SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

Network Equipment Technologies

May 04, 2011 08:00 ET

Network Equipment Technologies Announces Skype Connect Certification

NET's Tenor Gateways Enable Customers to Achieve the Benefits of Skype Connect Through Interoperability With Legacy Equipment

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK) announced today that its Tenor DX gateway was certified for interoperability with Skype Connect™, a business solution that can help companies lower their monthly communications costs. As a result, business customers can benefit from the cost-saving features of Skype Connect through interoperability with their legacy TDM or IP-PBX equipment, with little or no additional upgrades required.

This will enable small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) using legacy TDM and IP-PBX equipment to make calls to landlines and mobile phones around the world billed at Skype's low per-minute business calling rates. Companies can also choose to purchase Skype Online Numbers, enabling them to receive calls via Skype from business contacts and customers calling from traditional fixed lines or mobile phones.

With NET's Tenor DX gateway and Skype Connect, customers can connect with companies simply by clicking a Skype button on their business Web site. Through Skype's Click & Call functionality, any business can place Skype buttons on their website and receive calls from any of the millions of connected Skype users around the world through Skype. As inbound calls from customers are received, NET's gateway provides the internal routing to the TDM or IP-PBX endpoint.

Qualification testing of NET's Tenor DX product with Skype Connect was performed by tekVizion Labs, an interoperability certification lab (www.tekVizionLabs.com).

"With the challenges facing businesses today, executives of small and medium-sized companies realize that effective communication with customers is a key to helping them succeed. We are pleased to receive this certification, as it opens the market for customers to get the benefits of Skype without replacing their existing PBX equipment," said Kevin Isacks, CTO of NET. "NET's qualification for Skype Connect interoperability further demonstrates our commitment to developing solutions that reduce infrastructure costs and increase productivity for the global business community."

About Network Equipment Technologies, Inc.
Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NET) delivers high performance networking equipment optimized for real-time communications. For more than a quarter of a century, NET has delivered solutions for multi-service networks requiring high degrees of versatility, security and performance. Today, the company is focused on providing secure real-time communications for unified communications (UC), SIP trunking, enterprise mobility, and IP-based multi-service networking. NET is headquartered in Fremont, CA and has 14 offices worldwide including the U.S., the U.K., France, the Middle East, China, Japan, Australia, and Latin America. The company sells its solutions to enterprise and government customers through a direct sales force and an international network of resellers and distributors. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.net.com.

All product and company names herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

Skype is not a replacement for traditional telephone services and cannot be used for emergency calling. Skype Connect is meant to complement existing traditional telephone services used with a corporate PBX, not as a stand-alone solution. Skype Connect users need to ensure all calls to emergency services are terminated through traditional fixed line telephone services, connected to the local exchange, or through other emergency calling capable telephone services.

Skype, associated trademarks and logos and the "S" symbol are trademarks of Skype Limited.

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