Patton Announces the World's Smallest, Lowest-Cost eSBC for SoHo and SME
Right-priced for SoHos and SMEs, and providing 4 to 30 concurrent SIP sessions, the SmartNode SN500 from Patton comes with the Patton Cloud edge-orchestration service
Patton Electronics—US manufacturer of world-renowned SmartNode VoIP solutions—announces the new, very-low-cost SmartNode SN500 enterprise session border controller (eSBC) for small-office/
Expected to begin shipping during October, Patton's new eSBC is the first and only eSBC designed for the SoHo and SMEs markets.
"Now the little guys can finally afford to join the ALL-IP party," said Buddy Oliver, Patton's Vice President of Business Development, "without overpaying for a secure demarc solution."
Now, with the SN500, SoHos and SMEs that want to implement such cloud-based communication services as SIP trunking, unified communications (UC), or hosted PBX can finally address the complex security, interoperability, and service-quality challenges that come with ALL-IP deployments—
Installed at the customer premise, the very-low-cost SN500 provides a clear network separation (demarc point) between the subscriber LAN and the service provider WAN.
"We are excited to offer the industry's first entry-level session border controller. As a SmartNode, the SN500 is cloud powered, so it brings with it a host of valuable management tools and network edge orchestration features," Mr. Oliver said.
In conjunction with the Patton Cloud, the eSBC monitors SIP traffic and call quality, and triggers an e-mail or SMS notification whenever call-quality drops.
Using the SN500 eSBC, remote SIP endpoints (phones, computer terminals, etc.) can be easily provisioned, monitored and managed with the Patton Cloud.
In related news, SmartNode eSBC solutions were recently successfully tested for interoperability and qualified for interoperability and deployment with SIP services from Deutsche Telekom, including the CompanyFlex and DeutschlandLAN SIP Trunk offerings.