SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

June 24, 2008 08:50 ET

Italian Integrator Deploys NET Quintum Tenor Switches to Support Microsoft OCS With VoIP

Robust Gateway Solution Outperforms Competitors in Voice Quality and Access to Low-Cost Long Distance Providers

EATONTOWN, NJ--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Quintum Technologies, an innovator in VoIP technologies and a subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: NWK), announced today that IDC, an Italian integrator and Microsoft Certified Partner, has selected Quintum's Tenor BX switch to support its Microsoft OCS environment with VoIP connectivity.

IDC had previously installed another vendor's certified gateway to implement VoIP. However, IDC encountered a variety of problems with that gateway -- including failures connecting to the toll-free numbers of discount long distance providers. Quintum's superior ability to handle the pre-connection messaging of these providers eliminated this problem.

Quintum Tenor switches provide a complete, robust gateway solution for Microsoft OCS environments that includes 'Any to Any' switching, built-in SIP proxy services, support for analog devices, and remote-office survivability.

"Quintum Tenor switches are clearly superior to any other gateway that we have used," said Valerio Capodacqua, Technical Director, IDC. "Only the Tenor was able to meet all of our technical requirements -- thereby enabling us to reap all the potential business benefits that convergence offers. The Tenor switch also delivered higher voice quality, as measured both objectively by Microsoft's monitoring tools and subjectively by IDC's end-users."

Capodacqua added that Quintum also provided IDC with strong technical support.

As a result of its positive experience, IDC is now implementing Tenor switches at several customer sites throughout Italy.

"Quintum's ability to accommodate nearly any type of existing network and telecom infrastructure makes it a compelling choice for resellers and integrators, as well as their customers," said Chuck Rutledge, Quintum's VP of marketing. "We are very pleased to work closely with IDC to address their customers' particular unique requirements."

About Quintum

Quintum Technologies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc., is headquartered in Eatontown, NJ. Quintum delivers VoIP solutions that bring the reliability and voice clarity of public telephone networks to Internet telephony. Quintum's intelligent VoIP access solutions integrate easily into existing PBX and IP infrastructures, making them the ideal choice for service providers and enterprises alike.

Quintum was awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2007 Global Product Differentiation Innovation Award in recognition of its ability to grow and strengthen its position in the enterprise media gateway market through intensive in-house product development. Quintum is also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a Nortel Developer Partner and an Avaya DeveloperConnection Partner.

Quintum sells its switches worldwide through its direct sales force and a network of resellers and distributors. For more information, call 1-877-SPEAK IP (1-877-773-2547), 1-732-460-9000 outside the US, or visit http://www.quintum.com.

About Network Equipment Technologies, Inc.

For nearly a quarter of a century, Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NET) has provided voice and data communications equipment for multi-service networks requiring high degrees of versatility, interoperability, security and performance. NET's broad family of products are purpose-built for mixed-service, multi-protocol networks; bandwidth-sensitive site communications; high-performance, security-sensitive transmissions; and converged communications. The company's NX Series for network exchange solutions and VX Series for voice exchange solutions enable interoperability and integration with existing networks for seamless migration to secure IP-based voice and data communications. In addition, Quintum, a subsidiary of NET, delivers VoIP access solutions that bring the reliability and voice clarity of public telephone networks to Internet telephony. For more information, visit www.net.com.

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