Three new SmartNode PRI-class VoIP products are optimized to address real-world business challenges with reliable, rich-featured, right-priced SIP-trunking and media-gateway solutions.

GAITHERSBURG, MD: Patton the leader in business and carrier-class network access, connectivity, VoIP and mobile video-surveillance equipment is now taking orders for the newly-expanded, award-winning SmartNode T1/E1/PRI line of VoIP solutions.

Pattons IBM-certified SmartNode VoIP product line now includes the Patton SN4940 Gateway, Patton SN4950 Gateway-Router, and enhanced Patton SN4960 Enterprise Session Border Router (ESBR). Designed for cost-effective deployment of SIP-trunking and media-gateway services, all three models are aggressively priced for their respective market segment.

The expanded selection of SmartNode PRI VoIP equipment enables carriers, enterprises, and integrators to choose the ideal, best-priced solution for their specific network infrastructure, business processes, and go-forward communications strategy.

Why pay for a Swiss Army knife when you only need a screwdriver? said Ramon Felder, president and CEO at Patton-Inalp. Many VoIP vendors use a one-size-fits-all approach, forcing customers into an over-priced or underperforming solution. Scalable SmartNode products offer a selection of toolsets optimized for each application. Customers can choose the right model for their needs at the best price.

The basic SN4940 media gateway series IP-enables traditional PBX systems for SIP trunking over an existing Internet connection, adds PSTN-breakout for number portability, or provides PSTN access for IP PBX and unified communications. Providing one or four T1/E1/PRIs, gigabit Ethernet, and up to 120 VoIP or fax-over-IP channels, the SN4940 delivers flexible call routing, high-quality voice, and market-leading SmartNode reliability and interoperability for a smooth transition to converged communications.

The SN4950 gateway-router series with dual Gig-Ethernet interfaces delivers high-performance SIP trunking and enterprise networking. Comprehensive IP-routing provides WAN optimization, active upstream and DownStream QoS for enhanced voice quality, and secure VoIP-over-VPN with encrypted voice.

The newly-enhanced, high-end SN4960 ESBR paves the way to unified communications by integrating SIP and traditional phone systems with PSTN and VoIP services. The Swiss Army Knife of enterprise VoIP adds new voice transcoding and SIP mediation capabilities to least-cost call routing, voice-and-data survivability, and more.

Pattons unique high-precision clock option for PRI VoIP models enables first-line IP-telephony performance in demanding ISDN and DECT environments with reliable fax and modem services.

Optional built-in 11.4 Mbps broadband access via 4-wire G.SHDSL.bis in the SmartNode 4960 and 4950 series lowers hardware costs, simplifies network architecture, and streamlines service deployment.