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[January 14, 2013]

AudioCodes Launches "AudioCodes One Voice for Microsoft Lync"

(GlobeNewswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) LOD, Israel, Jan. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AudioCodes (Nasdaq:AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies, products and services, today announced the launch of "AudioCodes One Voice for Microsoft Lync", a new unified product and service program intended to simplify and accelerate voice-enablement of Lync implementations with a complete portfolio of IP Phones, Media Gateways, Enterprise Session Border Controllers (E-SBCs), Survivable Branch Appliances (SBAs), Session Experience Manager (SEM) and complete network management tools, support and professional services. The program supports smooth migration to Microsoft Lync and co-existence with current telephony systems in multi-site and multi-national deployments.


"We are seeing continued strong growth in sales of our products and service offering for the Microsoft Lync ecosystem over the past four years through close engagement with the large global community of Microsoft voice partners," said Shabtai Adlersberg, AudioCodes' CEO. "With our new 'AudioCodes One Voice for Microsoft Lync' initiative, we streamline Microsoft Lync voice project implementations by offering one source for voice products with one point of contact for all voice support issues, and one trusted partner for voice-related expertise and professional services." "We see the AudioCodes One Voice for Microsoft Lync program as an opportunity to accelerate deployment of voice-enabled Microsoft® Lync® deployments," said Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager, Microsoft. "Simplifying the buying, integration and support processes, enables quick realization of Microsoft Lync advantages. We are very pleased to have AudioCodes implement such a program and see clear benefits for our voice partners." "Our most recent report covering the Unified Communications market shows Microsoft continuing to have strong gains, attaining the #1 position in terms of Communicator licenses in the third quarter of 2012," said Diane Myers, Principal Analyst, VoIP, UC, and IMS, Infonetics Research. "AudioCodes One Voice for Lync offering is a broad complement of solutions to the growing base of Microsoft UC deployments." "Enabling Technologies has been successfully implementing Microsoft Lync projects with AudioCodes Gateways, SBAs and E-SBCs," commented Bill Vollerthum, President and Founder of Enabling Technologies Corp, a leading Microsoft Lync integrator. "Now with AudioCodes One Voice for Microsoft Lync, we are more competitive and efficient in the way we serve and support our Enterprise customers." "AudioCodes has correctly identified and addressed a challenge faced by customers as they migrate to Lync," commented Marty Parker, co-founder, UCStrategies.com. "AudioCodes One Voice for Microsoft Lync provides a 'one-stop' solution components source for both customers and Microsoft Lync voice partners. Enterprises can eliminate the time and coordination previously required to select, configure and deploy the devices and gateways needed for their UC pilots and rollouts.  In addition, enterprises can have confidence that all of the ancillary components for their Lync solution will work together and are supported by a single, proven support organization."  More about "AudioCodes One Voice for Microsoft Lync" program can be found at www.audiocodes.com/microsoft 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 and data communications and its products are deployed globally in Broadband, Mobile, Enterprise networks and Cable. The Company provides a range of innovative, cost-effective products including Media Gateways, Multi-Service Business Routers, 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 http://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 the demand for existing products; 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 ability of AudioCodes to successfully integrate the products and operations of acquired companies into AudioCodes' business; and other factors detailed in AudioCodes' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AudioCodes assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.

©2013 AudioCodes Ltd. All rights reserved. AudioCodes, AC, HD VoIP, HD VoIP Sounds Better, IPmedia, Mediant, MediaPack, OSN, SmartTAP, VMAS, VoIPerfect, VoIPerfectHD, 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.

CONTACT: Company Contacts Shirley Nakar, Director, Investor Relations AudioCodes Tel: +972-3-976-4000 shirley@audiocodes.com IR Agency Contact Erik Knettel, Grayling Tel: +1-646-284-9415 erik.knettel@grayling.com Source: AudioCodes Ltd.

2013 GlobeNewswire, Inc.

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