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Patton Releases SmartNode Series of VoIP Gateways

February 28, 2020

By Laura Stotler, Business VoIP Contributing Editor

Furthering its vision of the all-IP office, Patton has released the first generation of its SmartNode SN4740 series of VoIP Gateways. The company, which specializes in manufacturing VoIP solutions, is focused on helping offices make the switch to IP and the cloud.

The new multi-port, analog, high-density FXS gateway is designed to IP-enable and interconnect legacy PBX phone systems and legacy key systems. It works by connecting existing systems and equipment that use plain old telephone service (POTS) to all IP and unified communications (UC) solutions.

“The SN4740 goes the extra mile," said Marc Aeberhard, VoIP product manager at Patton. “The units can immediately provide dial tone for lots of phones installed in hotels, apartments, military bases, parking lots, automotive, railway, or mining tunnels, or campus environments – reaching handsets installed more than six miles away.”

The new VoIP gateways feature an IP-Channel-Bank capable of converting from 16 to 128 analog ports, making them innately scalable and versatile. The SN4740 series offers flexible combinations of 16, 24, 32, 48, 64, 72, 96 and 128 FXS interfaces.

The gateways also offer Message Waiting Indicator (MWI) support, a key feature for hotels and motels as well as multi-tenant units and multi-dwelling units (MTU/MDU). Additional features include the option of a redundant power supply, a major benefit for system designers, integrators and network engineers.

All services may be provisioned, orchestrated, monitored, managed and scaled in real time from the Patton Cloud, another important benefit. The company’s cloud capability is designed to simplify the delivery of edge services, hosted telephony, SIP trunking, security and IoT cloud connectivity. Features include multi-WAN and TDM survivability, hybrid TDM and SIP trunking, edge routing, QoS, and policy routing and traffic shaping.

“The ALL-IP revolution has landed,” said Aeberhard. “Still, certain analog equipment will remain business-critical well into the future. For crucial business processes and workflows, MDU/MTU operations (for example) will rely on legacy POTS-based equipment and services, probably forever.”

Edited by Maurice Nagle


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