Already known as a leader and expert in integrated network access, transmission, IP and Frame Relay technologies, Patton recently announced their new release of the SmartNode 4141 Series FXS VoIP Gateway.

sn-4141The SN4141 Gateway supports up to eight phone or fax calls and is designed for all-IP applications where either old, non-replaceable telephones have to be integrated into a UCC environment. It delivers the legacy phone interfaces, service transparency, and flexible integration required for All-IP networks. Check out some highlighted features below:

  • 8 FXS Analog Interfaces: 2, 4 or 8 FXS interfaces, supporting simultaneous voice or fax calls.
  • Advanced Local Call Switching: Virtual interfaces and routing tables provide industry leading flexibility in call handling programming.
  • Network Monitoring: Embedded PacketSmart Agent for network monitoring and assessment 24×7.
  • Easy Management & Provisioning: WebWizard, HTTPS zero-touch provisioning, SNMP, command line interface. Automated mass provisioning with dual Software image for efficient large-scale deployments.
  • Proprietary OS: Utilizes proprietary Trinity™ software for enhanced security.
  • Full VoIP protocol support: SIPv2, SIPv2 over TLS, T.38, G.722 HD voice, RTP security with SRTP, fax and modem bypass, DTMF relay.0
  • Ease of Use: Patton’s WebWizard is a time-saving tool for a fast and reliable installation.
  • Outstanding Interoperability: Interoperable for voice and T.38 fax with leading SIP service providers, Softswitch vendors, and major IP PBX manufacturers

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VoIP Supply is now accepting pre-orders. Check out more details about Patton’s 4141 Series FXS VoIP Gateway here!

 

Are you on board and benefiting from VoIP? Greate! But do you have protections for your VoIP network? You may have heard that, like other Internet-based systems, VoIP networks are also vulnerable to IP-based attacks such as denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and identity/information theft. Luckily, with a proper security measure, you will be able to effectively block out the unwanted intruders!

Patton’s SmartNode SIP Session Border Controllers enable Unified Communications for SIP-to-SIP environments and contain built-in security features and Stateful Firewall. They secure the LAN networks from fraud strikes on the Internet. Even better, Patton products come with free post-sales technical support and a 1-year warranty. All products are made in USA. Let’s check out their four most popular SN selections!

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The SN5200

The SN5200 Enterprise Session Border Router is designed to ensure security and a high level of efficiency in the VoIP network. Connecting the Enterprise’s LAN to an Internet Telephony Service Provider (ITSP), the SN5200 creates a single conduit for multimedia components including voice, video, and data. This solution also includes SIP-aware NAT and access control list ACLs for maintaining secure communications when SIP traffic crosses the Enterprise edge. See more features:

  • 1 10/100BaseT WAN port, 4 10/100 LAN Ethernet Portssn5200
  • Complete IP Access Router
  • Quality of Service Voice priority
  • DownStreamQoS
  • Traffic management, shaping and policing
  • Web/HTTP, CLI with local console and remote Telnet access
  • Secure auto-provisioning for both firmware and unit/subscriber configuration
  • Built-in diagnostic tools (trace, debug, call generator)

The SN5300

Consider the SN5300 if you are searching for a powerful solution to create a reliable VoIP and data network. This solution is a CPE-based Enterprise Session Border Router with four SIP sessions and it can be upgraded to 256 SIP sessions when needed. The SN5300 is designed to give users greater network flexibility and assist in easier deploying, troubleshooting, logging, and security. Check out more features:

  • IP Routing —Policy Based Routing, Protocol Based Routing, Packet Length Routing, Packet Filteringsn5300
  • QoS and Security—Deliver secure, toll-quality voice communications routing
  • SIP Registrar – License is included in ALL ESBR products.
  • NO Transcoding
  • Ethernet— Intelligent 4 port Fast Ethernet BaseT 10/100 (routable and switchable)
  • WAN Access—Support for G.SHDSL EFM/ATM 4-wire and 8-wire interfaces
  • Trinity OS—Patton’s Linux based multi-service OS with call control and signaling features

The SN5540/5541

If you are looking for an all-in-one solution for your VoIP system, you won’t want to miss the SmartNode 5541 Series! This solution acts as a VoIP gateway, eSBC, access router and QoS CPE all in one device. It supports up to 8 simultaneous calls for a new standard in toll-bypass, remote/branch office connectivity, and enhanced All-IP carrier services. The SN5541 also undertakes network assessment and monitoring at the customer premise to prevent, reduce and resolve network issues. A truly cost-effective solution! Find more highlighted features:

  • Embedded Packet Smart Agent for network monitoring and assessment 24×7sn5540
  • Secure zero-touch provisioning (HTTPS) for ease of use
  • WebWizard, HTTPS zero touch provisioning, SNMP, command line interface
  • SIPv2, SIPv2 over TLS, ISDN, T.38, G.722 HD Voice, RTP Security with SRTP, fax and modem bypass, DTMF relay.
  • Interoperable for voice and T.38 fax with leading SIP service providers, softswitch vendors, and major IP-PBX manufacturers

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The SN5570

As is consistent with all Patton SmartNode products, the SN5570 Series are state of the art ESBRs and also provides policy-based IP routing. This Patton ESBR accommodates 1 E1/T1/PRI, up to 30 VoIP calls or 15 SIP Sessions (SIP B2B calls). It is also upgradable, contains SIP-TLS, SRTP and can support 16 Transcoded Calls, 2x Gig Ethernet and contain an external UI power source. Learn more features:

  • Supports 30 VoIP Callssn5570
  • Full VoIP Protocol Support
  • Full Telephony Features
  • Outstanding Interoperability
  • Class A Compliance
  • High Precision Clock (HP) Option
  • Supported by SmartNode Redirection Service

Now, take a look at the comparison chart again to see the four products side by side!

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How important is QoS? It is extremely important. Especially for businesses that rely on their phones to be successful. But first, let’s start from the beginning. What does QoS stand for? It stands for “Quality of Service”.

What does QoS mean?

Well, it can mean a few different things but when it comes to VoIP, it’s simple. It’s how well your customers can hear you on the other line! As I had mentioned earlier, and I’m sure you will agree, this can be very important to businesses with call centers, inside sales teams, and customer support teams that use VoIP.

It is important to make sure you are ensuring the QoS of your phone calls! Doing this goes hand in hand with the way your business uses the Internet. I know this might sound confusing and right now you are probably saying “Why would the way I use my Internet affect my business’s quality of service?” So, allow me to explain.

Everything within your business that needs the Internet is hooked up to a router, most likely in your server room. It’s there that everything fights for whatever bandwidth that is available! If this is left unmonitored, bandwidth powerhouses like streaming video, or uploading will take as much as it wants. Kind of like an all-you-can-eat buffet!

When this happens, it leaves other things, like your VoIP phone system, with not enough bandwidth to function properly. This is where you can experience packet loss, resulting in voice delays, broken connections and even dropped calls.

But with a QoS router, like the Patton Smartnode 5200 Enterprise Session Border Router, you are able to prioritize how much bandwidth is used, and where it is used. This puts the bandwidth focus on your business’s important Internet assets, like your VoIP Phone system, but won’t starve other things in your office, like video conferencing or streaming videos.patton-5200

So if your business is experiencing VoIP troubles and you can’t figure out why, it may not be your VoIP service provider. You might just need a little QoS!

How do you manage the bandwidth in your office? Do you use the Patton Smartnode 5200? Or something different? We want to know!