GAITHERSBURG, Maryland, November 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Patton -- the leader in business and carrier-class VoIP, network access, connectivity, and video surveillance equipment -- announced today the SmartNode(TM) 4638 Multiport BRI So Gateway Router won the 2009 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award, from TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

Today's announcement marks the seventh major award SmartNode has claimed in five years. Featuring the SmartNode(TM) 4638 as customer premise equipment (CPE), Patton's award-winning solution enabled Cablecom -- Switzerland's largest triple-play and cable-network service provider -- to increase their subscriber base by offering a new business-class VoIP-and-data service for small to medium enterprises (SMEs). We are truly honored to accept this prestigious award, said Bobby Patton, President. It highlights our long-standing track record. As attested by Patton's numerous RealityCheck(R) success story publications, the mature yet innovative SmartNode VoIP technology enables the VoIP business case for countless carrier-providers. As a business service provider, we require innovative technology with the highest level of reliability, said Sascha Jooss, Cablecom's Voice Product Manager. SmartNode hits both targets.

Since CPE is the primary cost factor when rolling out a VoIP service, the CPE price-performance equation can make or break an entire business case. Cablecom selected the SmartNode 4638 for outstanding price-performance with long-term stability and field-proven interoperability in a single compact, standalone unit.

By combining classic ISDN interfaces and protocols with state-of-the-art and emerging VoIP technologies, SmartNode provides Cablecom's business customers with full investment protection for existing ISDN telephony systems with the economic and technical advantages of next-generation IP-based communications. We are very pleased to present our 2009 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award to Patton for providing advanced IP communications solutions, said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director of INTERNET TELEPHONY. Year after year, SmartNode makes valuable contributions to IP communications, delivering great VoIP solutions to clients worldwide, stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. Prior SmartNode(TM) awards include 2008 Product of the Year (SmartNode(TM) 4961 High Precision Multi-PRI VoIP IAD), 2007 Product of the Year (SmartNode S-DTA), 2007 Excellence Award (SmartNode 4562 Voice-VPN Router), 2006 Product of the Year (SmartNode(TM) 4960 PRI VoIP IAD), and 2005 Product of the Year (SmartNode(TM) 4630 BRI Gateway).

The 2009 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award winners are published in the October 2009 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine,

SOURCE: Patton

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