Patton Announces Microsoft Lync Certification for SmartNode VoIP Gateways
SmartNode™ 4660 BRI/FXS/FXO VoIP Gateway-Router
SmartNode™ from Patton Electronics offers the industry’s first BRI-class VoIP media gateways that are Microsoft®-certified for interoperability with Lync™ unified communications (UC) solutions.
SmartNode™ VoIP… more than just talk!
SINGAPORE: Patton Electronics Company—exhibiting this week at CommunicAsia, Booth BL2-10—announced today that SmartNode™ VoIP media gateways (release 6.T and newer) have been tested and certified in Microsoft’s Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program for Lync Communications Server.
Microsoft lists Patton and SmartNode in the Direct SIP category, while Patton cites Microsoft as a Patton-Certified Enterprise Communication Partner for Lync and OCS.
The certification assures enterprise customers and system integrators that SmartNode VoIP equipment interoperates reliably and seamlessly with Microsoft’s UC software, so they can select and deploy SmartNode products with absolute confidence
SmartNode gateway-routers enable organizations to reap the benefits of Lync-based unified communications without replacing their existing phones or PBX systems, and without sacrificing connectivity with the traditional PSTN.
By interconnecting Lync software with legacy voice technologies and the PSTN, SmartNode preserves past investment in still-operational systems, while adding rich IP-telephony features including voice-and-data survivability and least-cost call routing—with the legendary set-it-and-forget-it reliability of SmartNode.
For more information about Lync solutions incorporating SmartNode VoIP gateways, register for Patton’s educational webinar entitled “Gateway to Lync,” scheduled for Wednesday 27 June 10:00 AM EDT.
To facilitate trouble-free installation, Patton has published a free eleven-page application note entitled Microsoft Lync and Patton SmartNode. The publication provides set-up tips, valuable background information, and a sample SmartNode configuration file. Patton also provides free lifetime support with free software upgrades for its entire catalog of over 1,000 products.
Scaling from 2 to 2048 voice channels, the SmartNode product line is ideal for the small-to-medium, enterprise (SME). SmartNode offers an exhaustive selection of telephony interfaces including PRI, BRI, FXS, FXO, T1, E1, and others.
Swiss-engineered and manufactured in the USA at Patton’s world headquarters, SmartNode is the industry’s first Microsoft Lync Certified VoIP gateway that offers models with integrated BRI interfaces.
In related news, Patton recently won Cable Spotlight’s 2011 Product of Year for the CopperLink™ 2174 Ultra-High-Speed Ethernet Extender.
About SmartNode™ VoIP Solutions
Award-winning SmartNode™ equipment delivers state-of-the art VoIP technology that integrates seamlessly with existing analog POTS and digital ISDN infrastructures. Proven interoperability with all major brands of softswitches and iPBXs makes it easy for carriers and enterprises to deploy future-proof VoIP systems quickly and profitably today. Tens of thousands of SmartNode™ products are up and running in enterprise networks and carrier deployments worldwide, including one of Europe’s earliest first-line VoIP services.
The SmartNode™ Unified Communication Agent™ (UCA) provides any-to-any multi-path switching (simultaneous SIP, H.323, ISDN, and POTS calls with routing and conversion between TDM/PSTN and IP/Ethernet networks—plus T.38 and SuperG3 FAX) combined with dial-backup and IP-link redundancy for VoIP and data survivability. The UCA also provides VoIP-over-VPN security with encrypted voice via IPsec with AES/DES strong encryption and automated keying via Internet Key Exchange (IKE), plus SIP Registrar for presence/reachability.
SmartNode™ 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). Built on the industry’s most interoperable VoIP platform, the SmartNode™ S-DTA supports ISDN, SIP, H.323, and MGCP/IUA signaling. Patton’s SmartWare™ features touchless auto-provisioning, high reliability, and proven interoperability with all the major-brand softswitches and IP-PBXs.
Scaling from 2 to 2048 voice calls, SmartNode™ VoIP gateways, routers, IADs, Session Border Controllers (SBCs) and SmartMedia TDM+VoIP gateways offer every industry-standard interface, including T1/E1, PRI/BRI STM-1/OC3, DS3, , FXS/FXO, V.35/X.21, Ethernet, G.SHDSL, ADSL2+, and more, while Patton’s advanced DownStreamQoS™ technology delivers clear, toll-quality voice on every call. For more information about SmartNode™ equipment, go to www.patton.com/voip.
Patton is all about connections—from inception the company has connected generations in a family-owned-and-operated business. Since incorporating in 1984, Patton has built everything from micro-sized widgets for connecting “this-with-that,” to carrier-grade Telecom gear that connects end-customers to service-provider networks. Now headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton markets a catalog of over 1,000 products, with a focus on VoIP and Ethernet extension technologies. Today, Patton equipment is up-and-running in carrier, enterprise and industrial networks all over the world—interconnecting legacy TDM and serial systems with contemporary and next-generation IP-based voice, data, and multi-media networking technologies.
Here at Patton, it is our joy and mission to connect real-world customer challenges with high-quality, right-priced solutions, complemented by unrivaled customer service and technical support. In the field, Patton’s global family of locally-present sales, support, and engineering professionals are fully-engaged in connecting our product managers with true local-market requirements. Patton works hard to connect with your world, operating regional offices in strategic locations across the globe, with training and technical-support centers in Switzerland, Hungary, Lebanon, India, Vietnam, and the USA. To better reach our global customers and serve their true needs, Patton works in connection with a growing network of technology, business, and sales-channel partners. Patton… Let’s Connect!