Patton and Elastix Announce Mutually-Certified Unified Communications Solution at IT Expo
2.2.2011


Kicking off a strategic partnership that delivers a fully-integrated Unified Communications solution with superior stability and intelligence, Elastix announces mutual certification for its open-source iPBX software and Patton’s SmartNode VoIP IADs at ITExpo this week.


GAITHERSBURG, MD: Patton—the leader in business and carrier-class network access, connectivity, VoIP and mobile video-surveillance equipment—in alliance with the Elastix project—an open source Unified Communication distribution—will exhibit together at ITExpo in Miami during 2—4 February, promoting their mutually-certified unified communications solution.

The certified-interoperable Patton-Elastix platform features Patton’s SmartNode™ VoIP gateway-routers interoperating with the Elastix open source iPBX and such related functional modules as call center, CRM, email and fax.

By partnering with Patton, Elastix now offers its community of developers and integrators a whole new set of features and innovations that will add value to customer solutions.

The integrated Elastix-Patton system delivers a complete, fully-tested unified communications solution with greatly expanded capabilities at the network edge.

SmartNode provides system enhancements that include local and remote-office survivability, SIP trunking, Quality of Service, distributed call control, IP link redundancy, PSTN breakout and fallback, dial-backup/failover, VoIP-over-VPN security with encrypted voice via IPsec with AES/DES strong encryption, automated keying via Internet Key Exchange (IKE), plus SIP Registrar for presence/reachability.

“SmartNode is world-renowned for stability,” said Edgar Landivar, CEO at PaloSanto Solutions and co-founder of the Elastix initiative, “providing not only advanced calling features for enterprises, but confidence and peace of mind for the entire community. Patton delivers the network-edge intelligence and flexibility that enterprises deploying Elastix-based systems require. We see highly-strategic synergies between our organizations. We expect many new opportunities and applications to stem from this partnership.”

“Open source is clearly a driving force in the Unified Communications era,” said Ernesto Casas, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at Patton. “Elastix is a key industry player—and the most active in my region. I also feel very proud that Elastix was born in my region, rising so quickly to become a well-known name with a widely-adopted platform across the globe.”

Elastix co-founder, Edgar Landivar, with Patton’s Ernesto Casas, will be meeting ITExpo delegates at Booth 1009. Addressing potential visitors, Senor Casas said, “Be sure to stop by—at least to say ‘hola!’“

About Elastix/Palosanto
Elastix® is developed and managed by PaloSanto Solutions an Ecuadorian Based Company.

PaloSanto Solutions is a leader in open source innovation and new technology in Latin America. Their experience in the development and implementation of open source solutions makes them the preferred provider to more than 1000 companies.

Since 2006, PaloSanto Solutions is the company behind the Elastix project, an Open Source Unified Communication distribution. PaloSanto began its operations in 1999 and now distributes its services through Ecuador and an extensive reseller network in America and other countries around the world.

About Patton
Patton is a multi-national organization that designs, develops, and manufactures electronic communications equipment for network access, connectivity, voice-over-IP, triple play and video surveillance. Deployed throughout the world in carrier, enterprise, and industrial networks, most Patton products are manufactured in the USA. Patton is ISO 9001:2008 certified and markets a catalog of over 1000 products including SmartNode™ VoIP solutions (SIP and H.323) for analog and ISDN telephony; Visuality™ mobile-video surveillance, collection, and intelligence distribution solution, ForeFront™ multi-service access infrastructure solutions for TDM and IP service delivery (T1/E1, G.SHDSL, xDSL, dial-up); IPLink™ CPE solutions for last-mile/local-loop access (WAN routers, modems, remote access servers, NTUs, CSU/DSUs); CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders; EtherBITS™ device servers; EnviroNET™ NEMA4-compliant hardened networking equipment, and a full range of network-connectivity Micro-Products (interface converters, short-range modems, multiplexers, surge protectors). Incorporated in 1984, Patton Electronics marked their 25th anniversary of operation on 1 January 2009.

About SmartNode™ VoIP Router 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 IP-PBXs 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 via IPsec with AES/DES strong encryption and automated keying via Internet Key Exchange (IKE), plus SIP Registrar for presence/reachability.

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 120 voice calls, SmartNode™ VoIP gateways, routers, IADs and Session Border Controllers (SBCs) offer every industry-standard interface, including T1/E1, PRI/BRI, 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 www.patton.com/voip.

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

Patton Electronics Company
7622 Rickenbacker Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20879 USA
Tel: (301) 975-1000
Fax: (301) 869-9293
Email: marketing@patton.com
Web: www.patton.com



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