SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

Network Equipment Technologies

January 27, 2010 08:15 ET

Network Equipment Technologies Gains Traction With Global Customers Seeking Enterprise Voice Solutions for Unified Communications

NET's VX and VXe Extended UC Features Enable Rapid UC Adoption

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK) announced today that several new enterprise customers and service providers are leveraging NET's latest software release to develop innovative voice solutions. With the VXe release, generally available beginning in October 2009, NET's VX Series voice switches now offer extended features for unified communications that are enabling several customers to move ahead with their initial rollouts.

"NET has been leading the way with the development of networking equipment tailored for unified communications solutions. These products are enabling enterprises to deploy software powered voice with more interoperability and collaboration. The latest wave of customer wins and third party support for our VX Series portfolio shows that our solutions are uniquely addressing a number of critical requirements," said Talbot Harty, Chief Development Officer.

NET's VX Series and VXe Extended UC features provide specific application support for Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2 and offer enhanced value to enterprise voice customers by reducing complexity and lowering the operational and capital costs of Office Communication Server 2007 R2 deployments.

Customers making the decision to implement NET's latest VX software release this past quarter include:

-- two of the four largest wireless carriers in the U.S.

-- two of the leading manufacturers and marketers of consumer products;

-- a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company;

-- an international sovereign fund;

-- a leading accounting and consulting firm in the Washington, DC region;

-- one of the 20 largest law firms in Canada; and

-- a biotechnology firm based in California.

Large enterprises with multi-site locations such as banks, international financial institutions, retail stores, and professional services firms typically have complex requirements when it comes to unified communications deployments. NET's VX Series delivers a powerful switching solution that allows enterprises to simplify IP network environments. The solution also enables enterprises to address disaster recovery requirements. With the VXe release, enterprise customers are simplifying the management of VoIP services and ensuring business continuity across an enterprise's network by providing:

-- simplified networks and reduced costs for branch offices;

-- branch office voice availability;

-- sophisticated routing and traffic distribution policies; and

-- enterprise-level call capacity in support of multi-site enterprise environments.

Useful Links:

-- Read more at NET Unified Communications solutions (http://www.net.com/Pages/MicrosoftUC.aspx?pgid=213).

-- 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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