Patton Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certificate
Certified since 1996, Patton upgrades to the latest ISO 9001:2008 standard, achieving a perfect score in the annual audit conducted by Intertek / Patton Electronics... High-quality, low-cost network equipment. Made in the USA(TM)
Patton earned a perfect score, passing the audit with zero nonconformities.
Accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), Intertek Group plc conducted the audit and registered Patton's quality management system as fully compliant with the ISO 9001:2008 standard.
"It's a high bar," said Robert R. ("Bobby") Patton, President of Patton Electronics, "but we cleared it. We're pleasedbut not contentwith our track record. This is not a sprint for us. Patton is committed to building value for future generations. Quality management with continuous measurable improvement is essential to our plans for longterm growth."
Incorporated in 1984 as a familyowned business, Patton has been manufacturing electronic communications hardware for over twentysix years.
Made in the USA at Patton's Maryland headquarters, Patton's highquality, lowcost network equipment blends innovative engineering with costreduced product design and highquality American manufacturing.
"Disciplined business processes drive Patton's highquality products and services," said Steve Schrader, Patton's VP of Manufacturing."Persistent commitment to process improvement eliminates waste, reduces lead times, and lowers production costs. That translates into fasterbettercheaper products and services for all our stakeholders."
ISO 9001:2008 registration verifies that Patton's policies, practices, and procedures demonstrate a commitment to quality management that ensures market innovation with ontime delivery of consistent, highquality products and services.
In another recent achievement, Patton's flagship product line, SmartNode(TM) VoIP solutions, scored its eighth major award in a fiveyear winning streak from TMCs Internet Telephony Magazine.
Beyond such formal awards, SmartNode(TM) was recently voted the "most recommended" SIP PSTN gateway in an online community survey of Windows phone system administrators.
Bobby Patton summarizes, "At the end of the day, qualitymanaged processes produce happy customers and loyal business partners year after year."
Patton products will showcase during the upcoming ABP IPSizzles conference with handson workshops for registered resellers. Beginning in Santo Domingo (5 May), the tour covers eight US cities before reaching Lima in September.
Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 25,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.intertek.com.
About SmartNode(TM) VoIP Solutions
Awardwinning SmartNode(TM) equipment delivers stateofthe art VoIP technology that integrates seamlessly with existing analog POTS and digital ISDN infrastructures. Proven interoperability with all major brands of softswitches and IP-PBXs makes it easy for carriers and enterprises to deploy futureproof VoIP systems quickly and profitably today. Tens of thousands of SmartNode(TM) products are up and running in enterprise networks and carrier deployments worldwide, including one of Europe's earliest firstline VoIP services.
The SmartNode(TM) Unified Communication Agent(TM) (UCA) provides anytoany multipath switching (simultaneous SIP, H.323, ISDN, and POTS calls with routing and conversion between TDM/PSTN and IP/Ethernet networksplus T.38 and SuperG3 FAX) combined with dialbackup and IPlink redundancy for VoIP and data survivability. The UCA also provides VoIPover-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(TM) 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(TM) S-DTA supports ISDN, SIP, H.323, and MGCP/IUA signaling. Patton's SmartWare(TM) features touchless autoprovisioning, high reliability, and proven interoperability with all the majorbrand softswitches and IP-PBXs.
Scaling from 2 to 120 voice calls, SmartNode(TM) VoIP gateways, routers, and IADs offer every industrystandard interface, including T1/E1, PRI/BRI, FXS/FXO, V.35/X.21, Ethernet, G.SHDSL, ADSL2+, and more, while Patton's advanced DownStreamQoS(TM) technology delivers clear, tollquality voice on every call. For more information about SmartNode(TM) equipment, go to www.patton.com/voip.
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Patton Electronics Company
Patton is a multinational organization that designs, develops, and manufactures electronic communications equipment for network access, connectivity, voiceover-IP, triple play and video surveillance. Deployed throughout the world in carrier, enterprise, and industrial networks, most Patton products are manufactured in the USA. ISO 9001 certified, Patton markets a catalog of over 1000 products including SmartNode(TM) VoIP solutions (SIP and H.323) for analog and ISDN telephony; Visuality(TM) mobilevideo surveillance, collection, and intelligence distribution systems, ForeFront(TM) multiservice access infrastructure solutions for TDM and IP service delivery (T1/E1, G.SHDSL, xDSL, dialup); IPLink(TM) CPE solutions for lastmile/localloop access (WAN routers, modems, remote access servers, NTUs, CSU/DSUs); CopperLink(TM) Ethernet Extenders; EtherBITS(TM) device servers; EnviroNET(TM) NEMA4compliant hardened networking equipment, and a full range of networkconnectivity Micro-Products (interface converters, shortrange modems, multiplexers, surge protectors). Incorporated in January 1984, Patton Electronics has been doing business for over 26 years.