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Patton's SmartNode™ 4960 VoIP IAD Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY® Magazine's Product of the Year Award


SmartNode & SmartLink™ VoIP... more than just talk

GAITHERSBURG, MD: Patton Electronics—the leader in network-access, connectivity, and VoIP solutions—announced today that its SmartNode 4960 PRI VoIP IAD has been honored with INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine's 2006 Product of the Year award.

"Each year INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine bestows its Product of the Year awards on companies that have demonstrated excellence in technological advancement and application refinements," said Rich Tehrani, Group Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of INTERNET TELEPHONY. "Patton has demonstrated to the editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY that its products and services are committed to quality and innovation while addressing the real needs in the marketplace."

"We are extremely pleased to receive this award," said Scott Whittle, VP of Product Management. "Integrated, Interoperable, and transparent voice is a major focus among service providers and enterprise users of VoIP. This award recognizes all our efforts to deliver a leading edge voice platform with a technically and commercially compelling solution.

Built on the industry’s most interoperable VoIP platform, the SN4960 is the first major-brand PRI VoIP IAD to offer dual gig-Ethernet ports and hardware-accelerated voice encryption. A single-span, 30-call unit lists for just $2,995 — less than half the list price for a comparable AudioCodes or Cisco VoIP CPE.

Providing one to four T1/E1 PRI ports and 15 to 120 VoIP calls the SmartNode 4960 makes deep cuts in cost-per-subscriber for carriers rolling out VoIP business-trunking and corporate VoIP services. Patton's high-performance, low-cost CPE now makes those business models viable and profitable.

"We are proud of the SN4960 but our efforts don’t stop there," said Marco Liechti, Patton’s VoIP Product Manager. "When you combine hard work with the best engineers and technology, you keep innovating. We will soon ship these units with integrated xDSL interfaces for true single-box voice, data, and triple-play networking. Now that's exciting."

The SN4960 addresses real-world requirements in the demanding ISDN market, supporting business-class voice quality, and reliable T.38 fax transmission, transparent ISDN data over VoIP, and ISDN network synchronization and fallback. The new SmartNode is backed by Patton-Inalp's eight-plus years of experience in digital-gateway design, and a strong track record of live deployments in ISDN carrier networks—including one of Europe's earliest first-line VoIP services.

The Product of the Year Award winners for 2007 will be highlighted in the January and February 2007 issues of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

For hi-resolution images of the SmartNode 4960, go to Patton’s media resources page and click on VoIP.

About TMC®

Celebrating more than 30 years as a leading publisher, Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®) publishes Customer Inter@ction Solutions® and INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazines, Web portal, and the online publications SIP™, Speech-World™, VoIP Developer™, WiFI Telephony™, WiMAX™, Alternative Power™ and BiometriTech™. TMC® is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC® Labs. TMC® produces INTERNET TELEPHONY® Conference & EXPO, VoIP Developer Conference™ and Global Call Center Outsourcing Summit™. TMC offers live and online certification programs through TMC University. publishes more than 14 online newsletters. Visit for details.

About Patton
Patton is a multi-national organization that manufactures voice and data-communications equipment for carrier, enterprise, and industrial networks worldwide. Incorporated in 1984, Patton markets a catalog of over 1000 products including SmartNode™ VoIP solutions that support SIP, H.323, and MGCP for analog and ISDN telephony; ForeFront™ multi-service access infrastructure solutions for TDM and IP service delivery (T1/E1, G.SHDSL, xDSL, dial-up); IPLink™ CPE solutions for last-mile/local-loop access (WAN routers, modems, remote access servers, NTUs, CSU/DSUs); CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders; EtherBITS™ device servers; EnviroNET™ NEMA4-compliant hardened networking equipment, and a full range of network-connectivity Micro-Products (interface converters, short-range modems, multiplexers, surge protectors).

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Gaithersburg, MD 20879 USA
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