SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

Network Equipment Technologies

November 03, 2009 16:05 ET

Network Equipment Technologies and emFAST Complete Interoperability Testing for Delivering Fax to Microsoft Exchange 2010

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK), a leader in network and VOIP solutions, and emFAST Inc., a pioneer in network fax messaging, today announced a teaming agreement and the successful completion of interoperability testing of NET's VX Series running "One Number Fax" with emFAST's FACSys server. This combination provides a comprehensive unified messaging solution, including fax delivery, for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 users.

NET's VX Series switches offer a "One Number Fax" solution to deliver the true vision of a single, unified phone number with automated fax delivery. The "One Number Fax" solution detects and separates voice and fax calls by CNG (fax tone) detection and automatically routes the calls to the proper destination without ever ringing the phone when faxes are delivered. Faxes are delivered directly to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unified Messaging, or to the FACSys Fax server to help organizations round out their unified messaging implementations and save costs.

The combined solution of NET's VX Series and emFAST's FACSys server enhances Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unified Messaging, giving users the ability to manage not only their e-mail, voice mail, text and instant messaging, but also to manage fax messages from a single mailbox.

The solution complements and extends Microsoft Exchange Server's messaging capabilities with the following benefits:

--  Enables the sending and receiving of faxes from Microsoft Office
    applications, helping boost employee productivity.
--  Reduces capital and operational expenses of procuring and managing fax
--  Increases security and ensures regulatory compliance by having an
    audit trail of fax messages.
--  Integrates fax with various multi-function peripherals such as those
    from HP, Xerox, Sharp, Ricoh, and Canon.
--  Integrates fax services with enterprise resource planning, customer
    relationship management, and other line-of-business applications.

NET's VX Series is a fully integrated multi-service voice switch that provides high-performance VoIP communications for enterprise Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 deployments, interoperating with leading PBX and IP-PBX vendor protocols while offering rapid deployment, ease of installation, and low maintenance. The VX Series provides additional value to Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 enterprise voice customers by reducing the total number of servers that need to be deployed in the network and reducing the operational and capital costs of deployment.

The VX Series provides branch offices with several key features, including: native DSP support for Microsoft RT-audio; support for meshed, high availability Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 networks; end to end Quality of Experience (QoE) monitoring; secure, line speed SRTP and TLS encryption; and automatic codec selection for improved audio quality.

"We are very pleased to have a teaming agreement with NET," said Frank Kaufman, President of emFAST. " As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, we worked closely with the Microsoft Exchange team to seamlessly integrate FACSys and fax messaging into the Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging framework. The solution we have jointly created with NET using the 'One Number Fax' feature of the VX Series further enhances this functionality by allowing a user to have a single phone number for both voice and fax."

"'One Number Fax' is a step forward for all of us who want to deliver a single, unified phone number with automated fax delivery solution that will really make an impact," said Matthew D. Krueger, NET's VP Business Development. "With emFAST, we deliver a well-defined integration that provides practical benefits to organizations using Microsoft Exchange 2007/2010, as well as prospects considering the value of a unified communications implementation."

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 brings 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

About emFAST Inc.

emFAST Inc., publisher of the FACSys® fax messaging suite of products, is an industry pioneer in network fax communication. emFAST has enhanced fax messaging from a simple document transport mechanism into an indispensable business tool that fully integrates into critical areas requiring communication capabilities including unified communications, business process workflows, multi-function peripheral devices and major Enterprise Content Management and Resource Planning systems. Through the development of strategic alliances with leading technology partners, such as NET, emFAST continues to provide a cost-effective and cost-saving fax messaging solution for the office environment. For more information please visit

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