What Can You Do with an 8-FXO VoIP Device?

Lately, folks have been asking me for an on-premise VoIP gateway with eight  FXO ports. So we made it. Can you guess why people wanted it? We actually we created three flavors of these analog-trunking devices (keep reading)…

8 FXO Application

There is something special about the dual-Ethernet gateways:  they can morph into enterprise session border controllers (eSBCs) when the business decides to go All-IP.

Press Release
New Analog Trunking Gateway morphs from FXO to SIP when you go All-IP

Patton has been making analog trunking gateways for decades. Our menu of on-premise VoIP devices offers VoIP solutions for SMBs that need 8 FXO trunks to connect with a SIP PBX (a.ka. IP PBX). These new guys are perfect for delivering first-line analog POTS connectivity or analog fallback and survivability for an on-premise All-IP enterprise telephony system.

So here’s why the people wanted it.

For a small business or non-profit that requires eight concurrent analog calls or a mix of 16 simultaneous BRI/FXO calls, an 8-FXO VoIP gateway can be used to deliver the following useful services…

  • First-line analog trunks with any on-premise SIP PBX, including the likes of 3CX, Avaya, Asterisk, RingCentral, Mitel, Panasonic, and many others
  • Future-proof IP telephony (with analog trunks) with a seamless migration path to SIP trunking or hosted telephony
  • Hybrid analog and IP telephony with a SIP trunk and up to 8 analog FXO connections for PSTN breakout, fallback, and system survivability
  • Connectivity support for legacy devices: fax machines, analog phones, BRI phones, etc.

Here are the three new product lines we came up with for Patton customers. . .

      1. Analog Trunking VoIP gateway – field-upgradeable to eSBC
      2. All-IP enterprise session border controller (eSBC) with 8 analog FXS/FXO interfaces for legacy device connections and/or PSTN Fallback


      3. Digital-Analog Hybrid eSBC and Router – 16-call hybrid CPE with a mix of FXS, FXO, and BRI-So ports
        Hybrid 8-FXO/4-BRI application
        Hybrid 8-FXO/4-BRI application

The soon-to-be-released Patton Cloud service will provide remote license-key and additional element management functions for all Patton devices. Watch for the announcement….

What do you think?

  • Why do YOU need an 8-FXO VoIP CPE and how would you use it?

Add your thoughts in the comments below…

Bret Patton
Associate Product ManagerPatton Electronics Co.


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