Patton Fills VoIP-Market Gap with SmartNode BRI/FXS/FXO Gateway-Router
Patton’s new 8-to-24-call SmartNode 4660 addresses the Euro-market demand for a cost-effective, one-box VoIP-router solution for up to 8-BRIs with multiple FXS/FXO interfaces.
GAITHERSBURG, MD and BERN, SWITZERLAND: Patton Electronics Co. (www.patton.com)—together with Patton-Inalp Networks AG—announced today and is now taking orders for the 8-to-24-call SmartNode™ 4660 BRI/FXS/FXO VoIP Gateway Router for mid-sized enterprises and service providers.
With today’s announcement Patton addresses the demand for one-box, 8-BRI, VoIP-enabling solutions within European markets where incumbent PSTNs offer BRI services–often alongside FXS lines supplied by CLECs. Initial shipments are expected during May 2012.
The SN4660 fills the void between high-cost modular VoIP equipment (overkill for most mid-size businesses) and kludgey multi-box solutions (cobbled together from smaller-port-count devices).
Patton’s product line now covers about 98% of all PSTN interface combination found in Western Europe among SMEs.
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—all under one roof—in its US-based bricks-and-mortar headquarters, Patton can respond to market feedback and deliver orders faster than most other VoIP or Telecom equipment suppliers.
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 email@example.com 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-year award from INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine, while last month Patton unveiled the SmartNode™ 10200 carrier-grade TDM + VoIP media gateway series, supporting up to 2048 voice or fax calls over T1/E1, DS3 or STM-1/OC3 trunks with SS7 signaling.
Last year, Patton expanded the SmartNode™ PRI gateway line by adding three new model series. The SmartNode brand boasts numerous successful ISDN deploymentsicon indicates PDF file — including one of Europe’s earliest first-line VoIP servicesicon indicates PDF file.
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™ technology delivers clear, toll-quality voice on every call. For more information about SmartNode™ equipment, go to www.patton.com/voip.