Lod, Israel – January 14, 2013 – AudioCodes (NasdaqGS: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies, products and services, today announced the launch of “AudioCodes One Voice for Microsoft Lync”, a new unified product and service program intended to simplify and accelerate voice-enablement of Lync implementations with a complete portfolio of IP Phones, Media Gateways, Enterprise Session Border Controllers (E-SBCs), Survivable Branch Appliances (SBAs), Session Experience Manager (SEM) and complete network management tools, support and professional services. The program supports smooth migration to Microsoft Lync and co-existence with current telephony systems in multi-site and multi-national deployments.
“We are seeing continued strong growth in sales of our products and service offering for the Microsoft Lync ecosystem over the past four years through close engagement with the large global community of Microsoft voice partners,” said Shabtai Adlersberg, AudioCodes’ CEO. “With our new ‘AudioCodes One Voice for Microsoft Lync’ initiative, we streamline Microsoft Lync voice project implementations by offering one source for voice products with one point of contact for all voice support issues, and one trusted partner for voice-related expertise and professional services.”
“We see the AudioCodes One Voice for Microsoft Lync program as an opportunity to accelerate deployment of voice-enabled Microsoft® Lync® deployments,” said Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager, Microsoft. “Simplifying the buying, integration and support processes, enables quick realization of Microsoft Lync advantages. We are very pleased to have AudioCodes implement such a program and see clear benefits for our voice partners.”
“Our most recent report covering the Unified Communications market shows Microsoft continuing to have strong gains, attaining the #1 position in terms of Communicator licenses in the third quarter of 2012,” said Diane Myers, Principal Analyst, VoIP, UC, and IMS, Infonetics Research. “AudioCodes One Voice for Lync offering is a broad complement of solutions to the growing base of Microsoft UC deployments.”
“Enabling Technologies has been successfully implementing Microsoft Lync projects with AudioCodes Gateways, SBAs and E-SBCs,” commented Bill Vollerthum, President and Founder of Enabling Technologies Corp, a leading Microsoft Lync integrator. “Now with AudioCodes One Voice for Microsoft Lync, we are more competitive and efficient in the way we serve and support our Enterprise customers.”
“AudioCodes has correctly identified and addressed a challenge faced by customers as they migrate to Lync,” commented Marty Parker, co-founder, UCStrategies.com. “AudioCodes One Voice for Microsoft Lync provides a ‘one-stop’ solution components source for both customers and Microsoft Lync voice partners. Enterprises can eliminate the time and coordination previously required to select, configure and deploy the devices and gateways needed for their UC pilots and rollouts. In addition, enterprises can have confidence that all of the ancillary components for their Lync solution will work together and are supported by a single, proven support organization.”