Dear <Patton Partner>

Thank you very much for your business and continuing support. It is now my pleasure to bring you the end-of-month news bullets from Patton Electronics for May 2002.

In This Issue . . .

 ·  Patton Opens Shanghai Office 
 ·  Patton Sponsors China DSL 2002

    ·  Don Akin: Domestic Channel Manager

 ·  Products Unavailable

  Tech Notes
·  RAS: Multi-Router Traffic Grapher
   RAS: Configuring Frame Relay


Patton Opens Shanghai Office

Excerpt: "30 May 2002, GAITHERSBURG, Maryland -- GAITHERSBURG, Maryland -- Having established their main office and business leadership team in Beijing (February 2002), Patton Electronics now further enhances their presence in China by announcing the commissioning of a new satellite liaison office in Shanghai.   When it opens on July 1st, Patton's Liaison Office will join 13 other Maryland organizations who have chosen to locate their Shanghai operations in the Maryland Center China (MCC).

Patton will also be joining  other Maryland companies for ELE/EXPO COMM Shanghai under the State of Maryland pavilion during June 27-30, 2002. This premier telecommunications exhibition in China is expected to attract hundreds of companies from around the world along with 50,000 visitors

Please visit Shanghai Office Press Release to read the full press release.

Patton Sponsors China DSL 2002

Excerpt : "20 May 2002, GAITHERSBURG, Maryland -- Patton Electronics Company served as Lead Sponsor for China DSL 2002 Conference and Expo, held 23 - 24 April in Beijing. Patton also provided several panel and seminar speakers to the conference. . . . As a leading provider of access solutions in China, Patton’s involvement contributed a business perspective to the event -- how to use DSL technology to deliver business results.

Please visit China DSL Press Release to read the full press release.

Don Akin

Excerpt: GAITHERSBURG, Maryland -- Patton is delighted to announce Donald J. Akin has joined Patton as Domestic Channel Manager.  Mr. Akin will drive direct sales and channel sales programs, including Value Added Resellers (VARS), Distributors, and Integrators, throughout the eastern region of the U.S.  Mr. Akin's professional background includes service with Mariner Networks, Pairgain Technologies, and TDS Telecom, while his clients have included major Enterprise and Carrier accounts including AT&T.

Please visit Don Akin Press Release to read the full press release.


Products Unavailable

Because our supplier has discontinued a key component used in this line of fiber optic products, Patton Electronics will not be taking orders on the following products until further notice:

   ·  Model 1180 Multimode Fiber Optic Modem
   ·  Model 1184 Multimode Fiber Optic Modem
   ·  Model 1185 Multimode Fiber Optic Modem
   ·  Model 1186 G.703 Multimode Fiber Optic Modem

Please visit Products Unavailable to read the complete PDF memo for details.

Tech Notes

RAS: Multi-Router Traffic Grapher

This new Tech Note discusses MRTG for use with Patton RAS products. The Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) monitors statistics for  SNMP-managed equipment and displays the information graphically. about traffic on network links, active callers on a RAS equipment temperature, etc., can be summarized for multiple devices and displayed simultaneously on the web. The Tech Note shows sample graphs along with the underlying MRTG scripts used to generate them. A table of Web resources is also included.

Please visit MRTG to view this Tech Note from Patton's online Information Base.

RAS: Configuring Frame Relay

Hot off the press! The latest Tech Note from Patton Technical Services gives you what you need to get Frame Relay service up and running on Patton's ever-popular Red RAS. The note includes an overview of Frame Relay technology, a  glossary of key terms, and provides step by step instructions for configuring Frame Relay  service. 

Please visit Frame Relay to view this Tech Note from Patton's online Information Base.

Should you have any questions / comments / requests, please contact me directly at <> . I look forward to hearing from you . . .

Yours Sincerely,

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