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Patton Scores Seven in a Row: SmartNode™ Wins Internet Telephony’s 2011 “Product of the Year”


INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine recognizes Patton’s SmartNode 5400/2GS Enterprise Session Border Router with integrated four-wire G.SHDLS.bis interface for outstanding innovation.

Photo of SN5400 2011 Interent Telephony Product of the Year
GAITHERSBURG, MD and BERN: PATTON (USA) and PATTON-INALP (Switzerland) announced today that the SmartNode 5400 Enterprise Session Border Router Enterprise (ESBR) with integrated 11.38 Mbps four-wire G.SHDLS.bis WAN interface has won the INTERNET TELEPHONY 2011 Product of the Year award, maintaining a seven-year winning streak for the VoIP-equipment brand.

The SN5400/2GS offers service providers and enterprises a one-box CPE solution for faster, lower-cost implementation of SIP-trunking solutions. Patton reduces capital equipment expenses by eliminating the external broadband modem requirement: the SN5400/2GS comes with an integrated high-speed ITU G.991.2 WAN-access port that delivers speeds up to 11.38 Mbps over dual copper twisted pairs.

Protocol Mediation: Swiss-engineered and US-manufactured, Patton’s powerful session border controller icon indicatea video (SBC) delivers secure connectivity between iPBX phone systems and Internet Telephony Service Provider (ITSPs) while providing any-to-any protocol mediation for SIP and H.323 voice—plus G.711 and T.38 FAX.

WAN Optimization: By transcoding all industry-standard voice CODECs, the SN5400 optimizes WAN utilization while ensuring toll-quality voice over the corporate LAN. Such WAN optimization accelerates performance of WAN applications throughout the enterprise, including file downloads, video-conferencing, and cloud-based services.

Proven Interoperability: SmartNode VoIP equipment is deployed and running in carrier and enterprise networks all over the world. The product line is certified for interoperability with...
• Broadsoft, Huawei, Cirpack, and an ever-growing roster of softswitch partners
• Microsoft OCS (Lync coming soon), IBM Lotus Sametime , and many other enterprise communication partners

“SIP Trunking paves the way to unified communications,” said Burton A. Patton, Executive Vice President, “cutting costs and raising worker productivity for enterprises. We are very pleased to accept this prestigious award. It truly affirms the power of SmartNode™ to remove crucial barriers -- security, stability, interoperability, and voice quality — to widespread adoption of SIP trunking.”

TMC’s interview with Burt Patton in the April 2011 issue of InfoTECH Spotlight magazine covers the future of VoIP and unified communications. Patton’s white-paper library offers in-depth coverage of SIP trunking, VoIP-VPN security, and VoIP QoS.

“I am happy to grant Patton our INTERNET TELEPHONY® Product-of-the-Year award,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. Our editors confirm Patton’s SN5400/2GS addresses real needs in the SIP-trunking and unified-communication markets. We congratulate the entire team at Patton for delivering high quality, reliability and innovation while advancing IP communication technologies year after year after year.”

Other recent awards for Patton include: 2010 Internet Telephony Product of the Year, 2010 NGN Leadership (RocketLink™ 3200 EFM G.SHDSL Modem) and 2009 Product of the Year (SmartNode 4400 IpChannelBank).

In related news, Patton’s CopperLink™ 2174 ultra-high-speed Ethernet Extender is now shipping worldwide, fulfilling orders booked from over a dozen countries.

Patton sponsors TMCnet’s VoIP Routers Global Online Community, VoIP Gateways Channel, and Ethernet Extender Channel.

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; CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders; Visuality™ mobile-video surveillance, collection, and intelligence distribution solutions, ForeFront™ multi-service access infrastructure solutions for TDM and IP service delivery (T1/E1, G.SHDSL, xDSL, dial-up); OnSIte™ CPE solutions for last-mile/local-loop access (WAN routers, modems, remote access servers, NTUs, CSU/DSUs); TeleMatch™ G.703/G.704, legacy, and audio/video baluns; EtherBITS™ device servers; EnviroNET™ NEMA4-compliant hardened networking equipment, SerialComm™ network-connectivity solutions (interface converters, short-range modems, multiplexers), and SafeGard™ surge protection and optical isolation products. Incorporated in January 1984, Patton Electronics Company has been doing business since January 1984

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 

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

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 clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, NGN and InfoTECH Spotlight magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event., which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4GWE; Smart Grid Summit; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Summit; Social CRM Expo; SIP Tutorial; VIPeering; Business Video Expo; CVx; Digium|Asterisk World; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more! Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

Also on TMCnet, visit Patton’s VoIP Routers Global Online Community, VoIP Gateways Channel and Ethernet Extender Channel.

For more information about TMC, visit

TMC Contact: 
Jan Pierret
Marketing Manager
203-852-6800, ext. 228 

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