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PATTON Receives Ninth INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award at ITEXPO

SmartNode Open Gateway Appliance (SNOGA) Recognized for First-in-Class Industry Innovation.

SmartNode™… More than just talk!
Burt Patton, EVP, Patton Electronics Co.

“Our open gateway product creates new partnering opportunities for industry peers who are focused on creating customized software applications for IP telephony.”

Burton A. Patton
Executive Vice President
Patton Electronics Co.

2015 Internet Telephony Product of the Year

MIAMI: This week at ITEXPO East Patton ( announced TMC’s INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has named the SmartNode Open Gateway Appliance (SNOGA) Product of the Year for 2015.

For good reason: Patton’s new open gateway platform enables telecom software companies and product developers to build right-sized, purpose-built enterprise-communication products and solutions directly on Patton’s famous SmartNode VoIP Gateways.

Now, anyone in the Industry can partner with Patton to realize unified-communications (UC) or business phone systems for the specialized needs of small-to-medium businesses (SMBs).

Because SmartNode offers all the traditional TDM interfaces—including analog FXS and FXO, ISDN BRI and PRI, T1 and E1—the SNOGA is an ideal platform for IP-based solutions that integrate legacy devices (PBX, phones, fax), TDM trunks, or SIP-trunks with PSTN fallback and survivability.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a market force with our ninth Internet Telephony product of the year award,” said Burton A. Patton, Executive Vice President of Patton.

As the first in the IP-telephony industry to create such a product, Patton is currently offering free SNOGA demo units for proof-of-concept testing to qualifying partners.

Mr. Patton continued, “Our open gateway product creates new partnering opportunities for industry peers who are focused on creating customized software applications for IP telephony.”

Supporting 2 to 128 concurrent SIP to TDM voice or fax calls, the SNOGA hardware platform can host such network-appliance applications as on-premise UC, IP-PBX, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), call recording, call-accounting, enterprise session border controller (E-SBC), vertical-market adaptations of Asterisk, and more.

“The SNOGA is the ideal platform for rapid creation of standard business-communications products that are compact, integrated and affordable,” Mr. Patton added.

The SNOGA can support systems based on any operating system, including Linux and Windows.

“It gives me great pleasure to recognize Patton with a 2015 Product of the Year Award for its latest innovation,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. 

“Our distinguished judges rank Patton’s Open Gateway Appliance among the best communications-technology solutions in the market today. We expect continued innovation from Patton,” Tehrani said. “It’s the ninth time Patton earned this award.”

2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year winners are featured in the 2015 January/February issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. 

The SNOGA—like all Patton products—comes with Patton’s Gold-Standard Free Support at no additional charge. Patton’s Platinum-Plus Premium 24/7 Support is also available.

Media Contact:

Glendon Flowers
Patton Electronics
+1 301 975 1000 


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/reach-ability. 

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 touch-less 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

Patton is all about connections. 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. Incorporated 1984, Patton has built everything from micro-sized widgets that connect "this-with-that," to carrier-grade Telecom gear that connects subscribers to service-providers. Patton's specialty is interconnecting legacy TDM and serial systems with new-generation IP-based voice, data, and multi-media technologies.

Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton equipment—including VoIP, Ethernet extension, and wireless router technologies—is up-and-running in carrier, enterprise and industrial networks worldwide. Patton works in connection with a growing network of technology, business, and sales-channel partners. To connect with local-market requirements, Patton operates training and support centers in Switzerland, Hungary, Lebanon, India and the USA.

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