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Westcon Group Selects AudioCodes for CollaborationPoint OpenSource and ConvergencePoint Programs

Apr 28, 2008

Lod, Israel and Tarrytown, NY, April 28, 2008 , AudioCodes (NasdaqGS : AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over Packet (VOP) technologies and Voice Network products, and Westcon Group, Inc. , the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that AudioCodes media gateway products have been selected for Westcon Group’s CollaborationPoint OpenSource and ConvergencePoint solutions programs, providing resellers with the ability to deliver bus iness-class communication solutions to their end-user communities. CollaborationPoint OpenSource is the latest addition to Westcon Group’s technology focused x-Point programs and is being offered alongside ConvergencePoint, SecurityPoint and MobilityPoint.

AudioCodes’ media gateway products solve important connectivity challenges between next-generation enterprise IP communication solutions and a wide range of legacy PSTN circuits and analog phone equipment. Through this arrangement, Westcon Group will distribute a range of AudioCodes Mediant™ 1000, MediaPack™ and TrunkPack™ 260/SIP Gateway products for Nortel, Avaya, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, and offer Open Source specific solutions pre-integrated with open source software applications, including the popular Digium|Asterisk® IP-PBX. In addition to gateway solutions , Westcon Group will also offer customized configurations that leverage the AudioCodes Mediant 1000 Open Solution Network (OSN) processor module, which includes an embedded PC processor, memory and storage, a llowing the open source application to reside within the media gateway and enable a complete enterprise communications solution in a compact 1U form-factor appliance.

Lior Aldema, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at AudioCodes, stated, “Westcon’s CollaborationPoint OpenSource and ConvergencePoint programs offer one -stop-shopping for enterprise solution resellers that want to sell sophisticated open source or commercial solutions while eliminating much of the integration risk that has kept many resellers on the sidelines. These robust programs reduce risk and better position resellers who want to take advantage of these exciting new market opportunities.” “AudioCodes offers superior voice quality, broad interoperability, feature richness and diversity of PSTN protocols—each of which is supported by their media gateways,” commented Dan Pirro, Group Commercial Sales Manager, Westcon Group, Inc. “The quality and compatibility of these solutions will help us significantly broaden the range of possible deployments in complex enterprise applications."

About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel, Avaya and Polycom. Through its Westcon, Comstor and Voda One business practices, Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers. Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. 
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