Yenra : VoIP : Voice over Cable : Digital media and analog gateways meet growing demand for converged network services such as the delivery of voice services over cable networks


Astral Telecom and AudioCodes today announced that AudioCodes' Mediant Digital Gateways and MediaPack Analog Media Gateways have been chosen to deliver voice services over Astral's cable networks.

Astral is utilizing AudioCodes' digital and analog media gateways as part of their complete voice over cable solution to offer voice services in Romania. AudioCodes Mediant and MediaPack CPE products will be used especially for business customer services. These CPE gateways will be integrated with Astral's FTTX (Fiber To The Home, Fiber To The Building) solutions.

AudioCodes Mediant 2000 and MediaPack Digital and Analog media gateways are being supplied to Astral through AudioCodes system integrator/partner, RAL Computers.

The Mediant 2000 VoP Gateway is the cost-effective, entry-level member in the AudioCodes family of market-ready, standards-compliant, media gateway voice network products. Intelligently packaged in a stackable 1U chassis especially designed as CPE and for smaller locations in the carrier network market, the Mediant 2000 is the right-sized solution for small-scale (1 to 16 E1/T1s) needs.

The MediaPack Analog Media Gateway product family, ranging from 2 to 24 ports, connects analog telephone sets, fax machines, modem devices and PBXs to the IP network using FXO or FXS connectivity.