Having a reliable, resilient and high-performance voice network infrastructure has never been more critical in today’s increasingly competitive business landscape. Many enterprises, however, have not kept pace with this and continue to rely on outdated communications infrastructure that limits their flexibility, reduces efficiency, and increases costs. This has led AudioCodes, a market leader in Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology and voice networking solutions, to offer a new solution that would enable large enterprises to modernize their voice networks in the most efficient and cost-effective manner: the AudioCodes Universal Communications Architecture (UCA).
Built using AudioCodes’ broad portfolio of enterprise voice network infrastructure products and solutions, UCA is a comprehensive solution designed to future-proof a company’s voice infrastructure.
Why Enterprises Need to Upgrade their Voice Networks
Various factors point the need towards voice network modernization. One of these is the increasing trend towards all-IP networks. Many service providers around the globe today are planning to transition to all-IP networks. This means that Time Division Multiplexing (TDM), the technology that was once the backbone of corporate phone networks, is in its final throes. Industry experts further predict that TDM access services may be eliminated in the next 3 to 5 years. As a result, enterprises must act fast to upgrade their networks to be able to connect to SIP Trunking--a technology is far more innovative and reliable than TDM in connecting people via voice and video calls.
Another factor that has made network modernization no longer merely an option but a necessity for enterprises is the need of organizations to keep communication costs low. Large enterprises, especially those having multiple offices and utilize multiple disparate communications systems, are burdened by excessive communications charges.
Yehuda Herscovici, Vice President of Product at AudioCodes, in a release said, these challenges often faced by administrators of large enterprise voice networks can easily be addressed with the help of their new solution. “Our Universal Communications Architecture is a comprehensive voice modernization solution that does not require a forklift replacement of existing systems but still provides a future-proof infrastructure that is easy to manage, maintains corporate security and promises to deliver capital and operational cost savings. The solution has been selected and deployed by large enterprises within tens of thousands of employees in USA, Europe, and Asia,” Herscovici said.
How UCA Works
Suitable for on-premises and cloud-based communications infrastructure, AudioCodes’ UCA solution offers enterprises a unique opportunity to upgrade and modernize their communications network without requiring a change of existing platforms. The solution uses session border controllers, global end-to-end routing and policy management, as well as AudioCodes’ advanced VoIPerfectTM voice technology to create a modern, universal network that offers high voice quality and reliable connectivity, lowers operational costs, and improves operational efficiency.
Here’s how UCA helps businesses create a secure, easy to manage, and cost-effective future-proof voice network infrastructure.
- Unify, Centralize, and Optimize - The growth of various business technologies and tools has led companies to tap many disconnected and incompatible communications silos. With UCA, enterprises can now easily break down communication silos that hinder productivity and efficiency. Audiocodes’ UCA uses session border controllers that allow enterprises to seamlessly consolidate all their communications silos into a universal voice network, while controlling the pace of their migration.
- Connect and Migrate - UCA replaces local PSTN links with centralized SIP connections, enabling enterprises to rationalize their external communications connectivity. AudioCodes’ hybrid TDM-SIP session border controllers also make it easier for enterprises to maintain local PSTN contracts during and after migration for backup or regulatory purposes.
- Manage and Operate - UCA also comes with AudioCodes One Voice Operations Center (OVOC). This feature gives administrators the ability to identify, analyze, and resolve voice quality issues before they impact the service. It also lets admin perform daily tasks (such as network planning, provisioning, troubleshooting, and configuration) from one centralized location.
- Secure and Comply - AudioCodes acknowledges that the enterprise network may be susceptible to potential security threats with the introduction of SIP trunk connectivity and the need to connect a growing number of remote workers. Hence, they have designed UCA to provide robust protection against malicious attacks and threats, including fraud, eavesdropping, and DDoS, while ensuring that trusted traffic continues to be serviced. In addition, UCA comes with AudioCodes’ SmartTap call recording solution in case enterprise-wide call recording is needed for regulatory or compliance purposes.
UCA works with virtually any legacy PBX, UC solution or service provider network. It can also be deployed as a virtualized solution and supports all leading virtualization environments.
Get more information on AudioCodes’ UCA solution for large enterprises as well as their full selection of business communication products and solutions on their website.
AudioCodes (NASDAQ: AUDC) offers advanced VoIP and voice networking products as well as communications applications for both service provider and enterprise deployments. Its broad range of market-leading products and solutions include IP phones, mobile communications solutions, contact center solutions, media gateways, session border controllers, and other value-added applications. AudioCodes offers full support for industry standard protocols such as SIP, as well as interoperability with all industry-leading soft switches, PBXs, IP-PBXs and unified communications platforms.