September 24, 2008
Patton Releases Carrier-Grade BRI VoIP Adapter
By Tim Gray, TMCnet Web Editor
Patton (News - Alert)-Inalp Networks announced its SmartNode Smart-Digital Telephone Adapter (S-DTA) is 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.
In fact, the touchless auto-provisioning and proven reliability in numerous carrier deployments, SmartWare offers proven interoperability with all major-brand softswitches and IP-PBX’s (News - Alert).
“This market demands a high standard of quality,” said John Wu, product manager. At Patton. “ISDN users are extremely picky. With the S-DTA, the only thing ISDN callers will miss is the big phone bill.”
Designed for deployment in ISDN homes and small offices, the device supports two concurrent voice or T.38 fax calls (Super G3 and V.34 capable). The very-low-cost, feature-rich S-DTA seamlessly connects up to 8 ISDN terminals over the S-bus to a service provider or private VoIP network, according to Wu.
Service providers can use the S-DTA to roll out profitable Internet-telephony, double-play, and triple-play services in the demanding ISDN residential market. Built-in So line power reduces overall CPE costs by eliminating the need for an external power supply.
The VoIP technology uses existing ISDN terminals (up to 8 phones) and the device’s powered So port connects to the S bus in the subscriber’s home or office.
Enterprises and integrators can use the S-DTA to seamlessly extend corporate PBX services to remote and home-office workers. Number plan adaptation, inter-protocol mapping, and other advanced features ensure users can communicate they way they’re used to—but without the high PSTN charges.
The advanced VoIP technology in SmartNode equipment preserves all the ISDN telephony features that ISDN users depend on and network operators require (AOC, CLIP, CLIR, UD64, overlap dialing, and fax, as well as MSN and DID).
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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