September 15, 2010
AudioCodes Mediant 1000 to Be Sold by Toshiba's Telecommunications Systems Division
By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor
AudioCodes (News - Alert) and Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. are now partners. The provider of Voice over IP “VoIP” technologies and Voice Network products has entered into a reseller agreement with Toshiba’s (News - Alert) Telecommunications Systems Division to market the AudioCodes Mediant 1000 and MediaPack series media gateways.
According to a recent Market Watch report, these gateways will be used with Toshiba’s family of Strata CIX IP business telephone systems and Strata Messaging unified messages systems.
“Survivability and reliability are key concerns for companies in a wide variety of vertical markets, including public safety, utilities, health care, banking and other critical services," said Ericson Abing, product manager for Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division, in a statement.
"Offering AudioCodes media gateways in a redundant and load-sharing configuration automatically detects failures and redirects traffic to still-operating Strata CIX systems with no interruption in service," added Abing.
The media gateways designed by AudioCodes provide PSTN circuit trunk-side connectivity to Strata CIX systems to convert the PSTN PRI or Analog circuits to SIP in a redundant and load-sharing architecture.
The gateways rely on call routing rules to detect network and equipment failures and redirect call traffic to one or more still-active and operating Strata CIX systems to enhance reliability and survivability.
AudioCodes’ gateways can also convert T.30 fax calls from the PSTN and on-site fax machines to T.38 fax over IP protocol and interfacing to Strata Messaging systems. This capability helps to drive reliable and efficient unified messaging systems.
"Being selected by Toshiba for the difficult task of creating high-reliability communications solutions is a testament to the product reliability and embedded call routing intelligence within the AudioCodes media gateway products," said Lior Aldema, chief operating officer for AudioCodes.
"This relationship also demonstrates the value of the embedded T.38 fax-over-IP protocol in AudioCodes media gateways, allowing Toshiba to concentrate its development efforts on the Strata Messaging application and avoid protracted protocol development and testing.”
A compact and cost-effective media gateway, the Mediant 1000 Modular Media Gateway was designed to interface between TDM and IP networks in enterprises or small-scale carrier locations. The scalable solution supports multiples of one, two or four E1/T1/J1 spans or one to 24 analog ports in various FXS/FXO configurations and supports mixed digital/analog configurations.
In other AudioCodes news, TMCnet’s Tom Keating (News - Alert) focused on a recent blog post that AudioCodes launched a mobile VoIP app for Blackberry and Android. They already supported the Apple iPhone (News - Alert).
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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.