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Announced at CeBIT Today, Patton Fills VoIP-Market Gap with SmartNode BRI/FXS/FXO Gateway-Router
Patton's new 8-to-24-call SmartNode 4660, announced at CebIT today, addresses the Euro-market demand for a cost-effective, one-box VoIP-router solution for up to 8-BRIs with multiple FXS/FXO interfaces.
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With today's announcement at the CeBIT trade show in Germany, Patton addresses the demand for VoIP-enabling solutions in European markets where incumbent PSTNs offer 8-BRI services alongside FXS/FXO lines often supplied by CLECs. Initial shipments are expected during May 2012.
Patton's SN4660 fills the void between high-cost modular VoIP equipment (overkill for most mid-size businesses) and kludgey multi-box solutions (cobbled together from lower-quality, smaller-port-
Offering flexible port combinations of 2-to-8 ISDN BRIs, a standard 4-port IP-Ethernet switch, and optional 4-to-8 analog FXS/FXO interfaces, the SmartNode 4660 IP-enables ISDN-PBX systems and POTS phone, fax, answering machine, and audio-intercom systems with a cost-effective, one-box solution for 8-to-24 voice or fax calls over IP.
Four 10/100 Ethernet ports provide seamless WAN access via any existing cable, ADSL, VDSL, EFM, or fiber-optic modem, as well as enterprise LAN connectivity.
"We just listened to our customers," said Bernhard Fluehmann, Converged IP Product Manager with Patton-Inalp. "SmartNode users know all about our can-do culture. Patton is focused on meeting real-world needs and delivering on hard requirements for actual projects. That's how the SN4660 came about. Customers asked and Patton delivered."
As a mid-sized enterprise itself, Patton majors on flexible manufacturing combined with responsive product engineering. Since the company houses sales, marketing, engineering and manufacturing—
During March and April, Patton offers resellers and channel partners promotional discounts ranging from 5 to 20 percent on SN4660 pre-orders, depending on order quantities and timing (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details).
Next-up from Patton and SmartNode... watch for an 8-BRI FXS/FXO VoIP IAD with an on-board G.SHDSL internet-access modem.
In related news, SmartNode recently scored its seventh product-of-the-
About SmartNode™ VoIP Solutions
Award-winning SmartNode™ equipment delivers state-of-the art VoIP technology that integrates seamlessly with existing analog POTS and digital ISDN infrastructures. Proven interoperability with all major brands of softswitches and iPBXs makes it easy for carriers and enterprises to deploy future-proof VoIP systems quickly and profitably today. Tens of thousands of SmartNode™ products are up and running in enterprise networks and carrier deployments worldwide, including one of Europe’s earliest first-line VoIP services.
The SmartNode™ Unified Communication Agent™ (UCA) provides any-to-any multi-path switching (simultaneous SIP, H.323, ISDN, and POTS calls with routing and conversion between TDM/PSTN and IP/Ethernet networks—plus T.38 and SuperG3 FAX) combined with dial-backup and IP-link redundancy for VoIP and data survivability. The UCA also provides VoIP-over-VPN security with encrypted voice via IPsec with AES/DES strong encryption and automated keying via Internet Key Exchange (IKE), plus SIP Registrar for presence/reachability.
SmartNode™ preserves all the ISDN telephony features that ISDN users depend on and network operators require (AOC, CLIP, CLIR, UD64, overlap dialing, and fax, as well as MSN and DID). Built on the industry’s most interoperable VoIP platform, the SmartNode™ S-DTA supports ISDN, SIP, H.323, and MGCP/IUA signaling. Patton’s SmartWare™ features touchless auto-provisioning, high reliability, and proven interoperability with all the major-brand softswitches and IP-PBXs.
Scaling from 2 to 2048 voice calls, SmartNode™ VoIP gateways, routers, IADs, Session Border Controllers (SBCs) and SmartMedia TDM+VoIP gateways offer every industry-standard interface, including T1/E1, PRI/BRI STM-1/OC3, DS3, , FXS/FXO, V.35/X.21, Ethernet, G.SHDSL, ADSL2+, and more, while Patton’s advanced DownStreamQoS™
Inalp Networks was founded in 1998 to design, develop and market advanced Internet Protocol (IP) based multi-service platforms that deliver voice, video and data services over a converged network. Patton Electronics, Co. (Maryland, USA) and Inalp Networks AG (Berne, Switzerland)
Patton is a multi-national organization that designs, develops, and manufactures electronic communications equipment for network access, connectivity, voice-over-IP, triple play and video surveillance. Deployed throughout the world in carrier, enterprise, and industrial networks, most Patton products are manufactured in the USA. Patton is ISO 9001:2008 certified and markets a catalog of over 1000 products including SmartNode™ VoIP solutions (SIP and H.323) for analog and ISDN telephony; CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders;Visuality™
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Patton Electronics Company
7622 Rickenbacker Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20879 USA
Tel: (301) 975-1000
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Building on its transmission expertise, Patton has invested in G.SHDSL transmission and VoIP technologies, resulting in voice and data gateways, servers, routers and integrated access solutions for TDM, Packet, Leased Lines, Multi-Services and Dial-Up.