Skype for SIP now interoperable with AudioCodes Mediant 1000 Multi-Service Business Gateways

Skype and AudioCodes (NasdaqGS: AUDC), today announced that the AudioCodes Mediant 1000 Multi-Service Business Gateway has been certified as interoperable with Skype for SIP. This will enable the majority of the world’s small and medium-sized businesses, who are still using legacy TDM PBXs and Key-Systems to communicate more efficiently by directing their outbound calls to mobile phones and landlines around the world through Skype. It will also allow them to receive inbound calls from Skype users.

“In today’s tough economy, executives of small and medium-sized companies realize that effective communication with customers, partners and employees is a key to helping them grow their business,” said David Gurle, VP and General Manager of Skype for Business. “By certifying the AudioCodes Mediant 1000 Multi-Service Business Gateway as interoperable with Skype for SIP, we are enabling businesses that are using TDM equipment to connect to the IP world and helping them save money, save time and stay ahead of the competition.”

Interoperability with Skype for SIP means that small businesses can take advantage of the cost savings provided by Skype’s low-cost global calling rates when their employees call landlines and mobile phones around the world. A company can also receive inbound voice calls from any of the more than 521 million registered Skype users around the world via a global click-to-call button on its Web site. By certifying the AudioCodes Multi-Service Business Gateways with Skype for SIP, customers can benefit from interoperability with hundreds of TDM PBXs, Key Systems, and IP-PBXs that have not been able to connect to Skype so far. In addition, if a company buys and associates an online Skype number with their AudioCodes Mediant 1000 Multi-Service Business Gateway solution, it can then receive inbound calls via Skype from business contacts and customers calling from landline and mobile phones.

“Partnering with Skype is an important milestone in AudioCodes’ strategy of interoperating with the leaders in the Internet communications market,” said Jeff Kahn, Chief Strategic Officer at AudioCodes. “We are excited about Skype for SIP interoperability since it opens the market for customers to get the benefits of Skype, without replacing their existing PBX equipment. The AudioCodes Mediant 1000 Multi-Service Business Gateway offers ultimate flexibility and modularity, supporting many types of TDM and IP-PBX connectivity options, integrated with routing, firewalling, Enterprise SBC and application hosting capabilities. Our ability to connect to TDM PBXs and IP-PBXs simultaneously enables customers to smoothly migrate from TDM telephony to the IP world.”

Certification testing of Skype for SIP with the AudioCodes Mediant 1000 Multi-Service Business Gateway was conducted by tekVizion Labs™, an independent test facility in Richardson, Texas, which specializes in IP communications interoperability testing.

For more information about Skype for SIP, please visit http://www.e4strategies.com

Introducing the Polycom SoundStation IP 5000

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Advanced IP conference phone with Polycom HD Voice™ clarity, designed for small conference rooms and executive offices

The Polycom SoundStation IP 5000 conference phone delivers remarkably clear conference calls for small conference rooms and executive offices. It features Polycom HD Voice™ technology, broad SIP interoperability, and a modern design that is ideal for smaller rooms—all at an affordable price.

With Polycom HD Voice technology, the SoundStation IP 5000 conference phone boosts productivity and reduces listener fatigue by turning ordinary conference calls into crystal-clear, interactive conversations. It captures both the deeper lows and higher frequencies of the human voice for conference calls that sound as natural as being there.

For all calls, the SoundStation IP 5000 conference phone delivers advanced audio performance that is designed for executive offices and smaller conference rooms with up to 6 participants. From full-duplex technology that eliminates distracting drop-outs to the latest echo cancellation advancements, only Polycom can deliver a conference phone experience with no compromises. Conference calls are made more productive and efficient by three sensitive microphones with 360° coverage that allow users to speak in a normal voice and be heard clearly from up to 7 feet away. The phone also features technology that resists interference from mobile phones and other wireless devices, delivering clear communications without distractions.

The SoundStation IP 5000 leverages Polycom’s strong history in both conference phone and VoIP technology to deliver the most robust standards based SIP interoperability in the industry. It shares the same SIP phone software base with Polycom’s award-winning SoundPoint IP products—the most comprehensive, reliable and feature-rich SIP products in the industry with proven interoperability with a broad array of IP PBX and hosted platforms.

Robust provisioning, management, and security features make Polycom’s family of IP conference phones the only choice for meeting rooms in SIPbased environments. Integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE) simplifies setup, with an optional AC power kit available for non-PoE environments. Plus, the SoundStation IP 5000 conference phone includes a high-resolution backlit display for vital call information and multi-language support.

