SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

Network Equipment Technologies

June 03, 2009 09:00 ET

Network Equipment Technologies Engages Unity Systems to Extend Unified Communications Offerings in Australia and New Zealand

Unity Systems Offers Broad Spectrum of Services to Large Reseller Community

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK) announced today that Unity Systems has become a Value Added Distribution partner in Australia and New Zealand. Through its parent company, Distribution Central Pty Limited, Unity Systems will provide a procurement avenue for NET's resellers in the ANZ region.

Unity Systems extends the concept of value-added distribution beyond traditional fulfillment and support services by utilizing automation and online access. NET's resellers gain a local team to facilitate the procurement of NET's products, reducing the complications of currency exchange and overseas shipping. In addition, NET will be able to focus its resources in the ANZ region on business development, educating the market and partners on the benefits of its innovative unified communications (UC) solutions.

"Our enterprise customer base continues to expand globally as a result of the emerging UC market and our ability to integrate new UC platforms into existing voice networks. Teaming with key regional value added distributors such as Unity Systems brings a host of valuable services to NET customers in Australia and New Zealand," said Matthew Krueger, Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Business Development. "Unity Systems has the expertise and business savvy to provide customers with the best solutions on the market, and we are pleased to be working with them."

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, NET has developed an extensive knowledge base to support Microsoft's unified communications technologies and understands the need for seamless integration when introducing new communications technologies into existing voice networks.

"Unity Systems partners with vendors that deliver cutting-edge IT initiatives and contribute to an integrated, seamless business solution for the end user," said Nick Verykios, Sales & Marketing Director, Distribution Central. "The NET solution fits perfectly within the unified communications focus that the Unity Systems portfolio brings to the market and also provides Microsoft integration capabilities within the UC portfolio."

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

About Unity Systems

Unity Systems™ has been established to supply resellers with unified communications products, support services and regular income streams so they can provide leading-edge communications solutions to their customers while maintaining reliability, compliance, control and optimal performance for their clients. Headquartered in Sydney and with a large branch office in Melbourne and other offices in Brisbane and Perth, Unity Systems concentrates solely on the Australian marketplace. We rely on our extensive base of reseller partners to cover the geographically dispersed Australian marketplace, and strategic relationships with key support partners allows us to provide support coverage within two hours across Australia. Unity Systems is a business unit of Distribution Central®, a services hub that allows its vendors to benefit from the added value of a well-supported and highly trained channel. For more information, please visit the company's website at

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Contact Information

  • NET Contact:
    Leigh Salvo
    Email Contact
    +1 510 647 8870

    Unity Systems Contact:
    Nick Verykios
    Sales and Marketing Director, Distribution Central
    +61 2 8986 5000
    Email Contact

    Steve Jones
    National Sales Manager, Unity Systems
    +61 2 8986 5049
    Email Contact