|By Business Wire||
|March 12, 2013 06:31 PM EDT||
Patton Electronics is now shipping two new SmartNode VoIP Integrated Access Devices (IAD) with a built-in 24-Mbps ADSL2+ WAN interface.
The integrated ITU G.992.5 ADSL modem lowers equipment costs, simplifies network architecture and streamlines service deployment for carrier-providers and small-to-medium enterprises.
Patton’s one-box solution eliminates the cost and complexity of an external ADSL modem—in addition to the VoIP CPE—when IP-enabling legacy PBX phone systems. The ADSL IADs present a common interface to the service provider regardless of the voice equipment on the customer premise.
"ADSL is the most popular broadband access technology in the world today," said Tyler Delin, Product Marketing Manager for SmartNode. "Yet hardly any PRI gateway manufacturers offer it. Based on market research and customer feedback. . . we knew this would be a hot product. Judging by incoming orders… building these products was a good management decision."
Worldwide DSL subscribers number over 314 million. Roughly 50 million ADSL ports shipped last year—more than any other DSL variant. Patton is among the industry’s first manufacturers to offer carrier-grade PRI VoIP IADs with a built-in ADSL interface. ADSL upstream bandwidth supports 15-30 VoIP calls, which covers the majority of PRI installations.
The ITU G.992.5 ADSL2+ interface is available on Patton's SmartNode 4670 BRI/FXS/FXO VoIP IAD supporting 8 to 16 calls and SmartNode 4990 PRI/T1/E1 VoIP IAD supporting 15 to 120 calls. Both are ideal for connecting traditional PBX telephony systems with ITSPs and SIP trunking services.
"Customers can use these one-box solutions to IP-enable their PBX with 24-Mbps ADSL WAN access,” Tyler adds. “SmartNode also provides advanced IP routing with upstream QoS and Patton's DownStreamQoS—with the industry's lowest total cost of ownership."
Patton products come with free gold-standard customer support, lowering total-cost-of-ownership (TCO), often by half. Most manufacturers require costly support contracts or per-hour charges; Patton provides free lifetime support—including downloadable software updates—at no additional charge.