SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies
FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 31, 2012) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK), a leading provider of enterprise-class networking solutions optimized for secure real-time communications in unified communications (UC), SIP Trunking and enterprise mobility, announced today that its UX Series received an ELIN (Emergency Location Identification Number) gateway certification for Microsoft Lync 2010.
Enhanced 911 (E911) is an improvement over the basic 911 that makes the service faster and more reliable by requiring 911 systems to automatically display a caller's information, such as name and location, to the emergency responder. In order to be compliant with E911 regulations, enterprises need to provide accurate location information to 911 service providers to enable them to route the call to the nearest public safety answering point and in turn facilitate quick and effective handling of the emergency.
Though each state in the United States has its own legislation for E911 compliance, most require delivery of a 911 call with at least an ELIN designating an emergency response location (ERL) within the enterprise. Service providers that cannot handle the Lync relayed information for E911 or cannot comply with the E911 requirements need enterprises to deploy an ELIN gateway to deliver the necessary location information to the emergency responder.
"We are proud to receive the ELIN gateway certification for Microsoft Lync 2010," said Kevin Isacks, chief development officer at NET. "As ELIN gateways, both UX1000 and UX2000 can translate the location information received from Lync endpoints to an ELIN. The translation can be granular to the floor level within a building or even to a zone within a floor, depending upon how the enterprise wants to define their ERLs."
Though E911 is specific to North America, NET's UX Series can be used as an ELIN gateway for emergency services support for enterprises using Microsoft Lync 2010 around the world.
Certification testing was performed by WiPro (www.wipro.com) in their independent laboratories.
About Network Equipment Technologies, Inc.
Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NET) delivers high performance networking equipment optimized for real-time communications. For more than a quarter of a century, NET has delivered solutions for multi-service networks requiring high degrees of versatility, security and performance. Today, the company is focused on providing secure real-time communications for unified communications (UC), SIP trunking, enterprise mobility, and IP-based multi-service networking. NET is headquartered in Fremont, CA and has 13 offices worldwide including the U.S., the U.K., France, the Middle East, China, Japan, and Australia. The company sells its solutions to enterprise and government customers through a direct sales force and an international network of resellers and distributors.