LOD, Israel, Feb. 18, 2013 (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 its 400HD IP Phones expect to achieve qualification this quarter through the Microsoft Lync Third Party Interoperability Program. The IP Phones complete AudioCodes One Voice for Microsoft Lync, a unified product and service program intended to simplify and accelerate voice-enablement of Microsoft Lync implementations. AudioCodes' Lync-compatible IP Phones combine high-definition voice quality and a rich enterprise phone feature set with tight integration with Microsoft Unified Communications. Among the features developed specially for the Lync environment are support for Lync configuration, secured sign-in and centralized provisioning via Lync. An optional tablet expansion module enables enterprises to run an attendant console application which is fully integrated with the phones. "The qualification of AudioCodes' IP Phones as compatible with Lync is an important milestone in the development of Microsoft's Lync ecosystem," said Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager of Lync Product Marketing at Microsoft. "With AudioCodes, we now have a hardware vendor partner that will help enable system integrators to smoothly design and implement Lync deployments, and will offer Enterprise customers the benefits of simplified administration and management." "We are pleased that our IP Phones are expected to achieve Microsoft qualification, and already see solid demand in the market place," said Nimrod Borovsky, Vice President, Unified Communications, at AudioCodes. "AudioCodes now offers a complete suite of voice connectivity solutions for Lync environments, which, coupled with our enhanced management solutions and broad offering of professional services, will help our customers enjoy a smooth migration to unified communications." 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.