AudioCodes Showcases Robust Portfolio of IMS-READY VoIP Media Gateways and Media Servers at GlobalComm 2006


Enabling best-of-breed IMS media layer to support new services over cellular, broadband wireless and cable access networks

LOD, Israel, June 1 / - AudioCodes (NASDAQ:AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over Packet (VoP) technologies and Voice Network products, will be highlighting its IMS-READY VoIP Mediant(TM) media gateways, IPmedia(TM) media servers and MediaPack(TM) analog gateways that enable new IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) voice service over wireline, cellular, broadband wireless (WiFi and WiMAX), cable and other access networks.

Connecting disparate access networks into a common IP core network is not always easy as each access network brings its own vocoders and protocols. AudioCodes' wealth of experience in working in VoIP-enabled wireline, cellular, wireless, cable, PSTN and enterprise networks positions AudioCodes to provide converged, intelligent, IMS-ready media gateways and media servers. AudioCodes' media gateways and media servers are widely interoperable with a large range of wireline, wireless, cable and enterprise Control and Application Layer products, making the integration of these products into a "best-of-breed" network a much simpler task.

"AudioCodes' experience in providing high voice quality media gateways and media servers for wireless, wireline, cable and enterprise networks enables us to offer a converged IP platform to address the growing needs of IMS networks as new services are developed and delivered," said Ben Rabinowitz, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, North America at AudioCodes. "AudioCodes' gateways were designed from the ground up in order to support multiple applications and markets. The robust set of vocoders, signaling and control protocols, place us in a strong position to offer a feature-rich, intelligent, converged media platform for IMS networks connecting multiple access networks."

AudioCodes will be highlighting the following families of products:

Mediant(TM): Intelligent, converged IMS core network Media Gateways enabling connectivity of various access networks to the PSTN. The Mediant(TM) supports the variety of required IMS H.248 3GPP Mn packages and a large variety of vocoders and signaling variants associated with wireline, wireless, cable and broadband networks. In addition, the Mediant Gateways support 3GPP Voice Call Continuity (VCC) for Mobility Management and Fixed Mobile Convergence as well as Transcoding functionality to support Transcoding Gateway functions required between two IP networks.

IPmedia(TM): Intelligent, converged IMS core network Media Resource Function Platforms (MRFP) enabling IMS services, such as Audio and Video Conferencing, Messaging, Streaming, Gaming and Colored Ring Back Tones. The IPmedia(TM) media servers support a variety of vocoders and video codecs and IMS H.248 3GPP Mp packages, to address the variety of access IP networks the IMS core might serve. In addition, optional SIP media control package support allows for direct integration with IMS Application Servers for quick service introductions.

MediaPack(TM): Flexible, converged analog Media Gateways supporting 2-24 analog lines as well as 1-4 BRI lines with a variety of vocoders. Built-in SIP capabilities enable seamless integration of Customer Premise Equipment into the core network using TISPAN Mw interfaces, enabling simple and effective service provisioning at the network edge.

AudioCodes invites Service Providers and Network Equipment Providers to come to its booth at GlobalComm 2006 in Chicago on June 5-7, 2006 in Booth #53080, where AudioCodes will be showcasing its entire product line. Come pick up your copy of our IMS Application Note providing more information about our IMS solution.

About AudioCodes

AudioCodes Ltd. (NASDAQ:AUDC) enables the new voice infrastructure by providing innovative, reliable and cost-effective Voice over Packet technology and Voice Network products to OEMs, network equipment providers and system integrators. AudioCodes provides its customers and partners with a diverse range of flexible, comprehensive media gateway and media processing technologies, based on VoIPerfect(TM) - AudioCodes' underlying, best-of- breed, core media gateway architecture. The company is a market leader in voice compression technology and is a key originator of the ITU G.723.1 standard for the emerging Voice over IP market. AudioCodes voice network products feature media gateway and media server platforms for packet-based applications in the converged, wireline, wireless, broadband access, and enhanced voice services markets. AudioCodes enabling technology products include VoIP and CTI communication boards, VoIP media gateway processors and modules, and CPE devices. Its customers include the leading telecom and data network equipment providers globally. AudioCodes' headquarters and R&D facilities are located in Israel with an R&D extension in the U.S. Other AudioCodes' offices are located in Europe, the Far East, and Latin America. For more information on AudioCodes, visit www.audiocodes.com.

AudioCodes, AC, Ardito, AudioCoded, NetCoder, TrunkPack, VoicePacketizer, MediaPack, Stretto, Mediant, VoIPerfect and IPmedia and Your Gateway to VoIP are trademarks or registered trademarks of AudioCodes Limited. All other products or trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Source: AudioCodes

CONTACT: Shirley Nakar of AudioCodes, +972-3-976-4000, Shirley@audiocodes.com; or Elizabeth Anderson of Alan Weinkrantz And Company, +1-254-772-5909, Elizabeth@weinkrantz.com

Web site: www.audiocodes.com/

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