announces new BRI and PRI VoIP product lines that ensure seamless inter-operation with DECT and PBX systems. Patton's SmartNode 4961 PRI and SmartNode 4635/9 BRI VoIP IADs feature a high-precision clock that eliminates interoperability failures with DECT, 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.
DECT, PBX, and FAX interoperability issues have presented serious challenges to integrators and service providers since the earliest ISDN VoIP installations. Building on eight years of award-winning VoIP product leadership, Patton is the first and only manufacturer to produce standalone VoIP gateways that address these interoperability issues:
- 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.
Additional high-precision SmartNode products are planned, including the SN4961 PRI IAD with G.SHDSL interface and SN4655 BRI IAD with ADSL or G.SHDSL interface.