GAITHERSBURG, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Patton Electronics—manufacturer of SmartNodeTM VoIP equipment—has launched a new line of customer-premise Enterprise Session Border Routers (ESBRs) for small-to-medium enterprises (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.
Enterprises: 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.
Carrier-Providers: SmartNode ESBRs 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.
For most enterprises, carrier-grade session border controllers (SBCs) are overkill, handling thousands of calls and costing $15,000 to $150,000 MSRP.
Patton’s very-low-cost SN5200 ESBR offers a 4-to-32-call SBC solution in the $300 to $500 range.
“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—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.
Interoperability—SIP normalization: Back-to-Back User Agent (B2BUA) translates among SIP “dialects” (e.g. TCP in MS-Lync verses UDP in provider networks).
Survivability—For business continuity during Internet outages: local SIP registrar keeps intra-office calls flowing; IAD options provide PSTN backup.
Voice Quality and Bandwidth Management—CODEC transcoding with QoS traffic-shaping enhance in-house voice quality while optimizing utilization of the WAN connection.
Robust Routing—Flexible call routing and dialed-number manipulation provide number portability and numbering-plan continuity. Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) provides fast failover.
IAD Options—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.