This legacy product is End of Life, please refer to the SmartNode 4990 for Patton's next-generation replacement product.


Overview
As enterprises move toward SIP-based Unified Communications, the SmartNode™ 4960 offers a seamless transition by simultaneously supporting VoIP and circuit-switched access to SIP and traditional telephony.

Preserve your investment in legacy phone equipment while taking the next step toward Unified Communications. Least-cost call routing in Patton’s proven SmartNode™ VoIP solutions optimizes monthly expenses while flexible dialed-numbering plans maintain established business processes.

The Unified Communications 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. Provide VoIP-over-VPN security with voice encryption via IPsec with AES/DES strong encryption and automated keying via Internet Key Exchange (IKE), plus SIP Registrar for presence/reachability.

Advanced router functionality includes Patton’s DownStreamQoS™ delivering the clear advantage of secure, uninterrupted voice-and-data communication. Session border controller capabilities include transcoding for up to 64 channels. Reduce WAN-access bandwidth requirements by converting high-bandwidth G.711 calls on your LAN into lower-bandwidth G.723 calls for WAN transport.

Ensure business continuity. Combining PSTN breakout with IP-link redundancy, SmartNode™ ensures voice-and-data survivability for reliable enterprise-class communications.

Additional options include Patton’s unique high-precision clock enabling first-line IP telephony services in demanding ISDN and DECT environments with reliable FAX and modem performance. Optional built-in broadband access via 11.4-Mbps, 4-wire G.SHDSL.bis or serial X.21 reduces hardware costs, simplifies network architecture, and streamlines service and deployment.

Applications
Migrate Legacy PBX to IP PBX
SmartNode 4960 application diagram


Features
  • VoIP Transcoding—Up to 60 channels for WAN bandwidth optimization.
  • Up to 120 VoIP calls... with up to four T1/E1/PRI ports and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports.
  • Unified Communications Agent™—Provides any-to-any multi-path switching with VoIP and data survivability, VoIP-over-VPN security with AES/DES strong encryption, Internet Key Exchange (IKE), and SIP Registrar.
  • Secure Toll-Quality VoIP—Patton’s DownStreamQoS™ and Voice-over-VPN with adaptive traffic management and shaping for maximum voice quality and secure voice communication.
  • Transparent Telephony Features—Complex number manipulation and mapping for seamless integration with existing infrastructures, CLIP, CLIR, hold, transfer and much more.
  • WAN Access—Optional 4-wire, 11.4-Mbps G.SHDSL.bis or serial X.21 WAN interface.
  • Optional High Precision Clock—Delivers DECT PBX interoperability with reliable fax performance.
  • Flexible mounting options—The device can be placed on a desktop or installed in a 19-inch rack using the optional rack ear kit (INS-KIT-RACKEARS-11/19)