Patton unveils new customer-premise ESBRs for SMEs and carrier-providers
Aug 19, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Patton Electronics, which manufactures electronic communications equipment, has launched a new line of customer-premise Enterprise Session Border Routers, or ESBRs, for small-to-medium enterprises, or SMEs, and carrier-providers.
SmartNode ESBRs deliver the assured interoperability, security, and survivability businesses and service providers require when connecting an IP phone system to the service-provider network, the company said.
SmartNode ESBRs offer cost-effective session-border-controller (SBC) solutions for SIP-trunking, unified-communications and IP-telephony while ensuring compatibility of in-house systems with preferred service providers.
SmartNode ESBRs reportedly provide a consistent private-to-public network interface with touch-less auto-provisioning, set-it-forget-it reliability, and remote management-plus proven interoperability with just about any SIP-based product on the market.
Patton's new-generation SN5480 ESBR and SN5490 ESB Integrated Access Device (ESB IAD) support 32 to 192 SIP-to-SIP calls-featuring IPv6-ready hardware and costing only $500 to $5,000 MSRP. Patton's very-low-cost SN5200 ESBR offers a 4-to-32-call SBC solution in the $300 to $500 range, the company reported.
"Why buy a rocket launcher to swat a fly?" said Tyler Delin, Product Manager. "SmartNode ESBRs are right-sized tools. They address the common challenges businesses and carriers face when setting up IP telephony. And with SmartNode quality built in. they never stop working."
Omitting costly carrier-grade features, Patton's affordable customer-premise ESBRs deliver essential border-control functions at price-performance levels appropriate for SMEs: security, interoperability, survivability and voice quality, bandwidth management, robust routing and IAD options.
NAT and extended ACL provide public-private network separation and fraud protection. Secure voice-over-VPN with AES/DES strong encryption offers protection against snoopers and hackers. Back-to-Back User Agent (B2BUA) translates among SIP "dialects" (e.g. TCP in MS-Lync verses UDP in provider networks).
According to the company, for business continuity during Internet outages local SIP registrar keeps intra-office calls flowing and IAD options provide PSTN backup. CODEC transcoding with QoS traffic-shaping enhance in-house voice quality while optimizing utilization of the WAN connection.
Flexible call routing and dialed-number manipulation provide number portability and numbering-plan continuity. Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) provides fast failover. Optional G.SHDSL, fiber-optic, EFM (bonded G.SHDSL) or X.21 WAN interfaces reduce overall hardware costs and simplify network architecture by eliminating external modem requirements, the company added.
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