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AudioCodes' Full Suite of Solutions for Microsoft Lync Selected by Business Connexion

LOD, Israel, July 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AudioCodes (Nasdaq:AUDC), a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies, products and services, today announced that it has deployed its products at Business Connexion (BCX), a leading integrator of innovative business solutions based on information and communications technology (ICT). A range of AudioCodes products, including Media Gateways, Enterprise Session Border Controllers (E-SBC), Survivable Branch Appliances (SBA) and IP Phones, were selected by BCX to provide voice connectivity for its new Microsoft Lync unified communications infrastructure at its offices in South Africa and throughout the Sub-Saharan region.

At its head office in Gauteng, South Africa, BCX deployed the Mediant 3000 media gateway configured with E1 interfaces for connection with the PSTN and legacy call center PBX equipment. The Mediant 3000 is a high-capacity and high-availability platform, which also acts as an E-SBC, providing secure and reliable interconnectivity with BCX's local least cost routing provider. In addition, more than one thousand BCX employees are now equipped with AudioCodes high definition HD320 IP Phones. Similarly, BCX's regional offices will be equipped with AudioCodes IP Phones and Mediant 1000 or 2000 SBAs, providing flexible connectivity with the local PSTN.

"As part of our company-wide deployment of Lync as our Unified Communications platform, we selected AudioCodes' suite of solutions for enabling voice connectivity," said Jacques Loubser, CIO at BCX. "With AudioCodes, we were able to acquire gateways, SBCs, SBAs and IP Phones from a single vendor, resulting in lower cost of ownership."

Commenting on the project, Nimrod Borovsky, VP Marketing at AudioCodes, said, "Lync adoption is picking up rapidly among mid-sized companies that are able to migrate their entire infrastructure within a short time frame into full Lync networks. Since Business Connexion is a Microsoft Lync integrator itself, the company's internal multi-national implementation will serve as a nice reference deployment for its customers."

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 Gateways, 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.

©2012 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
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