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Patton's SmartNode BRI VoIP Line Generally Available, More Coming Soon. . .
Having shipped thousands of single/dual-port SmartNode(TM) 4120 BRI gateways and SmartNode(TM) DTAs, Patton's new BRI VoIP product lines are now in full production and generally available
Announced June 2011, the SN-DTA and SN4120 product lines are now in full production, as Patton ships hundreds of units on a monthly basis. The new SmartNode SKUs expand the range of NT/TE port combinations and add the following enhanced features: PSTN fallback, phantom power, and a high-precision clock that eliminates common interoperability problems with DECT, PBX, and FAX in VoIP implementations.
- The new single-port TE gateway (SN4120/1BIS2V) and dual-port NT gateway (SN-DTA/2BIS4V) provide cost-effective solutions for specialized customer applications.
- The dual-port SN-DTA/2BIS4VHP offers Patton's high-precision clock, enabling first-line IP-telephony performance with reliable fax and modem services in often-troublesome ISDN and DECT environments.
- The SN-DTA/2BIS2V offers a fallback port with built-in phantom power that delivers power to connected ISDN devices whenever the fallback port is not in use or if an existing fallback line is removed.
"ISDN users are notoriously picky," observed Bernhard Fluehmann, Patton's Converged-IP Product Manager. "Yet SmartNode quality and reliability have earned great respect within the ISDN community. The new BRI solutions are very well received. We expect similar enthusiasm for the new digital-analog hybrid due out soon."
Patton is currently developing an 8-to-24 call VoIP router offering up to 8 BRIs, up to 8 analog FXS/FXO interfaces, and 4 Ethernet ports. The enterprise-class SmartNode is designed to IP-enable legacy ISDN-PBXs, analog phone/fax/answering machines, and/or analog audio-intercom systems with a single device.
Two weeks ago Patton unveiled the SmartNode(TM) 10200 carrier-grade 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(TM) PRI gateway line by adding three new model series.
Boasting numerous successful ISDN deployments -- including one of Europe's earliest first-line VoIP services -- the SmartNode brand recently scored its seventh product-of-the-year award from INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine.
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. 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.
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