AudioCodes Announces Cloud-Enabled One Voice for Enterprise Mobility
February 20, 2014 --
LOD, Israel, Feb. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AudioCodes (Nasdaq:AUDC) Press Release
AudioCodes is introducing a new cloud-based Enterprise Mobility service delivered from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud
The MobilityPlus Business Edition (BE) application allows businesses to enhance their existing telephony systems with a mobility solution that increases employee accessibility and productivity
MobilityPlus BE offers superior voice quality based on AudioCodes' home-grown voice and networking technologies
The VocaNOM application enables mobile and office voice dialing
AudioCodes, a leading provider of solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to transition to all-IP voice networks, today announced the expansion of its One Voice offering with a new cloud-based enterprise mobility solution suite for business customers. The solution includes mobile clients tightly coupled with a delivery platform for secure connectivity, management and monitoring and enables service providers to offer their business customers "anywhere, anytime, any device" mobile communications services over data networks while reducing the total cost of ownership.
The first applications in the Enterprise Mobility solution suite include MobilityPlus Business Edition (BE) and VocaNOM. MobilityPlus BE is based on home-grown technologies, which include a proven Voice Engine and connectivity to social networks and the public cloud. The application leverages AudioCodes' existing tier one service provider customers for over-the-top (OTT) applications including Bezeq, Vonage, GVT, Telefonica Argentina, Liberty Global and others who are using the MobilityPlus Consumer Edition (CE), formerly known as VMAS. VocaNOM leverages the success of AudioCodes voice recognition technology, which has been installed during the past 18 months in tens of large Israeli enterprises.
The MobilityPlus BE enables employees of a customer to communicate with their colleagues seamlessly from their smartphone devices by initiating VoIP calls over Wi-Fi and cellular data networks. Connecting with the enterprise's PBX or IP-PBX, the application allows enterprises to reduce their cellular communications charges and streamline mobile collaboration between their employees through features such as advanced dialing, smart contacts, enhanced presence, instant messaging and one-number reach. MobilityPlus BE supports high-definition voice quality, utilizes the most popular wideband coders such as Opus and Silk and leverages AudioCodes SBC products and core voice engine technologies to ensure end-to-end HD VoIP quality experience. Deployed as an add-on to the existing IP-PBX or PBXs of a business customer, the solution eliminates the need for costly replacement of equipment.
VocaNOM, a speech-enabled directory search and dial solution, allows mobile or office callers to state the name of the person or department they wish to call and be automatically transferred to the requested party, thus, relieving the hassle of searching for phone numbers or waiting to speak to an operator.
"The communications industry is going through a transition driven by innovative applications that redefine the use of mobile services for business employees," said Diane Myers, Principal Analyst, VoIP and IMS at Infonetics. "While service providers face revenue pressure and increased use of OTT services, cloud-based communications solutions, like Enterprise Mobility of AudioCodes, offer service providers a solution that embraces the adoption of mobile VoIP OTT services under their own brand."
"One Voice for Enterprise Mobility allows enterprises to enhance their existing telephony systems with a mobility solution that increases employee accessibility and productivity, while benefitting from outstanding management and provisioning tools," commented Shabtai Adlersberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of AudioCodes. "Furthermore, the cloud service implementation allows hosters to quickly roll out new services to the market. As demand for these services increases, they can choose to either expand the service in the cloud or migrate it to their own data center."
AudioCodes will be exhibiting the new solution suite at Mobile World Congress between the 24th and 27th of February, and is scheduling meetings on site, Booth #9, Section #5E81 in Hall 5.
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, Value Added Applications and Professional Services. 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.
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 need for additional financing; the ability to satisfy covenants in the Company's loan agreements; 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.
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