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Patton Stimulates Expanding Central and Eastern European Economy with New Operations in Poland and Turkey

With local offices in Budapest, Zagreb, and now Lodz, and Izmir, Patton intends to spark sustained economic growth for VoIP and network-equipment markets within CEE

(PresseBox) (Lodz, Poland and Izmir, Turkey, ) Patton Electronics-manufacturer of the award-winning SmartNode(TM) VoIP and CopperLink(TM) Ethernet Extender product lines-is expanding operations in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) by establishing new offices in Poland and Turkey.

The local offices will support demand for Patton's high-technology communications equipment in two of the region's most vibrant economies by providing on-the-ground sales, marketing and customer support in the Polish and Turkish languages.

Since incorporating in Maryland, USA in 1984, Patton has steadily expanded global operations year upon year.

In September 2011, Patton opened the subsidiary Patton Hungary Zrt, Headquartered in Budapest.

Hungary operations now comprise Patton's previously-established Croatia office as well as the newly launched Poland and Turkey businesses.

Serving as a gateway to the region, Patton's CEE operation provides technical training along with regional sales and customer support in several of the region's local languages.

For Patton customers and partners in the region, the Budapest facility enables expedited delivery of highly-demanded Patton products to all CEE locations with shorter lead times and lower freight costs.

"Central and Eastern Europe is the right place to be," said Martin Svozil, President and CEO of Patton Hungary. "Turkey and Poland are the biggest economies in the region. These markets demonstrate a high demand for VoIP technology products to enable Unified-Communications and SIP-telephony implementations."

Poland's high-income economy is one of the fastest growing within the European Union, achieving the highest GDP growth in the EU from 2008 to 2011.

Turkey's economy is expected to grow more than 5 percent annually over the coming 5 years-among the fastest of all OECD members.

Budapest: +36 1439 4840
Zagreb: +385 91 4898 0000
Lodz: +48 889 140 030
Izmir: +90 533 253 2761

Patton does business in 142 countries, providing free customer support in at least 10 languages. SmartNode VoIP equipment is deployed and operating in 105 countries. Patton operates Technical Assistance Centers in Gaithersburg, Berne, Budapest, Lebanon, India, and Vietnam.

Last month, Patton announced a new partnership with MTM Telecom to offer bundled IP-communication solutions in Mexico.

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Patton is all about connections. It is our joy and mission to connect real-world customer challenges with high-quality, right-priced solutions-complemented by unrivaled customer service and technical support. Incorporated 1984, Patton has built everything from micro-sized widgets that connect "this-with-that," to carrier-grade Telecom gear that connects subscribers to service-providers. Patton's specialty is interconnecting legacy TDM and serial systems with new-generation IP-based voice, data, and multi-media technologies.

Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton equipment-including VoIP, Ethernet extension, and wireless router technologies-is up-and-running in carrier, enterprise and industrial networks worldwide. Patton works in connection with a growing network of technology, business, and sales-channel partners. To connect with local-market requirements, Patton operates training and support centers in Switzerland, Hungary, Lebanon, India, Vietnam, and the USA.

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