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New VoIP CPE Streamlines Deployment with Integrated G.SHDSL

Patton together with Patton-Inalp Networks AG announced an integrated G.SHDSL.bis modem interface is now available for their SmartNode 4960 series of PRI VoIP IADs (Integrated access device).

By adding G.SHDSL to their VoIP CPE for small-to-medium enterprises, Patton expands profit potential for providers by streamlining the deployment of business-trunking and corporate-VoIP services. In addition to dual gigabit-Ethernet ports, one or four T1/E1/PRI ports, and 30 to 120 VOIP calls, the SmartNode 4960 G.SHDSL PRI VoIP IAD delivers business-class VoIP, voice and data with built-in broadband access via standards-based, two-wire G.SHDSL at up to 5.7 Mbps.

Last month Patton announced the first PRI VoIP IAD with dual gigabit- Ethernet ports, the SmartNode(TM) SN4960 T1/E1/PRI VoIP IAD -- at prices that cut business-class VoIP CPE costs in half. A week later Patton announced additional cost reductions with their Prime Mover Advantage promotion, offering two-for-one pricing on orders placed before 31 October.

The Model SN4960/1E130V (single-span, 30-calls) lists for $2,995. That's less than half the $5,999 list price for an equivalent AudioCodes Mediant2000 or similar Cisco model. Yet the comparison is not apples-to-apples. The SN4960 includes dual gigabit-Ethernet ports, whereas most PRI-class gateways (including the Mediant2000) come with slower 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports.

Offering proven interoperability with all major brands of softswitches, SmartNode models are available with every conceivable telephony interface. The SmartWare(TM) software suite is highly-adaptable for compatibility with industry protocols, services, and networks.

Désiré Athow

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