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May 11, 2011

Patton Achieves Microsoft OCS Certification

By Jyothi Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor


Patton has recently announced mutual certification for Microsoft (News - Alert) Office Communication Server (OCS) and SmartNode VoIP gateways.

Enterprises and integrators will now have an option to select, specify and implement SmartNode-enhanced OCS solutions with ease. Also, Patton’s (News - Alert) SmartNode-OCS configuration guide facilitates trouble-free system turn-up.

Users can soon expect Microsoft Lync certification by end of this year, said the company officials.

Both the companies have been accommodating each other’ solution.

Microsoft has certified SmartNode media gateways (R5.6 and newer) in its Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program for Office Communications Server whereas, Patton lists Microsoft as a Certified IP-PBX Partner.

“How do you fix a price on peace of mind?” said Burton A. Patton, Executive Vice President. ”Award-wining SmartNode VoIP equipment is industry-renowned for high quality and set-it-forget-it stability. Once you configure one you won’t touch it again. SmartNode just keeps on working.”

A recent report by Wainhouse (News - Alert) Research Implementing Microsoft’s OCS 2007 in Real-World Telephony Environments say that , few organizations rip and replace their existing voice networks when implementing unified communications. Most companies prefer less radical—and less costly—gradual migration to IP telephony.

According to Patton officials, their offer any-to-any multi-path switching, with UCA support for SIP, H.323, ISDN, and POTS calling—plus T.38 and SuperG3 FAX—with routing and conversion for TDM/PSTN and IP/Ethernet traffic. The UCA includes SIP Registrar for presence/reachability; dial-backup and IP-link redundancy for VoIP-and-data survivability, and VoIP-over-VPN for secure IPsec-encrypted voice and data with Internet Key Exchange (IKE).

SmartNode further enriches unified communications solutions with intelligent least-cost call-routing, QoS, traffic management, voice prioritization, and protection for critical data with call limiter and PSTN overflow.

Patton recently expanded the SmartNode T1/E1/PRI Series, adding the SN4940 VoIP Gateway (News - Alert) and SN4950 VoIP Gateway-Router to the SN4960 Enterprise Session Border Router.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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