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Quintum(R) Releases New Tenor Hybrid Gateway 60 for Microsoft Unified Communications

EATONTOWN, N.J., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Quintum Technologies, a leading innovator in VoIP technologies and a subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: NWK), announced today the release of the new Tenor Hybrid Gateway 60. The Tenor Hybrid Gateway 60 integrates Quintum's Tenor switching intelligence, and is Microsoft Mediation Server-ready to simplify deployments of Microsoft unified communications (UC). This new hybrid product is a single box solution, specifically designed to allow customers to easily integrate Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 with legacy and IP-based PBXs, analog endpoints, fax, and modem-based devices, while providing connectivity to the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

EATONTOWN, N.J., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Quintum Technologies, a leading innovator in VoIP technologies and a subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: NWK), announced today the release of the new Tenor Hybrid Gateway 60. The Tenor Hybrid Gateway 60 integrates Quintum's Tenor switching intelligence, and is Microsoft Mediation Server-ready to simplify deployments of Microsoft unified communications (UC). This new hybrid product is a single box solution, specifically designed to allow customers to easily integrate Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 with legacy and IP-based PBXs, analog endpoints, fax, and modem-based devices, while providing connectivity to the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

The Tenor Hybrid Gateway 60 contains Quintum's new Unified Communications Proxy (UCP). The UCP enables Tenor to provide intelligent MultiPath connectivity between VoIP, Legacy telephony (TDM) equipment, and unified communications, with any-to-any call routing, including SIP to SIP, TDM to TDM and SIP to TDM connections. The UCP also offers the ability to deploy multiple gateways behind the Tenor Hybrid Gateway 60 to simplify the deployment of multiple gateways distributed within an enterprise's headquarters network, as well as gateways deployed in branch offices. It also provides TDM to TDM switching to support fax and modem equipment on the same PSTN connections used by Office Communications Server 2007. The UCP supports the coordination of all SIP and TDM communications in a Microsoft UC deployment from a single device connected directly to Office Communications Server 2007.

"The Tenor Hybrid Gateway was designed specifically to address the needs of enterprises looking to deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and VoIP while leveraging the investment that has been made in existing TDM and VoIP networks," said Chuck Rutledge, Vice President of Marketing for Quintum. "This single box solution not only eases integration across IP and legacy networks, it eliminates the need for a separate mediation server and reduces total-cost-of-ownership."

The Tenor Hybrid Gateway 60 is integrated on an Intel SR-1500 1U server with Intel Quad-Core Xeon processors. It supports up to 60 simultaneous VoIP calls, with up to two T1/E1/PRI spans. The Tenor Hybrid Gateway 60 is currently available and has a starting list price of $9,750.

"Quintum has once again shown its versatility in addressing market needs, especially now with Microsoft's focus on unified communications," said Norm Bogen, Research Director for In-Stat. "Tenor Hybrid, which is mediation- server ready, and which has the new Unified Communications Proxy, functions as a single device to integrate MS OCS with legacy and newer VoIP communications networks. It will simplify VoIP deployments and make them substantially more cost effective."

Quintum also has a microsite dedicated to information on the Microsoft launch of Office Communications Server 2007 and Quintum's Tenor products that were designed to support those applications.

About Quintum

Quintum Technologies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc., is headquartered in Eatontown, NJ. Quintum delivers VoIP solutions that 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 in recognition of its ability to grow and strengthen its position in the enterprise media gateway market through intensive in-house product development. Quintum is also 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 (network exchange) and VX (voice exchange) products 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 http://www.net.com.

Contact: Joanne Lowy Quintum Technologies Joanne_lowy@quintum.com 732-460-9000 x238

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