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Patton Announces IP-PBX Appliance Powered by 3CX

Featuring pre-installed Windows 7 and 3CX PBX software, SmartNode Branch eXchange (SNBX) from Patton offers trouble-free transition to all-IP communications for small-to-medium enterprises.

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It’s about as close to zero downtime as you could realistically get. The typical installation only takes about an hour...
Tyler Delin
Product Marketing Manager,
SmartNode™ VoIP... More than just talk!

GAITHERSBURG, MD: Patton Electronics—U.S. manufacturer of SmartNode™VoIP equipment—is now taking orders for the SmartNode Branch eXchange (SNBX) for September shipment.

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The new SmartNode IP-PBX appliance for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) supports up to 500 SIP endpoints (phones) and up to 128 concurrent calls (64 with transcoding).

Featuring pre-installed Windows 7 and 3CX PBX software, Patton’s SNBX simplifies the transition to all-IP communications for small and mid-sized organizations—and the integrators and value-added resellers that serve them.

“It’s about as close to zero downtime as you could realistically get,” said Tyler Delin, Product Marketing Manager for the SmartNode brand. “The typical installation only takes about an hour for an eight to thirty-two call system.” 

Executive managers will surely appreciate the minimized disruption of operations, while VARS and integrators will save hours they would otherwise spend loading the OS and 3CX software—not to mention configuring and troubleshooting interconnected gateways or border-control elements.

Featuring built-in configurations for Patton’s complete line of SmartNode VoIP Gateways, SNBX further reduces the time and cost to deploy an all-IP business-class telephony system.

"SmartNode VoIP Gateway-Routers richly enhance the solution by providing QoS routing for optimum voice quality," Tyler adds. "Patton gateways address just about any challenge organizations face while transitioning to IP telephony, such as integrating legacy telephony elements. And no one can beat our TCO proposition.”

Coupled with a SmartNode VoIP Gateway, the SNBX offers an enterprise-class IP-telephony solution that preserves capital investment by integrating existing fax machines, analog or ISDN handsets or PBX systems.

The SNBX-and-gateway solution extends the useful life of capital equipment while offering a gradual migration to VoIP telephony. The Gateway can also provide fallback/breakout access to the traditional PSTN for survivability during Internet outages—plus local PSTN calling.

SmartNode gateways also address such common challenges as ITSP interoperability when deploying SIP trunks, or setting up Microsoft Lync or IBM Sametime, or similar Unified Communications platforms.

All Patton products come with free gold-standard customer support—including downloadable software updates—reducing total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) while setting the company apart from other industry players.

About SmartNode™ VoIP Solutions

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

The SmartNode™ Unified Communication Agent™ (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/reach-ability. 

SmartNode™ 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™ S-DTA supports ISDN, SIP, H.323, and MGCP/IUA signaling. Patton’s SmartWare™ 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™ 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™ technology delivers clear, toll-quality voice on every call. For more information about SmartNode™ equipment, go to

About Patton

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.

Patton… Let's Connect!

Glendon Flowers

Patton Electronics Company
7622 Rickenbacker Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20879 USA
Tel: (301) 975-1000
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