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Digium does hardware–services next?


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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 …?


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 [...]

IT EXPO – Digium too “bureaucratic”


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 [...]