SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

Network Equipment Technologies

September 08, 2009 09:14 ET

Network Equipment Technologies Announces Successful Unified Communications Deployment for European Fast Food Restaurant Chain

Implementation Delivers a Cost-Effective, Application-Rich Conferencing Environment With Seamless Telephony Integration

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK) announced today the successful deployment of its VX series with Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) at Quick France, part of a Belgian-French fast food restaurant chain. Quick's staff is now able to share skills and work collaboratively online, which has resulted in significant productivity gains as well as savings of 10 percent on telecommunications costs.

Quick was first established in 1971 in Schoten, Belgium, and today operates more than 400 restaurants in France, Belgium, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Dubai, Andorra, Luxembourg, Spain and Russia. ABC Systèmes, a NET partner, integrated Quick's existing telecommunications system with Microsoft OCS and the VX1200 to provide a unified communications (UC) solution that seamlessly integrated into Quick France's IT infrastructure, connecting the communication and collaboration applications on the Microsoft Office platform. Quick expects to roll out the integrated UC solution in other locations globally.

Microsoft recently conducted a study, which revealed that one in four employees spend the equivalent of three full working days each year trying unsuccessfully to connect with other people by phone. Quick's successful deployment of this solution confirms the efficiency gains that mid-market organizations can derive from UC.

"Enterprise conferencing is an essential application today," said Matthew D. Krueger, VP Corporate Marketing at NET. "Companies are finding that audio, video and Web conferencing are actually easy tools to use and will not only save time and money, but also help the environment. We are seeing enterprise customers choosing to travel less and conference more," Krueger added. "Tools like conferencing empower individuals to make the right choices about when to travel and how to connect with business partners. And it is an easy change to make, without requiring significant process changes or equipment, further reducing our carbon footprint on the Earth."

"ABC has delivered an overall view around unified communications to Quick France and we have proved our capacity to reduce functional needs into stepped technical architectures. In this context, we have integrated, for Quick France, a complete solution around conferencing and telephony integration. NET's VX1200 has permitted a convergence with an existing Avaya IP-PBX and our Microsoft OCS solution in a very efficient and function rich way," said Emmanuel Lévy, Chief Technical Officer of ABC Systèmes.

NET Featured Product:

NET's VX1200 Voice Exchange is specifically designed to provide the enterprise-class integration, interoperability, and security with scalability required for successful adoption of Microsoft's unified communications into new and existing voice and PBX environments. Enterprises can leverage the VX1200 to reduce existing infrastructure by consolidating and eliminating expensive voicemail and PBX infrastructure. With support for enterprise mobility and SIP-WiFi devices, the VX1200 can also enable companies to dramatically reduce cellular service costs. The VX1200's optional hardware-based Security Acceleration Module provides scalable, high-performance IPSEC, SRTP & TLS encryption for voice-over-IP communications.

The advanced features of the VX1200 Unified Communications Gateway provide capabilities that go beyond the limitations of VoIP media gateways. The VX1200 is a fully integrated, expandable single box solution designed to handle the complexity and challenges that are common when introducing UC into today's enterprise voice networks.

The VX1200 supports the industry's broadest set of optional software modules to provide advanced capabilities such as SIP trunking, IP - IP mediation, bandwidth optimization, hardware accelerated security, and remote survivability. These advanced options enable the VX1200 to deliver what enterprises need for secure migration to IP-based voice networking, unified communications and enterprise mobility, while providing interoperability to existing voice networks and PBX infrastructure.

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.

About ABC Systèmes

ABC Systèmes is a leading provider of real-time monitoring solutions that enable organizations to drive down the Total Cost of Ownership of their desktops and increase their employees' productivity. More than 70 employees, including 40 project managers, consultants, engineers and technicians and more than 500 customers. ABC Systèmes strengths are: Fill the gap between Core Infrastructure and customer strategic business needs, keep our Technical teams on the cutting edge, Strategic partnerships with Microsoft, HP, Cisco, Citrix, VMWare and competitive and innovative solutions.

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

Contact Information