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Cloud-Smart VoIP Appliance Clears Obstacles to ALL-IP

This eSBC from Patton is a new thing. It delivers converged voice-data security, network survivability, and service-quality analytics—plus a built-in VoIP Gateway with 2-8 telephony ports.

SmartNode™ VoIP... more than just talk!

  Burton A. Patton, Executive Vice President  

“Dumb ATAs are going obsolete. Companies that want to connect existing voice and fax devices need a much smarter CPE.”
 Burton A. Patton
Executive Vice President,
PATTON Electronics 
GAITHERSBURG, MD, USA: Patton Electronics—US manufacturer of UC, cloud, and IoT enabling solutions for carrier, enterprise and industrial networks—is now shipping a new line of cost-effective, high-performance SmartNode enterprise session border controllers (eSBC) that offer optional two to eight built-in analog telephony interfaces. 

Patton’s eSBC is a new thing. This new VoIP CPE series is designed for small-offices that need to integrate POTS trunks or legacy FXS end points into ALL-IP and cloud-based communication systems, including on-premise and hosted unified communications (UC).

“Dumb analog telephony adapters—known as ATAs—are going obsolete,” said Burton A. Patton, EVP. “Companies that want to connect existing voice and fax devices need a much smarter CPE.”

Most eSBCs are designed to support SIP-to-SIP communication only—with little or no consideration given to legacy device connectivity, network survivability, security or QoS. TDM-to-IP telephony is typically handled by an ATA. That approach means your small office is going to need at least two devices—in some cases five!—to implement an All-IP migration.

These products are much smarter. 

They deliver secure, converged voice and data with up to 8 integrated FXS ports. The devices also include a stateful firewall with secure TLS/SRTP encryption for signaling and voice—plus configurable mechanisms for preventing toll fraud and denial of service (DoS) attacks.

With a full suite of failover and load-balancing mechanisms for TDM and LTE survivability, the units ensure business continuity. 

If that weren’t enough, an embedded PacketSmart probe provides such QoS/QoE performance metrics as Packet Loss, Jitter, MoS and more.

Even better news: a standard SmartNode 4141 VoIP gateway can be transformed into a rich-featured multi-functional eSBC appliance by easy activation of license keys.

A carrier-grade dual image feature—rarely found in low-port-count CPE—offers fallback/recovery capability for system-wide software upgrades. Patton offers the feature to service providers at no additional charge.

Last month Patton announced the new water-proof IP67-compliant CopperLink 1101 PoE Extender kits with outdoor enclosures that can extend 10/100 Ethernet and up to 15 Watts of 802.3af (or legacy) PoE up to 3,300 feet (915 meters). 

Media contact: Glendon Flowers | +1 301 975 1000 |


About SmartNode™ VoIP Solutions

Award-winning SmartNode™ equipment delivers state-of-the art VoIP technology that integrates seamlessly with existing analog POTS and digital ISDN infrastructures. Proven interoperability with all major brands of softswitches and iPBXs makes it easy for carriers and enterprises to deploy future-proof VoIP systems quickly and profitably today. Tens of thousands of SmartNode™ products are up and running in enterprise networks and carrier deployments worldwide, including one of Europe’s earliest first-line VoIP services.

The SmartNode™ Unified Communication Agent™ (UCA) provides any-to-any multi-path switching (simultaneous SIP, H.323, ISDN, and POTS calls with routing and conversion between TDM/PSTN and IP/Ethernet networks—plus T.38 and SuperG3 FAX) combined with dial-backup and IP-link redundancy for VoIP and data survivability. The UCA also provides VoIP-over-VPN security with encrypted voice via IPsec with AES/DES strong encryption and automated keying via Internet Key Exchange (IKE), plus SIP Registrar for presence/reach-ability. 

SmartNode™ preserves all the ISDN telephony features that ISDN users depend on and network operators require (AOC, CLIP, CLIR, UD64, overlap dialing, and fax, as well as MSN and DID). Built on the industry’s most interoperable VoIP platform, the SmartNode™ S-DTA supports ISDN, SIP, H.323, and MGCP/IUA signaling. Patton’s SmartWare™ features touch-less auto-provisioning, high reliability, and proven interoperability with all the major-brand softswitches and IP-PBXs.

Scaling from 2 to 2048 voice calls, SmartNode™ VoIP gateways, routers, IADs, Session Border Controllers (SBCs) and SmartMedia TDM+VoIP gateways offer every industry-standard interface, including T1/E1, PRI/BRI STM-1/OC3, DS3, , FXS/FXO, V.35/X.21, Ethernet, G.SHDSL, ADSL2+, and more, while Patton’s advanced DownStreamQoS™ technology delivers clear, toll-quality voice on every call. For more information about SmartNode™ equipment, go to

About Patton

Patton is all about connections. It is our joy and mission to connect real-world customer challenges with high-quality, right-priced solutions—complemented by unrivaled customer service and technical support. Incorporated 1984, Patton has built everything from micro-sized widgets that connect "this-with-that," to carrier-grade Telecom gear that connects subscribers to service-providers. Patton's specialty is interconnecting legacy TDM and serial systems with new-generation IP-based voice, data, and multi-media technologies.

Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton equipment—including VoIP, Ethernet extension, and wireless router technologies—is up-and-running in carrier, enterprise and industrial networks worldwide. Patton works in connection with a growing network of technology, business, and sales-channel partners. To connect with local-market requirements, Patton operates training and support centers in Switzerland, Hungary, Lebanon, India and the USA.

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