SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

February 26, 2008 08:00 ET

Network Equipment Technologies Product Qualifies Under the Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program

NET's VX Voice Exchange Qualified for Direct SIP Connectivity With Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: NWK), a global provider of multi-service network and voice exchange solutions for enterprise and government customers, announced today that its VX Series Voice Exchange has been qualified under the Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program.

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's unified communications platform. Only products that meet rigorous and extensive testing requirements and conform to the laid out interoperability specifications achieve qualification under this program.

Qualification testing was performed on an NET VX1200 running firmware version 4.4.2. by tekVizion Labs, an interoperability certification lab based in Richardson, TX (www.tekVizionLabs.com).

"NET's VX Voice Exchange is specifically designed to provide interoperability between Office Communications Server 2007 and existing enterprise voice systems and networks, supporting the seamless deployment of unified communications," said Talbot Harty, Vice President and General Manager of NET's Voice and Mobility Solutions business unit. "NET's qualification in the Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program and its recent achievement of Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status further demonstrate our commitment to Microsoft's strategy and solutions for unified communications."

About Network Equipment Technologies, Inc.

For nearly a quarter of a century, Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: NWK) has provided voice and data communications equipment for multi-service networks requiring high degrees of versatility, interoperability, security and performance. NET's broad family of products is purpose-built for mixed-service, multi-protocol networks; bandwidth-sensitive site communications; high-performance, security-sensitive transmissions; and converged communications. The company's NX Series for network exchange solutions and VX Series for voice exchange solutions enable interoperability and integration with existing networks for seamless migration to secure IP-based voice and data communications. In addition, Quintum, a subsidiary of NET, delivers VoIP access solutions that bring the reliability and voice clarity of public telephone networks to Internet telephony.

For more information, visit www.net.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, relating to new products, product capabilities, and future product sales. The VX1200 has a limited history in the marketplace and there can be no assurances regarding error-free operation, suitability for specific applications, broad market adoption, or future product sales.

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