AudioCodes is announcing lots of new products including the Mediant 1000 VoIP Media Gateway which will fit in enterprise and service provider markets quite nicely. Think of this as the Bud Light (meant respectfully of course) of media gateway as it is cost-effective and compact. Having only seen the product briefly I am not in a position to opine on whether it tastes great or is less filling but it does take less rack space which is a plus in many of today’s enterprises.
The IP-PX companies really like this product because it allows them to add a Pentium CPU blade making an IP-PBX and Gateway combo. Resellers like the product as well because the can plug in a T1 or analog tray. This product can also be a SIP proxy.
The company has also released new additions to its MediaPack product lines including the 112, 114, 118. The MediaPack 112, 114 and 118 are designed and optimized to address the needs of service providers and enterprises for feature-rich, high quality analog media gateways. The MediaPacks enable a wide range of applications including converged access, IP Centrex, fixed-mobile convergence, and next generation PBXs. Simultaneous mixed interfaces of FXS and FXO, survivability, guaranteed QoS, security and standard billing interfaces are examples of additional features in the new hardware and software of the MediaPack product line. Integration with AudioCodes’ Element Management System allows fast deployment and maintenance of large and complex networks for large scale service provider deployments.
AudioCodes has been in the VoIP space for a long time — they continue to be on the leading edge of VoIP development and are an enabler for many of the mainstream VoIP products on the market.