iCore Partners With AudioCodes to Deliver Unified Communications as a Service

LOD, Israel, Oct. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AudioCodes (Nasdaq:AUDC),a leading provider of converged voice solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to transition to all-IP voice networks, today announced that iCore Networks, a leading provider of Hosted Unified Communications and Cloud Applications Solutions, has selected AudioCodes extensive portfolio of media gateways, session border controllers and multi-service business routers to accelerate its hosted service deployments.

An award-winning technology leader in cloud computing with its Applications on Demand and one of the original providers of cloud-based hosted application services, iCore Networks offers Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) to a range of enterprise customers, servicing over 100,000 end-users. Based on the BroadSoft software platform, iCore Networks' UCaaS offering delivers a complete suite of Unified Communications, collaboration and productivity tools to businesses around the globe.

"AudioCodes has played a key role in our business expansion, allowing iCore Networks to deploy our services to our end-customers in less time and with less complexity," said Ravi Vedantam, Chief Technology Officer for iCore Networks. "The consistent management and protocol capabilities across the AudioCodes product portfolio shortens the time to train our technicians, simplifies configuration and lessens our support burden."

"As utilized by iCore Networks, AudioCodes' media gateways, session border controllers, and/or multi-service business routers provide a point of demarcation and connectivity at the customer's premises," said Sharone Ben-Levi, Vice President of Marketing North America AudioCodes. "Based on customer needs, AudioCodes' networking solutions facilitate integration into existing customer communications infrastructure; and provide quality monitoring and/or on-site survivability to maintain a high quality of experience and business continuity."

For more information on BroadSoft-certified solutions from AudioCodes for Hosted Business Voice, Hosted Consumer Voice or Hosted SIP Trunking, visit www.audiocodes.com/broadsoft.

AudioCodes will be presenting its One Voice program elements at booth number eight during BroadSoft Connections 2013, October 16-19 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Announcements and other news originating from BroadSoft Connections 2013 will appear on Twitter (@BroadSoftNews and #BSFTConnections).

To request a meeting with AudioCodes at BroadSoft Connections 2013 please click here.

About iCore Networks

iCore Networks was established in 2001, and is the premier provider of integrated solutions that unfailingly meet customer demand now and well into the future. iCore's unique CloudFUZNTM solution unified communications (UC) to seamlessly virtualize office in the cloud solutions that provide world-class end user capabilities at a fraction of the cost of maintaining in house systems.

Fully managed & integrated hosted Microsoft Lync, Sharepoint, & Exchange; BroadSoft (BroadWorks) virtual hosted communications, video & contact center platform services along with virtualized desktop (VDI), Secure Private Network (SPN) capabilities and a complete end to end professional services support system that racks, stacks & flawlessly virtualizes & maintains end user data center infrastructure both here in the United States & around the globe.

The combination of 'all in one' world-class virtualization & ongoing maintenance services creates a compelling suite of outsourced services for customers to choose from in an applications on demand environment that provides state of the art voice, data, video & workforce collaboration tools when & where customers want them on a global scale.

iCore's fully secure & scalable network platform that utilizes best in breed providers such as Cisco, Juniper, Oracle, IBM, Polycom and other highly specialized platform components fused into a 'Strong Cloud' of services places iCore Networks 'CloudFUZNTM' as the preeminent platform for office in the cloud solutions for businesses worldwide. For more information about iCore Networks, please visit http://www.icore.com.

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, Value Added Applications and Professional Services. 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 need for additional financing; the ability to satisfy covenants in the Company's loan agreements; 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.comSource:AudioCodes Ltd.