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Patton SmartNode™ Claims Seventh Major Award in Five Years—the 2009 INTERNET TELEPHONY® Excellence Award
11.2.2009


SmartNode™ 4638 honored for delivering exceptional IP communications solutions. 

SmartNode™ VoIP... more than just talk 

--Image: SN4638 2009 award --GAITHERSBURG, MD: Patton—the leader in business and carrier-class VoIP, network access, connectivity, and video surveillance equipment—announced today the SmartNode™ 4638 Multiport BRI So Gateway Router won the 2009 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award, from TMC’s INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

Today’s announcement marks the seventh major award SmartNode has claimed in five years.

Featuring the SmartNode™ 4638 as customer premise equipment (CPE), Patton’s award-winning solution  icon indicates Adobe PDF file enabled Cablecom—Switzerland’s largest triple-play and cable-network service provider—to increase their subscriber base by offering a new business-class VoIP-and-data service for small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

We are truly honored to accept this prestigious award,” said Bobby Patton, President. “It highlights our long-standing track record.”

As attested by Patton’s numerous RealityCheck® success story publications, the mature yet innovative SmartNode VoIP technology enables the VoIP business case for countless carrier-providers.

 “As a business service provider, we require innovative technology with the highest level of reliability,” said Sascha Jooss, Cablecom’s Voice Product Manager. “SmartNode hits both targets.”

Since CPE is the primary cost factor when rolling out a VoIP service, the CPE price-performance equation can make or break an entire business case.

Cablecom selected the SmartNode 4638 for outstanding price-performance with long-term stability and field-proven interoperability in a single compact, standalone unit.

By combining classic ISDN interfaces and protocols with state-of-the-art and emerging VoIP technologies, SmartNode provides Cablecom’s business customers with full investment protection for existing ISDN telephony systems with the economic and technical advantages of next-generation IP-based communications.

“We are very pleased to present our 2009 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award to Patton for providing advanced IP communications solutions,” said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director of INTERNET TELEPHONY.

“Year after year, SmartNode makes valuable contributions to IP communications, delivering great VoIP solutions to clients worldwide,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.”

Prior SmartNode™ awards include 2008 Product of the Year (SmartNode™ 4961 High Precision Multi-PRI VoIP IAD), 2007 Product of the Year (SmartNode S-DTA), 2007 Excellence Award (SmartNode™ 4562 Voice-VPN Router), 2006 Product of the Year (SmartNode™ 4960 PRI VoIP IAD), and 2005 Product of the Year (SmartNode™ 4630 BRI Gateway).

The 2009 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award winners are published in the October 2009 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, www.itmag.com.

For a high-resolution image of the SmartNode 4638, go to Patton's media resources page and click on VoIP.


About SmartNode™ VoIP Solutions
SmartNode™ 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. 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/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, and IADs 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™, go to www.patton.com/voip.


About Patton
Patton is a multi-national organization that designs, develops, and manufactures electronic communications equipment for network access, connectivity, voice-over-IP, video surveillance and triple play. Deployed throughout the world in carrier, enterprise, and industrial networks, most Patton products are manufactured in the USA. Patton is ISO 9001 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.

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

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About INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine
INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the VoIP Authority since 1998™. Since the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has a circulation of 225,000 including passalong readers. For more information please visit www.itmag.com.


About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes Customer Inter@ction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and IMS Magazine. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Ranked in the top 5,200 most visited Web sites in the world by alexa.com*, TMCnet serves three million unique visitors each month. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, and Call Center 2.0 Conference and Green Technology World Conference. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com. (*alexa.com is an amazon.com company that ranks Web sites by their traffic levels. Neither alexa.com nor amazon.com is affiliated with TMCnet.) For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

Patton Contact:
Chris Christner
301 975 1000, ext. 109
chris@patton.com 

TMC Contact: 
Jan Pierret
203-852-6800, ext. 228
jpierret@tmcnet.com

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