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


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 [...]

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


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 [...]

Digium Switchvox gets IPhone, Blackberry app boost


Digium (www.digium.com) has announced the availability of Switchvox Mobile applications for iPhone and Blackbeery.  The freely downloadable apps integrate with the Switchvox VoIP/UC solution to bring “advanced UC” functionality to users when they are away from the office.

The Switchvox Mobileapps are connected to an employee’s phone extension so when mobile workers make a [...]

AstriCon 2010 coming to D.C. – Two cents on traveling


Digium (www.digium.com) has formally announced dates and places for AstriCon 2010. (www.astricon.net).

This year’s event will take place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, just outside of Washington D.C., on October 26-28, 2010. 

FYIs on getting to the Gaylord from local hubs

Please note travelers take my advice at their own [...]

Digium Switchvox gets upgraded


Yes Virginia, there was more than the Digium AsteriskExchange store announcement at IT EXPO last week.  Digium also announced Switchvox SMB 4.5.

Switchvox SMB 4.5 adds on Phone Feature Packs for Polycom handsets, enabling users to directly access things such as call recording, visual voicemail, a searchable company directory and call parking lots directly [...]

A photo tour of Digium


Running around in Huntsville last week, I was invited to spend some time with Digium and see the company’s building and facilities.

Digium is located in the Cummings Research Park, the second largest research and technology park in the U.S. and the fourth largest in the world.  Its’ neighbors include ADTRAN and a whole [...]

Keynote Pictures from Astricon 2009 – Thursday, October 15, 2009


Glendale, AZ & Washington DC – Pictures from Thursday’s keynotes at AstriCon 2009.

IBM CTO Mike Smith talks all about Digium’s role as an ISV on IBM’s Smart Cube program.  Companies with Smart Cube can pull down Asterisk from IBM’s online  Smart Business marketplace.

Digium CEO Danny Windham recapping 2009 in terms [...]

Keynote pictures from AstriCon 2009 – Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Glendale, AZ & Washington DC – Pictures from AstriCon 2009 on Wednesday October 14, 2009.

Keynote audience at AstriCon 2009

It was a full ballroom for both days of keynotes.

Allworx founder Jeff Szczepanski at AstriCon 2009

You run into a lot of interesting people in the hallways of AstriCon — like [...]

Digium's dull (but this is good) AstriCon


Glendale AZ & Washington DC – As Digium celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Asterisk IP telephony platform this week at the AstriCon developer’s conference with cake and funny hats, this year’s keynote presentation by IBM CTO Mike Smith drifted into the mundane and dull — a very good thing.

Smith, brought in to [...]

AstriCon – What I'm doing there…


I’m going to be at Digium’s AstriCon conference, the Asterisk developer’s conference, on October 13-15 in Glendale, AZ.

Digium head hoo-hoo, er Community development guy John Todd has asked me to be a Master of Ceremonies (MC) for two of the AstriCon tracks on Wednesday and Thursday. Which means I get to herd cats, [...]