GAITHERSBURG, Maryland and BERN, Switzerland, January 8 /PRNewswire/ --

- SmartNode(TM) Digital Telephone Adapter (S-DTA) Recognized for Outstanding Innovation

- SmartNode(TM) VoIP ... more than just talk

Patton -- the leader in business-class network access, connectivity, and VoIP equipment -- together with Patton-Inalp Networks AG -- creator of SmartNode(TM) industry-leading VoIP technology -- announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC(R)) INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine ( has named the SmartNode(TM) Digital Telephone Adapter (S-DTA) as a recipient of its 2007 Product of the Year Award.

"The ISDN market demands a high standard of quality," said John Wu, VoIP Product Manager, "SmartNode has a strong track record of exceeding that standard. This is the third year in a row that SmartNode(TM) has earned the Internet Telephony Product-of-the-Year award. We're deeply honored. This news is a great way to start Patton's 25th year as a business."

The low-cost, feature-rich S-DTA seamlessly connects up to 8 ISDN terminals in the home or small-office to a service provider or private VoIP network. Designed for deployment in ISDN homes and small offices, the device supports two concurrent VoIP or T.38 fax calls (with Super G3/V.34 capability).

The low-cost SmartNode(TM) S-DTA is the only BRI VoIP Gateway on the market that runs carrier-grade software: SmartWare(TM) features high reliability, touchless auto-provisioning, and proven interoperability with all the big-name softswitches and IP-PBXs. For over five years SmartNode has been offering universal dial-plan support for unified communications via Patton's SessionRouter(TM) call-routing and numbering-plan adaptation.

SmartNode(TM) 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). The SmartNode(TM) S-DTA supports ISDN, SIP, H.323, and MGCP/IUA signaling.

"Patton has proven their commitment to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace. INTERNET TELEPHONY is pleased to grant a 2007 Product of the Year Award to their SmartNode(TM) S-DTA," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Editor-in-Chief of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. We look forward to more innovative solutions from Patton in the future."

Product of the Year winners will be published in the February, 2008 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine (

For more information about Patton and SmartNode, contact

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Patton-Inalp Networks AG, +41-(0)-31-985-25-25 (phone), +41-(0)-31-985-25-26, (fax)