Transcoding Blades address IMS market needs.

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Supporting IP to IP conversion of wide range of standard and low bit-rate (LBR) coders, Transcoding Resource Blade (TRB) family is designed for complex wireline and wireless VoIP. Transcoding features are controlled via SIP, MGCP or via AudioCodes API. Available in PCI and cPCI versions, blades support 120-1,008 transcoding sessions.
In addition to voice coders, they also support encryption/decryption, conversion of G.711 fax to T.38, and DTMF conversions.

Original Press Release:

AudioCodes Launches Transcoding Resource Blade Products

New Line of Transcoding Resource Blade Products Address IMS Market Needs for Complex Wireline and Wireless VoIP Transcoding

LOD, Israel, Oct. 10 / -- AudioCodes (NASDAQ:AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over Packet (VoP) technologies and Voice Network products, today announced general availability of the Transcoding Resource Blade (TRB) family of blade products. The TRB family of blades is a specially optimized member of the successful IPmedia product line, adding a number of enhanced performance features that enable complex wireline and wireless transcoding processing required in IP Multi-media Subsystem (IMS) architecture and other VoIP implementations.

The TRB products support IP to IP conversion of a wide range of standard and low bit-rate (LBR) coders, including: G.711, G.726, G.727, G.723.1, G.729.a, iLBC, GSM-FR, GSM-EFR, AMR, and others. In addition to voice coders, the TRB family also supports encryption/decryption, conversion of G.711 fax to T.38, and a number of DTMF conversions. Transcoding features are controlled via SIP, MGCP, or via the high-performance AudioCodes API.

"One of the widely understood challenges of the IMS architecture and Peer-to-Peer VoIP applications is transcoding," said Sharone Ben-Levi, Vice President of Marketing, Blade Business Line at AudioCodes. "The TRB family of blades solves this challenge by offering a range of high-performance, low-latency IP to IP transcoding solutions that are vastly more efficient than host-based solutions."

"In developing our Soleo XML Network Gateway(TM), we faced a significant challenge of how to accomplish transcoding within our speech-based platform using our existing server platform," said Mike Thorp, Vice President & Chief Technical Officer at Soleo Communications, a supplier of platforms, applications, and professional services to Directory and Operator Services Providers. "By integrating the AudioCodes IPmedia transcoding resources into the Soleo platform, we were able to solve our transcoding challenge and broaden our addressable market into a number of new wireline and wireless customers."

The TRB product family is available today in a number of blade form factors and densities, including:
IPM-260/TRB - PCI form factor, supporting up to 120 transcoding sessions
IPM-1610/TRB - cPCI form factor, up to 240 transcoding sessions
IPM-6310/TRB - cPCI form factor, up to 1008 transcoding sessions

In addition to the above PCI and cPCI version, an AdvancedTCA form factor product is planned for early 2007.

For more information on the Transcoding Resource Blade family, contact your AudioCodes account executive or visit

AudioCodes will be exhibiting at the Internet Telephony Conference and Expo, San Diego Convention Center, October 10-13 2006 at Booth #530.

About AudioCodes

AudioCodes Ltd. (NASDAQ:AUDC), Your Gateway to VoIP, provides innovative, reliable and cost-effective Voice over Packet (VOP) technology and Voice Network products to OEMs, Network Equipment Providers, Service Providers and System Integrators worldwide. AudioCodes provides 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) and Session Border Controllers (SBCs). The company is a market leader in product development, focused on VoIP Media Gateway, Media Server and SBC technologies and network products. AudioCodes has deployed tens of millions of media gateway and media server channels globally over the past few years and is a key originator of the ITU G.723.1 standard for the emerging Voice over IP market. The Company is a VoIP technology leader focused on quality, having recently received a number one ranking from ETSI for outstanding voice quality in its media gateways and media servers. AudioCodes voice network products feature media gateway and media server platforms for packet-based applications in the converged, wireline, wireless, broadband access, enhanced voice services and video markets. AudioCodes enabling technology products include VoIP and CTI communication blades, VoIP media gateway processors and modules, and CPE devices. 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.

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