Sustaining Patton’s Five-Year Winning Streak, SmartNode Session Border Controller Wins Ninth VoIP Award

SmartNode 5200 Enterprise Session Border Router (ESBR) Awarded Unified Communications Product of the Year for Exceptional Innovation

SmartNode™ VoIP... more than just talk

--Image: SN5200 ESBR -- GAITHERSBURG, MD: Patton—the leader in business and carrier-class VoIP, network access, connectivity, and video surveillance equipment—announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation’s (TMC) Unified Communications magazine has named the SmartNode™ 5200 Enterprise Session Border Router (ESBR) Product of the Year for 2009.

The ESBR resolves the security and interoperability issues businesses face when implementing SIP trunking. Patton’s enhanced session border controller (SBC) provides any-to-any SIP and H.323 protocol mediation for secure connectivity between IP-PBX systems and Internet Telephony Service Provider (ITSPs).

“SIP Trunking has entered the mainstream,” said John Wu, Paton’s VoIP product manager, “making cost-effective, feature-rich VoIP services a reality. Yet interop issues and security holes can be vital concerns. Built on Patton’s interop certification program and secure VoIP VPN technology, SmartNode™ addresses both challenges. What sets the ESBR apart is the absence of hidden costs.”

Infonetics predicts 89 percent revenue growth for SIP trunking services by 2013. Yet SIP implementations vary among vendors, often disabling the VoIP system. Protocol mediation in the SN5200 ensures operability among all SIP “flavors” for fast, easy SIP trunking setup.

Most vendors tack on per-feature licensing fees and support charges. Patton includes all SBC features and functions—along with free tech support—in the base price.

Patton’s high-end SBC lowers overall equipment costs by including an advanced IP router, QoS, VoIP-VPN security, least-cost call routing and IP-link redundancy—without added licensing or support fees.

A built-in virtual firewall combines ACLs with policy-based routing, offering an ideal security solution for enterprises up to 50 people.

For 50-250 worker operations, the SN5200 delivers secure VoIP communications by processing forwarded SIP signaling to “SIP-enable” a company’s firewall.

“It is an honor to grant our 2009 Product of the Year award to Patton’s SmartNode 5200,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. Patton has proven dedication to quality and excellence and addresses real needs for businesses today. We look forward to many more advanced technology solutions from Patton.”

Swiss-engineered and manufactured in the USA, businesses and carriers value the quality, maturity, and technical innovation in award-winning SmartNode VoIP equipment.

Patton’s white paper library offers in-depth coverage of SIP trunking, VoIP-VPN security, and VoIP QoS.

Product of the Year Award winners are published in the March/April 2010 issue of Unified Communications magazine,

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About Unified Communications magazine
Launched in July 2007, Unified Communications magazine is devoted to educating enterprise decision makers on why and how they need to deploy unified communications (UC) solutions. Every issue of Unified Communications magazine features a comprehensive news section; case studies of successful deployments and lessons learned; interviews with leading hardware and software companies; and an 'industry' section, featuring analysis of important mergers and acquisition, partnerships and a Wall Street perspective on the unified communications market. Unified Communications has a readership of 100,000. For more information, please visit

About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast's Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation’s top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO (ITEXPO); 4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners).

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203-852-6800, ext. 228

About Patton
Patton is a multi-national organization that designs, develops, and manufactures electronic communications equipment for network access, connectivity, voice-over-IP, triple play and video surveillance. Deployed throughout the world in carrier, enterprise, and industrial networks, most Patton products are manufactured in the USA. Patton is ISO 9001:2008 certified and markets a catalog of over 1000 products including SmartNode™ VoIP solutions (SIP and H.323) for analog and ISDN telephony; Visuality™ mobile-video surveillance, collection, and intelligence distribution solution, 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). Incorporated in 1984, Patton Electronics marked their 25th anniversary of operation on 1 January 2009.

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