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Patton Partners with Target, Migrates US Carriers to IP


By providing SmartNode VoIP gateways and E-SBCs, Target makes it easy for US telecom operators to transition to all-IP telephony.

Tim Rogers, Telecom Division Manager at Target.

“We are proud to represent Patton in the US telecom marketplace. SmartNode is the ideal customer premise solution for carriers that want to ease their business customers into SIP trunking and IP communications.”

Tim Rogers
Datacom Division Manager
Target Distributing
GERMANTOWN, MARYLAND: Patton Electronics—US-manufacturer of award-winning SmartNode™ VoIP solutions, CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders, and BODI rS™ High Availability Fixed & Mobile Internet Routers—has appointed Target Distributing as a Certified Channel Partner the two companies announced today

The new partnership will make it easy for telecom operators in the United States to transition to all-IP telephony services by providing Patton’s SmartNode VoIP gateways and enterprise session border controllers (E-SBCs) to US carriers and service providers.

“We are proud to represent Patton in the US telecom marketplace,” said Tim Rogers, Datacom Division Manager at Target. “SmartNode VoIP equipment is the ideal customer premise solution for carriers that want to ease their business customers into SIP trunking and IP communications. Patton gateways interoperate seamlessly with every telephony manufacturer in the business. The stability of SmartNode is world-renowned.”

Patton’s VoIP devices are designed to IP-enable legacy phone equipment so phone companies can update and consolidate their networks while delivering SIP-based services to business customers who want to keep their existing phone systems.

“Patton is pleased to join forces with a distributor that has developed such strong business relationships in the Telecom industry,” said Sean Gerrity, US Sales Director at Patton. “Target has a time-tested reputation among US carriers and service providers. Their network of reseller and installer partners is trusted and well-known.”

Patton’s US-manufactured SmartNode VoIP devices are widely deployed throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, where they are highly-reputed for quality and reliability. Yet, ironically, as a mid-sized American company, Patton has sometimes been overlooked by large US phone companies, which favor well-known, trusted distributors… like Target.

Later this month at IdeaCom—the members-only conference for the telecom value-added reseller community—Target and Patton will showcase several key SmartNode solutions that IP-enable legacy voice systems for SIP trunks. The two companies will be located in booth 33.

South-Carolina-based service provider, Intermedia, which recently certified SmartNode VoIP gateways for interoperability with its “Office in the Cloud” SIP trunking service, will be a featured exhibitor at IdeaCom.

Last month Patton announced the Polish carrier and datacenter operator ATM has deployed SmartNode SS7 gateways to deliver new carrier-class business voice services.

Media Contacts:

Daniel Cohen
+1 800 873 5528

Glendon Flowers
+1 301 975 1000 


About Target

Target Distributing is a national distributor of convergence technologies such as commercial telecommunications products, voice-over-IP solutions, datacom products, security systems, and professional audio/video products. In business since 1975, Target is committed to providing the broadest product selection, competitive pricing, high in-stock levels, rapid delivery, outstanding technical support and the most in-depth sales training in the industry.

Target Distributing was founded in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. in 1975 to provide a wholesale source for the products interconnects, installers and value-added resellers need. As word spread about the depth of Target’s product selection, quality of customer service and low wholesale pricing, the company began to grow by leaps and bounds, becoming one of the nation’s largest converged-products distributors today.

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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