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APEX Voice Communications Selects AudioCodes’ Blades for OmniVox3D® SIP Application Server Solution

Mar 19, 2007

Spring VON Conference & Expo and Lod, Israel – March 19, 2007 – AudioCodes (NASDAQ:AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over Packet (VoP) technologies and Voice Network products, today announced that APEX Voice Communications has completed the integration of the AudioCodes IPM-260/SIP media resource board into the OmniVox3D® SIP Application Server solution.  As a result of this integration, APEX’s OmniVox3D® Application Server together with AudioCodes’ IPM-260/SIP media resource boards, provide wireline and wireless telecom service providers with a faster method to design, develop and deploy standards-compliant multi-media services including Real Time Billing (Prepaid), Calling Cards, IVR, Unified Messaging, and Conference Calling.

“We are very excited to highlight the integration with APEX as it demonstrates our SIP strategy in action,” said Sharone Ben-Levi, VP of Marketing for the AudioCodes Blade Business Line.  “In this integration, APEX leveraged the on-board SIP and MSCML features of the IPM-260/SIP board avoiding the problems associated with operating-system dependent device drivers and APIs found in legacy CTI boards.”

“We are very pleased to be working with AudioCodes and leveraging their SIP and MSCML features,” said Elhum Vahdat, Executive Vice President of APEX Voice Communications.  “Our OmniVox3D Application Server together with AudioCodes’ media server blades are an ideal combination for value-added IP multi-media services.”

The AudioCodes IPM-260/SIP is a complete VoIP media resource solution on a PCI form-factor board and a member of the successful IPmedia™ product family, which includes PCI, cPCI and pre-packaged systems products. The IPM-260/SIP offers a range of media resources including IVR, conferencing, tone detection, and transcoding required for both enterprise and carrier enhanced applications. Leveraging the AudioCodes SIP architecture, the IPM-260/SIP is specifically designed to take command and control via SIP and MSCML over Ethernet, eliminating the need for PCI drivers or complex API development and allows for more efficient and flexible distributed architectures. The IPM-260/SIP enables next generation applications for both today’s and tomorrow’s networks.

APEX Voice Communications’ OmniVox3D® is a carrier-grade SIP Application Server that includes a browser-based GUI OAM&P console and the award-winning OmniView® service creation environment, widely used for rapidly Designing, Developing and Deploying value-added network services.  Deployed in over 250 telecom service providers worldwide, OmniVox3D on a single platform can process numerous applications, including Real Time Billing (Prepaid), Calling Cards, IVR, Unified Messaging, Conference Calling, Automated Collect Calling and Network Announcement services.  OmniVox3D’s robust service execution environment, along with its modular design and (optional) fault-tolerant configuration, allow it to easily integrate into Next Generation, PSTN or wireless intelligent networks as a core element.  Either as a standalone server or distributed across multiple platforms, OmniVox3D’s open architecture allows it to seamlessly integrate with third-party components such softswitches, media servers, media gateways and SIP proxy servers that are IMS, MSCML, MSML/MOML or VXML compliant.

About APEX Voice Communications
APEX Voice Communications is a global supplier of carrier-grade SIP Application Servers and Multi-Service Platforms for value-added multi-media services to telecom service providers, enterprises, VARs and OEMs.  Since 1989, APEX’s high-density, open platforms have been installed at over 15,000 sites in 95 countries, enabling innovative, revenue-generating services to reach the market quickly, easily and cost-effectively.  APEX products are engineered for PSTN, IP and converged networks, offering the ideal next-generation converged communications platform solution for wireless and wireline services.

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