AudioCodes Combines Microsoft Communications Server with SIP Trunking

VoIP vendor AudioCodes has introduced UcSIPT, a platform that bundles Microsoft Corp.‘s Communications Server 14 with SIP trunking services. The system is based on AudioCodes full session border controller support, as well as a multipurpose Media Gateway that works for several Microsoft tools: Basic Gateways, Basic Hybrid gateways, Enhanced gateways, and Survivable Branch Appliances.

AudioCodes, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, already has released several gateways that work with Microsoft tools, such as its Survivable Branch Appliance. Its all part of the partners drive to help customers migrate to Microsoft-based unified communications solutions, based on redundant SIP trunking for converged voice/data access.

With the latest announcement of Microsoft Communications Server ’14’ and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, supported by the AudioCodes Mediant 1000 and Mediant 2000 Survivable Branch Appliances, customers can now accelerate their adoption plans of the Microsoft Unified Communications architecture as their solution for enterprise voice services, said Nimrod Borovsky, vice president of marketing at AudioCodes. Our years of investing in interoperability with Microsoft and with softswitches used in SIP trunking deployments has paid off, and we can now enable customers to transparently and securely connect their Microsoft UC environment to any SIP Service provider they desire.

The AudioCodes products support SIP Trunking, as well as a variety of TDM PBX and PSTN interface types, for access to secure, redundant, manageable enterprise VoIP services integrated into the Microsoft CS environment.

We have recently decided to use the AudioCodes Mediant 1000 for connecting our network to the Verizon SIP Trunking service, said Joe LeNoach, IT manager in Alutiiq, a wholly owned subsidiary of Afognak Native Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. We were looking for a solution to securely connect the Microsoft Office Communications Servers installed in our branches using a cost-effective SIP trunking service. AudioCodes Mediant 1000 provided the required mediation services to implement this solution quickly and cost-effectively.

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