SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

Network Equipment Technologies

October 21, 2009 17:30 ET

Network Equipment Technologies Announces General Availability of VXe Release for Its VX Series Voice Switches

VXe Extends Unified Communications Features to Reduce Costs and Increase Ease of Deployment

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK) announced today the general availability of its VXe software release. VXe is NET's latest software release, providing extended unified communications features for NET's VX Series voice switches.

The availability of VXe's extended unified communications features will provide additional application support for Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2 and provide enhanced value to enterprise voice customers by reducing the total number of servers required in Office Communication Server networks and lowering the operational and capital costs of Office Communication Server 2007 R2 deployments.

"The VXe release is designed to support the adoption of enterprise voice for Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2 customers, providing branch offices with several key features, including: Native DSP support for Microsoft RT-audio; support for meshed, high availability Office Communication Server networks; end to end Quality of Experience (QoE) monitoring; secure, line speed SRTP and TLS encryption; and automatic codec selection for enhanced audio quality," said Talbot Harty, Chief Development Officer. "NET is providing and supporting these features as its own extension to the Microsoft interoperability specification."

The VX with the extended UC features of VXe offers these key advantages:

    Simplified Networks and Reduced Costs for Branch Offices
    The extended UC features of the VXe release reduce the total cost of
    ownership by reducing server requirements and network management costs.
    Branch offices and remote sites will have a single device behind the
    router to provide local telephony network access for Microsoft Office
    Communication Server networks.

    Branch Office Voice Availability
    The NET VX can use its VXe extended UC features and native Microsoft
    Active Directory integration allows voice service to continue in the
    event of a WAN outage, providing alternate routing to PSTN, ITSP and
    SIP Trunking connections. This allows customers to use their mobile
    phones and existing SIP phones as a backup enterprise voice
    availability solution.

"With the extended UC features on the VXe version of the product, this increases the value proposition for NET and its customers, and has the possibility of providing an additional boost for Microsoft's Office Communication Server 2007 R2, since cost of ownership and ease of implementation are both significantly improved," said Marty Parker, Principal of UniComm Consulting.

Additional features and benefits of the VX Series voice gateways and VXe extended UC features can be found in white papers available on NET's website.

Useful Links:

-- Click the link to read more on NET Unified Communications solutions.

-- For more information about VXe, follow NET on twitter at www.twitter.com/NET4UC and http://twitter.com/NETFederal.

About Network Equipment Technologies, Inc.

Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NET) provides network and VoIP solutions to enterprises and government agencies that seek to reduce the cost to deploy next generation unified and secure communications applications. For a quarter of a century, NET has delivered solutions for multi-service networks requiring high degrees of versatility, security and performance. Today, the company's broad family of products enables interoperability and integration with existing networks for migration to secure IP-based communications. Broadening NET's voice solutions, Quintum Technologies, now a part of NET, is a VoIP innovator whose applications bring the reliability and clarity of public telephone networks to Internet telephony and unified communications. NET is headquartered in Fremont, CA and has 14 offices worldwide including the US, the UK, France, the Middle East, China, Japan, Australia, and Latin America. The company sells its solutions through a direct sales force and an international network of resellers and distributors. For more information, visit www.net.com.

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