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Digium does hardware–services next?

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Digium, the self-proclaimed “Asterisk Company,” is turning into the jack-of-all-trades company.  For Enterprise Connect in Orlando this week, the company has rolled out “the first” of a family of VoIP gateways.  Last month (well, more like two months ago), the company introduced its first IP phones at IT EXPO.  I’m betting a cloud services [...]

Digium talks up Switchvox on campus

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Digium (www.digium.com) has been talking up its Switchbox product in the education markets, both K-12 and higher education.  The laundry list of customer wins is interesting, but it took a couple of queries to get an answer as to how many extensions you could support on a campus (Answer: A lot).

Customer wins include [...]

Digium announces AstriCon 2011

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Digium (www.digium.com) has announced AstriCon 2011 today.  The event will be held from October 26 through 28, at the Westin Westminster in Denver, Colorado.

Submissions for speaker opportunities can be made at www.astricon.net.

Digium typically makes a Big Announcement at AstriCon.  The two I’ve liked have been the purchase of Switchvox way back [...]

ADTRAN, Digium in recovery mode after Northern Alabama tornado spree

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ADTRAN (www.adtran.com) and Digium (www.digium.com) is currently recovering from the massive hit of tornados that swept through the southeast, with primary power restored to its facilities yesterday.  Digium says none of its personnel appeared to have been injured, but several employees sustained “sustained personal property loss or damage,” according to a blog post by [...]

DT and FT to buy in bulk

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Deutsche Telekom (DT) and France Telecom (FT) have formed a joint venture for procurement.  Shouldn’t they just merge and get it over with?

In the Orange announcement last week, the two telecommunications companies are establishing a “50/50” joint venture in the fourth quarter of 2011.  After three years, the two expect to save a [...]

Digium brags about 2010 Asterisk downloads

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Digium (www.digium.com) played the numbers game last week. The company bragged about having Asterisk downloaded more than two million times for 2010.

Other stats out of the Digium press release include more than 9,800 people who have contributed code to Asterisk, in use in over 170 countries today with an estimate of about one [...]

SIP Forum launches SIPNOC network operators conference

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The SIP Forum (www.sipforum.org) has announced SIPNOC, the SIP Network Operators Conference.  Isn’t this interesting….

The SIPNOC conference is designed for SIP network operations personnel, such as NOC engineers, “instead of a high-level conference for executives.”  The event will be held at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA (yes, a short drive from [...]

Digium’s new version of Asterisk

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If you missed the news yesterday, Digium (www.digium.com) has released version 1.8 of Asterisk, rolling in more than 200 new features into the software. Highlights of the shiny-new release include new security features – explains all the security content at Astricon next week – integration with IPv6 (see previous re: Astricon), and “extensive” additions [...]

AstriCon 2010 – I’ll be there on Wednesday & Thursday

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I’ll be running around at AstriCon 2010 (www.astricon.net) on Wednesday, October 27 and Thursday, October 28.   Don’t know if I’ll be tweeting on site; the last time I was at the Gaylord, wireless connectivity was hit-or-miss.

If you are looking to brief, email me.  Or look for me in the loud, er, expressive [...]

And the big news at Astricon will be …?

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The Digium Astricon (www.astricon.net) show has become Digium’s annual event to announce Big News.  Three years ago, the acquisition of Switchvox took place.  Two years ago, it was the Skype/Digium interop agreement, while last year it was an IBM/Digium agreement. 

Perhaps the big clue is Digium’s Kevin Fleming giving Wednesday morning’s keynote. From [...]