AudioCodes (News - Alert) provides enabling voice over IP (VoIP
) technologies for enterprise and service provider voice and converged networks, allowing them to realize the maximum benefits from their investments in IP technology. By continually enhancing and developing its technologies to incorporate the latest innovations, AudioCodes delivers that same innovation to its partners and customers, which include OEMs, network equipment providers, and systems integrators. These vendors, in turn, can then supply their enterprise and service provider customers with the latest voice technologies to create a high quality communications environment.
To provide an even greater resource for its customers — and, ultimately, its end users — AudioCodes has now announced the latest release, version 5.0, of its software. The new software release is being shipped in AudioCodes’ MediaPack, TrunkPack, Mediant gateways, and IPmedia media resource boards and server platforms. In addition, upgrades to version 5.0 are available for many previous products as well for existing customers who wish to provide enhancements offered with this latest release.
In addition to several other density and performance enhancing features, a company release specifies the following improvements:
- Support for BRI ISDN interfaces on MediaPack MP-40x
- Enhanced voice encryption with TLS, SIPS and SRTP capabilities
- Advanced Call Progress
- Answering Machine Detection
- Simultaneous support for analog and digital interfaces on the Mediant 1000
- Support for G.722 and G.722.2 (AMR-WB) wide-band coders
- Support for a number of new voice coders including iLBC, Microsoft (News - Alert) GSM and EVRC-B
- SS7 termination and tapping features
- NAT traversal capabilities
- Call Recording/Logging features for both TDM and VoIP applications; and
- RTCP-XR (RFC-3611) real-time call quality reporting.
The enhanced features made possible by the new software release are designed to make it possible for AudioCodes customers to increase their market penetration — and make inroads into new areas — as well as offer greater scalability and reliability. Ultimately, with AudioCodes’ enhanced offering, end users will enjoy increased voice quality and reliability of voice and multimedia services, improving the overall communications experience.
Among the early adopters of AudioCodes Release 5.0 is solutions provider Interactive Intelligence (News - Alert), which has leveraged the new capabilities for its contact center automation and enterprise VoIP software, which it has recently begun offering in a SaaS (Software as a Service) model.
“The new security features, BRI support, and enhanced SIP
features were instrumental in broadening our addressable market and delivering the superior voice quality that our customers demand,” said Joseph A. Staples, vice president of worldwide marketing for Interactive Intelligence.
Solutions developers and systems integrators looking to learn more about AudioCodes Release 5.0 and how they can best integrate it into their solutions, can learn that and more at Communications Developer Conference, being held May 14-17 in Santa Clara, California.
In addition to witnessing AudioCodes’ latest products, developers will have the opportunity to visit with numerous vendors under on roof and explore how they can best integrate AudioCodes products or network elements from other vendors into their solutions. The education to be harnessed at Communications Developer Conference will provide the tools and knowledge for IP Communications developers and systems integrators to be at the forefront of tomorrow’s voice solutions — not chasing others.
Erik Linask is Associate Editor of INTERNET TELEPHONY, IMS Magazine, and SIP Magazine. Prior to joining TMC (News - Alert), he was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, an international securities services publication. To see more of his articles, please visit Erik Linask’s columnist page.