Press Releases

Jul 11, 2011

AudioCodes Selected by Leading Microsoft Voice Specialized Partners for Lync Connectivity Solutions

AudioCodes’ offering includes Connectivity, Mobility and Recording products delivered by a global ecosystem of Professional Services partners

Lod, Israel – July 11, 2011 - AudioCodes (NasdaqGS: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies, today announced it has expanded its global ecosystem of partners with leading Microsoft Voice Specialized Partners (VSPs). Addressing large enterprises, the partnerships enable delivery of products and services on a global basis for gradual migration and rapid adoption of Microsoft Lync.

“AudioCodes is a key strategic partner in BT’s Symphony ecosystem which globally delivers BT System Integration and Managed UC/Voice services,” said Randy Schrock, Vice President of Solutions, BT Global Services. “The breadth of AudioCodes solutions for Microsoft Lync encompasses Enhanced Media Gateways, Survivable Branch Appliances, Enterprise Session Border Controllers, mobility and call recording enabling BT to deliver and deploy best of breed Microsoft Lync turnkey solutions. In addition to offering Microsoft Lync product solutions, the AudioCodes and BT Symphony partnership is designed to engage customers with a single holistic approach to turnkey Unified Communications solutions.”

“AudioCodes’ Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) gateways have been an integral part of our Microsoft Lync offering,” said Mike Nelson, Principal at Integrated Access Solutions. “The AudioCodes SBA gateways support scaling, capacity and interface options that allow IAS to deliver Lync functionality to our customer’s remote branch locations.”

“Many of our clients require Lync deployments which include remote site support,” said Alex Osorio, Microsoft Practice Manager at Nexus IS. “The AudioCodes Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) gateways deliver reliability and survivability to local branch Lync users even when the WAN is disrupted to the headquarters office. In addition, AudioCodes Gateways and SBAs have the same core architecture, software and management facilities to reduce our ongoing training and support requirements while offering our clients investment protection.”

“AudioCodes has developed an extensive portfolio of Microsoft Lync solutions including Enhanced Media Gateways, Survivable Branch Appliances and Enterprise Session Border Controllers,” said Bill Vollerthum, President of Enabling Technologies. “AudioCodes’ product innovation, extensive suite of Lync product offerings and sales and technical product support are key factors for why Enabling Technologies recommends AudioCodes to our customers.”

“AudioCodes is one of our preferred one-stop-shop gateways vendors for Microsoft Unified Communication Solutions,“ said Frey Othmar, CEO, Webcall (Subsidary of Swisscom), Switzerland. “AudioCodes gateways are the clear choice for maintaining interoperability directly with the Service Provider and Microsoft Lync environment. This allows us to practically reduce the overall solution cost by eliminating the need for IP-PBX“.

“Having AudioCodes as a key component of an integrated UC offering centered around Lync has provided us with a real competitive differentiation and has enabled us to offer our customers substantial added value,“ said Marco Gateño, President at Datatel, S.A., Panama. “This has helped us gain real and immediate traction in the market and together with the other ecosystem alliances helped establish our company as a leading provider of UC solutions in the Central American region.”

“AudioCodes offers VoIP technologies that add value to the Microsoft UC solution,“ said Airton Coelho, CTO, Allen Informatica, Brazil. “As a reliable and scalable platform that integrates the entire structure from telephone service providers, AudioCodes brings to Microsoft the confidence of a manufacturer with extensive experience in the telecommunications and IP technology. Here at Allen, we offer a complete solution on the Microsoft platform and AudioCodes is an extremely strategic partner in delivering a turn-key solution.“

“AudioCodes has been proven as a Unified Communications innovation company,“ said David Lim, Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) - Lync, Sapientia Holdings Pte Ltd., Singapore. “AudioCodes product integration with Microsoft Lync Server provides a strong business and technical value to customers that are looking for business productivity enhancements in UC and telephony. As an MVP, I am convinced.”

“The Microsoft VSP community is key to our success in the Microsoft market,” stated Nimrod Borovsky, Vice President of Marketing at AudioCodes. “We have been working closely with the VSPs ever since we started our strategic cooperation with Microsoft. Listening to their feedback and requirements, we have enriched our product offerings and solution portfolio, building a full suite of products specifically designed for the Microsoft Unified Communications environment. More recently, we have also introduced our professional services offering, supporting the VSPs with high level network design, planning and integration services.”