AudioCodes Introduces a VoIP Chip for Analog Telephone Adapters

The Tulip AC494 ATA chip and reference design, integrated with Jungo's OpenRG software platform, provides OEMs with a cost-effective, production ready design for VoIP telephone adapters

LOD, Israel, and SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AudioCodes (NASDAQ: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over Packet (VoP) technologies and Voice Network products, Jungo Ltd., a leading provider of residential, SOHO and SMB gateways software and Legerity, the "V" in VoIP!(TM), today announced the release of a new VoIP chip with fully integrated software and hardware reference design called Tulip AC494 ATA, targeted at Original Equipment Manufacturer's (OEMs) and Original Design Manufacturer's (ODMs), designers of Analog Telephony Adapters (ATAs) and Broadband Access devices (xDSL, cable, wireless, FTTH) seeking to add VoIP capabilities to their products. The Tulip AC494 ATA allows vendors to effectively improve their time-to-market, while minimizing their development risk, by utilizing AudioCodes' and Jungo's significant experience in voice and data applications and Legerity's versatile VE880 VoicePort(TM) Series.

The Tulip AC494 ATA fulfills a strong demand for a full, low-cost VoIP solution in the residential and SOHO markets. In its basic configuration it integrates two 10/100 baseT Ethernet ports and one to four VoIP ports, with two FXS analog interfaces. The Tulip AC494 ATA can also support various configurations of FXS and FXO ports, optimized for the customer's need, using pin and software compatible devices from Legerity's VE880 VoicePort(TM) Series. This "ready-to-go" small footprint module ensures easy deployment into vendor systems. It can be specifically tailored to customer requirements by utilizing Jungo's flexible and configurable software. The combination of AudioCodes' and Jungo's capabilities enables a powerful entry into the marketplace.

"With the rapid deployment of Voice over IP in the world, more and more companies are looking to add voice capabilities to their products, while maintaining and improving their data capabilities", said Shaul Weissman, Vice President, VoIP processors and modules Business Line Manager at AudioCodes. "Combining our VoIP chip and proven voice quality with Jungo's excellent data solutions and Legerity's high performance VE880 VoicePort Series, gives us a winning combination for the market".

"Integrating Jungo's market leading OpenRG software platform with the award winning VoIP solutions from AudioCodes creates a compelling offering for OEMs." Said Yaal Eshel, Jungo's Director of Sales and Business Development, Europe and the Middle East. "The highly integrated design will help OEMs bring to market high quality ATAs and voice gateways in the shortest time possible"

"Legerity's VE880 VoicePort devices are revolutionizing the VoIP industry. They allow designers to create reference designs with groundbreaking performance at the industry's lowest total system BOMs," said Mike Stibila, vice-president of marketing and applications at Legerity. "The Tulip AC494 ATA design maximizes the features of the VE880 Series and is propelling the VoIP market forward with the high performance/low cost design necessary for residential and SOHO VoIP market saturation."

The Tulip AC494 ATA is currently available in selected configurations with an estimated Bill of Material (BOM) of under $25.

AudioCodes will showcase it's newly introduced reference design at VON Fall in Boston, MA. from September 19th through 22nd, 2005 in booth #515

About AudioCodes Tulip AC494 ATA

The Tulip AC494 ATA reference design is a module, based on the new AC494-T chip that supports popular VoIP signaling protocols such as SIP, H.323 and MGCP. Basic vocoders such as G.711/G.723/G.729, advanced wide band vocoders such as G.722.2 and packet loss robust vocoders such as iLBC can be used to provide superior voice quality. Advanced call control functions such as transfer, call waiting, hold and 3-way conferencing are also supported. Basic data switching or advanced routing between the two data ports can be selected. Configurable web-based management allows fast and easy configuration of the product. Single FXS, dual FXS or FXS+FXO can be easily supported with Legerity's pin compatible and software compatible VE880 VoicePort devices.

About Legerity

Legerity is the world's most trusted name in voice integrated circuits (ICs) for high-voltage, analog/mixed signal semiconductor and software technologies. We have years of demonstrated expertise in multiple voice technologies, world-class factory and field engineering support with a "high touch" customer philosophy, and consistent, reliable, high volume supply of premium quality IC components. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Legerity supports the needs of a global customer base through proprietary semiconductor technologies, superior manufacturing processes, and more than 650 U.S. and international patents. Visit Legerity on the Web at www.legerity.com.

About Jungo

Jungo Software Technologies is a leading provider of digital home and office networking software. Jungo offers integrated reference designs for home, SOHO and SMB gateways, storage devices, wireless, IP-PBX and VoIP gateways enabling customers to simplify development cycles and provide the most innovative and cost effective home and office networking equipment. Jungo is a privately held company with corporate offices in San Jose, California, sales and support offices in Taiwan, USA and UK and an R&D center in Israel. Founded in 1998, Jungo's investors include Conexant Systems, Infineon Ventures, Intel Communications Fund, Partech International and Telesoft Partners. Find out more at www.jungo.com.

About AudioCodes

AudioCodes Ltd. (NASDAQ: AUDC) enables the new voice infrastructure by providing innovative, reliable and cost-effective Voice over Packet technology and Voice Network products to OEMs, network equipment providers and system integrators. AudioCodes provides its customers and partners with a diverse range of flexible, comprehensive media gateway and media processing technologies, based on VoIPerfect(TM) - AudioCodes' underlying, best-of- breed, core media gateway architecture. The company is a market leader in voice compression technology and is a key originator of the ITU G.723.1 standard for the emerging Voice over IP market. AudioCodes voice network products feature media gateway and media server platforms for packet-based applications in the converged, wireline, wireless, broadband access, and enhanced voice services markets. AudioCodes enabling technology products include VoIP and CTI communication boards, VoIP media gateway processors and modules, and CPE devices. Its customers include the leading telecom and data network equipment providers globally. AudioCodes' headquarters and R&D facilities are located in Israel with an R&D extension in the U.S. Other AudioCodes' offices are located in Europe, the Far East, and Latin America. For more information on AudioCodes, visit www.audiocodes.com.

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; and other factors detailed in AudioCodes' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AudioCodes assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.

AudioCodes, AC, Ardito, AudioCoded, NetCoder, TrunkPack, VoicePacketizer, MediaPack, Stretto, Mediant, VoIPerfect and IPmedia are trademarks or registered trademarks of AudioCodes Limited. All other products or trademarks are property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Shirley Nakar of AudioCodes, +972-3-976-4072,
Email Contact; or Elizabeth Anderson of Alan Weinkrantz And
Company, +1-254-741-0336, Email Contact, for AudioCodes;
Christina Carey, Marketing Communications of Legerity, +1-512-228-5759,
Email Contact; or Nicolia Wiles, Account Supervisor,
+1-512-477-7373, Email Contact; or Shelly Aks, Sr. Manager -
Public Relations of Jungo, +972-9-885-9365 ext. 293, Email Contact

Web site: http://www.audiocodes.com/


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