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SmartNode™ Scores Eighth VoIP Award in Patton's Five-Year Winning Streak


Internet Telephony® Magazine honors Patton’s SmartNode™ 4400 IpChannelBank™ multi-FXS VoIP gateway with 2009 Product of the Year Award

SmartNode™ VoIP... more than just talk

--Image: SN4400 IpChannelBank -- GAITHERSBURG, MD: Patton—the leader in business and carrier-class VoIP, network access, connectivity, and video surveillance equipment—announced today the SmartNode™ 4400 IpChannelBank™ won “2009 Product of the Year” from TMC’s INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine.

Converting up to 32 traditional analog phone or fax calls to Voice-over-IP, Patton’s low-cost IpChannelBank reduces overall CPE cost by eliminating multiple devices on the customer premise. The SN4400 combines VoIP gateway, WAN access, and advanced routing functions with full QoS management and Patton’s unique DownstreamQoS™ in a standalone form factor.

“INTERNET TELEPHONY is proud to present Patton’s SmartNode™ 4400 IpChannelBank™ with the 2009 Product of the Year Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "Patton has a longstanding track record of innovation with proven quality and excellence that addresses real needs in the marketplace. We expect to see a continuous stream of innovative technology solutions from Patton.”

Made in the USA at Patton’s Gaithersburg, Maryland facility, SmartNode™ equipment blends high-precision Swiss engineering with high-quality American manufacturing.

Prior SmartNode™ awards include 2009 Excellence Award (SmartNode™ 4638), 2008 Product of the Year (SmartNode™ 4961 High Precision Multi-PRI VoIP IAD), 2007 Unified Communications Product of the Year (SmartNode™ 4650), 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).

In addition to such formal awards, SmartNode is amassing community-based credentials. According to a survey on, Windows phone system administrators recently voted SmartNode the “most recommended” SIP PSTN gateway by a substantial margin.

Watch for Patton’s soon-to-be-released SN5400 Session Border Controller (SBC), featuring a voice transcoder that converts low-bandwidth ITSP CODECs to high-bandwidth CODECs within the enterprise LAN.

Also in the works is a VoIP CPE with an integrated EFM interface that bonds multiple copper pairs into a single high-speed, long-reach broadband access link.

SmartNode products will showcase during ABP’s IPSizzles conference including hands-on training workshops for registered resellers. The tour begins in Santo Domingo (5 May), then covers eight US cities before reaching Santiago and Lima (16 September). Register here…

About SmartNode™ VoIP 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 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, 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

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.

For more information or a free catalog, contact

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Tel: (301) 975-1000
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INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with 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 reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit

About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast's Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation’s top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO (ITEXPO); 4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners).

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TMC Contact:
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203-852-6800, ext. 228


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