AudioCodes Announces Cloud-Enabled One Voice for Enterprise Mobility
Delivered as a service (SaaS), AudioCodes launches first Enterprise Mobility solution suite enabling employee mobility, roaming, and speech enabled directory search and dialing
Lod, Israel – February 20, 2014 - AudioCodes (NasdaqGS: AUDC) Press Release
- AudioCodes is introducing a new cloud-based Enterprise Mobility service delivered from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud
- The MobilityPlus Business Edition (BE) application allows businesses to enhance their existing telephony systems with a mobility solution that increases employee accessibility and productivity
- MobilityPlus BE offers superior voice quality based on AudioCodes’ home-grown voice and networking technologies
AudioCodes, a leading provider of solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to transition to all-IP voice networks, today announced the expansion of its One Voice offering with a new cloud-based enterprise mobility solution suite for business customers. The solution includes mobile clients tightly coupled with a delivery platform for secure connectivity, management and monitoring and enables service providers to offer their business customers “anywhere, anytime, any device” mobile communications services over data networks while reducing the total cost of ownership.
The first applications in the Enterprise Mobility solution suite include MobilityPlus Business Edition (BE) and VocaNOM. MobilityPlus BE is based on home-grown technologies, which include a proven Voice Engine and connectivity to social networks and the public cloud. The application leverages AudioCodes’ existing tier one service provider customers for over-the-top (OTT) applications including Bezeq, Vonage, GVT, Telefonica Argentina, Liberty Global and others who are using the MobilityPlus Consumer Edition (CE), formerly known as VMAS. VocaNOM leverages the success of AudioCodes voice recognition technology, which has been installed during the past 18 months in tens of large Israeli enterprises.
The MobilityPlus BE enables employees of a customer to communicate with their colleagues seamlessly from their smartphone devices by initiating VoIP calls over Wi-Fi and cellular data networks. Connecting with the enterprise’s PBX or IP-PBX, the application allows enterprises to reduce their cellular communications charges and streamline mobile collaboration between their employees through features such as advanced dialing, smart contacts, enhanced presence, instant messaging and one-number reach. MobilityPlus BE supports high-definition voice quality, utilizes the most popular wideband coders such as Opus and Silk and leverages AudioCodes SBC products and core voice engine technologies to ensure end-to-end HD VoIP quality experience. Deployed as an add-on to the existing IP-PBX or PBXs of a business customer, the solution eliminates the need for costly replacement of equipment.
VocaNOM, a speech-enabled directory search and dial solution, allows mobile or office callers to state the name of the person or department they wish to call and be automatically transferred to the requested party, thus, relieving the hassle of searching for phone numbers or waiting to speak to an operator.
“The communications industry is going through a transition driven by innovative applications that redefine the use of mobile services for business employees,” said Diane Myers, Principal Analyst, VoIP and IMS at Infonetics. “While service providers face revenue pressure and increased use of OTT services, cloud-based communications solutions, like Enterprise Mobility of AudioCodes, offer service providers a solution that embraces the adoption of mobile VoIP OTT services under their own brand.”
“One Voice for Enterprise Mobility allows enterprises to enhance their existing telephony systems with a mobility solution that increases employee accessibility and productivity, while benefitting from outstanding management and provisioning tools,” commented Shabtai Adlersberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of AudioCodes. “Furthermore, the cloud service implementation allows hosters to quickly roll out new services to the market. As demand for these services increases, they can choose to either expand the service in the cloud or migrate it to their own data center.”
AudioCodes will be exhibiting the new solution suite at Mobile World Congress between the 24th and 27th of February, and is scheduling meetings on site, Booth #9, Section #5E81 in Hall 5.