SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

December 18, 2008 16:05 ET

NET Quintum Response Point Gateways Just Released for Microsoft's Response Point SMB Phone Systems

T1 and FXS Gateways Target Small and Medium Business Customers' Needs for IP PBX Telephony Integration With Legacy Infrastructure

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2008) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: NWK) announced today that Quintum, now part of NET, has made its new Response Point VoIP Gateways generally available through its North American distribution channels. The NET Quintum gateways have been specifically designed to work with any Microsoft Response Point-based IP telephony system. The Microsoft Response Point system -- which includes the Response Point base unit with IP PBX software running on Windows XP, SIP phones, management and client software, and a PSTN gateway -- is an easy-to-use VoIP phone system uniquely designed for the needs of small and medium businesses (SMB).

Deploying a robust enterprise VoIP system can be expensive, as converged data/voice networks are often complex to install and operate. SMB customers need VoIP solutions that are highly integrated and easy-to-use, with a low total cost of ownership. The newly released NET Quintum gateways enable SMB customers to take advantage of reduced management costs from system consolidation -- eliminating multiple, often stand-alone systems, each with their own management and service contracts, and collapsing the voice architecture to support both digital and analog trunking. By leveraging ubiquitous network infrastructures, the Response Point gateways allow SMBs to deploy solutions to real-world communications demands.

"In this challenging economic environment, SMBs are looking for productivity improvements and cost savings. Our Response Point gateways enable customers to affordably extend the tools they use for voice calls while simplifying their communications, thereby increasing productivity. They also deliver enterprise-grade security and reliability, and they significantly reduce costs by eliminating the expense of a hosted service," said Chuck Rutledge, Vice President of Marketing for NET. "In fact, building complete, end-to-end solutions specifically for SMBs, rather than re-purposing large enterprise solutions, is a key differentiator of our Response Point gateway. Our goal is to help SMB customers stretch their budget further as they strive to meet their unique business needs."

NET Quintum Response Point VoIP Gateways are generally available. The digital gateway supports a T1, E1 or PRI connection and has a list price of $1800. The analog gateway supports up to 4 FXS ports and has a list price of $330. Upon installation, the analog gateway is configured completely by the Microsoft Response Point application. The digital T1/E1 gateway offers a customized configuration wizard to step through the additional questions required to complete the setup. Additional information can be found at a dedicated microsite: http://www.quintum.com/responsepoint.

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 or www.quintum.com.

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