November 05, 2009
AudioCodes Launches MSBG PLUS Open Platform for UC
By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
AudioCodes (News - Alert), provider of Voice over IP technologies and Voice Network products, has reportedly introduced an open platform for Unified Communications called, “MSBG PLUS,” specifically for SMEs.
According to company officials, the MSBG PLUS helps users to take advantage of true convergence of applications and underlying networking infrastructure on one cost-effective proven platform, enabling leading third party applications to run on top of the Mediant 1000 MSBG PLUS.
It’s advanced Multi-Service Business Gateway (News - Alert) with all-in-one networking capabilities combines a Media Gateway, enterprise class Session Border Controller, Data Router & Firewall, LAN Switch, WAN access and Stand Alone Survivability, enabling the use of multiple general purpose Advanced Mezzanine Card, or “AMC,” computing server modules.
The new platform even allows a myriad of applications to be hosted on these integrated servers to run Windows and Linux Operating Systems, thereby creating a tightly integrated 1U networking and applications platform that addresses both the applicative and infrastructure needs of the SME.
Lior Aldema, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for AudioCodes, said the company recognizes the needs of Small and Medium Enterprises for price effective Unified Communications solutions.
Aldema also said that the new MSBG PLUS leverages the extensive success of their VoIP Gateways and opens them up further to providing enhanced productivity to the SME.
“Our gateways are certified as Branch Office Gateways with leading IP-PBX (News - Alert) vendors, and with openness for applications, it allows smaller Enterprises to enjoy the capabilities of large Enterprises without the extra cost,” Aldema said.
Various companies leveraging the openness capabilities of the Mediant 1000 MSBG product family are Microsoft (News - Alert) with the Office Communications Server 2007 Mediation Server, 3Com Integrated Branch Communications Platform, and Nortel with the Software Communication System, or “SCS (News - Alert).”
AudioCodes designs, develops and sells advanced VoIP and converged VoIP and Data networking products and applications to Service Providers and Enterprises. Its range of innovative, cost-effective products includes Media Gateways, Multi-Service Business Gateways, Residential Gateways, IP Phones, Media Servers, Session Border Controllers, Security Gateways and Value Added Applications.
Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Kelly McGuire