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August 22, 2011

AudioCodes, XConnect Team to Promote High-Definition Voice Transcoding Feature

By Carrie Schmelkin, Director of Content Marketing, Content Boost

Members of XConnect’s (News - Alert) HD Alliance now have a lot to look forward to when it comes to high-definition as XConnect announced that its new high-definition voice transcoding feature, which enables HD voice traffic to cross the fixed-mobile divide through an IP-peering federation, has been developed with a little help from AudioCodes. 

“With the recent increase in HD voice uptake on cellular networks, predominantly relying on wideband AMR, and the widespread use of the G.722 codec on wireline networks, high-definition interconnect becomes crucial for a ubiquitous quality of experience for both wireless and wireline users,” said Jeff Kahn, chief strategy officer of AudioCodes. “We are delighted to be working with XConnect to advance what we at AudioCodes call HD VoIP.”

Members of the XConnect HD Alliance can enjoy this new capability, which showcases the combined strengths of XConnect’s carrier-ENUM registry and multimedia interconnection services and AudioCodes’ Mediant 3000 high-definition transcoder, according to company officials. AudioCodes designs, manufactures and sells advanced VoIP and converged VoIP and Data networking products and applications to service providers and enterprises.

Thanks to the new deployment, AudioCodes will now become an HD Alliance partner and join the XConnect Ready Partner Program to support cooperation and co-marketing efforts between the companies.

“We are very pleased that AudioCodes has chosen to provide its expertise to help us enrich the benefits of our high-definition voice offering,” XConnect CEO Eli Katz (News - Alert) said. “AudioCodes’ transcoding technology complements XConnect’s ENUM registry and interconnection services, and we look forward to collaborating in other ways to bring innovation to market.” 

In other news, AudioCodes has decided to team with Broadvox (News - Alert) to teach others about how to get started with SIP Trunking and Unified Communications and how to seamlessly integrate these solutions into current PBX environments through a webinar titled, “Get Started with Enterprise SIP Trunking.” The event, taking place Wednesday, August 24, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, will feature AudiCodes representatives including Alan Percy (News - Alert), director of market development at AudioCodes, and Nancy Patterson, senior manager of marketing, AudioCodes.

 To register for the webinar, click here.

AudioCodes is a Platinum sponsor of ITEXPO West 2011. To be held Sept. 13-15 in Austin, TX, ITEXPO (News - Alert) is the world’s premier IP communications event. Visit AudioCodes in booth #608. Don’t wait. Register now.  Stay in touch with everything happening at ITEXPO… follow us on Twitter.

Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication's social media initiatives. Carrie holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefanie Mosca

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