AudioCodes offers customer premises equipment and access devices including analog, BRI, digital and modular VoIP media gateways for enterprise, contact center, IP, Centrex and broadband access applications. This includes options for T.38 fax (fax over the Internet) which has been optimized by AudioCodes so fax can operate in IP networks that have variable delays up to 8 seconds long. AudioCodes also has partaken in interoperability lab tests that proves that its gateways support faxing to 100 of the most popular fax machine models. The company offers its FoIP fax capabilities with many of its voice gateways.AudioCodes markets the Mediant 1000 modular media gateways which are compact and cost-effective solutions designed to interface between TDM (time-division multiplexing) and IP networks in enterprises or small-scale carrier locations. The compact Mediant 1000 modular gateway is quite scalable and supports multiples of 1, 2 or 4 E1/T1/J1 spans or 1 to 24 analog ports in various configurations. The Mediant 1000 supports mixed digital/analog configurations and an optional Open Solutions Network server, hosting third party VoIP and FoIP applications. AudioCodes’ MediaPack media gateways allow an enterprise to enable toll-free, reliable and transparent fax transmissions over VoIP networks, connecting to iPBXs distributed across a customer premises, providing a seamless transition from an existing TDM network. Fenestrae uses the Mediant 1000 and 2000 to fax-enable its Faxination fax server and Fenestrae Communication Server.
AudioCodes also markets the Mediant 2000 digital media gateway which supports up to 16 E1/T1 digital trunks along with a variety of vocoders and protocols such as SIP, H.323, and MGCP (media gateway control protocol). Designed for enterprise, wireline, wireless, cable, and broadband access networks, AudioCodes digital media gateways are packaged in a stackable 1U chassis designed for enterprises or for smaller locations of the carrier network market.
Fax users may also be interested in the MediaPack Series Analog VoIP Gateways, which are standalone analog VoIP Gateways that connect legacy telephones, fax machines and PBX systems with IP-based telephony networks. These products are designed and tested to be fully interoperable with leading Softswitches, SIP servers and H.323 gatekeepers. The AudioCodes MP-114 is used by FaxBack to fax-enable its NET SatisFAXtion Small Business Edition that serves small to medium sized organizations of 5 to 50 users at a very affordable cost. Message manager, the leading Australian fax server vendor, also uses the MediaPack gateways to cost-effectively fax-enable its FoIP fax servers. These gateways allow enterprises to connect existing fax machines to a VoIP network and such an interconnection can include thousands of fax machines all connected to an enterprisewide IP network.
In conclusion, AudioCodes media servers running fax offer a broad range of interfaces and protocols, a full range of scalability from two ports to thousands of ports, manageability through a central, standard-based, management system for large installations, and high availability for enterprises and large installations where the availability of the system is critical.