September 23, 2008

Quintum Signs Value Added Distributor in Portugal to Focus on Microsoft Initiatives

Quintum Technologies, an innovator in VoIP technologies and a subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: NWK), announced today that it has signed Netopolis, a value-added distributor in Lisbon, Portugal, to manage Quintum's efforts in developing its Tenor VoIP switch and gateway business. Netopolis will also be focusing on new Microsoft initiatives with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.

Netopolis, in business since 1997, specializes in communication and IT management solutions to the banking and finance sectors, as well as telecom service providers, encompassing a network of over 100 active resellers and customers. Netopolis' solutions include CRM, HelpDesk & customer service, call and contact centers, Unified Messaging and fax services. It holds certifications from Microsoft, Vertical, FACsys and Goldmine.

Netopolis offers extensive outbound marketing to both resellers and end users with advertising, telemarketing, road shows and targeted web-based lead generation efforts. It also supports its resellers with telesales, onsite visits, presales support, training and technical support, both on site and remotely.

"Netopolis will bring a host of value added services to Quintum customers in the Iberian market," said Cristovao Cunha, Managing Director of Netopolis. "Netopolis plans to offer complete customer support packages including onsite installation, telephone support and advanced replacement contracts as well as pre-sales technical support, and is planning to launch Quintum technical training courses in Portugal before the end of this year."

"Quintum's agreement with Netopolis will enable us to expand our business efforts in Portugal, particularly as it relates to Microsoft," said Chuck Rutledge, Vice President of Marketing for Quintum. "Netopolis has the expertise, certifications and business savvy to provide their customers with the best VoIP solutions on the market, and we are proud that they have selected Quintum as their partner for their go-to-market strategy."

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

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

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SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies