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March 28, 2014
Patton Earns 2013 Unified Communications Excellence Award for Disaster-recovery Capabilities

By Peter Bernstein, Senior Editor

For Gaithersburg, MD-based Patton (News - Alert) Electronics the recognition for their VoIP product portfolio continues on a roll. Manufactures of made in the U.S. solutions that include VoIP, fixed and mobile routers and Ethernet Extenders, the company’s VoIP SmartNode™ has earned the 2013 Unified Communications Excellence Award presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, published by TMC (News - Alert). This marks the fourth Excellence Award and thirteenth major industry award for SmartNode™ VoIP solutions.

The latest award is in recognition of the innovation for Patton’s IP-based, voice-and-data network implemented in northern Italy for the Modena regional government for disaster-recovery capabilities in the wake of two severe earthquakes (5.9 on the Richter scale).

The details of the solution for Modena are contained in a free four-page case study of the award-winning solution. It highlights how Patton teamed with local business partner ATS Group Spa to design and implement a more reliable and resilient public network in the earthquake-prone area.

ATS Business Development Manager, Stefano Carlini, notes that, “We chose the Patton SmartNode SN4940 in order to guarantee maximum reliability—which in today’s market, professional VoIP systems absolutely must offer. Whenever we plan and deploy UC solutions, the extensive range of high-quality SmartNode™ models is a key factor in our customers’ strategic decisions." 

For Mr. Carlini, the project also involved a personal dimension, “As a resident of Mirandola I have personally experienced the events of the earthquake and its consequences. It is rewarding to know that we contributed to the restoration of our territory."

Rich Tehrani (News - Alert), CEO of TMC, said, “It gives me great pleasure to present our 2013 Unified Communications Excellence Award to Patton for its innovative SmartNode VoIP solutions. The Patton team exhibits a proven commitment to addressing real needs in the marketplace. Such excellence is inspiring to see. I look forward to many future innovations from Patton.”

Not resting on its string of laurels, Patton is busy enhancing its VoIP portfolio, having recently introduced a new  SmartNode customer-premise VoIP SBC, and company officials say to stay tuned since there is more on the way in terms of enhanced next generation VoIP solutions this year. 

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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