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October 08, 2008
Patton Electronics Continues to Expand Robust Telecom Expansion
By Tim Gray
TMCnet Web Editor
Patton (News - Alert) Electronics has made several interesting and successful moves the past year, but perhaps none as wide in international scope as opening a new India Headquarters in Chennai, lured by sustained expansion in India’s telecom and networking sectors.
Launched during Patton Electronics’ 25th year of operation, Patton-India is backed by investment from Patton-Inalp Holdings (Switzerland).
“We couldn’t resist expanding in India,” said Burton A. Patton, executive vice president of Patton Electronics and acting president of Patton-India. “The Telecom market will be too big, the local talent too strong, and there is an emerging manufacturing sector which could rival Shenzhen”.
Patton-India is expected to leverage the growing local technical talent and deep relationships with industry peers to deliver seamlessly-integrated, world-class solutions for carriers, service providers and enterprises throughout India and the world.
Patton’s prior investment in India includes outsourced software development employing local professionals. Plans for growth include increased local software development with new local hardware development and manufacturing in India.
“The local market in India expects telecom equipment providers to deliver best-in-class technology,” said S. Kailasanathan, chairman of the Board for Patton-India. “We are committed to exceeding those expectations. Patton-India is an integrator’s integrator. We deliver end-to-end solutions with proven interoperability.”
As a solutions provider, and member of the Triple Play (News - Alert) Alliance, Patton-India now offers system design, integration and support services. In addition to distributing Patton Electronics’ entire catalog of over 1,000 network access, connectivity and Voice-over-IP products, Patton-India also plans to expand its portfolio of best-in-class third-party products.
“India is a world-class telecom market,” said Andreas Danuser, a member of Patton-India’s Board. “Chennai is a strategic location with sophisticated technology. Drawing on local and global resources, Patton-India will contribute significantly to the future of networking—not only in India but worldwide.”
Patton-India is formed by merging Patton’s world-class engineering, manufacturing, and global marketing prowess with Microsense’s local marketing expertise, mature distribution system, and expert project and technical support. Microsense will continue to focus on its wireless and solutions businesses.
By setting up shop in Chennai, Patton-India reflects a global trend. Motorola, Nokia (News - Alert), and Flextronics, have all recently inaugurated manufacturing facilities in Chennai.
Last month Patton Inalp announced its SmartNode Smart-Digital Telephone Adapter (S-DTA) had been fully released and generally available.
The company, creator of the SmartNode brand of industry-leading VoIP technology solutions, is the only provider of this two-call ISDN VoIP CPE on the market that runs carrier-grade software. Patton’s SmartWare S-DTA is expected to be ideal for double and triple-pay service providers seeking an ISDN termination device.
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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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