Lod, Israel - July 9, 2012 - AudioCodes (NasdaqGS: AUDC), a Microsoft Gold certified partner and a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies and Voice Network products, today announced local partnerships with leading Microsoft Unified Communications solution integrators in Latin America. This cooperation helps ramp up Microsoft Lync deployments in the fast growing UC market in Latin America, by providing Microsoft voice specialized partners with a rich portfolio of voice connectivity solutions that helps to enable rapid and security-enhanced migration to Lync for enterprises and government institutions in the region.
“AudioCodes Survivable Branch Appliances and Enhanced Media Gateways for Lync provide customers with a full range of offerings to help overcome interoperability and survivability challenges,” said Rodrigo Quevedo, Specialist Voice Business Development Manager at Microsoft. “Microsoft is pleased with AudioCodes’ commitment and support to help customers in Latin America migrate their communications into the future with Lync.”
“In just 9 months, by using AudioCodes products we have been able to migrate more than 6,000 seats and voicemail boxes in Colombia. AudioCodes technology has given us the opportunity to offer our clients a seamless and affordable migration to unified communications from various well-known PBX vendors,” said Ricardo Pardo, General Manager at Intergrupo Connect, a Microsoft Solution Partner and National Systems Integrator in Colombia.
Oscar Novoa, CEO of Grupo Unika, a Microsoft Solution Partner in Mexico, stated, “AudioCodes’ innovative solutions for Lync are being used to deploy unified communications for enterprises and governmental institutions. The flexibility and simplicity offered by AudioCodes’ solutions are helping to expedite Lync’s adoption.”
Ludwig Quiroz, CEO of Acanto S.A., a leading systems integrator in Chile, added, “AudioCodes’ technology enabled us to create a cost-effective solution for a major governmental institution in Chile with 50 sites across the country. AudioCodes’ products offer an interoperable solution that enables reuse of our client’s legacy analog phones and cabling, dramatically reducing the cost of migration to a complete Microsoft Lync solution, while enabling the introduction of advanced unified communication services.”
“Institutions in Latin America are considering all the available options to increase efficiency and productivity, as well as improve customer service and satisfaction,” said Yariv Golan-Atir, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Latin America at AudioCodes. “AudioCodes gateway solutions play a pivotal role in the deployment of Microsoft Lync throughout the region. Our announced cooperation with many of Microsoft’s local partners as well as close collaboration with Microsoft itself in Latin America, are key to this solution’s successful ramp up.”