SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

Network Equipment Technologies

March 03, 2010 08:30 ET

Network Equipment Technologies to Offer Tango Network's Abrazo to Sprint Mobile Integration Customers

Solution Enables Sprint Mobile Phones to Become an Extension of a Company's Business Communications Infrastructure; Extending Unified Communications to a Mobile Device

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) -   Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK), a leader in network and voice-over-IP solutions, today announced that it will resell Tango Networks' "Abrazo E" fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) solutions to customers currently using, or interested in using, Sprint's wireless network. Under the strategic sales and product solution agreement announced last fall, NET is now able to offer Tango Networks' solution to any Sprint Mobile Integration customer, thus enabling Sprint CDMA mobile devices to become an extension of the company's business communications infrastructure and transparently extending their unified communications (UC) environment to their mobile phone. 

Tango Networks' Abrazo products give telecommunications providers the competitive advantage to grow market share and increase revenues by tightly integrating enterprise customers with the mobile network based on its unique federated architecture. The Abrazo enables Sprint CDMA mobile phone to become an extension of the corporate PBX or UC system on the mobile network. This functionality enables businesses to gain control over mobile usage and to offer superior features to promote productivity. NET's VX Series voice switches provide "any-to-any" voice integration and advanced capabilities for high-performance, secure voice communications. VX Series voice switches offer outstanding interoperability for enterprise unified communications and deliver a powerful switching solution that allows enterprises to simplify IP network environments.

The announcement brings seamless 24/7 support to customers for Tango Networks on Sprint mobile devices and broadens the relationship between the two companies in the area of support and service. In addition, NET's VX1200 Voice Exchange for Unified Communications is specifically designed to provide the enterprise-class integration, interoperability, and security with scalability required for successful adoption of unified communications into new and existing voice and PBX environments.

"Teaming with application partners such as Tango expands the reach of our system solution and provides greater value to our enterprise customers in addressing other critical networking requirements. The combination of NET's voice switches and Tango's FMC solutions enables Sprint Mobile Integration customers to improve employee productivity by extending their unified communications and PBXs to Sprint mobile devices," said Matthew Krueger, VP of Marketing for NET. "In addition, the combined NET/Tango solution allows those customers to enhance mobility policies by giving IT increased control and management of its mobile assets while leveraging existing investments in enterprise voice systems."

Tango Networks' Abrazo significantly expands the portfolio of PBX solutions that can benefit from Sprint Mobile Integration. An innovative, IP-based FMC solution, Sprint Mobile Integration allows enterprises to extend the capabilities of a PBX or unified communications environment to their employees' Sprint CDMA mobile phone. More specifically, benefits of the Abrazo/NET solution include:

  • Significantly enhanced employee productivity and call management by tightly integrating mobility into existing and new IP PBX and unified communications deployments;
  • Easy-to-use capabilities, such as single number, single voice mail, and a common dialing plan;
  • Reduction in total expenses to support end users by eliminating many of the costs incurred with traditional FMC solutions and potentially eliminating underused desk phones; and
  • Virtually any IP-PBX, TDM PBX and unified communications platform, including Microsoft OCS can be supported.

About Network Equipment Technologies:
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 http://www.net.com

About Tango Networks:
Tango Networks integrates mobile phones into the corporate enterprise, enabling any mobile phone to become a true extension on the enterprise unified communications, Centrex or PBX networks. With the award-winning Abrazo™, enterprises benefit from cost savings and control over mobile service while enabling employees to be more responsive to business needs by providing advanced desk phone capabilities on any mobile device. Only Tango Networks' Abrazo leverages the true power of fixed-mobile convergence, fixed-mobile substitution and unified communications to meet an enterprise's continuously evolving business and technology needs. Two phones. One solution. That's Tango.

For more information, visit www.tango-networks.com.

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