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May 15, 2009

Patton Continues to Broaden Edge-Access Multiservice

TMCnet Web Editor


 
After carrier-class network access, connectivity and VoIP products provider Patton-Inlap acquired all rights to the OnSite Systems (News - Alert) S10 microMSPP products and technology, the company has been able to broaden its  Patton's edge-access multi-service offering for service providers, carriers and mobile operators.

 
Along with advance networking, integrated QoS and TDM switching capabilities, the Patton (News - Alert) OnSite S10 is designed to provide advance networking, integrated QoS and TDM switching capabilities for seamless IP/Ethernet service migration while interfacing to any SONET/SDH transport network.

"As the network evolves, core networking technologies consistently push towards the access," Scott Whittle, vice president of Product Management at Patton, said. "OnSite developed key game-changing technology which offers a compelling solution to metro-transport migration challenges.
 
Now, Patton is addressing the existing OnSite customer base through various channels including by making available the existing pizza-box S10 series and interface modules while immediately migrating the technology into our ForeFront Multiservice Access Platform."

The ForeFront Access Infrastructure Solutions is capable of delivering a scalable carrier-class access platform with next-generation network delivery of narrowband, broadband, and triple-play multimedia services.
 
In addition, it allows deployment of Patton’s TDM, packet, dedicated xDSL, optical SONET/SDH and dial-up system cards all within a single managed chassis.
 
Burton Patton, executive vice president of Patton, said the company plans to continue serving customer TDM and IP requirements as they evolve and saw the acquisition as a way 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."

The idea behind the initial deal has already been paying dividends for the Maryland-based company, according to Patton, who says they have managed to continue to service evolving customer TDM and IP requirements, while further their overall position as a full service Network Access equipment provider.
 
“Our acquisition expands Patton’s presence among carriers, cable MSOs, and mobile operators as their needs converge towards all packet-based voice, video, data delivery and transport systems,” he said.
 
The Patton OnSite S10 is available in both fixed and modular interfaces and can be used as a SDH terminal multiplexer or Add-Drop Mux. Additionally to its non-blocking TDM switching, the Patton OnSite S10 has full Ethernet-over-SONET/SDH capabilities with VCAT/LCAS as well as full VLAN QoS facilities. TDM and Packet services can both be used at the same time and seamlessly switched. 

The Patton OnSite S10 is a flexible and compact SONET/SDH network element enabling the migration, interfacing and networking between next-gen carrier Ethernet and SONET/SDH transport.

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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