updated 12/17/2010 3:15:39 PM ET 2010-12-17T20:15:39

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. and NETANYA, Israel, Dec. 17, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VocalTec Communications, Ltd. (Nasdaq:CALL),the inventor of VoIP, and its affiliate Ymax Communications Corporation, avoice provider to magicJack® and magicTalk™ users, announce today they have installed Mediant 5000/8000 High Availability Gateways from AudioCodes (Nasdaq:AUDC), a leading provider of VoIP and Voice Network products, in dozens of its core switch locations in the United States.

By replacing its core existing Core gateways from another vendor and increasing its previously installed base of AudioCodes' gateways, Ymax has leveraged the Mediant 5000/8000 carrier-grade gateways to connect its Class 5 switches to local PSTN services using SS7 signaling. Utilizing the Mediant 5000/8000 redundancy, scalability and advanced voice processing capabilities, Ymax can provide its customers superb voice quality and a high level of service availability. As part of the solution, another affiliate of VocalTec, Stratus Telecommunications, provided ENTICE softswitch and session border controllers (SBC) in each Class 5 switch location.

"Expanding our deployment of AudioCodes' gateways is an essential component that allows us to continue providing the very best voice quality to our customers," said Dan Borislow, Ymax Founder and CEO, and the inventor of the magicJack. "AudioCodes' gateways provide us with the ability to grow to over 300,000 simultaneous calls with full redundancy. After utilizing AudioCodes' gateways for a number of years in our larger sites, in line with our strategic growth plans, it became evident that we needed to implement AudioCodes' gateways exclusively as our core gateways. We are also now ready after this important upgrade to offer various phone service including VoIP and traditional TDM services to the enterprise market, when the necessary marketing and salesforce are in place."

During the short deployment period, AudioCodes and Ymax service teams have performed the replacement of existing gateways and installation of the Mediant 5000 gateways in just five days at many different Ymax sites across the United States.  

"We are pleased that Ymax has once again selected our gateways to fulfill their commitment to provide high quality and resilient VoIP and TDM services to their customers," said Lior Aldema, Chief Operating Officer at AudioCodes. "Emerging service providers such as Ymax find a natural partner in AudioCodes thanks to our gateways' robust architecture meeting their most stringent requirements for high availability. Ymax also had a special requirement, since it does not use connectivity between gateways, and that was to keep the voice path going through only one gateway and also off Ymax servers. We fulfilled that requirement and others Ymax asked for."

About VocalTec Communications Ltd.

VocalTec Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq:CALL), the inventor of VoIP including the softphone and magicJack, and its subsidiaries have the goal of becoming the leading international provider of global voice over many platforms. The company has achieved sales of over 7,000,000 of the easy-to-use, award-winning magicJack since the device's launch in 2008, and has the use of over 30 patents, some dating to when VocalTec invented VoIP. It is the largest reaching CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier) in the United States in terms of area codes available and certification in number of states, and the network has historically had uptime of over 99.99 percent.

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