One CPE Does Work of Three: Providers Deliver VoIP Service for BRI and FXS/FXO lines with G.SHDSL Access

Offering carrier-providers a one-box unified communications enabler for Europe's SMEs, Patton's 8-to-24-call SmartNode 4670 VoIP IAD integrates G.SHDSL broadband access with up to 8 BRIs and 8 FXS/FXO interfaces

Gaithersburg/ Bern, Switzerland, (PresseBox) - Patton Electronics Co. (www.patton.com)-together with Patton-Inalp Networks AG-is now taking orders for the 8-to-24-call SmartNode(TM) 4670 BRI/FXS/FXO VoIP Integrated Access Device (IAD) with built-in G.SHDSL broadband access.

The newest member of the SmartNode VoIP family lowers provisioning and maintenance costs for carrier-providers by doing the work of three customer-premise-equipment (CPE) devices. Expected to start shipping this May, the SN4670 combines ISDN VoIP gateway, analog VoIP gateway, and G.SHDSL router functions in a single device.

Provisioning the SN4670 on customer sites, broadband providers can offer business-quality IP-based voice, fax and data services for up to 8 BRIs and up to 8 FXS/FXO lines-bundled with high-speed Internet access over 4-wire G.SHDSL. Watch for more WAN options, including Fiber, EFM and ADSL, planned for later this year or available on request.

For Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs), the small-footprint SmartNode 4670 facilitates unified communications by IP-enabling digital ISDN-PBX systems and analog phone, fax, answering-machine, and audio-intercom systems. Delivering G.SHDSL broadband connectivity at speeds up to 11.4 Mbps, the SN4670 supports 8-to-16 voice or fax calls over the Internet or private IP network.

Along with the integrated G.SHDSL modem and 4-port IP-Ethernet switch, the SN4670 offers flexible combinations of 2-to-8 ISDN BRIs and optional 4-to-8 FXS/FXO interfaces.

Now through 30 April, Patton offers discounts up to 20 percent on SN4670 pre-orders from qualified channel partners. Discount level depends on order quantity and timing. For details, contact sales@patton.com.

SmartNode offerings now address 98% of all PSTN interface combinations and port-count requirements for SMEs throughout Europe. Patton has shipped over 100,000 SmartNode devices to date. With SmartNode equipment installed in 105 countries so far, Patton VoIP deployments span the globe.

Last month Patton unveiled the SmartNode(TM) 10200 carrier-grade TDM + VoIP media gateway series, supporting up to 2048 voice or fax calls. SmartNode recently scored its seventh INTERNET TELEPHONY® product-of-the-year award.

About SmartNode(TM) VoIP Solutions

Award-winning SmartNode(TM) 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(TM) products are up and running in enterprise networks and carrier deployments worldwide, including one of Europe's earliest first-line VoIP services.

The SmartNode(TM) Unified Communication Agent(TM) (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 providesVoIP-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(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 auto-provisioning, high reliability, and proven interoperability with all the major-brand softswitches and IP-PBXs.

Scaling from 2 to 2048 voice calls, SmartNode(TM) 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(TM) technology delivers clear, toll-quality voice on every call. For more information about SmartNode(TM) equipment, go to www.patton.com/voip.

About Patton-Inalp

Inalp Networks AG 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) joined forces in 2002 to manufacture and market the SmartNode(TM) brand of advanced VoIP products. Patton-Inalp Networks AG is the VoIP competency center and Europe-Middle-East-Africa (EMEA) sales organization for Patton's business-class network access, connectivity and VoIP equipment.

Patton Electronics Company

Patton is all about connections-from inception the company has connected generations in a family-owned-and-operated business. Since incorporating in 1984, Patton has built everything from micro-sized widgets for connecting "this-with-that," to carrier-grade Telecom gear that connects end-customers to service-provider networks. Now headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton markets a catalog of over 1,000 products, with a focus on VoIP and Ethernet extension technologies. Today, Patton equipment is up-and-running in carrier, enterprise and industrial networks all over the world-interconnecting legacy TDM and serial systems with contemporary and next-generation IP-based voice, data, and multi-media networking technologies.

Here at Patton, it is our joy and mission to connect real-world customer challenges with high-quality, right-priced solutions, complemented by unrivalled customer service and technical support. In the field, Patton's global family of locally-present sales, support, and engineering professionals are fully-engaged in connecting our product managers with true local-market requirements. Patton works hard to connect with your world, operating regional offices in strategic locations across the globe, with training and technical-support centers in Switzerland, Hungary, Lebanon, India, Vietnam, and the USA. To better reach our customers and serve their true needs, Patton works in connection with a growing network of technology, business, and sales-channel partners. Patton... Let's Connect!

For more information or a free catalog, contact sales@patton.com

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