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Jun 08, 2015

AudioCodes Plays Key Role in American Axle & Manufacturing Communications Migration

Global Tier-One automotive supplier of driveline and drivetrain systems, completes migration to Microsoft Lync unified communications utilizing AudioCodes Mediant

Lod, Israel - June 8, 2015 - AudioCodes (NasdaqGS: AUDC) Press Release

Highlights

  • American Axle & Manufacturing recently completed a major communications infrastructure migration, moving from legacy Nortel PBX systems to Microsoft Lync unified communications
  • AudioCodes Mediant systems played a key role in facilitating the migration across 32 global locations
  • As a result of their migration, American Axle avoided costly upgrade fees and significantly reduced their audio conferencing costs

Details

 

AudioCodes, a leading provider of converged voice solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to transition to all-IP voice networks, today announced that American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM), a global Tier-One automotive supplier of driveline and drivetrain systems, has completed a global migration of their communications systems from legacy Nortel PBXs to Microsoft Lync, utilizing AudioCodes Mediant networking solutions and professional services.

 

AAM is a leading, global Tier-One automotive supplier of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components for light trucks, SUVs, passenger cars, crossover vehicles and commercial vehicles with a regionally cost competitive and operationally flexible global manufacturing, engineering and sourcing footprint. AAM is a multi-billion dollar company with a footprint that has more than 30 facilities around the world.

With a goal to avoid costly upgrades of their aging Nortel PBX systems and reduce conferencing service costs, AAM initiated a search for a new state-of-the-art Unified Communications system, eventually selecting Microsoft Lync and AudioCodes Mediant networking equipment for their global deployment.

“As a result of our migration to Microsoft Lync, we’ve avoided costly upgrade fees and significantly reduced our audio conferencing costs, with all of the savings going directly to the bottom line of American Axle,” said Jeff Bryngelson, Global Network & Communications Manager at American Axle & Manufacturing. “AudioCodes played a key role in enabling our migration to Microsoft Lync and has helped us prepare for our Skype for Business implementation in the future.”

“We are especially pleased to be a part of American Axle & Manufacturing’s communications transformation,” said Nimrode Borovsky, Vice President of Marketing, AudioCodes. “The cost savings realized by American Axle demonstrates the ROI often found in Lync implementations, enabled by AudioCodes’ networking equipment and professional services.”

 

A video interview held with Jeff Bryngelson, Global Network & Communications Manager at American Axle & Manufacturing during Enterprise Connect 2015, describing American Axle & Manufacturing’s communications transformation is available on YouTube.