Patton Scores TWO Product of the Year Awards for 2016

The SmartNode 5540 eSBC with built-in analog ports and the CopperLink 1101 Power-over-Ethernet Extender are recognized for exceptional innovation in communications technology.

Patton Electronics—US manufacturer of UC, cloud, and IoT enabling solutions for carrier, enterprise and industrial networks—announced today its achievements in claiming two 2016 Product of the Year awards from key industry trade journals.

INTERNET TELEPHONY (IT) Magazine has awarded the 2016 Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award to the SmartNode 5540 Enterprise Session Border Controller (eSBC) with 2, 4, or 8 integrated analog FXS telephony interfaces.

Merging media gateway functions with high-performance eSBC capabilities in a single, low-cost, customer-premise device, Patton simplifies network architecture and reduces overall hardware costs when implementing IP-telephony and unified-communications (UC) solutions.

Designed for small-office deployment, the new eSBC can integrate legacy phones, fax machines, meters, postage machines, or POTS/ISDN trunks into on-premise and hosted ALL-IP and UC solutions.

On the heels of the IT-Mag award, Cable Spotlight Magazine named Patton’s CopperLink 1101 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Ethernet Extender 2016 Product of the Year.

Patton’s innovation extends Ethernet and up to 15 watts power up to 3,300 feet over existing copper or coaxial cabling infrastructure.

Worth around $451 million last year, PoE market value is expected to reach $1.04 billion by 2022 according to marketsandmarkets.com.

Formerly known as inline power, PoE technology (developed by Cisco in 2000) deliver electrical power to remote IP phones, IP cameras, wireless access points (WAPs), sensors, meters, PLCs and more. Although security, surveillance, and access control are among the key applications driving mass adoption, the technology also makes system installation far more economical and convenient in such vertical markets as health care, office buildings, and retail..

“The innovative new eSBC and PoE extender are key business-transforming solutions for voice, data and video communications. I look forward to continued excellence from Patton in 2017 and beyond.”
Rich Tehrani
Publisher & Executive Editor

“I am doubly honored to accept both of these awards along with our teams of product developers,” said Robert R. Patton (Bobby), President and CEO. “Once again their persistent commitment to innovation has paid off.”

“It is my pleasure to recognize Patton with two Product of the Year Awards,” said Rich Tehrani, publisher and executive editor. “The innovative new eSBC and PoE extender are key business-transforming solutions for voice, data and video communications. I look forward to continued excellence from Patton in 2017 and beyond.”

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