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July 25, 2012

AudioCodes and Business Connexion 'Lync' Up for Voice Connectivity

By Jacqueline Lee, Contributing Writer

Business Connexion has offices in South Africa and throughout sub-Saharan Africa. When this information and communications technology company needed equipment to provide voice connectivity for its new Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync unified communications infrastructure, AudioCodes filled the gap.

“As part of our company-wide deployment of Lync as our Unified Communications (News - Alert) platform, we selected AudioCodes' suite of solutions for enabling voice connectivity,” said Jacques Loubser, CIO at Business Connexion. “With AudioCodes (News - Alert), we were able to acquire gateways, SBCs, SBAs and IP Phones from a single vendor, resulting in lower cost of ownership.”

AudioCodes designs, develops and sells advanced VoIP and converged advanced VoIP and data networking products and applications. Their products cover a wide range of networks including cable, enterprise networks, mobile and broadband.

Lync adoption is picking up rapidly among mid-sized companies that are able to migrate their entire infrastructure within a short time frame into full Lync networks,” explained Nimrod Borovsky, VP of marketing at AudioCodes.

Business Connexion began by deploying the Mediant 3000 media gateway at its headquarters in Gauteng, South Africa. The product was configured with E1 interfaces, which allowed it to connect to both the PSTN and the legacy call center PBX (News - Alert). Then, Business Connexion distributed over 1,000 high definition HD320 phones to its employees.

Future plans include sending AudioCodes IP phones along with Mediant 1000 or 2000 gateways to multiple Business Connexion satellite offices. This equipment will provide flexible connectivity with local PSTNs in each region.

“Since Business Connexion is a Microsoft Lync integrator itself, the company's internal multi-national implementation will serve as a nice reference deployment for its customers.”

AudioCodes relies on its proprietary VoIPerfectHD technology, which incorporates DSP, voice coding and voice processing technologies. Thanks to HD voice, users get a better communications experience and improved intelligibility.

Additional products provided by AudioCodes include media gateways, multi-services business gateways, SBCs, residential gateways, media servers and value-added applications.

AudioCodes is a Platinum sponsor of ITEXPO West 2012. To be held Oct. 2-5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX, ITEXPO (News - Alert) is the world’s premier IP communications event. Visit AudioCodes in booth #808. For more information on ITEXPO West 2012 click here.

Edited by Braden Becker

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