AudioCodes appoints Jeffrey Kahn as Chief Strategy Officer

Lod, Israel, March 22, 2010, AudioCodes (NasdaqGS: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies and Voice Network products today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Kahn as Chief Strategy Officer effective immediately. Mr. Kahn will report to Mr. Shabtai Adlersberg, President and CEO of the Company. Mr. Kahn joins AudioCodes from Strategy3i, a global consultancy that he founded to provide strategic counseling to world leading organizations. Previously, Mr. Kahn was Chief Strategic Officer of Ruder Finn International, one of the world’s largest and oldest independent global communications firms, and served as a director of investment banking at Maxim Group LLC, managing their Israel branch.

Mr. Kahn will assume responsibility for the Company’s strategic business development initiatives and will work closely with Mr. Adlersberg on forging strategic partnerships and cooperation with world leading partners and customers in the telecom and mobile communications markets.

“AudioCodes is fortunate to have someone of Jeff’s caliber with a vast global network of connections and experience joining our management team,” said Adlersberg. “I am looking forward to being able to tap into his vision and creativity on a daily basis. Jeff has worked with world class multinational corporations and governments worldwide and I am confident he will contribute to AudioCodes’ success in coming years”, said Mr. Shabtai Adlersberg, President and Chief Executive Officer at AudioCodes.

About AudioCodes

AudioCodes Ltd. (NasdaqGS: 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 leader focused on VoIP communications, applications and networking elements, 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, Residential Gateways, IP Phones, Media Servers, Session Border Controllers (SBC), Security Gateways and Value Added Applications. AudioCodes underlying technology, VoIPerfectHD™, relies primarily 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 emerging Voice networks. For more information on AudioCodes, visit http://www.audiocodes.com

24 Hour Voipathon – Use the Internet to bring voices together

Information gleaned from http://voipathon.org in an effort to spread the word!

The idea: To unite people from as many parts of the world (and time zones) in a 24-hour-long discussion about the Internet, voice over the Internet and how communities can and do use these tools.

We will talk about

  • Content creators, their rights and how important they are to the Internet
  • ways to connect your voices together (including free phone calls)
  • ways to get around obstacles to voice connections put in place in some countries
  • communities that use the Internet to make the world a better place
  • keeping the Internet free of censorship by spreading understanding of the principles of freedom
  • piracy, copyright, take down notices etc

We will hear from

  • People from all corners of the planet sharing their experiences
  • Experienced telephony users who can help you make a connection, free
  • Members of communities who are helping improve lives everywhere

Join us on March 26th, 2010

Polycom IP 5000 – Part # 2200-30900-025 – Compatibilty guide

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The Polycom VoIP Interoperability Partner (VIP) Program allows manufacturers of SIP-based call control platforms to demonstrate through testing and certification that their premise-based (IP PBX) or hosted (Softswitch) call control solutions are interoperable on a defined feature set with Polycom SoundPoint IP® desktop and SoundStation® IP conference phones and SIP software.

VoIP Interoperability Partner

Platform

Adtran / Objectworld NetVanta 7100 / UC Server
Aptela Aptela
BroadSoft BroadWorks
Critical Links edgeBOX
Digium Asterisk BE / Switchvox
Epygi Quadro
Fonality PBXtra
Interactive Intelligence CIC & EIC
MetaSwitch MetaSwitch
NEC Phillips SOPHO is3000
NEC Sphere Sphericall
Nortel SCS
PanTerra Networks WorldSmart
pbxnsip PBXNSIP
Sutus Sutus BC 200
TeleWare InterConnect
Whaleback SMB 1500

Voice Field Verified Partner Platform

Polycom Voice Field Verified (VFV) Partner platforms are verified as working with Polycom SoundPoint IP and SoundStation IP products based on input from VFV Partners and their end user customers, but have not gone through rigorous testing by Polycom or the partner. Polycom is under no obligation to resolve interoperability issues between Polycom IP phones and the VFV Partner’s call control platform. Click here for more detailed information on the VFW. For more specific interoperability details, please contact the platform partner.

 

VFV Partner

Platform

3CX 3CX System
Bandwidth.com Phonebooth
Brekeke Brekeke PBX
Cedar Point Communications SAFARI C3
CommuniGate Pro
Comverse Netcentrex
Dalcon Comm Mgr
Deltapath frSIP PBX
DLS Communications Hosted IP PBX
Fibernetics Digital PBX
Intuitive Voice Technology Evolution PBXhttp://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=3880622201638532081
Junction Networks OnSIP Hosted PBX
NET VX Series GW
NetSapiens SNAPsolution
ShoreTel ShoreGear
TalkSwitch 200/400/800 Series
vCentrix IP Softswitch
Vocalocity VocalocityPBX
Xener Systems XIP G3
ZipDX IP Conferencing
Zultys Zultys MX 250

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