SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

Network Equipment Technologies

February 23, 2011 08:30 ET

Network Equipment Technologies Successfully Completes Interoperability Testing of UX2000 With Polycom SpectraLink Phones

NET's UX Series Extends Microsoft® Lync™ Environment to Polycom's Wireless and IP Phones

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK) today announced the completion of interoperability testing with Polycom, a global leader in unified communication. As part of the Polycom VoIP Field Verified (VFV) Program, NET successfully completed interoperability testing of Polycom's SpectraLink 8020/8030 Wireless Telephones with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 using NET's Unified Exchange 2000 (UX2000) mediation platform. Previously, NET had successfully completed interoperability testing for Polycom's KIRK DECT (digital enhanced cordless telecommunications) systems and SoundPoint IP phones.

Polycom's SpectraLink Wireless Telephones operate on a converged voice and data Wi-Fi infrastructure and significantly improve mobility, responsiveness, and productivity for the mobile workforce in industry verticals such as healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and hospitality. By registering with UX2000, Polycom's SpectraLink Wireless Telephones can be used in conjunction with Microsoft Lync.

NET's UX2000 provides Polycom's devices with basic phone functionality without a need for a separate softswitch. On a single UX2000 appliance, up to 1,000 SpectraLink handsets can be registered, enabling users to make intra-office calls, PSTN calls, and calls to Microsoft Lync. Additionally, the UX2000's native Active Directory-based call routing can be extended to users with these Polycom wireless phones.

"Through our relationship with NET, we offer customers a single device solution that will reduce call routing complexity by centralizing the routing in the gateway instead of through multiple locations," said Chris Thorson, director of product marketing at Polycom. "This is an ideal solution for onsite mobile workers in both small and large enterprises with multiple branch office locations. We remain committed to offering open, standards-based communications solutions to our customers, and we're delighted to team with NET to offer solutions for increased productivity and responsiveness."

The UX2000 is a modular, high performance 1U system that has been purpose-built for unified communications (UC), enterprise border controller, and multi-service business gateway applications, and is qualified as a Microsoft Lync Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA).

"The UX2000 is a true enterprise-class product designed for modularity, outstanding performance, and ease of use. It was purpose-built to provide a high quality user experience for UC and provides customers with robust scalability and branch survivability options for their Lync 2010 deployments," said Kevin Isacks, NET's Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Product Management. "Interoperability with Polycom's KIRK DECT, SpectraLink 8020/8030, and SoundPoint IP phones provides additional options to systems integrators offering solutions to businesses seeking the benefits of IP-based network telephony."

About Network Equipment Technologies
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 on NET, please visit the company's website at www.net.com.

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