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Patton and BroadSoft Deliver Interoperability to Carriers


Patton's SmartNode family of voice-over-IP IADs has been certified for interoperability with BroadSoft.

GAITHERSBURG, MD: Patton Electronics—the leader in network-access, connectivity, and VoIP solutions announced today the successful completion of interoperability tests between BroadSoft® BroadWorks® and its SmartNode™ family of Voice-Over-IP IADs and Routers.

Patton Electronics Company, together with Patton-Inalp Networks AG, previously certified the BroadSoft product in its own Interoperability Program. Today, Patton has completed BroadSoft's interoperability validation program.

Patton utilized the independent labs of tekVizion to perform the test regimen required to obtain BroadSoft Interoperability status for the SmartNode™ products. tekVizion Labs is a one-of-a-kind interoperability certification lab which integrates leading vendor's products to help Service Providers deliver IP-based integrated services.

"Patton's Strategy is to ensure interoperability of our VoIP products with industry leading application solutions" said Marco Liechti, Product Line Manager VoIP at Patton Electronics. "We now ensure our Carrier customers using BroadWorks® an even tighter integration with the application layer."

Service Providers get the benefit of a smooth migration from legacy telephony to the latest in VoIP services through interoperability between these two leading solutions. Using the SIP protocol, SmartNodes™ connect existing infrastructure in residential and enterprise premises to the advanced features and services of BroadWorks®. The wide variety of signaling connectivity make a SmartNode™ fit any installation from a few analog or ISDN BRI lines up to several E1/T1 PRI lines.

"BroadSoft has developed one of the best Next Generation Carrier Class Telephony platforms" said Robert R. Patton, President of Patton. "We are delighted to be partners and neighbors with a great company like BroadSoft."

Patton and BroadSoft are both located in the same Montgomery County Technology Corridor in Gaithersburg Maryland, the home of many leading IT and Telecom Industry giants.

About SmartNode™ VoIP Solutions

SmartNode VoIP...more than just talk
The SmartNode™ family of converged solutions offers VoIP gateways and IADs scaling from 2 to 120 analog or digital voice ports for carriers and enterprises. The SmartNode™ product line covers the complete range of industry-standard interfaces, including T1, E1, PRI, BRI, FXS, FXO, Ethernet, V.35, X.21 and more. Supporting SIP, H.323, T.38 Fax Relay, fax-bypass and modem-bypass, SmartNode™ provides comprehensive security features including IPSec and voice encryption. All SmartNode™ models include standard upstream Quality of Service (QoS) combined with Patton's advanced DownStreamQoS™ to ensure clear, uninterrupted voice over best-effort bearer networks.

About tekVizion

tekVizion ( has set the new standard for systems integration in the telecommunications industry. tekVizion's services include consulting, custom applications, integration and support, and testing through tekVizion Labs™ -- the first interoperability certification lab of its kind. tekVizion Labs offers a full suite of testing services including interoperability, solution, conformance, product compliance/ assessments and outsourced testing. tekVizion helps service providers achieve a smooth transition to packet-voice networks, speeding delivery of integrated services. tekVizion leverages its real-world, multi-vendor integration and test experience and proven processes to provide leading vendors, carriers, and enhanced service providers with solutions that meld legacy and next-generation resources. tekVizion's headquarters, which includes its state-of-the-art test lab and Executive Briefing Center, is within the Telecom Corridor® in Richardson, Texas.

About BroadSoft

BroadSoft's VoIP application software is revolutionizing the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its flagship BroadWorks® technology empowers wireless and wireline carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that increase revenue, enhance competitive differentiation and elevate customer satisfaction. BroadSoft's family of carrier-class software products delivers the scale; open architecture and reliability that the world's leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical enterprise and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft's customer base of 150 network operators, including BellSouth, Korea Telecom, Singtel, TDC, Telefónica de España, Telstra, Verizon and XO Communications leads the industry with more than 1,750,000 lines deployed.

About Patton

Patton is a multi-national manufacturer of voice and data communications equipment for carrier, enterprise and industrial networks. Patton markets a catalog of more than 500 products including SmartNode™ VoIP solutions that support SIP, H.323, and MGCP for analog and ISDN telephony; ForeFront™ solutions for TDM and IP service delivery and IPLink™ CPE solutions; CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders; EtherBITS™ device servers; and a full range of network-connectivity products.

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


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