SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

Network Equipment Technologies

September 20, 2011 08:20 ET

Network Equipment Technologies and IP Directions Interoperability Offer Enhanced Capabilities for Microsoft Lync Deployments

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2011) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK), a leading provider of enterprise-class networking solutions optimized for secure real-time communications, including unified communications (UC), SIP trunking and enterprise mobility, today announced interoperability of its VX1200/VX1800 gateways with IP Directions, the leading provider of SIP trunk and high value-added carrier services in France. IP Directions' SIP trunk was tested, validated and certified in June 2011 for interoperability with NET's VX Series gateways.

"We are very pleased about our partnership with NET, as this provides enterprise customers with a high quality, low cost solution for full interoperability of their Microsoft Lync environment through NET's VX Series gateway. The solution also enables interoperability between existing telephony systems (PBX or IPBX) and the PSTN environment through the SIP trunk with full transparency and without the need to modify the dialing plan," said Franck Maloubier, Managing Director at IP Directions.

"SIP trunking is becoming a key element for operators. With our VX Series and UX Series products, our objective is to provide partners with innovative VoIP solutions for enterprise security, monitoring and routing the VoIP flow including SIP trunk services such as those that IP Directions offers. Our gateways allow investment optimization, configuration and monitoring, scaling Microsoft Lync deployments to the existing infrastructure at a customer's site," said Pascal Plessis, Pre-Sales Engineer at NET.

NET's VX and UX Series products rely on functionality like session border controller (SBC), but also on the capability to simultaneously monitor heterogeneous voice flows at various levels such as network, transportation, VoIP and/or TDM protocols, codecs conversion and an intelligent telephony network routing based upon the Active Directory.

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

About IP Directions
Founded in 2006, IP Directions is a national carrier based in France, specialized in providing SIP trunking services. IP Directions' enterprise solutions are provided for ISPs and switchless integrators. The company offers a wide range of complete solutions that include:

  • Providing French national numbers: special numbers 08AB and 09AB, terminating traffic for all destinations with high service quality;
  • Active directory, automatic portability system for all company numbers, rescue number management with SIP, and inbound and outbound service to manage fax by mail;
  • Quick delivery of SIP trunk (through public IP address or private fiber link in Paris datacenters), fax management into T38;
  • Extranet management and self-care to place orders online and follow telephony services delivered; and
  • Billing extranet management.

IP Directions built two SS7 interconnections with France Telecom into two different datacenters in order to secure services. Lync SIP trunk certified by Microsoft since 2010, IP Directions is the first French carrier to deliver full indirect telephony services. For more information:

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Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    Network Equipment Technologies, Inc.
    Leigh Salvo
    Tel: +1.510.693.5238
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