Lod, Israel – October 16, 2007 - AudioCodes (NASDAQ:AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies and Voice Network products, has strengthened its strategic relationship with Microsoft Corp. by introducing a “Basic Hybrid” Media Gateway.
This collaboration has enabled the integration of AudioCodes MediaPackTM and MediantTM Media Gateways with Microsoft unified communications technologies: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.
Fortune 500 companies have evaluated AudioCodes Media Gateways as part of the public beta for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 recently released to market. This is in addition to a large number of customers who use the same Media Gateways in conjunction with unified messaging in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
“AudioCodes and Microsoft are committed to delivering a unified communications solution that natively operates with existing PBX systems and can directly connect to the PSTN,” stated Lior Aldema, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at AudioCodes. “This collaboration enables our customers to protect and leverage on existing telephony investments while providing a basis for advancing to the next level of voice communications. AudioCodes Media Gateways enable the enterprise customer to fully utilize the simultaneous strength of both Office Communications Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2007, making use of the same flexible, field-proven, high-quality product.”
“Combining Microsoft’s unified communications software with AudioCodes MediaPack™ and Mediant™ Media Gateways offers customers a rich and integrated communications experience,” said Moz Hussain, director product management, Unified Communications Group, at Microsoft Corp. “Microsoft’s alliance with AudioCodes provides customers new levels of business value, helping to create efficient, high quality communication and collaboration experiences.”
AudioCodes offers a range of Media Gateways for the Microsoft unified communications technologies, which includes “Basic” gateways that are designed to interface with external Microsoft Mediation Server and “Basic Hybrid” gateways that integrate the Microsoft Mediation Server software internally.
In order to ease the installation and support of the AudioCodes media gateways in the Microsoft unified communications environment, AudioCodes has created a website landing page http://www.audiocodes.com/Content.aspx?voip=2757, which includes all the technical and marketing resources needed for channel partners and end customers.
The AudioCodes Mediant™ 1000 gateway is specially designed to support these capabilities, in addition to very high VoIP quality, independently tested and acknowledged by ETSI, and interface flexibility and modularity, supporting FXO, FXS, BRI and T1/E1 interfaces in the same box.
AudioCodes gateways are available through an extensive worldwide distribution network that offers local and global toll-free support lines. The distributors may be found by clicking on http://www.audiocodes.com/Content.aspx?voip=2943