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Sphere Communications Software and AudioCodes Media Gateways Spearhead Enterprise IP-PBX Applications

Feb 07, 2005

VoiceCon, Booth 531 – Orlando, Fla. and Lod, Israel. – February 7, 2005 – AudioCodes
(NASDAQ: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over Packet (VoP) technologies and Voice Network products, and Sphere Communications, a leading provider of enterprise telecommunications software, today announced that the Sphere Communications Sphericall™ 4.1 enterprise telecommunications software supports the AudioCodes MediaPack™ Analog FXO Gateway products. The combination will be shown as part of Sphere Communications live demonstrations during the VoiceCon show this week in Orlando, Florida.

“By supporting the AudioCodes analog trunking gateways, Sphere customers have a new and
compelling connectivity option for small and remote offices,” said Todd Landry, VP Product
Management and Marketing, Sphere Communications. “The MediaPack FXO is ideally suited to complement Sphere’s highly distributed system architecture, providing cost-effective local PSTN and backup connectivity.”

“The combination of the Sphere Communications Spherical IP-PBX and AudioCodes MediaPack gateways is quite attractive to a wide range of customers, including enterprises, educational, government and other distributed organizations,” said Alan Percy, Director of Business Development at AudioCodes. “The unique features and enterprise-class quality of Sphericall and the excellent voice quality of MediaPack products combine to provide best-of-breed solutions for these markets.”

“We are impressed with the capabilities of the Sphere system – Sphere's pricing model and
Standardsbased open systems approach are even more compelling. Sphere provides PlatinumSolutions with a range of options for devices such as IP phones, analog phones and analog and digital gateways,” said Philip Brown, Director, PlatinumSolutions, Inc., a leading provider of custom software solutions and IT services for the law enforcement and intelligence, homeland security, and defense communities. “In addition, the AudioCodes MediaPack gateway provides us with a reliable, cost effective solution for
local PSTN trunks.”

Sphericall is a software-based IP-PBX that enables enterprise data networks to become the foundation

for a converged, integrated voice, data and video enterprise telecommunications system. The solution includes:
• Sphericall Manager – a robust, secure, and proven system for enterprise telecommunications
• Sphericall Desktop – Enterprise PC software that provides a suite of communications tools, synchronizes with a user’s desktop telephone, and includes an integrated softphone
• Business Integrated Messaging – Integrated messaging, such as text messaging, voice mail,
unified messaging, and 3rd party applications are integrated into the Sphere system
• An Open System Approach – Multiple options for best-of-breed gateways, endpoints such as IP telephones and wireless devices, and business applications which allow customers to
make the right choices for their business needs.

The AudioCodes MediaPack Analog Media Gateway product family is based on AudioCodes' fieldproven VoIP technology. Featuring 2, 4, 8 or 24 analog ports, the gateways connect analog terminals, PBXs or key systems to the IP network using FXO or FXS connectivity. Compliant with multiple protocols including SIP, H.323, MGCP and MEGACO, the Analog Media Gateways enable flexible deployment and interoperability for the evolving next generation networks. Using AudioCodes' Analog Media Gateways, Network Equipment Providers and System Integrators can effectively deliver carrierhosted converged services as well as enterprise-based applications.

About Sphere Communications
Sphere is a leading provider of enterprise telecommunications software technology, providing truly integrated voice, video and data communications solutions. Sphere Communications has hundreds of installed customer networks and was first to deliver IP PBX systems into the market. Founded in 1994 Sphere Communications headquarters is located in Lincolnshire, Illinois and provides its products to enterprise, education, government and military customers. For more information please visit the Sphere
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