VoIP : מהפכה בתקשורת
המוצר: פתרונות מתקדמים לעיבוד אותות קול
המפתחים: שבתאי אדלסברג וליאון ביאליק החברה: אודיוקודס
שנת הקמת החברה: 1993
Product: Advanced Voice Networking and Media Processing Solutions for VoIP Environments Developers: Shabtai Adlersberg, Leon Bialik
Company: AudioCodes Year of Foundation: 1993
Innovative VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technologies developed by the Israeli company AudioCodes have revolutionized the way we communicate, both with our fellow humans and with machines.
As digital computers and communication systems become an increasingly integral part of modern society, the use of digitized speech signals has grown. In 1993, Shabtai Adlersberg and Leon Bialik — who had worked together at DSG Group — founded AudioCodes. They aimed to develop a more efficient and costeffective solution for encoding speech signals than those available at the time, which struggled to overcome limitations posed by the large number of bits required for accurate reproduction of the speech waveform.
The two entrepreneurs succeeded in developing an innovative low bit-rate compression technology capable of encoding a speech signal’s data at a low bit rate over a channel used for internet communication rather than a telephone line. AudioCodes’ first big success was when the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) adopted its speech compression algorithm as a basis for the ITU-T G.723.1 standard. The company subsequently built quality voice-over packet chips before progressing into VoIP communication blades and systems.
Today, AudioCodes has become a leading player in the VoIP arena. Its pioneering products, solutions and services include IP phones, session border controllers, media gateways, multiservice business routers, voice routing management applications, call recording and voice dialing.
This diverse portfolio enables enterprises and service providers to build and operate all-IP voice networks for unified communications (UC), contact centers and hosted business services worldwide.
AudioCodes’ strategic partnerships with Microsoft, Genesys, BroadSoft and others have resulted in a range of certified products to complement their communications solutions.
AudioCodes’ revenues in 2017 were about $157 million. The company’s network of global partners includes over 1,000 resellers covering more than 100 countries. AudioCodes has over 700 employees worldwide, of whom 420 are employed in Israel. Its products are deployed at 66 of the world’s top 100 services providers and at 50 of the Fortune 100 enterprises.