Around the Digium office, everyone gets excited this time of year, because it’s like New Year’s Eve for Asterisk. In just a little over a week, we will be gathering with all of our friends in Atlanta for Astricon 2012. It’s the time to celebrate another successful year of the world’s most popular open source telephony platform. This year, we’ll hear big announcements, have informative break out sessions, listen to great speakers and of course have a big party!
As Asterisk continues to grow in both scope and adoption, everyone is curious to learn what’s been put in the current release, like the upcoming Asterisk 11, now in its release candidate state. There’s also interest in discussing what will be in future releases, like next year’s Asterisk 12. For that discussion, we welcome developers to DevCon, held annually, just prior to Astricon.
For Digium, one of our biggest announcements over the past year was the introduction of our IP phones for Asterisk. Digium’s phones have helped extend the power of Asterisk all the way to the desktop. And, now that they’ve been available for a while, we thought that Astricon was the perfect opportunity to give people information about all of the APIs and software development tools available for the Digium phones. < crowd goes wild>
The Digium phone API allows integrators and customers the ability to integrate their business applications directly onto their desktop phone. This can include applications such as enhanced call queue information, CRM screen pops, notifications, global directories, stock tickers, Tetris (okay maybe not a business application, but still a great app!) and many more.
Those of you in the Asterisk community continue to amaze us with your creativity. That’s why we cannot wait to see what great applications you will come up with when using Digium phones and Asterisk, together.
If you haven’t registered for Astricon yet, it is not too late. You can register here.
See you in Atlanta!