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PortaOne and AudioCodes Technology Turns Smartphones Into IP-PBX Extensions

March 13, 2014 --

LOD, Israel, March 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AudioCodes (Nasdaq:AUDC) Press Release



Highlights




  • AudioCodes and PortaOne together offer a complete telephony solution to service providers for business, residential and roaming customers


  • Interoperability testing between PortaOne's PortaSwitch softswitch billing platform and AudioCodes' MobilityPLUS mobile VoIP platform was successfully completed


  • PortaSwitch is a VoIP telecommunications services and subscriber management package consisting of a real-time billing system, class 4/5 SIP softswitch and media applications


  • MobilityPLUS, comprised of a smartphone application and corresponding server component, offers "Anywhere VoIP Access" to enterprise customers



Details


PortaOne, maker of the PortaSwitch VoIP billing/subscriber management platform, and AudioCodes (Nasdaq:AUDC), a leading provider of solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to transition to all-IP voice networks, today announced the successful completion of interoperability testing between PortaOne's PortaSwitch softswitch/billing platform and MobilityPLUS, AudioCodes' mobile VoIP solution. Together, PortaSwitch and MobilityPLUS offer service providers a telephony solution spanning the needs of business, residential and roaming customers.




MobilityPLUS, comprised of a smartphone application and corresponding server component, offers "Anywhere VoIP Access" to enterprise customers. The solution connects directly with an enterprise's PBX or IP-PBX, enabling mobile business employees to communicate with their colleagues by initiating VoIP calls from their smartphones over WiFi or 3G data networks.



AudioCodes' MobilityPLUS mobile client can be privately branded. Available for both Google Android and Apple iOS, this Unified Communications (UC) application offers a strong list of features including contacts view, rich presence, instant messaging and more.



"The combination of MobilityPLUS and PortaSwitch allows VoIP service providers to deliver an easy, inexpensive UC alternative to enterprise customers," said Andriy Zhylenko, Chief Technical Officer for PortaOne. "The entire offering can be distributed, managed, configured and upgraded remotely by the MobilityPLUS Client Management System. We're excited to offer this powerfully simple and effective mobile VoIP solution in partnership with AudioCodes, one of the world's most respected VoIP networking companies."



PortaSwitch, PortaOne's flagship product, is a premier VoIP telecommunications services and subscriber management package consisting of a real-time billing system, class 4/5 SIP softswitch and media applications. The platform is capable of handling the complete call control, routing, proxying and converged VoIP billing functions of a diversified digital services company. When combined with MobilityPLUS, PortaOne offers an end-to-end, reliable and highly scalable service mix that can be used to help grow the provider's business.



"PortaSwitch is renowned for its versatility and exceptional value. Together, PortaSwitch and MobilityPLUS are extremely well suited to the needs of growing service providers and their enterprise customers," said Zeev Lerner, Vice President, Business Development, Mobility at AudioCodes.



PortaOne telecoms interested in integrating the MobilityPLUS solution should contact Roman Khalenkov, PortaOne Sales and Marketing Director, at contact@portaone.com for more information.



For more information on MobilityPLUS, click here



About PortaOne:



Based in Canada, PortaOne is a leading global provider of software for the telecommunications and utility industries. The company's products enable service providers and carriers to run a broad line of retail and wholesale services within a single software package. PortaOne's flagship products, PortaSwitch (http://www.portaone.com/portaswitch/index.php) and MetroBilling (www.MetroBilling.com) are a fundamental part of the business infrastructure for over 380 service providers and telcos in 80+ countries worldwide. Over two-thirds of PortaOne staff are support engineers providing the best-in-industry 24/7 technical support services for clients involved in hosted IP PBX and SIP trunking services, calling cards, wholesale origination and termination, residential triple-play, MVNO/MVNE, callshops and more. To learn more, visit www.PortaOne.com.



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.



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.



©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

PortaOne Press Contact
Molly Antos Morey
S&S Public Relations, Inc.
Tel: +1847-955-0700 ext. 9327
mantos@sspr.com

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