SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

June 19, 2008 08:30 ET

Quintum Technologies Counted Among Top Finalists for the 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award in OEM Hardware Solutions, Device Manufacturing

Tenor VoIP Switches and Gateways With Unified Communications Proxy Is the Perfect Fit for Microsoft's Unified Communications Initiative

EATONTOWN, NJ--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - Today, Quintum Technologies, an innovator in VoIP technologies and a subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: NWK), announced it has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Partner of the Year award in OEM Hardware Solutions, Device Manufacturing.

"Quintum has worked closely with Microsoft as they continue to roll out their unified communications solutions to their customers," said Chuck Rutledge, Vice President of Marketing for Quintum. "We are pleased that Microsoft has recognized our efforts to deliver innovative capabilities in our Tenor product line that address the needs of customers integrating Microsoft Unified Communications into their networks."

Awards will be presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 entrants worldwide. The OEM Hardware Solutions, Device Manufacturing Partner of the Year award is designed to recognize independent hardware vendors or original device manufacturers who design and develop hardware peripheral and device solutions that use Microsoft technologies to create superior customer value.

"Partners are critical to delivering rich business solutions and innovative excellence to customers," said Allison Watson, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. "Congratulations to the 2008 Partner Award winners who have each demonstrated innovation beyond measure and an unswerving commitment to delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We look forward to these partners continuing to raise the bar in the design and deployment of customer solutions built on Microsoft technologies."

The Microsoft Partner Program Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.

Tenor VoIP MultiPath Switches and Gateways include a variety of features designed to simplify the integration of Microsoft's Office Communications Server 2007 with a customer's existing voice network. These features include its MultiPath call routing for "drop in" installation and a Unified Communications Proxy (UCP) that supports capabilities such as SIP-to-SIP mediation.

Tenors support 'any to any' switching to allow integration into existing voice networks' legacy TDM equipment, SIP equipment or both. The Tenor Hybrid is Microsoft Mediation Server ready providing a single box solution that integrates the Unified Communications Mediation Server with Tenor's VoIP gateway capabilities. For complete customer support, Quintum developed a customized Microsoft configuration wizard and a Total Care Package.

"Once again, Quintum has proven that they continue to lead the market with innovation that addresses the needs of their customers," said Elka Popova, Global Program Director, Enterprise Communications, Frost & Sullivan. "The Tenor Hybrid, given its unique capabilities and role in the UC environment, is certainly a solution that will resonate with enterprises deploying OCS2007."

About Quintum

Quintum Technologies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc., is headquartered in Eatontown, NJ. Quintum delivers VoIP solutions designed to bring the reliability and voice clarity of public telephone networks to Internet telephony. Quintum's intelligent VoIP access solutions integrate easily into existing PBX and IP infrastructures, making them the ideal choice for service providers and enterprises alike.

Quintum was awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2007 Global Product Differentiation Innovation Award. Quintum is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a Nortel Developer Partner and an Avaya DeveloperConnection Partner.

Quintum sells its switches worldwide through its direct sales force and a network of resellers and distributors. For more information, call 1-877-SPEAK IP (1-877-773-2547), 1-732-460-9000 outside the US, or visit http://www.quintum.com.

About Network Equipment Technologies, Inc.

For nearly a quarter of a century, Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NET) 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 are 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.

Contact Information

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    Joanne Lowy
    Quintum Technologies
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    732-460-9000 x238