March 02, 2009
AudioCodes MediaPack Gateways Provide Survivability for Branch Offices
By Michelle Robart, TMCnet Editor
AudioCodes, a provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies and Voice Network products, today revealed the successful testing and implementation of its Stand Alone Survivability feature by Alcatel-Lucent.
As the need for large scale, distributed IP Telephony enterprise networks continues to decline, survivability becomes a key feature for IP telephony vendors, systems integrators and end customers. In the case of an IP network failure, AudioCodes' SAS (News - Alert) feature integrated in the MediaPack product family enables Stand Alone Survivability of enterprise branch offices.
Supported by the MediaPack family, Stand Alone Survivability is adding telephony services backup to IP Phones in remote locations. SAS support for the MediaPack is fully integrated with the Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) Omni PCX Release 9.0 and IP Touch 8 series phones with SIP survivability.
“SAS is one of the most significant features of our Media Gateway (News - Alert) range, and a major sales enabler of our MediaPack product family,” said Lior Aldema, vice president of marketing and product management, AudioCodes. “Together with our high voice quality, advanced features and routing capabilities, the Survivability features enhance the productivity of distributed enterprises.”
Alcatel-Lucent explained that AudioCodes' (News - Alert) MediaPacks with the SAS feature are seen as an enhancement to the company’s OmniPCX Enterprise safe branch office offering, providing small voice branch offices with a highly effective solution.
AudioCodes will be showcasing its solutions this week in Paris at the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Forum 2009.
The company strives to deliver ground-breaking, reliable and cost-effective Voice over IP (VoIP) technology, Voice Network Products, and Value Added Applications to Service Providers, Enterprises, OEMs, Network Equipment Providers and System Integrators worldwide.
In early February, AudioCodes announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2008. Although the company saw a sharp decrease in sales, it continues to innovate and introduce new solutions.
"In 2008 AudioCodes has significantly strengthened its leading position in the VoIP networking market. The improvement in 2008 revenues and in non-GAAP net income and operating margin reflect the success of our networking strategy to innovate and deploy leading-edge VoIP network products," stated Shabtai Adlersberg (News - Alert), chairman of the board, president and CEO of AudioCodes. "While we are disappointed with the decrease in revenues and earnings during the fourth quarter of 2008 and the uncertain outlook for 2009 due to the global economic crisis, we are encouraged with the increased level of customer activity and our ability to continue to generate positive operating cash flow."
AudioCodes provides a wide range of flexible, complete media gateway, and media processing enabling technologies based on VoIPerfect-- AudioCodes' underlying, core media architecture.
Over the past 10 years, AudioCodes has deployed tens of millions of media gateway and media server channels globally and is a major player in the emerging best-of-breed, IMS based, VoIP market.
Michelle Robart is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Michelle's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Michelle Robart