Strategic Partnership between 3CX and Patton Guarantees Full Interop for Partners and Customers

Strategic partnership guarantees that customers and partners can deploy the best-of-breed 3CX Phone System with high-quality Patton Gateways and be provided with support from both companies

LONDON UK and GAITHERSBURG, MD, USA, 19 NOVEMBER 20133CX, developer of the award-winning Windows VoIP PBX 3CX Phone System, and Patton, a renowned VoIP Gateway manufacturer, announce that through their strategic partnership 3CX Phone System and Patton’s SmartNode Gateways are certified, interoperable and automatically configurable. 3CX Phone System customers and partners can deploy 3CX with SmartNode Gateways knowing that they will be provided with full support from both companies.

“This strategic collaboration between 3CX’s best-of-breed Phone System and Patton Gateways allows us to offer our customers a cutting-edge Unified Communications solution with quality hardware. Patton Gateways are renowned for their quality and top notch technical support. This strategic partnership solidifies our ongoing partners and provides iron cast guarantee to partners and customers that 3CX Phone System will be 100% interoperable and fully supported by both companies, providing unparalleled peace of mind”, said Nick Galea, 3CX, CEO.

“3CX has been one of our most successful partnerships,” says Bobby Patton CEO at Patton Electronics, “Together we have provided our partners and customer’s full peace of mind as the entire line of Patton SmartNode Gateways are fully tested and validated by 3CX before their release. On top of guaranteeing seamless interoperability, installation could not be easier since configurations for each SmartNode model are built into 3CX Phone System and step-by-step configuration guides are posted on 3CX’s website.”

Automatic Provisioning of Patton Gateways with 3CX

3CX and Patton guarantee full interoperability between 3CX Phone System and SmartNode Gateways by extensively testing each firmware against 3CX Phone System before its release to partners and customers. 3CX and Patton have guaranteed response times to fix any interoperability issues.

VoIP Gateways still a requirement in almost every PBX deployed

Notwithstanding the popularity of VoIP, companies insist on using their existing telephone lines, as they still provide unparalleled reliability. Others may need to integrate their existing legacy telephony equipment and fax with their VoiP system. For these reasons, VoIP Gateways are required.

Patton Gateways are superior to add-in cards as they are more reliable and easier to maintain. They also allow 3CX Phone System to be virtualized with Hyper-V or VMware. With their reputation for quality, Patton Gateways provide the consistency that a PBX requires. For more information on SmartNode Gateways, check out the SmartNode Product Line Overview.

About 3CX (

3CX is the developer of 3CX Phone System and 3CX Mobile Device Manager. 3CX Phone System is an open standard unified communications platform for Windows that works with standard SIP phones and replaces any proprietary PBX. 3CX Phone System is more manageable than standard PBX systems and delivers substantial cost savings while increasing productivity. Some of the world’s leading companies and organizations use the 3CX Phone System, including Boeing, the Caterham F1 Team, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Harley Davidson, and MIT.

3CX was named a CRN Emerging Vendor in 2011 and 2012 and has been awarded CRN’s 5-Star Partner Program rating in 2013. 3CX has also been awarded Windows Server Certification and won the Gold Award, the Windows IT Pro 2008 Editor’s Best Award and a Best Buy Award from Computer Shopper.

3CX has offices in Australia, Cyprus, Germany, Hong Kong, Malta, South Africa, the UK and the U.S. Visit us at:, and on Facebook at:

About Patton (
Incorporated 1984, Patton has built everything from micro-sized widgets that connect “this-with-that,” to carrier-grade telecom gear that connects subscribers to service-providers. Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton equipment—including VoIP, Ethernet extension, and wireless router technologies—is up-and-running in carrier, enterprise and industrial networks worldwide. To connect with local-market requirements, Patton operates training and support centers in Switzerland, Hungary, Lebanon, India, Vietnam, and the USA.

Made in the USA, Patton’s SmartNode Gateways and Routers offer small and medium enterprises VoIP hardware with a reputation for exceptional quality and robust feature sets. Take advantage of their unrivalled FREE customer support and FREE software upgrades. SmartNode eliminates the interoperability obstacles for companies that want to keep their legacy equipment (PBXs, phones, fax equipment, POTS lines, etc.) when implementing a VoIP communications strategy. Scaling from 1 to 120 VoIP or fax calls, SmartNode Gateways provide a range of analog FXS/FXO and/or ISDN BRI/PRI and can also come with built-in IP access routing, WAN transmission, and transcoding functionality. For more information on SmartNode Gateways, check out their Product Guide.

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