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Patton Receives Eighth Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award


Sustaining Patton’s eight-year winning streak, the SmartNode™ 4670 VoIP IAD with ADSL Interface has been named INTERNET TELEPHONY 2012 Product of the Year.

SmartNode™ VoIP... more than just talk!
SmartNode 4670 ADSL VoIP IAD - 2012 Internet Telephony PRoduct of the Year
SmartNode™ 4670 VoIP IAD with ADSL Interface
The INTERNET TELEPHONY editorial team chose Patton's SmartNode™ 4670 VoIP IAD with ADSL Interface for delivering the high-quality software, hardware and innovative technology the world has come to expect from Patton.
- Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC

GAITHERSBURG, MD and BERN, SWITZERLAND: Patton Electronics (—together with Patton-Inalp Networks—has earned INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine's 2012 Product of the Year Award for the Swiss designed and US-manufactured SmartNode™ 4670 VoIP IAD with ADSL Interface.

The 2012 product-of-the-year award, announced 14 December, extends the SmartNode brand's winning streak into its eighth year.

A SmartNode product has earned the INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year award every year since 2005. Since market introduction in the year 2000, SmartNode has collected a dozen major industry awards

“Once again, I congratulate the Patton team for their longstanding commitment to advancing IP communication technologies in the global market," stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "For the eighth consecutive year we are pleased to recognize Patton with our Product of the Year Award.

For service providers and enterprises, the SmartNode 4670 lowers hardware costs, simplifies network architecture, and streamlines service deployment. The SN4670 offers flexible interface combinations of ISDN BRI, analog FXS/FXO, and Ethernet/IP—plus integrated ADSL broadband access—in a single device. Session border controller capability includes IP transcoding for up to 8 SIP channels.

"The INTERNET TELEPHONY editorial team chose Patton's SmartNode™ 4670 VoIP IAD with ADSL Interface for delivering the high-quality software, hardware and innovative technology the world has come to expect from Patton,” Tehrani explained. "SmartNode delivers reliable, cost-effective VoIP solutions that address real-world business communications challenges.

SmartNode support for all industry-standard CODECs combined with Patton’s DownStreamQoS™ ensures clear, uninterrupted voice-and-data communication with toll-quality voice on every call.

Ensuring business continuity through IP network failure, the SmartNode Survivability Suite combines PSTN fallback with SIP Registrar and IP-link redundancy.

For demanding ISDN and DECT environments, a high-precision clock—unique to SmartNode--delivers first-line IP telephony service with reliable FAX and modem performance.

Providing any-to-any multi-path switching, the SmartNode Unified Communications Agent™ (UCA) supports 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. 

Offering a smooth transition to VoIP with strong number-portability support, SmartNode gateways can process PSTN calls throughout the ITSP number-porting process.

2012 Product of the Year winners are published in the January/February 2013 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

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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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

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