Patton's DownStreamQoS. Patton introduces DownStreamQoS in SmartWare release 3.10
for SmartNode. The new feature enhances VoIP calls by improving the clarity of incoming voice. When data floods your downstream line,
DownStreamQoS can throttle
incoming data to ensure time-sensitive voice traffic gets through to you promptly. Patton SmartWare for SmartNode now
includes both DownStreamQoS and upstream QoS to deliver consistently clear voice in both directions.
Standard Upstream QoS. Though not all vendors offer it, SmartNode has always included upstream QoS as a standard
feature. Upstream QoS improves voice quality for the other side of your VoIP call by transmitting your voice traffic at a
higher priority than data. Applying upstream QoS at both ends of the call improves voice quality for both users. Yet upstream QoS still leaves you vulnerable
to downstream data surges. During large file downloads you may hear voice quality degrade.
More Control. Some Internet providers may
offer services similar to DownStreamQoSat a price.