NEWS RELEASE: Avantel Mexico Selects SmartNode VoIP Gateway Routers

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    Mexico's Premier IP Carrier Deploys Patton SmartNode(tm) as Their
    Chosen Voice-over-IP Gateway for Bundled Voice and Data Services

    For Immediate Release

    GAITHERSBURG, Maryland - Patton Electronics--an industry leader in
    access, connectivity and VoIP--announces today that Avantel has
    selected Patton's SmartNode(tm) as the customer-premise VoIP solution
    for their PYME Plus IP-based telephone services targeting small and
    mid-sized enterprises.

    Avantel, "The IP Company" (La Compañía IP), is Mexico's premier
    communications service and second-largest long-distance carrier, as
    well as providing local phone service. Avantel's new PYME Plus service
    package offers dedicated Internet access bundled with local, long
    distance, and mobile-cellular minutes plus 800 phone numbers-all for
    about 40% less than those combined services would typically cost.

    Patton's SmartNode(tm) Modular VoIP Access Router combines a
    Voice-over-IP gateway and a secure QoS router in a single low-cost
    modular device. The powerful combination enables Avantel to reduce
    operating costs while delivering the high-quality integrated voice and
    data services their business customers need most-at a price they can

    "Patton offered Avantel the key value proposition of
    SmartNode(tm)-namely, the ability to deploy services with a
    fully-integrated CPE solution that includes both the Router and the
    VoIP Gateway" said Armando Morillo, Patton's Sales Director for Latin

    "Patton plays well with others," said Antonio Torre, Product Marketing
    Manager for Avantel. "Avantel was looking for a reliable and responsive
    VoIP vendor. Patton's SmartNode is flexible and reasonably priced. It
    connects seamlessly with Avantel's network platforms and protocols.
    Plus, the support Patton has provided is one of the best in the
    market-before, during and after the sale. Patton has proved to be a
    true business partner, ready and able to adapt, quick to
    customize...making sure their solutions work well in our network and
    for our customers."

    Avantel has deployed hundreds of Patton's SmartNode Model 2300 VoIP
    Gateway Routers at customer sites during the initial roll-out of their
    IP-based SOHO services.

    "IP has become the new foundation for all communications. It's not just
    for web surfing anymore," said Scott Whittle, Patton's Director of
    Product Management. "Avantel is an industry innovator with the right
    focus on all IP-based services. We count it a privilege to launch this
    long-term partnership with such a quality-focused service provider."

    "Patton is pleased," Mr. Whittle continued, "to combine our advanced
    Voice-over-IP technology with Avantel's high-value services to deliver
    integrated voice and data communications for businesses throughout

    About the SmartNode(tm) family of VoIP Gateway Routers

    The SmartNode(tm) family of VoIP gateways and routers offer
    compact-desktop and modular voice/data IAD solutions for service
    providers and enterprises. The SmartNode 1000 and 4520 series SOHO and
    branch office IADs support one or two ISDN BRI So ports or 2-8 analog
    ports as well as a full-featured QoS VPN Router. The modular 19"
    SmartNode 2300 series are designed for medium and large enterprise
    applications featuring on-board LAN and WAN interfaces and a range of
    PMC based voice interface cards/expansion modules. Interface cards
    provide flexible port configurations for ISDN, T1, E1, PRI, BRI and
    FXS. The SmartNode 2400 series supports up to 96/120 Voice-over-IP
    connections in a single 1U 19" chassis.

    About Avantel

    Avantel "The IP Company" solutions in Mexico, offers a wide portfolio
    of telecommunications services especially tailored to meet the diverse
    needs of companies of all sizes and sectors, from intelligent voice and
    data transmission to virtual private networks (VPNs), integrated
    telecommunications packages and managed services. Avantel's network,
    the country's second largest, is the best positioned to provide
    IP-based solutions. Its Data Centers, directly connected to its
    backbone, allow it to provide robust, reliable Internet access and
    server hosting as well as network design and management.

    About Patton

    Patton Electronics Company is a US manufacturer and marketer of data
    communications products, including VoIP/ToIP gateways & routers, Remote
    Access (V.92, V.90, K56Flex, V.34+, and ISDN dial-in), Last Mile/Local
    Loop Access (T1, E1, and xDSL modems, NTUs and CSU/DSUs), Multi-Service
    Access (voice, intranet, extranet, and Frame Relay access), and
    Connectivity (interface converters, short range modems, multiplexers,
    and surge protectors).

    For more information or to request a free datacom catalog, please
    contact .

    Patton Electronics Company
    7622 Rickenbacker Drive
    Gaithersburg, MD 20879 USA
    Tel: +1 301.975.1000
    Fax: +1 301.869.9293

    Chris, Dec 9, 2004
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