eliminating external modems, Patton’s new fiber-optic VoIP IADs reduce
equipment costs, simplify network architecture and expedite service deployment.
GAITHERSBURG, Md. & BERN, Switzerland - Tuesday, March 19th
2013 [ME NewsWire]
SmartNode…More than just talk!
(BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)-- Patton
Electronics has fully released two SmartNode
VoIP Integrated Access Devices (IAD) that offer a Small Form-factor
Pluggable (SFP) slot for fiber-optic WAN uplink.
The new Patton VoIP IADs for carrier-providers and small-to-medium
enterprises combine integrated fiber-optic WAN-access with VoIP gateway and
VoIP router functionality in a single device.
By eliminating the need for an outboard fiber-optic modem, the integrated
interface lowers equipment costs, simplifies network architecture and expedites
service deployment when IP-enabling legacy PBX phone systems.
Patton is among the industry’s first manufacturers of VoIP customer premise
equipment to offer carrier-grade VoIP IADs with a built-in fiber-optic
"Global deployment of fiber-to-the-building is growing rapidly in
carrier networks," said Tyler Delin, SmartNode Product Marketing Manager.
"Customers asked for fiber uplinks, and we responded. The SFP fiber-WAN
interface for SmartNode PRI-class
Integrated Access Devices is tested, fully released, and generally
Fiber to the building (FTTB) availability has recently seen significant
upswing in Europe, North America and elsewhere. Given that trend, Patton’s
latest VoIP solution hits a real sweet spot for Internet Telephony Service
Providers (ITSPs) and their business-class subscribers.
The SFP fiber-optic interface is offered with Patton's SmartNode
4670 BRI/FXS/FXO VoIP IAD that supports 8 to 16 calls and SmartNode
4990 PRI/T1/E1 VoIP IAD that supports 15 to 120 calls. Both are ideal for
connecting traditional enterprise PBX telephony systems with ITSPs and SIP
Tyler continues: "Customers can use these new SmartNodes as complete
one-box solutions. You can IP-enable any existing PBX system with high-speed
fiber-optic WAN access. SmartNode IADs also provide advanced IP routing with
standard upstream QoS and Patton's DownStreamQoS—all
with the industry's lowest total cost-of-ownership."
Patton products come with free
gold-standard customer support. Unique within the industry, Patton’s free-support
proposition reduces total-cost-of-ownership (TCO), setting the company apart
from other industry players. Most manufacturers require costly support
contracts or per-hour charges. Patton provides free lifetime support—including
downloadable software updates—at no additional cost.
Learn more about the New
SmartNode Fiber IAD's: watch Patton's on-demand
Glen Flowers, 301-975-1000