Fort Lauderdale, INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006, Lod, Israel, January 24, 2006 – AudioCodes (NASDAQ:AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over Packet (VoP) technologies and Voice Network products, today launched the AudioCodes Open Solution Network (OSN) partner program, establishing a world-wide collaborative ecosystem to include select industry-leading independent software vendors (ISVs), value added resellers (VARs), distribution channels and technology partners. Linking together member partners, the Open Solutions Network program is structured to leverage open standard protocols, including SIP, and enable collaboration in building best-of-breed solutions for both enterprise and service provider customers.
By participating in OSN, partners have access to a number of benefits, including:
• Lead referrals – leveraging AudioCodes’ advertising and marketing events world-wide
• Early technology access – providing early samples of hardware and software products
• Technical support – including access to a world-class interoperability lab
• Technical training – special access to regional and custom product-specific technical training
• Industry networking – tools to build technical and business alliances
• Marketing assistance – collaborating on events, web-based seminars and advertising
“The communications market dynamics have changed and more customers are demanding integrated solutions based on VoIP and open standards,” said Avi Ben Shlush, Vice President Marketing Blade Business Line for AudioCodes. “With the launch of the Open Solutions Network partner program, AudioCodes has created a venue to bring together the industries’ best-of-breed partners that can collaborate together in leveraging emerging standards and deliver high-value applications to customers.”
"The AudioCodes Open Solutions Network partner program gives IP-based business communications software vendors like ourselves an even greater opportunity to share the value of open standards, including benefits such as increased accessibility to advanced applications, decreased costs, simplified management, and long-term investment protection," said Interactive Intelligence senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Joe Staples.
“We are excited about the opportunities that will be available through the Open Solutions Network program, as we agree that partnerships such as this are critical to the development of a total convergence offering,” said Clay Sorensen, president of Paracon, an AudioCodes distribution partner. “This program is a nice complement to our Marketplace Convergence Program, which was also developed to help ISVs and resellers partner for increased business opportunities.”
For more information on the AudioCodes Open Solution Network, registration instructions and an updated list of AudioCodes Open Solution Network partners, visit the OSN partner directory at: http://www.audiocodes.com/osn