Patton Tallies Eleventh Win for SmartNode(TM) with 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award

SmartNode(TM) VoIP Equipment Honored for Delivering Exceptional IP-Communications Solution for Norbert-Dentrassangle's Italy Operations

Gaithersburg/Milan, Italy, (PresseBox) - Patton Electronics (www.patton.com)-exhibiting this week at Astricon-has won the 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for its IP-communications solution delivered for the logistics and supply-chain management firm, Norbert Dentrassangle (ND), Italy operations.

Today's announcement marks Patton's third Excellence Award and eleventh major industry award for the SmartNode(TM) brand of VoIP solutions since 2005.

Implemented by systems-integration partner Techlan Reti, Patton's award-winning solution employs a wide assortment of SmartNode(TM) VoIP gateway, gateway-router, VoIP IAD and ipChannelBank products to provide a converged-IP voice-and-data network that interconnects numerous ND facilities in the Trezzo, Italy region.

"We did not even consider other alternatives, "Alessio Miranda, Project Manager for IP Phone Solutions at TECHLAN Reti explained."We decided on Patton from the very beginning because we already knew that SmartNode is VoIP that works."

Leveraging the legendary reliability of SmartNode VoIP equipment, Techlan's system design ties together new-generation SIP phones and iPBX systems with traditional analog and ISDN voice gear from several manufacturers, while providing access to WIFI wireless, UMTS GSM, and the local PSTN (Telecom Italia)-all interconnected over ND's corporate MPLS network.

ND facilities vary widely with respect to existing telephony equipment and services, as well as scale. Sites range from remote branches with 1-8 seats, to mid-size offices with up to 32 phones, to large regional headquarters employing one hundred or more workers.

Offering a complete line of SmartNode VoIP solutions scaling from 2 to 2048 voice and fax-over-IP channels, Patton was able to address the broad diversity of needs, transitioning costly and complex legacy network architecture into a streamlined all-IP network.

Patton has published a free case study of the award-winning solution as a RealityCheck® success story.

"We are very pleased to present our 2012 Excellence Award to Patton for outstanding quality and survivability in IP-communications solutions," said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director of INTERNET TELEPHONY.

"Year after year, SmartNode innovations drive converged-IP technology forward, providing reliable, high-performance VoIP equipment to clients worldwide," stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC."

In related news, Patton announced IPv6-ready SIP-Trunking VoIP Gateways earlier this month. The company expects to announce its FXO ipChannelBank in the coming weeks.

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 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(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 unrivaled 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 global 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!

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