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AudioCodes and Gigaset Bring IP DECT Mobility to Microsoft Lync

LOD, Israel, Sept. 3, 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 a cooperation with Gigaset Communications GmbH, a European market leader. The AudioCodes SIP Phone Support (SPS) software, which enhances AudioCodes Enterprise Session Border Controllers (E-SBC) and Gateways, connects the GigaSet pro N720 IP DECT Multicell System to Lync servers, extending unified communications as users move about the campus and office.

AudioCodes and Gigaset performed comprehensive testing to validate the connectivity of Gigaset pro products through AudioCodes E-SBC into Microsoft Lync Servers. The resulting enhanced productivity networking solution delivers essential business communication features such as basic calls, call hold, call forward and transfer, directory lookup, base station roaming and handover. Resellers and System Integration business partners can now further enjoy a simplified, pre-qualified enhancement to the AudioCodes One Voice for Lync comprehensive portfolio of products and services.

"Microsoft Lync offers a compelling solution for Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC). By combining the AudioCodes One Voice for Lync offering and the Gigaset N720 IP DECT Multicell Solution, UCC and Enterprise cordless voice come together as an integrated solution," said Hans Juergen Huber, SVP, Business Customers at Gigaset. "Our Gigaset Partner Network benefits from these possibilities. AudioCodes is one of the largest Lync enablers in the world. As many of our resellers already sell AudioCodes systems, the link between them and Gigaset pro was easily made. We are now able to make Lync cordless and available at anytime and anywhere in and around any company."

"Our cooperation with Gigaset naturally enhances our One Voice for Lync offering by allowing enterprise users to go cordless," commented Nimrod Borovsky, VP Unified Communications, at AudioCodes. "Our business partners are constantly looking to increase the innovations they offer to their customers as Microsoft Lync adoption continues to rise. We are pleased to collaborate with Gigaset on this exciting initiative."

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 & 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.

About Gigaset

Gigaset AG, Munich, is an internationally operating company in the area of communications technology. The Company is Europe's market leader in DECT telephones. The premium supplier ranks second worldwide with around 1,400 employees and a market presence in about 70 countries. Gigaset AG is listed on the Prime Standard of Deutsche Börse and thus is subject to the highest requirements for transparency. Its shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol 'GGS' (ISIN: DE0005156004).

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.