As you may know, VoIP gateways provide several types of bi-directional conversions, including Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) to Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM) and TDM to SIP. Some gateways even provide more advanced functions such as session border controller (SBC), security firewall, failover, etc.
Many of our customers use Patton media gateways to solve a variety of different IP-based system challenges. Today, we are going to walk you through the three most common use cases:
How Do Patton Gateways Fit in my Business?
#1 TDM to SIP
Patton gateways reduce your business’s operating costs by avoiding the expensive tolls levied by a public switched telephone network (PSTN). The VoIP gateway connects your traditional phone system to a SIP trunk with just a fraction of the original cost you paid.
#2 VoIP Provider to Analog POTS or Digital ISDN PBX
A Patton gateway can also connect an all-IP communication system (on-premise IP PBX or cloud IP PBX) to your legacy PSTN trunk. Many businesses upgrade their traditional business phone system to an Internet Telephony Service Provider (ITSP) over a SIP trunk with an IP media gateway to avoid the expensive toll-based system.
#3 From SIP to TDM
What if I need to keep the old phone system up and running during the transition? Not a problem. Patton gateways are able to connect your modern SIP communications system with a T1/E1/PRI service provided by a legacy carrier. This will allow you to keep your traditional system running normally while transitioning to a new IP-based phone system.
What communication challenges have you solved with Patton gateways? Where do you need Patton gateways to fit in your IP telephony implementations? Share with us!