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AudioCodes IP Phones enter Microsoft Lync Third Party Device Interoperability Program

Sep 13, 2012

Lod, Israel - September 13, 2012 - AudioCodes (NasdaqGS: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies, products and services, today announced that its 300HD and 400HD IP Phone products are being tested for compatibility with Lync. Qualification is expected to be completed by late fourth quarter 2012.

Microsoft tests and qualifies third party phones for interoperability and basic quality of experience with Microsoft Lync 2010.

AudioCodes 300HD and 400HD Series of High Definition IP Phones offers enhanced voice call quality and clarity for the Enterprise IP telephony markets. As a natural addition to the AudioCodes Media Gateway and Enterprise Session Border Controller products, the AudioCodes 300HD and 400 HD Series of High Definition IP Phones enable value added resellers (VARs), systems integrators and end-customers to build end-to-end Unified Communications solutions with Microsoft Lync 2010, based on AudioCodes’ technological advantage and proven track record in voice quality and ease of use.

Upon qualification, AudioCodes plans to offer a free firmware upgrade for those customers with existing 300HD and 400HD series phones, enabling direct integration of those devices to Microsoft Lync 2010.

"We see the qualification of AudioCodes 300HD and 400HD IP Phones with Microsoft Lync as highly valuable to our partner community," said Lior Aldema, Chief Operating Officer of AudioCodes. "Sourcing gateways, E-SBCs, IP Phones and professional services from the same vendor simplifies the purchasing, deployment and support processes, effectively reducing costs for our partners."

"We’re pleased to welcome AudioCodes and their 300HD and 400HD IP phones to our phone interoperability program," said Jyoti Black, Senior Director, Microsoft. "Once AudioCodes IP phones are qualified, partners can benefit from simplifying purchase, training, and support by procuring phones, gateways, SBAs and E-SBCs from a single vendor."

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