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September 30, 2008

Patton Solves VoIP Interop Challenges for DECT, PBX, and FAX in ISDN Deployments

TMCnet Web Editor


 
Patton (News - Alert)-Inalp Networks has big expectations for its new BRI and PRI VoIP product lines that have been developed to ensure seamless inter-operation with Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) and PBX (News - Alert) systems.
 
Patton-Inalp, a player in the business-class network access, connectivity, and VoIP equipment, says its increasing transparency is moving the ISDN market in an increasingly important direction.
 
"Transparency is critical when transitioning to VoIP services from the digital PSTN,” said John Wu, VoIP product manager at Patton-Inalp. “The ISDN market demands transparent operation, yet most VoIP manufacturers don't understand how to deliver it.”

Together with Patton-Inalp Networks AG—-creator of SmartNode industry-leading VoIP technology— the company is helping answer many industry problems,” according to Wu.

”It took Patton's engineering and VoIP technology expertise to solve the mystery. SmartNode is the only standalone VoIP CPE solution that delivers true transparency in ISDN environments," said Wu.
 
Patton's SmartNode 4961 PRI and SmartNode 4635/9 BRI VoIP IADs feature a high-precision clock that eliminates interoperability failures with DECT (News - Alert), PBX and FAX equipment when converting ISDN systems to IP telephony. Patton's new VoIP products ensure existing systems will operate transparently and function successfully in the VoIP network.
 
For years, DECT, PBX, and FAX interoperability issues have presented serious challenges to integrators and service providers since the earliest ISDN VoIP installations, says Wu.
 
Patten ahs made moves to building on eight years of award-winning VoIP product leadership and is the only manufacturer to produce standalone VoIP gateways that address many interoperability issues.
 
Now, service providers can use SmartNode VoIP CPE to deliver business-class VoIP service in ISDN markets without the cost and delay of troubleshooting clock-related failures with the subscriber's PBX.
 
Enterprises can realize the cost-reduction and network-consolidation benefits of VoIP without the expense and disruption of replacing their existing DECT PBX and phones. By supporting the industry's most complete set of advanced ISDN features, SmartNode avoids the cost and lost productivity of re-training office staff. End users can use a familiar phone system to communicate exactly as they are accustomed. 
 
FAX users can confidently send and receive long faxes up to 28 pages. Patton’s high-precision clock solves the clock-synch issues that would otherwise cause fax calls to drop after 4 or five pages. 
 
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Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Tim’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray
 

 
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