AudioCodes Launches Mid-Sized Media Gateway
The Israel-based company broadened its media gateway product line to meet a wider array of enterprise needs.AudioCodes Ltd. Tuesday broadened its media gateway product line to meet a wider array of enterprise needs. The Yehuz, Israel-based company recently moved into the systems-level voice-over-packet technology market as its OEMs began to focus increasingly on enterprises, said Ben Rabinowitz, Systems Group vice president. The strategy rests on the ability of OEMs to expand opportunities with mid-sized organizations until large carriers are prepared to begin large-scale network investments anew. "End users want vendors to provide complete solutions, but vendors dont have the resources to do it themselves," Rabinowitz said.
On Tuesday, AudioCodes rolled out a mid-sized voice-over-packet media gateway, called the Mediant 5000, targeted to large enterprises and small- to medium-sized service providers, which need high availability but less density than the major carriers. When integrated with an OEMs call server or softswitch, the gateway can provide applications such as IP PBX, IP Centrex and cable telephony. It supports up to 2880 channels.