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September 13, 2012

AudioCodes 300HD and 400HD IP Phones Begin Microsoft Lync Compatibility Testing

By Rory Lidstone, TMCnet Contributing Writer

Developer of VoIP, converged VoIP and data networking products and applications, AudioCodes (News - Alert), announced today that its 300HD and 400HD IP phone series are currently undergoing testing for Microsoft Lync compatibility.

The company expects qualification to be completed by the end of the year.

Microsoft's (News - Alert) testing and qualification process ensures that third-party products are interoperable with its Lync 2012 unified communications platform.

"We're pleased to welcome AudioCodes and their 300HD and 400HD IP phones to our phone interoperability program," said Jyoti Black, senior director of Microsoft. "Once AudioCodes IP phones are qualified, partners can benefit from simplifying purchase, training, and support by procuring phones, gateways, SBAs and E-SBCs from a single vendor."

Aimed at the enterprise market, both the 300HD and 400HD series of high definition IP phones feature enhanced call quality and clarity. Once they receive Lync qualification, AudioCodes plans to release a free firmware upgrade for existing 300HD and 400HD series phones, making them immediately capable of direct integration with Lync 2010.

"We see the qualification of AudioCodes 300HD and 400HD IP Phones with Microsoft Lync as highly valuable to our partner community," said Lior Aldema, chief operating officer at AudioCodes. "Sourcing gateways, E-SBCs, IP Phones and professional services from the same vendor simplifies the purchasing, deployment and support processes, effectively reducing costs for our partners."

AudioCodes is a Microsoft Gold Unified Communication Partner and a Certified Device Partner for Unified Communications (News - Alert). As such, the company will be among a select group of Microsoft partners to be part of the Microsoft Lync Solutions Pavilion at ITEXPO (News - Alert) in Austin, Texas, from October 2-5.

All companies in the pavilion will demonstrate their Lync products and solutions.

AudioCodes is not just a Lync partner, however. For example, in August, the company's Mediant 4000 enterprise session border controller received Gensys certification.

AudioCodes is a Platinum sponsor of ITEXPO West 2012. To be held Oct. 2-5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX, ITEXPO 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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