updated 11/18/2010 4:15:22 AM ET 2010-11-18T09:15:22

Leveraging the new AudioCodes Enhanced Gateways and Survivable Branch Appliances, Enterprise customers are able to transparently and securely connect the Microsoft Corp. environment with their existing telephony infrastructure and preferred service providers

LOD, Israel, Nov. 17, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AudioCodes (Nasdaq:AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies and Voice Network products and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, today announced the general availability of Enhanced Gateways and Survivable Branch Appliances for Microsoft Lync 2010. AudioCodes' customers utilizing "Basic" and "Basic Hybrid" gateways for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 can easily migrate to "Enhanced" and "Survivable Branch Appliance" gateway configurations for Microsoft Lync Server 2010, using a remote software upgrade, thereby maintaining their investment in existing hardware. In addition, the recently announced AudioCodes UcSIPT architecture leverages on AudioCodes' Enterprise Session Border Control support integrated into the Mediant gateways.

"AudioCodes Media Gateways and Survivable Branch Appliances for Lync provide customers a full range of offerings to provide both interoperability in the data center and survivability in branch offices," said Yancey Smith, director of product management, Microsoft Lync. "Microsoft is pleased to be working with AudioCodes to help customers move their communications into the future with Lync."

Customers can utilize AudioCodes' gateways in the Microsoft unified communications environment in a number of flexible ways. Enterprises that are willing to connect their headquarters to Lync Server 2010 to the PSTN or the enterprise TDM-PBX can use AudioCodes' Mediant 1000, Mediant 2000 or Mediant 3000 as "Enhanced" Gateways. Distributed organizations that are interested in connecting branch offices to their headquarters and provide survivable communication services can deploy the Mediant 1000 or Mediant 2000 as "Survivable Branch Appliances". In small and medium size branches, customers can unify all the functionalities required for branch connectivity in one device, and use the same Mediant 1000 or Mediant 800 as Multi-Service Business Gateways (MSBG) providing integrated data routing, firewalling and access for the branch.

"We are proud to support another Microsoft release of products and features for the unified communications market," stated Nimrod Borovsky, Vice President of Marketing at AudioCodes. "With each release from Microsoft, we add innovative features and capabilities to our products, while making sure we protect the investment of our existing mutual customers. Our flagship Mediant family of gateways allows us to provide various solutions using the same hardware, addressing the needs of business customers globally."

About AudioCodes

AudioCodes Ltd. 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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