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May 03, 2011

AudioCodes Mediant Enterprise SBC Gateways Allow for Integration Between BlackBerry MVS 5 and Avaya, Nortel

By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor


Voice over IP technologies provider, AudioCodes (News - Alert), has announced that the Mediant family of media gateways is playing an integral part of the integration between the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System5 with voice over WiFi calling (BlackBerry MVS 5) and leading enterprise PBX systems from Nortel and Avaya (News - Alert).

Businesses will be able to extend their existing TDM PBX or IP-PBX phone systems to BlackBerry smartphones thanks to the AudioCodes enterprise SBC solutions. The Mediant Digital Media Gateways from AudioCodes support a wide range of densities and physical interfaces, including one fractional T1/E1 and 84 T1 digital trunks and everything in between.

The suite of solutions also support three DS3s or single OC3 physical interfaces. “Enterprise Mobility is a strategic opportunity that AudioCodes continues to pursue,” said Lior Aldema, Chief Operating Officer, AudioCodes, in a statement. 

“Our ability to enable deployments of BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 for legacy PBX (News - Alert) and new IP-PBX environments demonstrates the important role AudioCodes plays in this explosive market.”

The enterprise SBC gateways from AudioCodes offer extensive interoperability to a wide range of TDM and IP PBXs. The gateways also perform conversion from legacy TDM or proprietary IP call control protocols to standard RFC3261 SIP. High availability with full 1+1 redundancy is available on select Mediant gateways to ensure reliability can meet with requirements on specific applications.

Packaged in a stackable 1U or 2U chassis, AudioCodes Mediant Digital Media Gateways are designed specifically for installation in enterprise or carrier 19 inch equipment racks. With this new integration with BlackBerry (News - Alert), the company is extending the value of its enterprise SBC gateways in the market.

With the BlackBerry MVS platform, corporate phone systems are unified with wireless communications to allow employees to cost effectively and securely make and take desk phone calls regardless of their location by simply using their BlackBerry smartphones.

Calls made through the BlackBerry MVS 5 can be completed over a cellular or WiFi (News - Alert) network.Calls made or taken on this platform can be automated, prompted or conducted with a manual handoff between the networks according to employee or administrator preferences.

Employees have the opportunity to make or take desk phone calls on their BlackBerry smartphone directly from the same phone interface they use for cellular calls.

Such a streamlined platform ensures the user can enjoy the convenience of single number reach, extension dialing and phone system features, such as hold, transfer and ad-hoc conferencing.

With a set of IT policies and controls for administrators, calls are routed through the company’s phone system, allowing for least-cost routing to be set according to long-distance and international calling guidelines.

Call routing through this platform ensures all users adhere to corporate guidelines and regulatory compliance.

AudioCodes will be exhibiting at BlackBerry World 2011, May 3-5 at the Marriott World Center, 8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821, United States.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.



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