Soon after I’d written about AudioCodes’ SPS product I found another company also into SIP and Microsoft OCS interoperability: Network Equipment Technologies. NET acquired Evangelyze Communications in February and in turn obtained the SmartSIP product line which competes with AudioCodes SPS. With the popularity of OCS it appears this SIP interoperability market segment may start to heat up!
Press release of the acquisition:
Fremont, CA, February 03 2010 –Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (“NET”, NASDAQ: NWK), a leader in network and voice-over-IP solutions, and Evangelyze Communications (“EC”), a Microsoft Unified Communications Voice Specialized Partner, announced today that NET has acquired EC’s SmartSIP product line and customer base.The SmartSIP product line includes both the SmartSIP and SmartVoIP products. SmartSIP enables UC presence and interoperability for SIP phones while providing integration for Microsoft’s Office Communications Server with IP-PBXs and integration for ITSP voice providers. SmartVoIP, a 2008 Internet Telephony Product of the Year, is an extension of SmartSIP that provides branch office integration with Microsoft Office Communications Server.
“We are very excited about adding new applications to our UC product portfolio. SmartSIP and SmartVoIP will provide our customers with additional solutions that complement the capabilities of Microsoft’s Office Communication Server and facilitate the adoption of unified communications,” said Talbot Harty, Chief Development Officer, NET.
“Evangelyze Communications’ focus is in providing the most innovative Unified Communications and Collaboration products in the marketplace,” said Joe Schurman, Founder and CEO of Evangelyze Communications. “Our SmartSuite portfolio of products have been designed through our shared vision with Microsoft for CEBP (Communications Enabled Business Processes) which differentiate Microsoft from other competitors in the telecommunications and Unified Communications marketplace. We believe that SmartSIP fits perfectly with NET’s vision and solutions for the unified communications market, while providing our customers with the security and stability that they need. NET’s deep UC expertise, global reach, and complementary technology make this a great deal for our customers.”
SmartSIP product development and support will be led by NET’s Eatontown, NJ engineering team, which came with the Company’s acquisition of Quintum Technologies.
For more information, about SmartSIP
About Network Equipment Technologies:
Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NET) provides network and VoIP solutions to enterprises and government agencies that seek to reduce the cost to deploy next generation unified and secure communications applications. For a quarter of a century, NET has delivered solutions for multi-service networks requiring high degrees of versatility, security and performance. Today, the company’s broad family of products enables interoperability and integration with existing networks for migration to secure IP-based communications. Broadening NET’s voice solutions, Quintum Technologies, now a part of NET, is a VoIP innovator whose applications bring the reliability and clarity of public telephone networks to Internet telephony and unified communications. NET is headquartered in Fremont, CA and has 14 offices worldwide including the US, the UK, France, the Middle East, China, Japan, Australia, and Latin America. The company sells its solutions through a direct sales force and an international network of resellers and distributors.
About Evangelyze CommunicationsEvangelyze Communications (EC) is a global Unified Communications provider of customized voice and unified communications solutions. EC is a Gold Certified Microsoft Unified Communications partner specializing and certified in providing CEBP (Communications Enabled Business Process) applications and Voice Specialized infrastructure deployment and configuration services for the Microsoft Unified Communications platform. In addition Evangelyze Communications provides UC&C (Unified Communications and Collaboration) solutions as part of the EC SmartSuite portfolio of products. EC is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has offices located in Seattle, WA and New York City, NY. For more information, visit http://www.evangelyze.net
NET Contact:Leigh Salvo firstname.lastname@example.org
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