SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

Network Equipment Technologies

February 19, 2009 08:00 ET

Network Equipment Technologies Announces Support for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 (R2)

NET's VX and Quintum Gateways Qualified for Direct SIP Connectivity in Microsoft Open Interoperability Program

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - February 19, 2009) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NYSE: NWK), a global provider of multi-service network and voice exchange solutions for enterprise and government customers, announced today that its VX Series and Quintum Tenor unified communications gateways have been qualified under the Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 (R2).

The Direct SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) qualification for gateways and IP-PBXs ensures that customers have seamless experiences with setup, support, and use of qualified telephony gateways and IP-PBXs with Microsoft unified communications platform. Only products that meet rigorous and extensive testing requirements and conform to interoperability specifications achieve qualification under this program.

Qualification testing was performed by tekVizion Labs, an interoperability certification lab based in Richardson, TX ( The NET products now qualified for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 include the VX Series and the Quintum Tenor AS, AF, AX, BX, DX and CMS Series. The VX Series also received additional qualification for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 for Direct SIP with TLS (Transport Layer Security) and SRTP (Secure Real-time Transport Protocol).

"NET's VX Series and Quintum Tenor unified communications gateways are specifically designed to provide interoperability between Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and existing enterprise voice systems and networks, supporting the seamless deployment of unified communications," said Talbot Harty, Chief Development Officer at NET. "NET's qualification for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 further demonstrates our commitment to Microsoft's strategy and solutions for unified communications. With the challenges facing businesses today, it is clear that reducing infrastructure costs and increasing productivity are at the top of the IT priority list," Harty said. "UC is one of the few IT initiatives that can deliver on both of these."

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

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