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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Digium’s big news: Asterisk Scalable Communications Framework (SCF)

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National Harbor, Maryland – Digium (www.digium.com) announced a new open source project today to go beyond the limitations of the company’s Asterisk IP telephony platform, adding a “Scalable Communications Framework” to enable “the highest levels” of availability, scalability, extensibility, fault-tolerance and performance.

Yes, this was/is The Big Deal Digium employees kept hinting at [...]

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 [...]

IT EXPO – Digium too “bureaucratic”

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Several people at IT EXPO thought Digium has become a little bit too conservative and unresponsive of late when it comes to doing business.

The comments were unsolicited and came up as a part of the normal back-and-forth briefings held at IT EXPO (www.itexpo.com) earlier in the week and they all sounded a [...]

Avaya & Skype announce "strategic partnership” … of a sort

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Avaya (www.avaya.com) and Skype (www.skype.com) announced much big love and a strategic partnership today.  But the meat of the agreement won’t be implemented until the second half of 2011. And it’s not exclusive.

In “Phase 1,” Avaya customers will have “access” to Skype Connect, so anyone running a SIP-based IP PBX will be able [...]

eZuce launches enterprise open source solution based up SIPfoundry work

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Newly launched eZuce (www.ezuce.com) comes with some familiar names in the IP PBX world. Hoping onto the UC bandwagon – ok, so everyone is these days – eZuce openUC is bragging about seven years of development through SIPfoundry efforts.

Founder Steinmann started up SIPfoundry and the sipXecs project in 2004, along with morphing [...]

Digium gives wishy-washy answer on Android mobile client for Switchvox

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I hate to take Digium (www.digium.com) out to the woodshed, but this is the response I got when I asked about the potential for a Switchvox mobile client for Android.

"Digium is evaluating the public response and usage of the iPhone and BlackBerry Apps, and based on these results we’ll determine if and when [...]