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December 16, 2008

Patton Buys OnSite Systems' S10 Micro-MSPP Products and Technologies

By Divya Narain
TMCnet Contributor

Patton, a Maryland-based provider of carrier-class network access, connectivity, and VoIP products, has reportedly purchased all rights to OnSite Systems' (News - Alert) S10 Micro-MSPP products and technologies.

OnSite S10 provides IP/Ethernet service migration while interfacing to any SONET/SDH transport network with integrated QoS, and TDM switching. Patton (News - Alert) offers the ForeFront range of scalable carrier-class access platforms that deliver narrowband, broadband, and triple-play multimedia services for next-generation networking. With ForeFront, it is possible to deploy Patton's TDM, packet, dedicated xDSL, optical SONET/SDH and dial-up system cards in a single, managed chassis. The OnSite products and technologies will further enhance Patton's edge-access multiservice offering for service providers, carriers, and mobile operators.

"Today we've acquired the OnSite S10," commented Burton Patton, Patton's executive vice president. "We will continue serving customer TDM and IP requirements as they evolve. We are pleased to strengthen our position as a full-service network-access equipment provider by adding metro-optical products and solutions. The acquisition expands Patton's presence among carriers, cable MSOs, and mobile operators as their needs converge toward packet-based transport and delivery of data, voice and video."

"As the network evolves, core technologies consistently push towards the access network," said Scott Whittle, vice president of product management. "OnSite developed key game-changing technology that offers a compelling solution for metro-transport migration. We are excited to address the established OnSite customer base by making available the existing stand-alone S10 series and interface modules while immediately integrating the technology into our ForeFront Multiservice Access Platform."

Migration, interfacing and networking between carrier Ethernet and SONET/SDH transport become very easy with Patton's OnSite S10 SDH/SONNET network element. Used either as an SDH terminal multiplexer or add-drop Mux, the S10 offers a range of capabilities including non-blocking TDM switching, Ethernet-over-SONET/SDH VCAT/LCAS and VLAN QoS.

Earlier this year, TMCnet reported that Patton new BRI and PRI VoIP product lines solve VoIP Interop (News - Alert) Challenges for DECT, PBX, and FAX in ISDN Deployments.

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

Edited by Michelle Robart

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