SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

September 17, 2008 16:10 ET

Microsoft Response Point Program Selects Quintum to Provide Compatible VoIP Switches and Gateways

The Combination of Response Point and Quintum VoIP Products Addresses a Broad Set of Small and Medium Business Customers' Needs

EATONTOWN, NJ--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - Quintum Technologies, an innovator in VoIP technologies and a subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: NWK), announced today that, under an agreement with Microsoft, it has developed a VoIP T1/E1/PRI gateway and an FXS gateway for digital phone systems that use Microsoft's Response Point phone system software.

Response Point offers small and medium businesses the ability to deploy VoIP throughout their networks with IP PBX telephony advantages usually enjoyed only by larger enterprises. These features include SIP trunking, click-to-call functionality for contacts using the Assistant software, Call Detail Records (CDR), and the ability to select music for parked calls and hold time. The Response Point systems feature innovative voice recognition that responds to voice commands. This feature allows employees to call people within the company without dialing, verbally access contacts from Outlook and voicemail, as well as transfer calls. Outside callers can simply state with whom they would like to speak.

Quintum will release two Response Point Gateways that are compatible with all of the IP telephone systems based on Response Point. The digital gateway will support a T1, E1 or PRI connection, and the analog gateway will support up to 4 FXS ports. These gateways have been specifically designed to work with any Response Point based IP telephony system. The Quintum Response Point gateways allow you to set up your system in a matter of minutes. When installing the analog gateway, the Response Point application configures the gateway for you. When installing a T1 or E1 Gateway, the Response Point customized configuration wizard will step you through the process for simple set up.

"Small businesses want PBX functionality without the PBX complication and cost," said Xuedong Huang, general manager of Microsoft Response Point. "Quintum's Response Point Gateways will allow businesses to easily deploy the Response Point system via a T1, E1 or PRI connection."

"Quintum recognizes that all sizes of companies need to support and maximize the investment in their existing organization infrastructure, particularly in this economy," said Chuck Rutledge, Vice President of Marketing for NET/Quintum. "We are very excited about working closely with Microsoft to meet the needs of Response Point customers."

"Quintum's gateways are a perfect complement to D-Link's VoiceCenter IP Phone System," said Brian Nickell, Product Manager of D-Link. "Response Point customers will be pleasantly surprised at the ease with which they can be installed and how quickly their new phone systems will be up and running."

Syspine's Digital Operator Phone System is an all-in-one communications solution which, when coupled with Quintum's latest technology, will give businesses even more flexibility in connecting voice to the network. "We think Quintum is right on the mark. On top of the analog and SIP trunk capability we currently offer with the Syspine solution, the custom-designed Quintum VoIP T1/E1/PRI gateway adds digital trunk capability any small or medium business could deploy," said Syspine's Director, Robert Gordon.

Quintum has created a microsite in which all new Response Point information can be found. The microsite can be found at: http://www.quintum.com/responsepoint.

About Quintum

Quintum Technologies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc., is headquartered in Eatontown, NJ. Quintum delivers VoIP solutions designed to 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. Quintum is 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. For more information, visit www.net.com.

Microsoft is a registered trademark and Response Point is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective holders.

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