July 22, 2008
Unisys Employs Quintum’s Tenor VoIP Gateway in Service Offering for Customer Trials of Microsoft’s Unified Communications Technologies
Quintum Technologies, an innovator in VoIP technologies and a subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: NWK), announced today that Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) deployed Quintum's Tenor VoIP gateway in its "unified communications hosted trial" service. The service allows customers to test Microsoft Corp.'s unified communications technology at no cost, including Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, and Microsoft Office Live Meeting.
Unisys was selected by Microsoft for its deep expertise in developing communications solutions on the Microsoft platform and its ability to manage reliable enterprise-class applications. Similarly, Unisys evaluated the Microsoft-certified gateway vendors and selected Quintum based on its long term working relationship with Microsoft in providing support for Office Communications Server 2007 in the Tenor line of VoIP switches and gateways. The Tenor CMS (Carrier MultiPath Switch) was adopted because it provided back-end support for the unified communications platform and had the capacity to support a hosted platform.
Unisys developed, implemented and manages the hosted trial service in conjunction with Microsoft. The program allows Unisys and Microsoft salespeople to sign up to 20 accounts per customer to evaluate the latest unified communications technology from Microsoft for 30 days, including e-mail, calendaring, unified messaging, multi-party instant messaging, and voice and video conferencing.
"This new service allows our clients to experience the power of unified communications across their enterprises," said Jim Boak, vice president, Microsoft and Intel Alliances, Unisys. "We chose the Quintum Tenor for our trial service platform because it was easy to install, provides excellent voice quality and is very reliable."
"The ability to try the service without needing to deploy equipment will allow more companies to experience the value of unified communications," said Chuck Rutledge, Vice President of Marketing for NET/Quintum. "We are pleased to be supporting this service along with Microsoft and Unisys."
For more information on Microsoft unified communications technologies, visit http://www.microsoft.com/uc/default.mspx.
For more information on Unisys Communication and Collaboration solutions, visit http://www.unisys.com/services/communication_a_collaboration/index.htm.
Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. We provide consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and infrastructure services, combined with powerful enterprise server technology. We specialize in helping clients use information to create efficient, secure business operations that allow them to achieve their business goals. Our consultants and industry experts work with clients to understand their business challenges and create greater visibility into critical linkages throughout their operations. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
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. For more information, visit www.net.com.
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