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TMCNet:  Announcing Interop with BroadWorks® Device Management, Patton's VoIP CPE Offers Carriers Competitive Advantage

[December 12, 2013]

Announcing Interop with BroadWorks® Device Management, Patton's VoIP CPE Offers Carriers Competitive Advantage

GAITHERSBURG, Md. --(Business Wire)--

Patton Electronics-a�BroadSoft technology partner since 2006-announces today that BroadSoft has verified Patton's (News - Alert) SmartNode VoIP CPE for interoperability with BroadWorks® Device Management.

Leslie Ferry, Vice President of Marketing, BroadSoft (Photo: Business Wire)

Leslie Ferry (News - Alert), Vice President of Marketing, BroadSoft (Photo: Business Wire)

For technical details, see the BroadSoft Partner Configuration Guide.

For service providers that use SmartNode VoIP CPE to deliver BroadSoft (News - Alert)-based telecommunications services, the solution offers fast, automatic, and trouble-free service provisioning-with formal assurance that the end-to-end system is stringently tested for verified interoperability.

Whether the customer's business environment requires a VoIP gateway, router, IAD, or enterprise session border router (ESBR), carrier-providers can use SmartNode VoIP CPE to provision and provide BroadSoft hosted unified communications services with full confidence and peace of mind-knowing that reliable, US-manufactured SmartNode equipment is installed and operating on the customer premise.

"Avoiding the dreaded 'truck roll' is often the most important competitive advantage a service provider can have," said Leslie Ferry, Marketing VP at BroadSoft. "Working together, Patton and BroadSoft knock that opponent out with a one-two punch."

"BroadSoft device management provides automated turn-up and simple remote-management while Patton's SmartNode VoIP CPE delivers industry-renowned stability and reliability. SmartNode just keeps working."

"BroadSoft has worked hard to simplify the lives of Telecommunications service providers and their enterprise customers," said Burton A. Patton, Patton's EVP. "Their device management tool is the most recent example. It's our joy and privilege to market mutual solutions with such a technology innovator as BroadSoft. This recent formal verification serves to strengthen our longstanding and valuable partnership."

How does BroadSoft Device Management work? Patton's Product Manager, Joshua Puckett, explains:

"Plug it in. Turn it on. After a few minutes it's all up and running. During those minutes, the SmartNode CPE contacts BroadSoft over the Internet to retrieve, then execute the customer-specific configuration. For especially complex or customized environments, once the SmartNode has been auto-provisioned, a carrier's customer engineer can remotely activate and adjust any special SmartNode features the customer may desire."

In related news, Patton recently announced three new�SmartNode VoIP Integrated Access Devices�(IADs) that offer a built-in Ethernet-in-the-First-Mile (EFM) interface for reliable, low-cost WAN access.


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