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October 01, 2009

Patton Electronics Touts Multi-FXS VoIP Gateway Router to Reduce Operating Expenses

By Marisa Torrieri
TMCnet Editor

Looking to reduce telecom operating costs?
Patton Electronics is now taking orders for its SmartNode 4400 IpChannelBank Multi-Port FXS Analog VoIP Gateway (News - Alert) Router for carriers, service providers and enterprises.

The Gaithersburg, Md. Company, which makes business- and carrier-class network access, connectivity, VoIP and triple-play equipment, designed the SN4400 to streamline network operation, administration and maintenance while preserving the overall calling experience of analog phone users.
“There are cheaper VoIP solutions out there if you’re ready for a troubleshooting nightmare,” Glendon Flowers, Patton’s (News - Alert) product marketing manager, told TMCnet. “And the guys with heavy price tags don’t really offer substantially more features. SmartNode is field-proven and known worldwide for exceptional long-term stability and interoperability.”
The SmartNode 4400 preserves investments in analog telephone equipment for enterprises and call centers in the ISDN world by connecting legacy PBX (News - Alert) and phone equipment to a VoIP network. Converting up to 32 traditional analog phone or fax calls to VoIP, the SmartNode 4400 combines gateway and router functions in a low-cost standalone form factor.
The SmartNode’s IpChannelBank component is ideal for multi-tenant-unit installations, and ensures cable network operators can expand revenues by offering low-cost, traditional analog voice services over existing IP networks.
Sometime in the fourth quarter, Patton said it plans to release a SmartNode Session Border Controller and MFR2 signaling for the SN4960 PRI VoIP IAD.
“When you install a SmartNode product, you know it’s going to work with the rest of your network,” Flowers told TMCnet. “And it’s going to work for the long haul. That’s the bottom line. ”

Marisa Torrieri is a TMCnet Editor. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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