Combines gateway and router functions in standalone form factor
Patton, a provider of business and carrier-class network access, connectivity, VoIP and triple-play equipment, has launched SmartNode 4400 IpChannelBank multi-port FXS analog VoIP gateway router for telco carriers, service providers and enterprises.
The company claims that the new SN4400 to reduce operating expenses for Telco carriers and telephony service providers by streamlining network operation, administration and maintenance (OAM), while preserving the overall calling experience of analog phone users.
Converting up to 32 traditional analog phone or fax calls to Voice-over-IP, the SmartNode 4400 combines gateway and router functions in a low-cost standalone form factor. It preserves investments in analog telephone equipment for enterprises and call centers by connecting legacy PBX and phone equipment to a VoIP network, the company said.
Patton said that the IpChannelBank, suitable for multi-tenant-unit (MTU) installations, enables cable network operators to expand revenues by offering low-cost, traditional analogue voice services over existing IP networks. It offers FXS port densities of 12, 16, 24 and 32, plus dual ethernet ports.
Burt Patton, executive vice president of Patton, said: SmartNode delivers on the promise of convergence. Patton already leads the digital VoIP market. Now, with analog VoIP gateways that deliver market-leading price-performance, we’re taking the lead again.
Patton plans to release a SmartNode Session Border Controller (SBC) and MFR2 signaling for the SN4960 PRI VoIP IAD in Q4.