SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

Network Equipment Technologies

March 04, 2009 08:30 ET

Network Equipment Technologies Announces Enhanced IP Telephony Solutions for the Government

Addressing the Opportunity and Challenges of Migrating to VoIP

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NYSE: NWK) announced today the general availability of Release 4.7 of its VX Series secure voice solution. This latest release provides enhanced transport of modem signals across the IP network and advanced call control using the U.S. Government's Multi-Level Precedence and Preemption (MLPP) standard.

NET has been a market leader for providing reliable, efficient, and robust communications support for secure telephony over IP networks. Release 4.7 adds several key features to the company's VX Series, including support for V.150 Universal Modem Relay. The V.150 capability, when combined with the VX Series' existing ability to support TDM-based Secure Terminal Equipment (STE) and Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol (SCIP) phones, enables instant interoperability between old and new technologies. Further, NET's V.150 solution includes the company's Bestflow frame-packing technique, which allows VoIP to traverse firewalls, while providing bandwidth-saving capabilities and numerous features that protect the reliability of secure telephony over IP.

In addition to V.150 support, NET's VX Series Release 4.7 includes support for the Department of Defense's MLPP implementation over both packet and circuit networks. MLPP allows call precedence values to be enforced when networks exhibit resource contention or bandwidth limitations. NET's implementation of MLPP provides a robust and secure solution for MLPP, and when integrated with a network using Differentiated Services (DiffServ), provides MLPP-over-IP. Lastly, the latest release provides true SIP Trunking for the PBX, allowing easy deployment of new features without a full replacement of the PBX.

"NET places high importance on innovation while delivering products that support the evolving needs of both our government and our enterprise customers as they transition to IP-based networks. Our VX Series secure voice exchange offers the benefits of an IP environment while easily interfacing with existing equipment," said Nick Keating, President and Chief Executive Officer of NET. "Release 4.7 allows PBX vendors to place the VX Series on the trunk side of the PBX, which permits voice traffic to easily flow between TDM and IP networks. V.150 assures that TDM-based STE devices will be able to interface with new, secure IP Phones. "With this new release, the VX Series solves the problem of interoperability with legacy STE devices, even in the face of complicating factors such as bandwidth constraints, high degrees of latency, or packet loss."

NET will have VX Series platforms running Release 4.7 at the Technet Tampa 2009 show and the DISA Customer Partnership Conference in April 2009.

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.

Network Equipment Technologies, NET, VX Series, and Bestflow are trademarks of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc.

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