Patton-Inalp Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY® Magazine’s “Product of the Year” Award for 2005
1.16.2006


SmartNode™ 4630 BRI VoIP Gateway Honored for Outstanding Innovation.

Berne Switzerland: Patton-Inalp Networks—creator of the SmartNode™ brand of industry-leading VoIP technology solutions—announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®)’s INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine (www.itmag.com) has named the SmartNode™ 4630 Series of ISDN BRI VoIP gateway as a recipient of a 2005 Product of the Year Award. INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the VoIP Authority Since 1998™.

“We are truly pleased to accept this high honor,” said Ramon Felder, President of Patton-Inalp Networks. “This prestigious award recognizes the rich functionality and innovative technology embedded in SmartNode™ solutions from Patton and Patton-Inalp Networks. Today’s carriers and subscribers in the world’s ISDN-centric markets are reaping the benefits of our highly-focused efforts over the last eight years.”

The SmartNode 4630 series is the newest BRI VoIP gateway in the SmartNode™ family of VoIP solutions. Featuring 2 or 4 basic-rate Euro-ISDN interfaces plus an additional fallback port, the ISDN VoIP Gateway provides 2 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports plus an ADSL or G.SHDSL port for connection to the WAN. The product’s unique price/performance ratio and superb voice quality enable ISPs and service providers to offer highly-competitive, converged VoIP and broadband-data services to SME customers. Generally available since December 2005, the SN4630 is shipping in volumes.

The SmartNode™ family of converged voice, data, and multicast-video solutions offers carriers, enterprises, and consumers a complete range of multi-service VoIP gateways and routers for analog or digital voice that scale from 2 to 120 calls. 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.

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

The Product of the Year Award winners for 2005 will be highlighted in the January and February 2006 issues of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.


About Patton-Inalp
Inalp Networks was founded in 1998 to design, develop and market advanced Internet Protocol (IP) based multi-service platforms that allow the combined offering of voice, video and data services over the same networks. Patton Electronics, Co. (Maryland, USA) and Inalp Networks AG (Berne, Switzerland) joined forces 2002 to produce and market the SmartNode™ brand of advanced VoIP products. Patton-Inalp Networks AG is a VoIP competency center and Europe-Middle-East-Africa (EMEA) sales organization for the Patton brand of products.

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 TMCnet.com, 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. TMCnet.com publishes more than 14 online newsletters. Visit www.tmcnet.com for details.

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