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AudioCodes and Digium Enter into Partnership

Mar 14, 2006

San Jose, California, Spring VON 2006 Conference & Expo, Lod, Israel, March 14, 2006 - AudioCodes (NASDAQ:AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over Packet (VOP) technologies and Voice Network products, and Digium® Inc., the creator of Asterisk® and pioneer of open source telephony, today announced a partnership to formalize product interoperability between a range of AudioCodes media gateway platforms and the Asterisk open-source software application. The results of interoperability testing will help Asterisk developers and value added resellers (VARs) to better design and deploy high quality and scalable SIP-based solutions.  

“Part of Digium’s strategy is to partner with reliable and innovative companies looking to foster the growth of industry standards in the VoIP space,” said Mark Spencer, president of Digium and creator of Asterisk.  “AudioCodes has consistently focused on delivering quality gateway products that bring flexibility and broad interoperability to VoIP implementations, and we welcome them onboard as a Digium/Asterisk partner.”

“We view Digium as a key influencer in the adoption of standards-based telephony in the enterprise space and look forward to working together to redefine the market,” said Ron Romanchik, Vice President of Sales at AudioCodes USA. “Partnerships such as this will go a long way in migrating to a customer-centric model of telephony.”

AudioCodes’ SIP Gateway products, the Mediant™ 1000; TP260/SIP; and the MediaPack will undergo rigorous testing and a certification process to determine interoperability and compatibility when integrated with Digium’s Asterisk Business Edition.

About Digium, Inc.
Digium is the original creator and primary developer of Asterisk, the industry's first open source PBX and Asterisk Business Edition, the professional-grade version of Asterisk. Used in combination with Digium's PCI telephony interface cards, Asterisk offers a strategic, highly cost-effective approach to voice and data transport over IP, TDM, switched and Ethernet architectures.

Digium provides quality hardware and software products that enable telephony applications including legacy PBX, IVR, auto attendant, next generation gateways, media servers and application servers. Digium also offers a full range of professional services including consulting, technical support and customer software development services. 

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