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AudioCodes and Aastra Deliver Unified Communications for the Enterprise

Nov 10, 2008

Lod, Israel and Dallas TX, November 10, 2008 – AudioCodes (NasdaqGS: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies and Voice Network products, and Aastra, a leading provider of IPTelephony solutions today announced an agreement for Aastra to deliver AudioCodes’ Digital and Analog Gateways with their IP-PBX solutions.

Aastra and AudioCodes are collaborating on a long-term strategy, assisting customers with investments in legacy equipment to migrate to a standards-based IP infrastructure, avoiding expenses of “Fork Lift” upgrades whenever possible. This strategy includes leveraging the Mediant™ and MediaPack™ gateways and other new networking connectivity and security products provided by AudioCodes.

“We are extremely pleased to offer AudioCodes gateways as part of our Clearspan® solution as well as a complement to our Pointspan product,” said Dana A. Call, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Aastra USA Inc. “These products fit Aastra’s commitment to support open standards to give customers the flexibility they need and the investment protection they desire.”

“The combination of AudioCodes’ gateways with Aastra’s IP-PBX solutions allows large enterprises to embrace an IP-based Unified Communications model to improve productivity and reduce management complexity while ensuring quality and reliability,” said Lior Aldema, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at AudioCodes. “Aastra is committed to offering smooth migration strategies to its customers to ease the transition from traditional to pure IP voice transport and AudioCodes is the premier provider of gateway products that make the transition reliable and affordable.”

AudioCodes’ Mediant and MediaPack gateways enable connectivity from Aastra’s Clearspan and Pointspan® SIP based IP-PBX solutions to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) using digital and analog interfaces. When used in remote branch offices, a key capability of AudioCodes’ gateways is Stand Alone Survivability (SAS), a unique software feature within the gateway that allows remote branch offices to remain operational even if there is a loss of WAN connectivity. SAS reduces the cost and complexity of remote office installations and significantly improves a customer’s communication resilience and reliability.

About Aastra USA Inc.
Aastra USA Inc., a subsidiary of Aastra Technologies Limited, is a leader in IP communications products including IP-PBX systems, standards based telephones, Unified Communications and contact center applications. Our network solutions meet the needs of customers who require reliability, scalability, integration and IP. We offer a range of SIP phones and a full suite of productivity applications that users can share across an entire network, like Unified Communications, Web and Audio Conferencing and Contact Center solutions. With over 29 years of experience delivering PBX and contact center systems to some of the largest and most demanding companies in the world Aastra USA Inc. is now bringing that expertise to
companies of all sizes. Aastra USA Inc. has been responsible for many key milestones in the industry, including the first commercial IP-PBX for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), later sold to a larger technology company. This type of vision is still very much alive at Aastra today. For more information, visit

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