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Patton, Broadvox, ABP Technology to Launch VoIPReady Solutions

August 09, 2011

Patton, a provider of business and carrier-class VoIP, network access, connectivity, and video surveillance equipment, announced it has joined hands with Broadvox and ABP Technology, a value-added distributor of IP telephony and IP video solutions, to promote the new VoIPReady offering. 

VoIPReady includes fully-provisioned, tested, and quality-assured SIP-trunking solutions based on Patton’s SmartNode VoIP CPE products, pre-configured by ABP for interoperation with Broadvox SIP trunking services.

The partnership provides VoIP integrators and resellers with an opportunity to attract new enterprise customers and increase profits by delivering survivable, value-added SIP-trunking solutions that essentially bootstrap themselves, company officials said.

“It’s like getting a new business phone system-in-a-box,” said Robert Messer, president of ABP, “that connects with all your existing phone equipment.” 

The 100 percent SIP-based phone lines offer all the advantages of IP telephony including lowered costs, richer features, teleworking capabilities, Messer added. 

The service can be deployed on the existing PBX infrastructure, so end-customers can realize great cost savings and worker productivity by preserving and leveraging existing voice equipment such as Key Systems or PBX-based phone systems.

“ABP completely pre-configures and fully tests each VoIPReady solution on the carrier end before it ever ships,” Messer added. “VoIPReady solutions take all the complications out of customer-site implementation.

”VoIPReady service can be easily installed and activated. Once the elements are plugged in and turned on, the system sends a ping back to Broadvox, then lights up and starts working. 

’s reseller partners can order new pre-configured lines, or get a block of temporary numbers to use right away—forwarding the old lines while waiting for the old telephone numbers to get ported.

The alliance between ABP and Patton provides order fulfillment, pre-configuration and provisioning services that ensure timely, hassle-free delivery of SmartNode products throughout the Americas and Caribbean, company officials said. 

ABP also provides first-line technical support of trained staff of Patton Certified SmartNode Specialists to resellers or end-customer’s IT team to handle any network deployment issues. 

According to Messer, the reliable high-quality of American-made products is a major feature for value-added resellers.

Recently, Patton announced a new logistics program in partnership with FedEx that offers lower freight costs, faster delivery, new business opportunities, and other benefits to channel partners and end customers in Europe and worldwide.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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