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Patton Ships IPv6-ready SIP-Trunking VoIP Gateways


World-renowned for high quality and “set-it-forget-it” stability, Patton leads the market toward next-generation IPv6 communications, with a new series of SmartNode™ SIP-trunking Media Gateways.

SmartNode™ VoIP... more than just talk!
SmartNode 4990 VoIP IAD
SmartNode 4990 VoIP Integrated Acess Device

GAITHERSBURG, MD and BERN, SWITZERLAND: Patton Electronics (—together with Patton-Inalp Networks—announced today the “futurized” new generation of IPV6-ready SmartNode™ SIP-trunking Media Gateways for enterprises and carrier-providers is now shipping.

New Generation. During 2006, Patton rocked the VoIP market with the SmartNode 4960 PRI VoIP gateway. Now, six years down the road, Patton rocks on. The still family-owned multinational enterprise is now shipping a whole new generation of SIP-trunking VoIP products that enable seamless transition to the next generation of Internet communication: Internet Protocol Version Six (IPv6).

Future Proof. Whether it’s IP-enabling legacy voice gear, or preserving PSTN access for IP-based voice networks, the new series of SmartNode SIP-trunking VoIP media gateways offer SMBs—and the carrier-providers that serve them—a scalable, survivable solution that is protected against obsolescence when IPv6 goes global.

Priced Right. The new generation of PRI-class SmartNode solutions for SIP-trunking applications is lower in cost, yet richer in valuable features. In addition to “future-proof” IPv6-ready hardware, the SmartNode model 4970, 4980 and 4990 product lines offer PSTN lifeline relay for greater voice-and-data survivability and optional SIP transcoding for enhanced interoperability—plus highly-scalable models that are field-upgradeable from 30 to 120 voice channels/calls that offer more flexible growth.

“Growing businesses especially appreciate the new 30 to 120 call units,” said Tyler Delin, Product Manager for Converged-Internet Protocol solutions at Patton. “Countless visitors at all our trade show booths tell us the double investment-protection of IPv6 readiness plus license-based upgradeable call-capacity is a key factor in their selection criteria.”

Building on the three-segment approach launched last year, Patton offers each customer the ideal, best-priced solution for their specific needs. The SN4970 gateway, the SN4980 gateway-router, and SN4990 Integrated Access Device (IAD) are all designed for cost-effective SIP-trunking and unified communications. The 4980 and 4990 offer optional transcoding, which provides any-to-any protocol mediation for SIP and H.323 voice—plus G.711 and T.38 FAX

Wise Choice. Each of the three product lines is aggressively priced so carriers, enterprises, and integrators can select the ideal solution—at the best price—for their specific network infrastructure, business processes, and go-forward communications strategy.

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 iPBXs 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 2048 voice calls, SmartNode™ VoIP gateways, routers, IADs, Session Border Controllers (SBCs) and SmartMedia TDM+VoIP gateways offer every industry-standard interface, including T1/E1, PRI/BRI STM-1/OC3, DS3, , 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-Inalp

Inalp Networks AG was founded in 1998 to design, develop and market advanced Internet Protocol (IP) based multi-service platforms that deliver voice, video and data services over a converged network. Patton Electronics, Co. (Maryland, USA) and Inalp Networks AG (Berne, Switzerland) joined forces in 2002 to manufacture and market the SmartNode™ brand of advanced VoIP products. Patton-Inalp Networks AG is the VoIP competency center and Europe-Middle-East-Africa (EMEA) sales organization for Patton’s business-class network access, connectivity and VoIP equipment. 

About Patton

Patton is all about connections—from inception the company has connected generations in a family-owned-and-operated business. Since incorporating in 1984, Patton has built everything from micro-sized widgets for connecting "this-with-that," to carrier-grade Telecom gear that connects end-customers to service-provider networks. Now headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton markets a catalog of over 1,000 products, with a focus on VoIP and Ethernet extension technologies. Today, Patton equipment is up-and-running in carrier, enterprise and industrial networks all over the world—interconnecting legacy TDM and serial systems with contemporary and next-generation IP-based voice, data, and multi-media networking technologies.

Here at Patton, it is our joy and mission to connect real-world customer challenges with high-quality, right-priced solutions, complemented by unrivaled customer service and technical support. In the field, Patton's global family of locally-present sales, support, and engineering professionals are fully-engaged in connecting our product managers with true local-market requirements. Patton works hard to connect with your world, operating regional offices in strategic locations across the globe, with training and technical-support centers in Switzerland, Hungary, Lebanon, India, Vietnam, and the USA. To better reach our global customers and serve their true needs, Patton works in connection with a growing network of technology, business, and sales-channel partners. Patton… Let's Connect!

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Glendon Flowers

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


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