Patton-Inalp Networks, creator of the SmartNode brand of industry-leading VoIP technology solutions, has released its SmartNode Smart-Digital Telephone Adapter (S-DTA). It is available from Centravoice, a distributor of Patton’s range of business and carrier-class network access, connectivity and voice-over-IP (VoIP) equipment in South Africa.

“As the only two-call ISDN VoIP CPE on the market that runs carrier-grade software –  Patton’s SmartWare – the S-DTA is the obvious choice for double and triple-pay service providers seeking an ISDN termination device,” says John Wu, product manager at Patton.
“With touchless auto-provisioning and proven reliability in numerous carrier deployments, SmartWare™ offers proven interoperability with all major-brand soft switches and IP-PBXs,” Wu says.
Designed for deployment in ISDN homes and small offices, the device supports two concurrent voice or T.38 fax calls (Super G3 and V.34 capable).  The very-low-cost, feature-rich S-DTA seamlessly connects up to eight ISDN terminals over the S-bus to a service provider or private VoIP network.
Service providers can use the S-DTA to roll out profitable Internet-telephony, double-play, and triple-play services in the demanding ISDN residential market.  Built-in So line power reduces overall CPE costs by eliminating the need for an external power supply.
Subscribers can enjoy the cost-saving benefits of VoIP technology using their existing ISDN terminals (up to eight phones). The device’s powered So port connects to the S bus in the subscriber’s home or office.
Enterprises and integrators can use the S-DTA to seamlessly extend corporate PBX services to remote and home-office workers. Number plan adaptation, inter-protocol mapping, and other advanced features ensure users can communicate they way they’re used to – but without the high PSTN charges.
“The South African market demands a high standard of quality.  ISDN users are extremely selective, however with the S-DTA, the only item ISDN callers will miss is the big phone bill,” says Charmaine Finniss, MD of Centravoice.
The advanced VoIP technology in SmartNode equipment preserves all the ISDN telephony features that ISDN users depend on and network operators require (AOC, CLIP, CLIR, UD64, overlap dialling, and fax, as well as MSN and DID).  Built on the industry’s most interoperable VoIP platform, the SmartNode™ S-DTA supports ISDN, SIP, H.323, and MGCP/IUA signalling.