For telecoms that choose Patton’s new-generation SmartNode SN5530 E-SBCs as customer-premise equipment, the BroadSoft interop validation offers assurance of trouble-free deployment and operation of BroadWorks.

Patton has completed testing of its new generation of enterprise session border controllers (E-SBCs)—branded as the SmartNode Enterprise Session Border Router (ESBR)—for interoperability with BroadSoft’s BroadWorks platform.

For telecom carriers and service providers that choose Patton’s new-generation SmartNode ESBR products as customer-premise equipment (CPE), the completed interoperability testing offers assurance of trouble-free deployment and operation of SIP-trunking and unified-communications (UC) services based on BroadWorks Release 20.0 / 20.sp1.

BroadSoft Letter of Validation

Unlike most other E-SBCs on the market, SmartNode ESBR products are available with built-in traditional telephony interfaces. Businesses can use the integrated legacy port (PRI, BRI, FXS, FXO) to connect their bought-and-paid-for PBX systems with BroadSoft’s SIP-based unified communication services for enhanced workforce productivity.

For businesses with “all-IP” phone setups, Patton’s ESBR offers the industry’s most flexible, stable, and reliable E-SBC solutions.

BroadSoft’s interoperability testing supplements Patton’s own extensive interoperability program, which encompasses just about every well-known brand of softswitch, PBX, IP PBX, and unified communications platform.

Patton and BroadSoft’s business relationship dates back to 2006, when SmartNode VoIP gateways were first certified for interoperability with BroadWorks via formal lab tests.

Last year, the two companies collaborated to produce a touchless automatic-provisioning solution for SIP trunks using Patton’s E-SBCs on subscriber premises. Swisscom has adopted the solution for its Business Connect VoIP service.

The SmartNode VoIP products are built on Patton’s new Linux-based TrinityTM operating system (OS).

BroadSoft Partner Configuration Guide: SmartNode Trinity SBC

The new universal Trinity OS makes it easy for customers to install, configure and operate any new Patton product without having to re-tool the network management system or learn a different user interface from one product to another.

Patton announced its newest Trinity-based E-SBC in March: the new SN5530 ESBR—featuring 2 or 4 BRI interfaces and HD Voice—is now shipping and generally available.

In related news, Patton recently appointed Target Distributing to deliver SmartNode VoIP gateways and enterprise session border controllers (E-SBCs) to carriers and service providers in the US telecom market.

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