announces it is now taking orders for the 8-to-24-call SmartNode 4660 BRI/FXS/FXO VoIP Gateway Router for mid-sized enterprises and service providers.
With today's announcement Patton addresses the demand for VoIP-enabling solutions in European markets where incumbent PSTNs offer 8-BRI services alongside FXS/FXO lines often supplied by CLECs. Initial shipments are expected during May 2012.
Patton's SN4660 fills the void between high-cost modular VoIP equipment (overkill for most mid-size businesses) and kludgey multi-box solutions (cobbled together from lower-quality, smaller-port-count devices).
Offering flexible port combinations of 2-to-8 ISDN BRIs, a standard 4-port IP-Ethernet switch, and optional 4-to-8 analog FXS/FXO interfaces, the SmartNode 4660 IP-enables ISDN-PBX systems and POTS phone, fax, answering machine, and audio-intercom systems with a cost-effective, one-box solution for 8-to-24 voice or fax calls over IP.
Four 10/100 Ethernet ports provide seamless WAN access via any existing cable, ADSL, VDSL, EFM, or fiber-optic modem, as well as enterprise LAN connectivity.
As a mid-sized enterprise itself, Patton majors on flexible manufacturing combined with responsive product engineering. Since the company houses sales, marketing, engineering and manufacturing—all under one roof—in its US-based bricks-and-mortar headquarters, Patton can respond to market feedback and deliver orders faster than most other VoIP or Telecom equipment suppliers.
During March and April, Patton offers resellers and channel partners promotional discounts ranging from 5 to 20 percent on SN4660 pre-orders, depending on order quantities and timing (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details).
Next-up from Patton and SmartNode... watch for an 8-BRI FXS/FXO VoIP IAD with an on-board G.SHDSL internet-access modem.