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Patton's New Virtual CPE Wins 2019 Communications Solutions Product of the Year
9.12.2019


.2019 Communication Solutions Product of the Year
"The virtual SmartNode offers a full menu of useful virtual network functions with extremely high availability that meet the real needs of business networks. Plus, it’s amazingly fast."

Bobby Patton
President and CEO
Patton Electronics
TMC honors Patton for exceptional innovation in developing the cloud-powered Virtual SmartNode™. Patton’s hypervisor-based NFV solution, which includes enterprise session border controller (eSBC) software, is delivered as a virtualized network function (VNF) for UCaaS and SIP trunk providers.

SmartNode™ VoIP… More than Just Talk!

GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND: Patton—US-based manufacturer of SmartNodeVoIP gateways (ATAs), Routers and eSBCs, and creator of the Patton Cloud edge-orchestration solution—announced today that TMC has honored Patton with the 2019 Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award for its Virtual SmartNode™ (vSN) virtualized enterprise CPE platform.

“We are honored to accept this prestigious award,” said  Robert R. Patton (Bobby), CEO. “Patton is proud to sustain the legendary high quality of SmartNode software by introducing this innovative product line. The virtual SmartNode offers a full menu of useful virtual network functions that meet the real needs of business networks with extremely high availability. Plus, it’s amazingly fast.” 

Virtual SmartNode boots up in less than 13 seconds according to recent field testing.

Implemented using on-premise hardware, or in the Cloud, the vSN liberates organizations from dependence on proprietary hardware while eliminating performance limitations of purpose-built network appliances.

Powered by the Patton Cloud edge-orchestration service, Patton’s SmartNode NFV software delivers high availability with automated zero-touch provisioning, remote management, and OA&M alerting, alarming, and reporting.

Patton’s virtual customer premise equipment (vCPE) boasts limitless scalability with a floating license model that makes it easy to increase capacity and add valuable services as an organization grows.

The vSN is the only virtual SBC in the market that eliminates capital expense. Offered solely by subscription, Patton’s vCPE service model only incurs operating expenses (OpEx). 

One key use case for the vSN is virtual session border controller as a service (SBCaaS). Deployed on a virtual machine, the vSN provides eSBC functionality for SIP trunking, hosted PBX, or unified communications as a service (UCaas).

Patton’s NFV software can also serve as a customer-premise: 
  • IPv6-to-IPv4 gateway
  • VPN server
  • IP access router
“We heartily congratulate Patton for this Communications Solutions Product of the Year award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Virtual SmartNode is truly among the most innovative communications offerings on the market today. I look forward to continued excellence from Patton in 2019 and beyond.”

In related news, Alcatel-Lucent has certified Patton as an application partner the two companies announced last month.


About Patton

Patton is all about connections. In today’s fast-moving All-IP market, Patton has been diligently innovating, leading the future of communication. It is our joy to connect with our customers and business partners in this mission of network transformation, building on more than four decades of technology expertise in Unified Communications, Network Access, and Network Connectivity. Incorporated 1984, Patton designs and manufactures high-quality, right-priced products and services that connect you to the cloud and the Internet of Things, leveraging virtualization, SDN, NFV, and SD-WAN. Patton is uniquely qualified to help connect carrier, enterprise and industrial networks to these advanced new-generation technologies, while preserving investments in legacy TDM and serial communications equipment. Patton’s world-class customer and technical support is eager and able to help you get your solution connected and running smoothly. Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton is connected with an ever-growing network of technology, business, and sales-channel partners. To connect with local-market requirements, Patton operates training and support centers in locations spanning the globe.


PATTON Contact: Glendon Flowers | +1 301 975 1000 | press@patton.com 
TMC Contact: Stephanie Thompson, Manager | 203-852-6800 x139 | sthompson@tmcnet.com 

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