SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

Network Equipment Technologies

April 18, 2012 08:15 ET

Network Equipment Technologies Supports Jordan Ahli Bank's Goal to Enhance Communications

Integration With Existing Enterprise Infrastructure Results in Rapid Deployment of Unified Communications and Increased Customer Satisfaction

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2012) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK), a leading provider of enterprise-class networking solutions optimized for secure real-time communications in unified communications (UC), SIP Trunking and enterprise mobility, today announced that Ahli Bank, a Jordan-based, publicly held financial institution serving the banking needs of both commercial entities and individuals, is successfully deploying NET's VX Series as the organization's strategic IP telephony solution to modernize communication and to gain cost efficiencies while expanding unified communications (UC) capabilities throughout the organization.

NET supported Ahli Bank's initial deployment of enterprise voice capabilities to approximately 250 users, and expects to expand to its other branches. Operating as a media gateway, NET's equipment allowed Ahli Bank to fully integrate the solution with its existing PBX environment, thus keeping costs and service disruption to a minimum. In addition to equipment, NET provided local technical expertise.

"NET has provided us with an IP telephony solution that enabled us to rapidly establish unified communications throughout several branch locations," said Mr Samer Abu Zayed, Head of IT\EPD group for Jordan Ahli Bank. "We were quite pleased with the ease of integration with our existing equipment, which enabled us to keep the cost of migration to a minimum and protect our current investment. We expect to continue adding more locations and expanding the benefits of UC throughout our organization. NET's local presence, guidance and technical knowledge during the implementation were superior," said Mr Yousef Kanan, Unified Communication Project Manager for Jordan Ahli Bank.

"NET's ability to rapidly integrate with a customer's existing infrastructure is one of the primary benefits that distinguish us," said Nauman Afsar, Regional Sales Director for NET. "For Jordan Ahli Bank, our valuable local resources as well as the global UC expertise of NET's international team enabled the company to rapidly deploy an IP telephony network, as well as upgrade their existing equipment with minimal risk and disruption for customers."

NET's VX Series and UX Series platforms are fully integrated multi-service voice switches that provide high-performance VoIP communications for enterprise deployments. Both platforms interoperate with all leading PBX and IP-PBX vendor protocols, offering rapid deployment and easy installation, with minimal maintenance.

NET teamed with PAIS, a professional services company serving the Jordanian market, using NET's VX Series to deliver integration between Ahli Bank's existing PBX equipment and its Microsoft Office Lync Server environment.

"NET has been leading the way with the development of networking equipment tailored for unified communications solutions. Their products are enabling enterprises to deploy software powered voice with more interoperability and collaboration," said Wajeeh Mesherky, Managing Director at PAIS. "NET's VX Series delivers high availability with exceptional voice quality and was able to meet all of our technical requirements. In addition, NET provided exceptional training and other critical resources for a successful deployment. We see NET as a partner that is at the forefront of the UC movement."

About Jordan Ahli Bank
Jordan Ahli Bank (previously Jordan National Bank) is a leading Jordanian institution, with a steeped national history & heritage.

Jordan Ahli Bank was established in 1955. Ahli Bank was the first national bank to be established in East Jordan. Ahli Bank was the sixth public shareholding company to be established in the kingdom. Today, it has regional presence in Lebanon, Palestine and Cyprus. For 50 years, the bank has been a leading player in the financial services industry in Jordan and beyond.

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 www.net.com.

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