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Toshiba Selects AudioCodes (AUDC) Media Gateways to Enhance Network Reliability and Messaging

IRVINE, CA and LOD, ISRAEL — (Marketwire) — 09/14/10 — AudioCodes (NASDAQ: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies and Voice Network products, today announced that Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba — has entered into a reseller agreement to resell AudioCodes Mediant 1000 and MediaPack series media gateways for use with Toshiba’s family of Strata® CIX™ IP business telephone systems and Strata Messaging unified messaging systems.

AudioCodes media gateways provide PSTN circuit trunk-side connectivity to Strata CIX systems, converting the PSTN PRI or Analog circuits to SIP in a redundant and load-sharing architecture. Using call routing rules, the AudioCodes media gateways can detect network and equipment failures, redirecting call traffic to one or more still-active and operating Strata CIX systems, enhancing reliability and survivability.

In addition, AudioCodes media gateways can convert T.30 fax calls from the PSTN and on-site fax machines to the industry-standard T.38 fax-over-IP protocol and interfacing to Strata Messaging systems. The T.38 fax-over-IP protocol is highly reliable and improves the efficiency of unified messaging 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. “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.”

“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.”

“We are pleased to announce our relationship with AudioCodes,” said Brian Metherell, VP and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. “Combined with the exceptionally dependable Toshiba Strata CIX family of IP business telephone systems, AudioCodes’ products give our customers enhanced survivability and reliability.”

The Mediant 1000 Modular Media Gateway is a compact and cost-effective media gateway solution that has been designed to interface between TDM and IP networks in enterprises or small-scale carrier locations. The compact Mediant 1000 modular gateway is extremely scalable and supports multiples of one, two or four E1/T1/J1 spans or one to 24 analog ports in various FXS/FXO configurations. The Mediant 1000 also supports mixed digital/analog configurations.

The MediaPack Series Analog VoIP Gateways are cost-effective, best-of-breed technology products. These stand-alone analog VoIP Gateways provide superior voice technology for connecting legacy telephones, fax machines and PBX systems with IP-based telephony networks, as well as for integration with new IP-based PBX systems.

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About AudioCodes

AudioCodes Ltd. (NASDAQ: 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 & data communications and its products are deployed globally in Broadband, Mobile, Cable, and Enterprise networks. The company provides a range of innovative, cost-effective products including Media Gateways, Multi-Service Business Gateways, Session Border Controllers (SBC), Residential Gateways, IP Phones, Media Servers and Value Added Applications. 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

About Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America.

TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning information & communications systems; digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$68 billion). For more information on Toshiba’s leading innovations, visit the company’s Web site at

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 continuing products’ demand; 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 disruptions from acquisitions; the integration of acquired companies’ products and operations into AudioCodes’ business; and other factors detailed in AudioCodes’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AudioCodes assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.

© 2010 AudioCodes Ltd. All rights reserved. AudioCodes, AC, AudioCoded, Ardito, CTI2, CTI², CTI Squared, HD VoIP, HD VoIP Sounds Better, InTouch, IPmedia, Mediant, MediaPack, NetCoder, Netrake, Nuera, Open Solutions Network, OSN, Stretto, TrunkPack, VMAS, VoicePacketizer, VoIPerfect, VoIPerfectHD, What’s Inside Matters, Your Gateway To VoIP and 3GX are trademarks or registered trademarks of AudioCodes Limited. All other products or trademarks are property of their respective owners. Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

© 2010 Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. All rights reserved. All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information including, without limitation, product prices, specifications, availability, content of services, and contact information is subject to change without notice.

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