Press Releases

Sep 14, 2010

Toshiba Selects AudioCodes Media Gateways to Enhance Network Reliability and Messaging for Toshiba Strata CIX VoIP Systems

Toshiba America Information Systems enters into reseller agreement to include AudioCodes Media Gateways in redundant configurations to enhance survivability and unified messaging capabilities for Toshiba Strata CIX IP Business Telephone Systems

IRVINE, Calif. and LOD, Israel – September 14, 2010 – AudioCodes (NasdaqGS: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies and Voice Network products, today announced that Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba - www.telecom.toshiba.com) has entered into a reseller agreement to resell AudioCodes Mediant 1000 and MediaPack series media gateways for use with Toshiba's family of Strata® CIX™ IP business telephone systems and Strata Messaging unified messaging systems.

AudioCodes media gateways provide PSTN circuit trunk-side connectivity to Strata CIX systems, converting the PSTN PRI or Analog circuits to SIP in a redundant and load-sharing architecture. Using call routing rules, the AudioCodes media gateways can detect network and equipment failures, redirecting call traffic to one or more still-active and operating Strata CIX systems, enhancing reliability and survivability.

In addition, AudioCodes media gateways can convert T.30 fax calls from the PSTN and on-site fax machines to the industry-standard T.38 fax-over-IP protocol and interfacing to Strata Messaging systems. The T.38 fax-over-IP protocol is highly reliable and improves the efficiency of unified messaging systems.

"Survivability and reliability are key concerns for companies in a wide variety of vertical markets, including public safety, utilities, health care, banking and other critical services," said Ericson Abing, product manager for Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. "Offering AudioCodes media gateways in a redundant and load-sharing configuration automatically detects failures and redirects traffic to still-operating Strata CIX systems with no interruption in service."

"Being selected by Toshiba for the difficult task of creating high-reliability communications solutions is a testament to the product reliability and embedded call routing intelligence within the AudioCodes media gateway products," said Lior Aldema, chief operating officer for AudioCodes. "This relationship also demonstrates the value of the embedded T.38 fax-over-IP protocol in AudioCodes media gateways, allowing Toshiba to concentrate its development efforts on the Strata Messaging application and avoid protracted protocol development and testing."

"We are pleased to announce our relationship with AudioCodes," said Brian Metherell, VP and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. "Combined with the exceptionally dependable Toshiba Strata CIX family of IP business telephone systems, AudioCodes' products give our customers enhanced survivability and reliability."

The Mediant 1000 Modular Media Gateway is a compact and cost-effective media gateway solution that has been designed to interface between TDM and IP networks in enterprises or small-scale carrier locations. The compact Mediant 1000 modular gateway is extremely scalable and supports multiples of one, two or four E1/T1/J1 spans or one to 24 analog ports in various FXS/FXO configurations. The Mediant 1000 also supports mixed digital/analog configurations.

The MediaPack Series Analog VoIP Gateways are cost-effective, best-of-breed technology products. These stand-alone analog VoIP Gateways provide superior voice technology for connecting legacy telephones, fax machines and PBX systems with IP-based telephony networks, as well as for integration with new IP-based PBX systems.

For more information on AudioCodes media gateways, visit: www.audiocodes.com/CPE