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Now Shipping—Patton’s EFM Equipment for Carriers and Enterprises

GAITHERSBURG, MD: Patton—the leader in business and carrier-class VoIP, network access, connectivity, and video surveillance equipment—is now shipping the RocketLink™ Model 3202 G.SHDSL Ethernet-in-the-First-Mile (EFM) modem for carriers, service providers and enterprises.

Since Patton began taking orders in September, numerous service providers have been installing the RocketLink™ EFM CPE on customer premises in order to quickly and cost-effectively roll out profitable broadband Ethernet services to businesses, governments, schools and other organizations.

“Inquiries are coming from all sorts of customers,” said Johnnie Grant, EFM product manager at Patton, “from clean transmission environments--like business LAN extension--to noisy railway car applications.” 

During the past two months, the Maryland-based manufacturer has seen a steady and growing interest in the product.

“It preserves capital investment,” Grant adds. “With Patton’s EFM modem, operators can use the infrastructure they already have to deliver new, revenue-generating services.” 

By leveraging pre-installed bundles of twisted-pair cable to deliver first-mile broadband network access, Patton’s EFM Network Termination Unit (NTU) eliminates the trouble and expense of installing fiber-optic cable.

“Service providers like the 3202,” Grant explains, “because they can offer premium high-speed symmetrical data services to customers they couldn’t reach with older G.SHDSL equipment.” 

Using Ethernet-over-SHDSL (EoSHDSL), the RocketLink™ 3202 extends connections up to 1.6 miles/2.6km at symmetrical nx64 rates up to 22.8 Mbps. The device employs EFM bonding to combine up to four copper pairs (eight wires) into a single communications channel.

“Today’s carriers are eager to connect business customers to their metro networks,” Grant observes, “and EFM is the key standard that makes this migration easier. ADSL2 is an inexpensive long-reach technology, but it’s asymmetrical. VDSL2 is blazing fast but has very limited distances, especially in symmetrical configurations."

Patton’s model 3202 G.SHDSL.bis EFM (also known as 2Base-TL) CPE is compliant with ITU-T G.991.2 and IEEE 802.3ah and offers the reliability of Ethernet connectivity with unmatched rate and reach.

Grant continues, “Patton’s G.SHSDL EFM is the ideal gap filler. It enables carriers to expand their service offerings. EFM enables standardization and Ethernet penetration into the access networks. Eventually EFM will eliminate non-native transport methods such as Ethernet over ATM.” 

With an on-board four-port fast-Ethernet switch with QoS, CoS and VLAN (802.1q), the RocketLink™ 3202 supports four levels of traffic priorities, flow control and rate control.

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

Patton Electronics Company
7622 Rickenbacker Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20879 USA
Tel: (301) 975-1000
Fax: (301) 869-9293




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