AudioCodes Signs Distribution Agreement With Microsoft for Cloud Connector Edition
LOD, Israel, February 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
- Microsoft Cloud Connector Edition allows businesses to connect to local PSTN and SIP trunking services, as well as to co-exist with legacy telephony systems
- AudioCodes will distribute Cloud Connector Edition code by Microsoft in a pre-packaged appliance that simplifies installation
- AudioCodes is certified by Microsoft to deliver support for Cloud Connector Edition backed by Office 365 Service Operations Center partnership
AudioCodes (NASDAQ: AUDC), a leading provider of voice networking solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to transition to all-IP voice networks, today announced it has signed an outbound license and distribution agreement with Microsoft for Microsoft Cloud Connector Edition.
AudioCodes will package the Microsoft software as part of the AudioCodes' Cloud Connector Edition (CCE) appliances, along with Session Border Controller and Gateways, and distribute it throughout its global network of business partners. AudioCodes will deliver customer facing support, directly and through the business partners, covering tier 1 and tier 2, and will leverage tier 3 escalation procedures set and tested between AudioCodes and Microsoft.
AudioCodes 24x365 support hotline is available for AudioCodes' customers, equipped with bi-directional support escalation with Microsoft's Skype for Business and Office 365 Service Operations Center. In addition, AudioCodes holds an active Premier support contract with Microsoft.
AudioCodes Mediant Cloud Connector Edition appliances offer a pre-packaged and simplified solution for deploying Cloud PBX with hybrid PSTN and SIP trunk services. Integrating Session Border Controller and gateway capabilities, along with tight management capabilities allows operators and managed services providers to:
- Efficiently run Skype for Business deployments while controlling expenses with AudioCodes One Voice Operations Center
- Smoothly deploy at customer premises leveraging the AudioCodes installation wizard
- Address complex network topologies with AudioCodes Routing Manager
"Cloud Connector Edition is a great solution for businesses that desire to connect with Microsoft's Cloud PBX while continuing to use their existing PSTN or SIP trunking contracts," commented Nimrode Borovsky, AudioCodes' Vice President of Marketing. "Our ability to distribute the Microsoft code under a well-defined partnership framework should provide peace of mind to our customers as they can easily connect with Cloud PBX and receve white glove service from AudioCodes as they operate their network."
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AudioCodes Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: AUDC) designs, develops and sells advanced Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and converged VoIP and Data networking products and applications to Service Providers and Enterprises. AudioCodes is a VoIP technology market leader, focused on converged VoIP and data communications, and its products are deployed globally in Broadband, Mobile, Enterprise networks and Cable. The Company provides a range of innovative, cost-effective products including Media Gateways, Multi-Service Business Routers, Session Border Controllers (SBC), Residential Gateways, IP Phones, Media Servers, Value Added Applications and Professional Services. AudioCodes' underlying technology, VoIPerfectHD™, relies on AudioCodes' leadership in DSP, voice coding and voice processing technologies. AudioCodes' High Definition (HD) VoIP technologies and products provide enhanced intelligibility and a better end user communication experience in Voice communications. For more information on AudioCodes, visit http://www.audiocodes.com.
Statements concerning AudioCodes' business outlook or future economic performance; product introductions and plans and objectives related thereto; and statements concerning assumptions made or expectations as to any future events, conditions, performance or other matters, are "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined under U.S. Federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in such statements. These risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to: the effect of global economic conditions in general and conditions in AudioCodes' industry and target markets in particular; shifts in supply and demand; market acceptance of new products and the demand for existing products; the impact of competitive products and pricing on AudioCodes' and its customers' products and markets; timely product and technology development, upgrades and the ability to manage changes in market conditions as needed; possible need for additional financing; the ability to satisfy covenants in the Company's loan agreements; possible disruptions from acquisitions; the ability of AudioCodes to successfully integrate the products and operations of acquired companies into AudioCodes' business; and other factors detailed in AudioCodes' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AudioCodes assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.
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