French cosmetics company L'Occitane deploys Network Equipment Technologies' strategic VoIP solution to approximately 1,000 professionals in three countries, will enhance communications, gain cost efficiencies, enhance productivity

Michelle Rivera

Michelle Rivera

Dec 20, 2011 – Marketwire

FREMONT, California , December 20, 2011 (press release) – 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, today announced that L'Occitane en Provence, an international retailer of body, face, and home products, is successfully deploying NET's VX Series as the organization's strategic VoIP solution to modernize and globalize communication and to gain cost efficiencies while enhancing productivity for its professionals.

NET supported L'Occitane's deployment of enterprise voice capabilities to approximately 1,000 professionals in three countries, and expects to add at least two more countries and begin utilizing NET's new UX Series platform in 2012. Operating as a media gateway, the NET equipment allowed L'Occitane to fully integrate the solution with its existing PBX environment. In addition to equipment, NET provided local technical expertise.

"The NET team has partnered with us for several years as we have upgraded from Microsoft OCS 2007 to Microsoft Lync 2010," said Stephen Roux, Infrastructure System Manager for L'Occitane. "NET has delivered the technology solution in several countries where we have operations and we expect to continue adding more. NET's technical support and customer service has been outstanding and we are grateful for the local presence, guidance and technical knowledge they offered within their global organization of UC professionals."

"NET's ability to manage the complex requirements of system implementations across multiple countries is one of the primary benefits that distinguish us," said Philippe Blanquart, Regional Sales Director. "For L'Occitane, our valuable local resources as well as the global UC expertise of NET's international team enabled the company to deploy a VoIP network in multiple countries, as well as continue to upgrade their Microsoft software with minimal risk and disruption for customers."

NET's VX and UX Series are fully integrated multi-service voice switches that provide high-performance VoIP communications for enterprise deployments. Both platforms interoperate with all leading PBX and IP-PBX vendor protocols, offering rapid deployment and easy installation, with minimal maintenance.

About L'Occitane en Provence
Founded in 1976, L'Occitane en Provence is an international manufacturer and retailer of skincare, body care, fragrance and hair care. Sold in over 100 countries around the world, through a wide network of boutiques and strategic partners, L'Occitane en Provence creates high quality, efficient and sensorial products formulated with traceable, natural and active ingredients inspired by Provençal traditions and offering the experience of well-being.

L'Occitane S.A. is a member of the International holding L'Occitane Group and employs 4700 persons including 600 in the Manosque factory, France.

L'Occitane Group is listed on the Hong-Kong Stock Exchange (L'OCCITANE) (HKSE: 973) since 2010 and remains committed to expand its international presence.

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 14 offices worldwide including the U.S., the U.K., France, the Middle East, China, Japan, Australia, and Latin America. The company sells its solutions to enterprise and government customers through a direct sales force and an international network of resellers and distributors. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.net.com.

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