November 06, 2009
AudioCodes Intros MSBG PLUS an Open Platform for Unified Communications
By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor
AudioCodes, a provider of VoIP technologies and Voice Network products reportedly introduced MSBG PLUS, an open platform for Unified Communications (News - Alert) or UC for small and medium enterprises.
MSBG PLUS is an enhanced version of the Mediant 1000 MSBG which is a Multi-Service Business Gateway (News - Alert) with networking capabilities that combine a Media Gateway, enterprise class Session Border Controller, Data Router & Firewall, LAN Switch, WAN access and Stand Alone Survivability. It offers true convergence of applications and networking infrastructure on a single platform allowing third party applications to run on top of the Mediant 1000 MSBG PLUS, company officials said.
The MSBG PLUS allows the use of multiple general purpose advanced mezzanine card computing server modules. Several applications can be hosted on these integrated servers which can run Windows and Linux Operating Systems for the creation of a tightly integrated 1U networking and applications platform for SMEs.
Microsoft (News - Alert) with the Office Communications Server 2007 Mediation Server, 3Com Integrated Branch Communications Platform, and Nortel with the Software Communication System utilize the openness capabilities of the Mediant 1000 MSBG product family, company sources said.
Resellers and system integrators of the company employ Mediant 1000 “MSBG PLUS” for embedding other applications like Open Source IP-PBX (News - Alert), Faxing Servers, Recording applications and others.
“AudioCodes recognizes the needs of Small and Medium Enterprises for price effective Unified Communications solutions, it’s all about the “Apps” or applications,” said Lior Aldema, vice president of marketing and product management for AudioCodes (News - Alert), in a statement.
“The “MSBG PLUS” leverages the extensive success of our VoIP Gateways and opens them up further to providing enhanced productivity to the SME,” Aldema said. “Our gateways are certified as Branch Office Gateways with leading IP-PBX vendors, and with openness for applications, it allows smaller Enterprises to enjoy the capabilities of large Enterprises without the extra cost.”
AudioCodes designs, develops and sells advanced VoIP, converged VoIP and Data networking products and applications to service providers and enterprises. Its products are preferred for broadband, mobile, cable and enterprise networks. Its VoIPerfect technology leverages the company’s experience in DSP, voice coding and voice processing technologies.
Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Amy Tierney