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ABP Ships Patton SmartNode™ VoIP SBCs, Pre-Configured for SIP-Trunking Providers


Patton and ABP team up to offer ITSPs fast, hassle-free deployment of reliable, revenue-generating SIP-Trunking services built on Patton’s SmartNode™ 5200 Session Border Controller (SBC).

SmartNode™ VoIP... More Than Just Talk™

--Image: SmartNode 5200 ESBR SBC -- DALLAS, TX and GAITHERSBURG, MD: ABP Technology—value-added distributor of IP Telephony and IP Video solutions—is now delivering pre-configured units of the SmartNode™ 5200 Enterprise Session Border Router (ESBR) from Patton—the leader in business and carrier-class VoIP, network access, connectivity, and video surveillance equipment.

Leveraging Patton’s SN5200 ESBR, ABP delivers fully-provisioned, tested, and 100% quality-assured SIP-trunking solutions that help Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs) reduce start-up costs and focus on core revenue-generating activities such as subscriber acquisition.

By pairing state-of-the-art provisioning services with carrier-grade SmartNode Session Border Controller (SBC) equipment, ABP and Patton enable ITSPs to attract new business subscribers and increase profits by delivering survivable, value-added SIP-trunking services.

“Service providers don’t like unpleasant surprises,” said John Wu, VoIP product manager at Patton. “ABP eliminates the hassle factor by applying their expertise in logistics. Then SmartNode SBC quality ensures the SIP-trunking service keeps working forever.”

In the recently announced strategic alliance, ABP ensures timely, hassle-free delivery of ready-to-deploy Patton VoIP equipment throughout the Americas and Caribbean by providing order fulfillment, pre-configuration and provisioning services for SBCs and other VoIP equipment.

"In today’s economy, service providers face enormous competitive pressures," said Chance Caldwell, VP of Strategic Alliances at ABP. "Patton SBCs, like all Patton products, are always competitively priced, offering capabilities that equal or exceed industry alternatives.”

Patton’s SmartNode™ 5200 ESBR is an SBC that lowers overall equipment costs by including an advanced IP router, QoS, VoIP-VPN security, least-cost call routing and IP-link redundancy—with no added licensing or support fees.

“SIP Trunking has entered the mainstream,” Wu added. “The SmartNode™ SBC addresses the inherent interop and security challenges by leveraging Patton’s interop certification program and secure VoIP VPN technology.”

With trained Patton Certified SmartNode Specialists on staff, ABP offers pre and post-sales technical support for assured interoperability with all third-party network elements.

“Patton SBC equipment is manufactured right here in the USA,” Caldwell added. ”That keeps stimulus dollars here, benefitting local service providers and local economies."

The VoIP industry recognizes—and businesses and carriers demand—the US-made quality, maturity, and technical innovation in award-winning SmartNode VoIP equipment.

SmartNode™ recently claimed the 2009 INTERNET TELEPHONY® Excellence Award—the seventh major award in five years.

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

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.

About ABP Technology
ABP Technology is a Dallas, TX based, value-added distributor of IP Telephony and IP Video solutions and services marketed throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. The ABP portfolio includes VoIP phones and IP-PBXs, IP peripherals, IP paging products, gateways, Mobility solutions with WiFi, DECT and Dual mode technology, IP Surveillance Cameras, recognition software, video analytics, engineering consultation services, technical support, IP training, provisioning and configuration and fulfillment services. ABP’s clients include channel partners, specialized VARs, Service Providers, government entities and educational institutions. For more information, please visit

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