September 24, 2008

New Quintum Response Point Gateways Win ‘Best of Show’ Award for Best SMB Solution at the INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference &Amp; EXPO

Quintum Technologies, an innovator in VoIP technologies and a subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: NWK), announced today that their new T1/E1/PRI and 4 port FXS Response Point Gateways were awarded the Best of Show, Best SMB Solution, at the INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO (ITEXPO) in Los Angeles last week.

The ITEXPO Best of Show Award recognizes innovative products and solutions that were featured in the Exhibit Hall during the event. This designation serves to highlight the technological achievement and creative product features that set these winners apart from the rest of the crowd. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine editorial staff evaluated the pre-show nominations, and met with vendors to inspect and review the displayed products on the first day of the expo.

Under an agreement with Microsoft, Quintum designed analog and digital gateways that will work with any Response Point-based IP telephony system, offering small and medium businesses the ability to deploy VoIP throughout their network with IP PBX telephony advantages. The Quintum analog Response Point gateway is automatically discovered and configured by the Response Point application so it is very easy to install with any Response Point-based phone system. The T1/E1/PRI gateway uses the same auto discovery and configuration capability along with a simple Response Point customized configuration wizard to provide a simple step-by-step set-up.

"Quintum has always exceeded the bar of excellence when developing their products," said TMC President and Conference Chairman, Rich Tehrani. "Now, with Microsoft and Response Point, they have capitalized on the functionality that enterprises have enjoyed for years, and designed them into a gateway that SMBs can easily and cost-effectively use."

"We are thrilled that Quintum's efforts have been recognized," said Xuedong Huang, general manager of Microsoft Response Point. "They have worked closely with the Microsoft team to design an easy-to-use interface and quality product that assures a hassle-free experience for customers using Response Point systems with the Quintum gateways."

"Today, small businesses, like their larger counterparts, need sophisticated telephony systems, but are constrained by both financial and technical resources," said Chuck Rutledge, Vice President of Marketing for NET/Quintum. "Together, Microsoft Response Point and Quintum have created a unique gateway solution that is consistent with the Response Point philosophy of being easy to set up and manage, and inexpensive to own."

Quintum has created a microsite in which all new Response Point information can be found. The microsite can be found at:

About TMC(R)

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is an integrated global media company helping our clients build communities in print, in-person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and IMS Magazine. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by nearly one million U.S. visitors according to Quantcast* and by two to three million unique visitors each month worldwide, according to Webtrends. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, Call Center 2.0 Conference and Communications Developer Conference. For more information about TMC, visit

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

 Press Contacts:  TMC Todd Keefe Email Contact 617-262-1968 x 100  Quintum Technologies, LLC Joanne Lowy Email Contact 732-460-9000 x238  Investor Contact: Leigh Salvo Email Contact 510-647-8870  

SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies