SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

July 03, 2008 08:45 ET

NET and Quintum to Showcase VoIP Multipath Switches and Gateways at the Upcoming Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Presence Will Highlight Solutions for Microsoft's Unified Communications

FREMONT, CA and EATONTOWN, NJ--(Marketwire - July 3, 2008) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: NWK), a global provider of multi-service network and VoIP solutions for government and enterprise customers, and its subsidiary, Quintum Technologies, an innovator in VoIP technologies, announced today that they will be exhibiting together at the upcoming Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston from Tuesday, July 8th, through Thursday, July 10th, 2008. They will be co-located in booth #209.

Both NET and Quintum are Microsoft Gold Certified Partners and offer products that are certified by Microsoft to be interoperable with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. The companies have developed a customized Microsoft configuration wizard to simplify deployment of the gateways, and they offer worldwide representation, extensive sales engineering resources, and 7x24 technical support and training.

NET's VX Series VoIP products support easy integration of Microsoft OCS 2007 into today's enterprise voice networks. The VX Series products offer "Any-to-Any" voice switching (SIP to SIP, TDM to TDM and SIP to TDM) to simplify VoIP network integration, and SIP to SIP mediation to interface with standard SIP-based PBXs, IP-PBXs, SIP endpoints and SIP service providers. The VX Series provides secure voice communications and high-performance call capacity.

Quintum's Tenor offers a Unified Communications Proxy, which also supports "Any-to-Any" VoIP switching, as well as the ability to support branch office deployments while minimizing total cost of ownership. Tenors are noted for their breadth of VoIP enterprise gateway options and configurations, supporting from two analog FXS/FXO ports up to 32 T1/E1/PRI spans. Quintum is also a 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist.

NET and Quintum have also both put together a promotion targeted at Microsoft voice partners to draw attention to and increase awareness of their joint presence. The promotion offers Microsoft voice partners the ability to purchase an NET VX 1200 or a Tenor as a not-for-resale unit at a discounted price, and receive free set up and training.

"The NET VX Series and Quintum Tenor both address the needs of companies looking to deploy unified communications in their existing voice and data networks," said Chuck Rutledge, Vice President of Marketing for both NET and Quintum. "NET and Quintum are committed to simplifying that process."

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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