SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

Network Equipment Technologies

October 21, 2009 17:37 ET

Network Equipment Technologies Successfully Completes Certification for Use With NTT DoCoMo Office Link®

NET's VX Series Enables Integration of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007® With PBX/IP-PBX and the FOMA Cellular Network

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK) announced today that mobile communications operator NTT DoCoMo has qualified NET's VX Series for direct IP-PBX connection to the NTT DoCoMo Office Link® service. The VX Series is a fully integrated multi-service voice switch that provides high-performance VoIP communications for enterprise Microsoft Office Communications Server deployments. The VX Series interoperates with all major PBX and IP-PBX vendor protocols, offering rapid deployment, easy installation, and minimal maintenance.

NET's VX Series will provide enterprises with seamless integration among NTT DoCoMo's Office Link, the mobile phone, and a traditional PBX/IP-PBX used with Microsoft OCS2007. NTT DoCoMo's Office Link offers fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) service to the enterprise, which enables business users to switch from Microsoft Office Communications Server to the FOMA cellular network for guaranteed interworking between Office Link® and Office Communications Server by NET when they leave their office. This capability allows small to medium-sized businesses to reduce mobile airtime costs and be more productive.

With NET's VX Series and NTT DoCoMo's Office Link, business users can now gain all the out-of-the-office conveniences of their 3G FOMA mobile phones, Smartphone Windows Mobile and BlackBerry Smartphones when they are in the office, but without the usually higher mobile airtime costs typically incurred by the enterprise for enabling such features. Utilizing the VX Series, calls can be received simultaneously on Microsoft Communicator, a mobile phone, and a fixed telephone. Because the call is originating into the enterprise's fixed network rather than through a cellular network, mobile communications costs are significantly reduced, while operating effectiveness is achieved through the introduction of unified communications tools.

"Small and medium-sized businesses have the same concerns as all of us -- driving down costs and delivering a better customer experience. Unified communications can support those two objectives. Technologies that better integrate key business processes, reduce costs and keep workers in touch with customers regardless of location and help firms to operate more effectively," said François Le, NET's vice president of international.

*Office Link® is the service which NTT DoCoMo offers in Japan.

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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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