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April 13, 2009

Cablecom Selects Patton SmartNode for ISDN VoIP and Data Service

By Tim Gray
TMCnet Web Editor

Swiss cable-network operator Cablecom has picked the latest VoIP router from Patton (News - Alert)-Inalp Networks AG to use as part of its customer premise equipment designed for small-to-medium enterprises.

Patton-Inalp’s SmartNode 4630 Multiport BRI VoIP Router will now be deployed as part of the Swiss company’s "connect PBX (News - Alert)" ISDN VoIP and data service, according to Sacha Jooss, product manager at Cablecom.
"As a business service provider, we require innovative technology with the highest level of reliability and SmartNode hits both targets,” said Jooss. “Partnering with Patton-Inalp enabled us to establish our voice service at the highest level of quality."
The Patton-Inalp SmartNode 4630 provides up to 5 BRI ports and 8 VoIP channels and is capable of connecting existing ISDN PBX systems to Cablecom's IP network.

Deploying the router through an existing network allows operators to use the "connect PBX" service to lower overall communications costs for SMEs, while avoiding costly ISDN equipment upgrades, according to Jooss.

In turn, the delivery of the service helps a smooth the road for future migration to an all-IP telephony system within the enterprise.
"The SmartNode equipment works so reliably that management never hears from them, and that is a good sign. Selecting SmartNode enables us to meet the demanding expectations of traditional ISDN users," said Jooss.
In recent years Patton-Inalp, a player in the business-class network access, connectivity, and VoIP equipment, has been increasing transparency by moving the ISDN market. That is because transparency is critical when transitioning to VoIP services from the digital PSTN. While the ISDN market demands transparent operation, often most VoIP manufacturers haven’t grasp how to deliver it.
Patton-Inalp’s SmartNode 4961 PRI and SmartNode 4635/9 BRI VoIP IADs feature a high-precision clock that eliminates interoperability failures with DECT (News - Alert) PBX and FAX equipment when converting ISDN systems to IP telephony. Patton's new VoIP products ensure existing systems will operate transparently and function successfully in the VoIP network.
Cablecom, a cable-network operator in Switzerland, said the decision to go with Patton-Inalp was driven primarily by price-performance equation which the sum up as: SmartNode delivers voice quality comparable to ISDN combined with first-line stability and reliability in a low-cost, standalone form factor. A rich ISDN feature set allows users to use their handsets and PBX features exactly as they are accustomed.
As TMCnet recently reported, for the fourth time in as many years Patton Electronics has received Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC (News - Alert)) top honor with a Product of the Year Award for its VoIP Gateway product.

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Tim’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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