes’ community of Resellers and System Integrators are using the Mediant 1000 “MSBG PLUS” for embedding various other applications including Open Source IP-PBX, Faxing Servers, Recording applications and more.
“AudioCodes recognizes the needs of Small and Medium Enterprises for price effective Unified Communications solutions, it’s all about the “Apps” or applications,” said Lior Aldema, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for AudioCodes. “The “MSBG PLUS” leverages the extensive success of our VoIP Gateways and opens them up further to providing enhanced productivity to the SME. Our gateways are certified as Branch Office Gateways with leading IP-PBX vendors, and with openness for applications, it allows smaller Enterprises to enjoy the capabilities of large Enterprises without the extra cost.”