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Forming Strategic Alliance with Patton, UC Point Delivers Microsoft S4B Managed Service with Existing Phone Systems

Patton Electronics —US-manufacturer of award-winning SmartNode ™ VoIP solutions CopperLink ™ Ethernet Extenders, and BODI  rS™ High Availability Fixed & Mobile Routers—has formed a strategic alliance with UC Point to extend its managed Microsoft Lync/Skype-for-Business services to Patton’s SmartNode line of VoIP gateways and routers .

Patton’s SmartNode VoIP solutions are now certified for seamless interoperability with UC Point’s Remote Appliance (UCP RAP).

The certification enables customers who want to preserve their investment in existing legacy or All-IP telephony systems to benefit from comprehensive worldwide 24/7 proactive monitoring, remote troubleshooting and disaster recovery services provided by UC Point.

Enterprises can extend the operational lifespan of their existing voice equipment by using Patton’s SmartNode VoIP gateways and routers with UC Point’s remotely managed Lync/S4B Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) solution.

“Interoperability with the Microsoft Lync/Skype-for-Business environment is a key factor,” said Dietmar Kraume, Director Technology, UC Point. “Under the SmartNode brand, Patton manufactures one of the most interoperable and reliable VoIP CPEs on the market. We are excited to join forces with Patton as a strategic business partner and have them certified with our managed UC&C services and UCP RAP.”

Industry-renowned for reliability and stability, SmartNode VoIP solutions are available with built-in traditional telephony interfaces (digital ISDN BRI or PRI and analog POTS FXS/FXO). The integrated telephony ports can connect any existing phone system to any All-IP UC application while also providing PSTN connectivity for TDM breakout calling or WAN fallback for voice-and-data network survivability.

“We are delighted to partner with this key player in the managed UC&C solutions industry,” explained Peter Burkhalter , President and CEO at Patton-Inalp. “This alliance means we can offer enterprises across the globe a comprehensive infrastructure along with remotely managed UC&C services. UC Point delivers a world-class managed Skype for Business solution with global proactive 24/7 monitoring and remote troubleshooting.”

In related news, Patton recently announced interop certification for SmartNode products with Time Warner’s SIP-trunking service.


Glendon Flowers, +1 301-975-1000
UC Point
Ireen Schaffer, +49 221 669 992 30



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