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October 04, 2016

New AudioCodes 450HD IP Phone Supports Skype for Business with UC

By Frank Griffin
Contributing Writer

Enterprises and service providers are transitioning to all IP voice networks so they can deliver many of the features digital communications offer. These features can be accessed on smartphones, personal computers and IP desk phones. As a designer and developer of advanced Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and converged VoIP and data networking products and applications, AudioCodes (News - Alert) is adding the new 450HD IP phone to its 400HD IP phone portfolio capable of supporting Skype for Business and unified communications (UC) features.

AudioCodes has a range of communication solutions that are deployed globally by broadband, mobile, enterprise and cable networks. The company's IP phones include its trademark VoIPerfectHD solution that employs state of the art voice coding and voice processing technologies to deliver improved intelligibility and better end user experience in voice communications.

According to the company, the 450HD has been designed to specifically address unified communications environments, which includes Skype (News - Alert) for Business Online and high definition voice quality performance.

The phone has a large 5’ color touch high resolution TFT screen (800 x 400) with multi-lingual support and a user interface that has been designed to simplify access to the applications that are part of the UC. The screen displays contact photos, conferencing and multi-call management with up to eight programmable keys.

The 450HD has built-in support for leading voice codecs, including SILK to optimize network conditions that are less than ideal. Additional features include a full duplex speaker phone, security and fraud prevention, GbE support, two USB headset ports, PoE or external power supply and out of the box global redirection server support.

“This new addition to the 400HD family further enhances AudioCodes' offering of high productivity IP Phones,” commented Nimrode Borovsky, AudioCodes' Vice President of Marketing. “The 450HD executive IP phone model is another important stage in the evolution of AudioCodes' One Voice portfolio of products and services designed to deliver successful deployments of enterprise voice within Skype for Business environments.”

AudioCodes' One Voice for Skype for Business is a comprehensive unified solution designed to simplify and accelerate voice enablement of Microsoft (News - Alert) Skype for Business implementations. It includes AudioCodes’ Microsoft-qualified end-to-end voice elements and a range of services along with the necessary expertise to enhance Microsoft Skype for Business voice deployments. It is compatible for all Microsoft-approved unified communications architectures, including on premises, cloud-based and hybrid.

The company announced it is expecting to start Skype for Business Certification in 2016 for the 450HD.




Edited by Alicia Young

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