AudioCodes and Telco Systems launch multi-service router with edge compute capabilities

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AudioCodes and Telco Systems launch multi-service router with edge compute capabilities
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Telco Systems, a provider of network edge solutions, has teamed up with comms software vendor AudioCodes to develop a solution with integrated access, VoIP & edge computing capabilities.

The solution enables service providers to manage both advanced communications services as well as value-added applications on a single edge computing device, making deployment and ongoing operation significantly simpler. Combining edge computing capabilities together with communications services such as xDSL, LTE, Fiber and copper access, IP PBX and ISDN equipment, is a huge step forward for businesses looking into a unified ICT platform. Beyond lowering both CAPEX and OPEX, the single device also accelerates the enterprise’s flexibility to use new services on the platform.

The solution is powered by the Telco Systems Edgility, an edge compute platform that will be installed on AudioCodes devices, either before shipping or remotely at the customer site. With an ultra-low footprint, Edgility’s Operating System runs on the edge device and leaves significant computing resources for any virtual service. AudioCodes clients will be able to leverage AudioCodes Mediant 800 MSBR (Multi-Service Business Router) devices to run any computing-based application, including SD-WAN and Security – making it a deployment ready Universal CPE (uCPE).

To boost deployment flexibility and network resiliency, the joint solution is provided with a variety of WAN interfaces, including fiber, copper, and wireless networks (with built-in LTE modem), that can be used simultaneously. On the local network, the enterprise will be able to manage a unified communications platform supporting both local PBX and IP-PBX, legacy ISDN telephony and more. The solution is managed by a feature-rich cloud-based management system. The centralised service orchestrator supports zero-touch deployments and full lifecycle automation.

Ariel Efrati, CEO of Telco Systems, said: “The Network Edge is clearly the future of virtualised business services. We are proud and excited to join forces with a world leader like AudioCodes and enable their customers all around the world to expand into edge computing,

“Our collaboration with AudioCodes will greatly expand the market footprint for both companies with stronger market presence and wider global coverage as well as empower telco’s and enterprises to leverage the vast networking experience of our two companies and quickly benefit the synergy of ours advanced capabilities.”

Shaul Weissman, VP of Business Development of AudioCodes, said: “Our Service Provider customers are looking to enable enterprises to deploy new and advanced services and applications.

“Our field-proven uCPE’s are now powered with the smart and lean operating system from Telco Systems that will make the solution even more flexible to connect through multi-WAN, integrate on-prem voice equipment, and finally allow these enterprises to modernize safely and fast.”

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