Patton Expands SmartNode VOIP Gateway Series
The company introduced three models of its SmartNode VOIP platform, including an enterprise session border router.Business and carrier-class network access, connectivity, voice over IP and mobile video-surveillance equipment manufacturer Patton Electronics announced the expansion of its SmartNode T1/E1/PRI line of VOIP solutions, aimed at small and midsize businesses. Patton's IBM-certified SmartNode VOIP product line now includes the SN4940 Gateway, SN4950 Gateway-Router, and enhanced SN4960 Enterprise Session Border Router (ESBR). Designed for deployment of SIP-trunking and media-gateway services, all three models are currently available for shipping. 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 iPBX and unified communications. Providing one or four T1/E1/PRIs, gigabit Ethernet, and up to 120 VOIP or fax-over-IP channels, the SN4940 is designed to deliver flexible call routing, high-quality voice, and SmartNode reliability and interoperability for the transition to converged communications.
The SN4950 gateway-router series with dual Gig-Ethernet interfaces delivers SIP trunking and enterprise networking. Comprehensive IP-routing provides WAN optimization, active upstream and DownStreamQoS for enhanced voice quality, and secure VOIP-over-VPN with encrypted voice. The newly enhanced SN4960 ESBR helps pave the way to unified communications (UC) by integrating SIP and traditional phone systems with PSTN and VOIP services. The appliance adds new voice transcoding and SIP mediation capabilities to least-cost call routing, voice-and-data survivability, and other features.