The SmartNode VoIP media gateways from Patton Electronics Company have been tested and qualified for interoperability with Lync Server 2013 through Microsoft’s†Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program†(UCOIP).
SmartNode is designed to eliminate the interoperability obstacles for companies looking to keep legacy PBXs, phones, speakers, pagers, and fax equipment, existing FXS/FXO POTS service or ISDN BRI/PRI lines when implementing a unified communications solution based on Lync.
SMBs operating otherwise non-compatible voice equipment and telephony network elements (including non-qualified SIP telephony systems) can use Lync-qualified SmartNode VoIP gateways to connect and interoperate with the Lync unified communications server.
“By interconnecting Lync software with legacy voice technologies and the PSTN, SmartNode preserves investment in operational equipment while adding such rich benefits as voice-and-data survivability and least-cost call routing,” states Patton Electronics in a press release submitted to ChannelPro-SMB. “The 2013 re-qualification assures customers that SmartNode interoperates seamlessly and reliably with Microsoft’s Unified Communications software.”
In May 2011 Patton announced†Microsoft OCS certification for SmartNode†VoIP Gateways.†In June 2012 Patton announced†Microsoft Lync certification for SmartNode.†Microsoft is a†Patton-Certified Enterprise Communication Partner†for Lync and OCS.