ILEXIA Certifies Patton E-SBCs for Interoperability with Microsoft Skype for Business

The IP-telephony solutions engineering firm, Ilexia, has certified SmartNode enterprise session border controllers (E-SBCs) for interoperability with the Microsoft Skype for Business unified communications (UC) platform.

By enabling secure, reliable SIP-trunk connections for unified-communications, SmartNode E-SBCs from Patton help companies reduce telephony costs while offering advanced communication features that enhance workforce productivity.

The certification test plan was designed by Ilexia and conducted in its independent validation lab.

Focused on typical architectures among French clients, Ilexia validated two SmartNode E-SBC models for seamless interoperability in several end-to-end systems.

Test-system elements included several IP PBX vendors active in the Microsoft Skype for Business market, as well as SIP Trunks from a French telecom operator.

Designed for small and medium enterprises, SmartNode VoIP equipment from Patton offers innovative businesses-class solutions for managing the transition to All-IP communications infrastructure.

Industry-renowned for stability, reliability, and interoperability, SmartNode E-SBCs help companies reduce risks and ensure success when implementing SIP trunking and unified communications.

Ilexia’s validation program included the following tests:

  • Testing and validation of the SIP and RTP stack (G.729, G.711): Basic call transfer, conference, call waiting, forwarding, private SIP headers, masking number, timer session, timer recording, security (SIP authentication).
  • Load testing: + signaling audio (with sounds of long references).
  • Tests of SBC functions: SIP messages handling and processing, DTMF transformation, SIP processing mechanisms (re-INVITE vs REFER example) RTP proxy, security (authentication, user role), debug.

With integrated IP-router and high-reliability SmartNode VoIP-gateway functionality built in, Patton’s E-SBCs deliver superior price-performance for business-class IP telephony and UC.

Moreover, SmartNode E-SBCs offer classic TDM telephony interfaces (PRI, BRI, FXS, FXO) that allow businesses to IP-enable their existing legacy voice equipment and provide PSTN connectivity for voice and data survivability.

About ILEXIA:
Founded in 2002, ILEXIA is an expert company in the field of Unified Communications and IP Telephony. ILEXIA assists companies in their selection process and implementation of a VoIP solution in their networks. The objective is to provide telecom and IT managers all the necessary elements for implementation of controlled VoIP solutions. For this ILEXIA uses its experience and know-how to help businesses in the choice of products and architectures are best suited to their needs. ILEXIA helps build complete, scalable, high-performance network and telecom solutions, in order to support the sustainability of the projects of its clients.

About Patton:
Founded in 1984, Patton is a multinational company that designs and manufactures voice and data communications equipment for operators, enterprises and industrial networks worldwide. Patton products include SmartNodeTM VoIP solutions, ForeFrontTM multi-service access infrastructure solutions for IP and TDM services, OnSiteTM CPE solutions for local-loop (“last-mile”) access, CopperLink TM Ethernet extenders and EtherBITSTM device servers. Deployed worldwide, Patton catalog includes more than 1000 products. ISO 9001 certified, most Patton products are made in the USA. Patton celebrated its 30th birthday in January 2014. Patton received the Internet Telephony Excellence Award from TMC in October 2015. The company was recognized for its Patton Element Management System, a communication solution that provides exceptional service quality with faster new-subscriber provisioning with a 50% cost reduction.