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AudioCodes Launches Transcoding Resource Blade Products

Oct 10, 2006

Lod, Israel, October 10, 2006 – AudioCodes (NASDAQ:AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over Packet (VoP) technologies and Voice Network products, today announced general availability of the Transcoding Resource Blade (TRB) family of blade products.  The TRB family of blades is a specially optimized member of the successful IPmedia product line, adding a number of enhanced performance features that enable complex wireline and wireless transcoding processing required in IP Multi-media Subsystem (IMS) architecture and other VoIP implementations.

The TRB products support IP to IP conversion of a wide range of standard and low bit-rate (LBR) coders, including:  G.711, G.726, G.727, G.723.1, G.729.a, iLBC, GSM-FR, GSM-EFR, AMR and others.  In addition to voice coders, the TRB family also supports encryption/decryption, conversion of G.711 fax to T.38 and a number of DTMF conversions. Transcoding features are controlled via SIP, MGCP or via the high-performance AudioCodes API.

“One of the widely understood challenges of the IMS architecture and Peer-to-Peer VoIP applications is transcoding,” said Sharone Ben-Levi, Vice President of Marketing, Blade Business Line at AudioCodes. “The TRB family of blades solves this challenge by offering a range of high-performance, low-latency IP to IP transcoding solutions that are vastly more efficient than host-based solutions.”

“In developing our Soleo XML Network Gateway™, we faced a significant challenge of how to accomplish transcoding within our speech-based platform using our existing server platform,” said Mike Thorp, Vice President & Chief Technical Officer at Soleo Communications, a supplier of platforms, applications, and professional services to Directory and Operator Services Providers.  “By integrating the AudioCodes IPmedia transcoding resources into the Soleo platform, we were able to solve our transcoding challenge and broaden our addressable market into a number of new wireline and wireless customers.”

The TRB product family is available today in a number of blade form factors and densities, including:
IPM-260/TRB – PCI form factor, supporting up to 120 transcoding sessions
IPM-1610/TRB – cPCI form factor, up to 240 transcoding sessions
IPM-6310/TRB – cPCI form factor, up to 1008 transcoding sessions
In addition to the above PCI and cPCI version, an AdvancedTCA form factor product is planned for early 2007.

For more information on the Transcoding Resource Blade family, contact your AudioCodes account executive or visit

AudioCodes will be exhibiting at the Internet Telephony Conference and Expo, San Diego Convention Center, October 10-13 2006 at Booth #530.

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