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AudioCodes Selected by toplink to Deliver SIP Trunk Connectivity for Microsoft Lync Deployments

June 02, 2014 --

LOD, Israel, June 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AudioCodes (Nasdaq:AUDC)



Highlights:




  • toplink, one of Germany's leading alternative telecom service providers, selected AudioCodes Mediant 4000 Session Border Controller.


  • The Mediant 4000 was deployed at the core of toplink's network and enabled the company to become a Microsoft Lync-certified SIP trunking provider.


  • AudioCodes' Mediant 4000 key features:


    • Qualified for Lync Server 2010 and 2013


    • Scalable up to 5,000 concurrent sessions per device


    • Robust security mechanisms and high availability configurations





Details:


AudioCodes, a leading provider of converged voice solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to transition to all-IP voice networks, announced today that its Session Border Controller (SBC) products have been selected by toplink GmbH, one of Germany's leading alternative telecommunication service providers. toplink incorporates AudioCodes' SBCs to enable seamless connectivity between the Lync deployments of enterprise customers and toplink's SIP trunking network.




Supported by their local system integration partner Xantaro, toplink has deployed AudioCodes' high capacity Mediant 4000 SBCs, a fully Lync-qualified SBC device capable of supporting up to 5,000 sessions per chassis, to act as a centralized demarcation device between its next-generation network core and the Lync-based unified communications systems of its enterprise customers. With the Mediant 4000 at the edge of its core, toplink was able to achieve qualification as a Lync-certified SIP trunk provider.



toplink's solution enables Lync customers to connect seamlessly to its SIP trunks without the need for an on-premises SBC. Through a specifically designed advanced configuration of toplink's next-generation network, in combination with the Mediant 4000, toplink is able to address the specific needs of its customers for both on-premises and highly scalable Microsoft Lync cloud-based deployments.



"We are very happy to partner with AudioCodes as part of our Lync product development strategy," explained Holger Alt, Head of Product Management at toplink GmbH. "Thanks to AudioCodes' Mediant SBCs, we are able to provide seamless and secure connectivity as part of our certified SIP trunking service to our Lync customers. Our customers can thus gain a rapid entry into SIP trunking services, enabling them to reap the full benefits of unified communications while maintaining control over the total cost of ownership."



"We are delighted that our SBC products have enabled toplink to become a certified SIP trunking provider for Microsoft Lync," commented Nimrod Borovsky, Vice President Marketing at AudioCodes. "Our successful collaboration with toplink illustrates how AudioCodes' scalable range of Lync-certified SBCs enables service providers to offer innovative business communications services through tight integration between Lync and SIP trunking infrastructure."



About AudioCodes



AudioCodes Ltd. (Nasdaq: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 market leader focused on converged VoIP and data communications and its products are deployed globally in Broadband, Mobile, Enterprise networks and Cable. The Company provides a range of innovative, cost-effective products including Media Gateways, Multi-Service Business Routers, 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.



About toplink



toplink GmbH is a service provider of Next-Generation-Network based telecommunications solutions for enterprise businesses, founded in 1995 and headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany. Whether you are a business owner, a carrier, or a service provider - as one of our customers you can expect comprehensive and individually designed VoIP-solutions as well as a variety of services including Collaboration, Unified Messaging, IT Business Process Outsourcing, individualized IT Consulting, or IT Cloud Sourcing as part of our portfolio.



Focus of toplink's business strategy is the design, implementation, and allocation of virtual telecommunication systems. You can also expect a fully integrated and automated process of logistics, distribution and customer management systems. These systems offer a maximum level of scalability, flexibility, and reliability for our clients and enterprise partners - without the need of investing in bulky and expensive hardware at the customer's end.



At toplink, an innovation and solution-orientated approach to serve customers' voice and data communication requirements - even without a deep knowledge of technical know-how on the customer side - we can offer a wide variety of components to suit your business communication requirements. Whether you are looking for a vPBX, an IP telephone access (SIP-Trunking), a leased line, or a Unified Communication Platform such as Microsoft Lync, we strive to provide individually designed, secure and up-to-date options to help your company's demands. With an additional focus on innovation, toplink (with its SIP trunks) was the first German company to be certified by Microsoft for their latest version of Microsoft Lync.



Based on this attitude, deeply embedded in our DNA, in combination with our NGN Technology and the partnership with various well-known technology leaders, toplink is able to provide data communication solutions basically geographically independent, to ensure an excellent customer experience.



For further information, we are more than happy to assist you, more than curious to get to know you and your business, and most of all to learn more about your demands on modern communication within your business, so you can serve your customers and clients better in the future. If you are interested in exploring your potential, please don't hesitate to contact our experts at: info@toplink.de or by phone at: +49 6151 - 6275 200.



About Xantaro



Xantaro is an international Service Integrator for carriers and service providers, as well as for enterprises and organizations, whose core business relies on the network. With a comprehensive service portfolio, Xantaro supports its customers in designing, implementing, maintaining and developing high-performance networks innovatively and economically.



Being vendor-independent, and through its partnerships with numerous technology leaders, Xantaro is at the forefront of new developments and market trends. Its close co-operation with customers and partners, combined with the experience of Xantaro's in-house technology experts, ensures an excellent understanding against the demands of complex carrier-class networks. This expertise is concentrated by Xantaro into the unique idea of "Service Integration": The holistic consideration of a network – from the transport layer up to the application layer – and the appropriate development and integration of customized solutions based on technologies of different network layers and vendors.



The Xantaro Group was founded in 2007 and employs almost 100 employees at six sites across Germany, UK and the Netherlands. Flexibility, reliability and short response times characterize the company as much as its customer and service focused team standing with enthusiasm for technological innovations and team spirit for 360° Service Integration. Further Information: www.xantaro.net.



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 the demand for existing products; 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 ability of AudioCodes to successfully integrate the products and operations of acquired companies into AudioCodes' business; and other factors detailed in AudioCodes' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AudioCodes assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.



©2014 AudioCodes Ltd. All rights reserved. AudioCodes, AC, HD VoIP, HD VoIP Sounds Better, IPmedia, Mediant, MediaPack, OSN, SmartTAP, VMAS, VoIPerfect, VoIPerfectHD, 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.


CONTACT: Company Contacts
Shirley Nakar,
Director, Investor Relations
AudioCodes
Tel: +972-3-976-4000
shirley@audiocodes.com

IR Agency Contact
Erik Knettel,
Grayling
Tel: +1-646-284-9415
erik.knettel@grayling.com

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