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Patton Acquires Tone Commander


The Tone Commander acquisition underscores Patton’s commitment to US manufacturing while broadening its existing product portfolio for high-security communications

Tone Commander - a division of Patton, LLC

"We are excited to bring Tone Commander into the Patton family.

Bobby Patton
President and CEO
Patton, LLC

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GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND: Patton—trailblazer in VoIP and mission-critical communication solutions—is pleased to announce its acquisition of Tone Commander, a renowned provider of secure telephony solutions for the defense and intelligence market.

Patton has acquired a 100% shareholding in the company and is working to integrate Tone Commander into its overall operations.

Perfect Fit. “It’s a perfect fit” said Greg Forrest, CEO of Tone Commander. “Combining Tone Commander’s expertise in defense and intelligence communications with Patton’s technology capabilities in product development provides benefits to all stakeholders.”

Stragtegic. This strategic move is a landmark event for both companies—offering new value to clients seeking secure, reliable, and available communication solutions. Tone Commander solutions boast long product lifecycles ideally suited to industrial and government use cases. 

Established. Tone Commander was established in 1972. The company originally manufactured telecom components for the Bell System—and for RBOCs following the breakup (divestiture) of the Bell System.

Famous. In the 1990’s, Tone Commander became famous in the public sector for its Centrex Attendant Consoles In the 2000’s the company was the premier manufacturer of ISDN phones in the USA, serving both service provider and government segments.

Today. Now, Tone Commander products are a staple for defense and intelligence requirements. Tone Commander’s SIP Phone products are listed on the APL, having both JITC and TSG-6 certifications for use in secure facilities.

Family. "We are excited to bring Tone Commander into the Patton family," said Bobby Patton, CEO of Patton. "This acquisition is a strategic step that provides our clients an expanded suite of products, technology, and services. 

Made in the USA. The Tone Commander acquisition underscores Patton’s commitment to US Manufacturing while broadening its existing product portfolio. The deal reinforces Patton’s position in the telecommunications market while supporting the US Government with specialized, customized communication products.

Synergy. Patton and Tone Commander create a powerful synergy: leveraging their respective expertise, resources, and technology, the combined capabilities of the two companies offer a broadened suite of products and solutions for government and industry. Solutions range from secure VoIP products to customized communication solutions based on the combined intellectual property.

Seamless. Patton is committed to a seamless transition experience for existing Tone Commander customers. Visit Tone Commander Phones for product details and to place an order from Patton (or a Patton certified channel partner).

Related News. Last Month, Patton announced the new CL2380R ruggedized network extender that integrates 2 fiber connections with six local and two long-range Ethernet interfaces all in one device.

About Tone Commander

Tone Commander has a rich history of designing and manufacturing highly secure, military-grade VoIP and TSG-6 endpoints for the DoD branches and Civilian Government Agencies. We partner with the top prime and sub-prime contractors who serve the Federal markets by deploying our secure endpoints globally. Tone Commander offers the only non-proprietary Assured Services SIP End Instruments with the Department of Defense JITC Unified Capabilities certification. Unlike proprietary solutions, Tone Commander’s standards-based AS-SIP phones can be deployed on any JITC-approved platform. To date, Tone Commander has deployed over 100,000 phones in Federal Government military and civilian facilities worldwide.

About Patton

Patton designs and manufactures high-quality communications equipment including networking, telecom, ProAV, and IoT products—all made in the USA. Incorporated in 1984 and headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, Patton provides right-priced products and services for carrier, enterprise, government, and industrial markets.

Patton’s advanced technologies help organizations preserve investments in legacy systems while facilitating the transition to ALL-IP—and the convergence of all communication modalities. Patton's electronics contract manufacturing services (ECMS) and special projects group (SPG) offer customized contract engineering, hardware and software design, electro-mechanical assembly and manufacturing.

Leveraging virtualization, SDN, SD-WAN, and NFV, Patton Cloud provides touchless provisioning and edge-orchestration services. With decades of technology expertise in unified communications, network access & connectivity, industrial networking, and software & cloud, Patton’s world-class support team stands ready to help get you connected and running for years to come.

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