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AudioCodes Announces Media Gateway Platform for Carriers and Enterprises

Mar 07, 2005

Lod, Israel, and San Jose, CA, March 7, 2005 – Today at VON, AudioCodes (NASDAQ: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over Packet (VoP) technologies and Voice Network products, announced the introduction of its Mediant™ 1000 VoIP Media Gateway – the latest member of the successful Mediant gateway family designed for carrier and enterprise applications.

The Mediant 1000 is AudioCodes’ compact and cost-effective media gateway solution and is designed to interface between TDM & IP networks in enterprises or small-scale carrier locations. Incorporating AudioCodes' innovative Voice over Packet technology, the Mediant 1000 enables rapid time-to-market and reliable, cost-effective deployment of next-generation networks. The Mediant 1000 is based on VoIPerfectTM, the comprehensive and field-proven architecture used in all AudioCodes' product lines ranging from voice over packet processors to high-density media gateway platforms.

The Mediant 1000, continuing the Mediant 2000 current world wide deployment, is designed for global deployment focusing on flexibility and cost optimized solutions for the SME market.

“Customers can scale up as their business grows, since the Mediant 1000 matches the density requirement for smaller locations while meeting service providers’ demands for voice quality, product reliability, and scalability,” said Lior Aldema, Vice President of Marketing at AudioCodes. “We have expanded our successful, existing line of Mediant gateways by developing a modular platform with both analog and digital interfaces that can be used as an integrated platform for OEM and partner applications. Deploying the Mediant 1000 allows our partners and OEMs to immediately address new opportunities in emerging markets and applications such as IP-PBX, fixed to mobile convergence, carrier hosted services and IP Centrex with a flexible, small-scale customizable solution.”

The open platform on the Mediant 1000 offers partners the option to host their own applications (e.g., IP-PBX or call center application) using a powerful, low-power processor and hard disks to provide a complete solution within the Mediant 1000 chassis. The Mediant 1000 has enhanced hardware and software capabilities to ease its installation without requiring routing modifications in the PBX.

The Mediant 1000 is expected to be available for general release during the second quarter of 2005.

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