Lod, Israel, February 9, 2005 – AudioCodes (NASDAQ: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over Packet (VoP) technologies and Voice Network products, and Outsmart Ltd., a provider of Fixed-Mobile-Convergence (FMC) and Intelligent Networks (IN)-based solutions, today announced a collaboration to deliver a complete FMC solution which integrates Outsmart’s SmartFMC™ product with AudioCodes’ Mediant™ family of converged (wireline/wireless) Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Media Gateways.
The joint offering brings a readily available and working, end-to-end fixed-mobile-convergence solution that provides a base for next-generation 3G IMS architecture and services. The Mediant™ converged media gateways consist of market-ready, standards-compliant, cost-effective converged VoIP media gateway platforms that can scale from low-density wireless enterprise networks up to high-density core network deployments. By supporting wireline, cable and wireless (UMTS, GSM and CDMA) in the same gateway, the Mediant™ gateways provide a unique solution specifically suited for Fixed-Mobile-Convergence applications. The SmartFMC™ enables operators to provide the same services to fixed and mobile users, irrespective of location, access technology and terminals. Utilizing the existing core network and back office systems, the SmartFMC™ delivers one identity across a variety of terminals, allows full control on all call sessions, provides the same services as both fixed and mobile networks and allows full management capabilities including CRM, billing and customer care.
“AudioCodes is glad to partner with Outsmart and integrate the Mediant gateways with Outsmart’s SmartFMC™ application,” said Yehuda Hershkovits, Vice President, Systems Group at AudioCodes. “Convergence of fixed and mobile networks and services is essential to both wireline and wireless operators seeking to reduce operation cost and increase subscribers base and revenues. The combination of the SmartFMC™ with AudioCodes’ gateways provides an advanced and powerful FMC solution for mobile and incumbent telecom operators.”
“We are very pleased to partner with AudioCodes, a market leader in Voice over Packet technologies and network products,” said Boaz Goldman, Vice President, Marketing & Sales at Outsmart. “The partnership is another step in making the SmartFMC™ solution a leading standard for Fixed-Mobile-Convergence for network operators. We believe this product further enhances operators’ offerings by providing a complete Fixed-Mobile-Convergence solution.”
Outsmart LTD (formerly Smart-SS7) is a provider of complete Fixed-Mobile Convergence and Intelligent Networks (IN) based solutions. Founded in 2001 by a team of experts in the telecommunications industry, Outsmart enables operators to provide end-to-end, high performance solutions combining all mobile, voice and data services anywhere at significantly lower costs. Affiliated to major industry players such as IBM, Comverse, AudioCodes and others; Outsmart delivers complete convergence on all user terminals across all evolving networks. Outsmart has international headquarters based in Israel and a U.S. office based in New York, NY. For more information see www.outsmarttelecom.com.