We make it easy for companies around the world to connect their people and things in a perpetually changing technology landscape.
Our mission is to connect real-world customer challenges with high-quality, right-priced technology solutions. Our passion is to help our customers solve problems–and we win their hearts by combining high value products and solutions with unrivaled customer service and technical support. Patton is all about connections.
Technologies converge and networks consolidate; applications; and services diversify and specialized needs emerge in various vertical markets and geographic locations. What was new has become old and Patton helps keep the transitions systematic and orderly by focusing on our customer’s needs, developing new technologies that drive into the future while maintaining core technologies that can provide the bridge.
As a long-lasting technology company Patton has seen and participated in the many changes of technology and markets. Patton lives in the change. Incorporated in 1984, we have designed and built everything from connectivity devices that connect “this-with-that”, to carrier-grade Telecom equipment that connects subscribers to service providers. Patton’s specialty is interconnecting yesterday’s cutting edge to the cutting edge of today.
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Virtual CPE (vCPE) products offer perhaps the highest return on investment (ROI) of any networking solution available today. Why? Keep reading. . . Conceptual aerial view of a global network Written in simple, layman’s terms, Patton’s latest publication makes it clear. Authored by Glendon Flowers, the educational white paper, A Guide to Virtual CPE, de-mystifies the underlying technology of vCPE solutions. As you read through the document, you will learn about the important features and the different types of vCPE. The guide also offers expert guidance on how to select the right vCPE for your networking challenges and environment. What’s Inside the Guide? Besides the obligatory “what is it?” and “how does it work?” the guide also covers some important related concepts—including hypervisor, edge orchestration. Example Data Center Where Edge Orchestration May be Hosted Two other important trending topics in the world of networking are also briefly explained: NFV – Network Function Virtualization SDN – Software-Defined Networking Virtual CPE deployed as an enterprise session border controller (eSBC) in a SIP trunking application Some of the network functions a vCPE can provide are also covered: eSBC – Enterprise Session Border Controller SIP Trunking application Hosted PBX application IP Access Router VPN Server Virtualized IPv4 to IPv6 Network Gateway The publication finishes by providing a five-step guide for selecting the right vCPE for your needs. Get the White Paper: A Guide to Virtual CPE What do you think? Are you clear about vCPE technology? Will you read the guide? Do you know what sort of network function you might use a vCPE to provide? Add your thoughts in the comments below… As director of the Marketing Communications department, Chris manages the creation of advertising, product literature, user documentation, and the Patton web sites. Chris has over 30 years of experience working in the computing and telecommunications industries. Previously, Chris has held Senior Technical Writer and Principal Writer positions with Hughes Network Systems, Star Technologies, and TRW, and a Senior Field Engineer position with PE Systems. Chris has received several international awards of excellence for his technical documentation from the Society of Technical Communications. He worked for two years in Saudi Arabia.
Get your mini-eSBC up and running with this six-minute tutorial. Cloud-powered and feature-packed, the SN500 is the world’s smallest and lowest-cost enterprise session border controller. This video quick start guide tells all you need to know to get your new SmartNode all set up—including . . . [embedded content] Four things you need to get started: Internet Access Ethernet Cable Pinhole Tool (pick your fave) Connected computer Six steps to onboarding your SmartNode Watch the video to learn what they are. . . Three options to configure your device using the Patton Cloud: Patton Provisioning Service (download the config to your SN500) Patton’s Web Wizard External (third-party) configuration server After you choose the best configuration option for your network environment, you can check the video for that too! Here they are . . . [embedded content] [embedded content] [embedded content] What do you think? Did we answer all your questions? What sort of application are you implementing with your SN500? Add your thoughts in the comments below… Glendon is responsible for creating corporate marketing and technical content including press releases, web copy, white papers, case studies, educational and tutorial pieces as well as other publications. He serves as editor in chief for Patton's email newsletter and other outbound communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from UMUC and a Bachelor of Music in percussion performance from UMCP. Mr. Flowers is a single father with three adult daughters: Lauren, Hannah & Sarah (twins). He plays guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and percussion and enjoys composing and arranging music and songs.
Over the decades, Patton has won so many awards I can barely keep track of them all. This year, the SmartNode™ SN4740 High-Density Analog FXS VoIP Gateway has scored yet another prize for the brand. Now in 2021, the prize-winning product from Patton delivers reliable IP telephony and unified communications for MTU/MDU and hotel/motel/hospitality environments. SN4740 hotel application In case you missed it, we have covered this product before in some earlier blogs… > >UC for MTU/MDU or Campus… [part I] > >UC for Hotels… [part II] VoIP for campuses, apartments, hospitality. First announced one year ago, the SN4740 is designed to enable unified communications (UC), SIP trunking, and IP telephony for hotels, motels, MTU/MDU or campus environments using analog phones. SmartNode SN4740 Front View Six Miles! Remarkably, the SN4740 can extend 128 FXS lines up to six miles or more while converting the analog voice from existing legacy handsets into a packetized data stream for transmission over the Internet using a SIP-Trunk service. SmartNode SN4740 Rear View Showing RJ-21 Interface There is more. For further details, check the press release. . . > >Patton Awarded 2021 Product of the Year by Internet Telephonyfor its High-Density Analog VoIP Gateway What do you think? Would you prefer to keep your analog phones or can you afford to replace them with SIP hard phones? Which benefits of transitioning to IP telephony are most attractive to your business? Add your thoughts in the comments below… Glendon is responsible for creating corporate marketing and technical content including press releases, web copy, white papers, case studies, educational and tutorial pieces as well as other publications. He serves as editor in chief for Patton's email newsletter and other outbound communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from UMUC and a Bachelor of Music in percussion performance from UMCP. Mr. Flowers is a single father with three adult daughters: Lauren, Hannah & Sarah (twins). He plays guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and percussion and enjoys composing and arranging music and songs.