updated 10/4/2010 8:45:42 AM ET 2010-10-04T12:45:42

LOD, Israel, Oct. 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AudioCodes (Nasdaq:AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies and Voice Network products, today announced the introduction of the MediaPack™ 252 Multimedia Home Gateway. A member of the MediaPack gateway series, the MediaPack 252 integrates diverse home multimedia services, including ADSL2+ Secured Router, high-speed 802.11n WiFi access point and CAT-iq™ compliant DECT, supporting High Definition VoIP (HDVoIP).

"Service integration for the broadband home user is becoming increasingly important for Service Providers," stated Jeremy Duke, Principal Analyst at Synergy Research. "The AudioCodes MediaPack 252 supports this trend by integrating into one cost-effective device multiple chargeable services that used to be provisioned separately. By integrating DECT home PBX, routing, access, and security into one device, the growing residential broadband market can enjoy better cost structures of CAPEX and OPEX. The residential broadband market is expected to grow and reach the level of $3.033B in 2011."

The MediaPack 252 integrates an internal ADSL2+ modem and secured wireless router, as well as support for 100Mbit Ethernet WAN port. The unit has an integrated CAT-iq™ 2.0 compliant DECT base station, which together with AudioCodes' MP252 complementary handsets, provides superior HDVoIP quality calls. Additionally, an internal Bluetooth radio allows synchronization to mobile phones, which enable receiving and making calls through the DECT handsets. The unit also supports 3 USB ports, allowing the functionality of Print Server and File Server and an optional USB-based 3G cellular modem. Battery backup for use in case of power failure is also available.

"Introducing the MediaPack 252 Multimedia Home Gateway, we sought to create innovative features for home users," said Shaul Weissman, AudioCodes Vice President, Residential Business Unit. "We also wanted to enable Service Providers to generate more revenue from new services. HDVoIP, File and Print Server and Mobile connectivity at home are a few examples of such services which will increase customer loyalty."

The MediaPack 252 is generally available in a selection of configurations, and more information can be found on www.audiocodes.com/MP252

About AudioCodes

AudioCodes Ltd. (Nasdaq:AUDC) designs, develops and sells advanced Voice over IP (VoIP) and converged VoIP and Data networking products and applications to Service Providers and Enterprises. AudioCodes is a VoIP technology market leader focused on converged VoIP & data communications and its products are deployed globally in Broadband, Mobile, Cable, and Enterprise networks. The company provides a range of innovative, cost-effective products including Media Gateways, Multi-Service Business Gateways, Session Border Controllers (SBC), Residential Gateways, IP Phones, Media Servers and Value Added Applications. AudioCodes' underlying technology, VoIPerfectHD™, relies on AudioCodes' leadership in DSP, voice coding and voice processing technologies. AudioCodes High Definition (HD) VoIP technologies and products provide enhanced intelligibility and a better end user communication experience in Voice communications. For more information on AudioCodes, visit http://www.audiocodes.com

Statements concerning AudioCodes' business outlook or future economic performance; product introductions and plans and objectives related thereto; and statements concerning assumptions made or expectations as to any future events, conditions, performance or other matters, are "forward-looking statements'' as that term is defined under U.S. Federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in such statements. These risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to: the effect of global economic conditions in general and conditions in AudioCodes' industry and target markets in particular; shifts in supply and demand; market acceptance of new products and continuing products' demand; the impact of competitive products and pricing on AudioCodes' and its customers' products and markets; timely product and technology development/upgrades and the ability to manage changes in market conditions as needed; possible disruptions from acquisitions; the integration of acquired companies' products and operations into AudioCodes' business; and other factors detailed in AudioCodes' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AudioCodes assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.

©2010 AudioCodes Ltd. All rights reserved. AudioCodes, AC, AudioCoded, Ardito, CTI2, CTI², CTI Squared, HD VoIP, HD VoIP Sounds Better, InTouch, IPmedia, Mediant, MediaPack, NetCoder, Netrake, Nuera, Open Solutions Network, OSN, Stretto, TrunkPack, VMAS, VoicePacketizer, VoIPerfect, VoIPerfectHD, What's Inside Matters, Your Gateway To VoIP and 3GX are trademarks or registered trademarks of AudioCodes Limited. All other products or trademarks are property of their respective owners. Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

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