Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, created and is the innovative force behind Asterisk, the most widely used open source telephony software. Since its founding in 1999 by Mark Spencer, Digium has become the open source alternative to proprietary communication providers, with offerings that cost as much as 80 percent less. Digium offers Asterisk software free to the open source community and offers Switchvox, Digium's Unified Communications solution to power a broad family of products for small, medium and large businesses. The company's product line includes a wide range of telephony hardware and software to enable resellers and customers to implement turnkey VoIP systems or to design their own custom communications solutions. At Digium, we're changing the way businesses communicate.
Asterisk is the world's most popular open source telephony project. Under development since 1999, Asterisk is free, open source software that turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich voice communications server. Asterisk makes it simple to create and deploy a wide range of telephony applications and services.
Code for Asterisk, originally written by founder and CTO, Mark Spencer of Digium, Inc., has been contributed from open source software engineers around the world. Currently boasting over two million users, Asterisk supports a wide range of TDM protocols for the handling and transmission of voice over traditional telephony interfaces, featuring VoIP packet protocols such as SIP and IAX among others. It supports U.S. and European standard signaling types used in business phone systems, allowing it to bridge between next-generation voice-data integrated networks and existing infrastructure.
Mission & Values
Digium's vision is a world based upon open communications. Our mission is to transform the way businesses acquire and operate their communications systems through the application of open source software.
- Everybody at Digium matters
- We encourage open communication between any and all employees
- We believe in constant innovation through open source development
- We are idea and solution driven, "there is no box"
- We respect the individual and encourage creativity
- We work as a team, we win as a team and we lose as a team
- We are friendly, courteous, and honest in our dealings with others
- We deliver what we promise in business and personal relationships
- We give customer matters urgency, through "owning" the problem
- We are a company with whom it's easy to do business
- We respect and reward personal passion for the company and its mission
Digium is a privately held company. Investors include Digium employees, Matrix Partners, Tenaya Capital and ADTRAN.
Matrix Partners is a premier venture capital firm that has generated outstanding returns for over three decades. The firm has delivered several of the industry's top performing funds of all time. Matrix Partners is headquartered in Waltham, Mass., and has offices in Menlo Park, CA, Mumbai, India and Beijing, China. Matrix Partners invests in consumer Internet, software, mobile, communications and systems ventures.
Tenaya Capital is a leading venture capital firm with offices in Woodside, California, and Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1995 as Lehman Brothers Venture Partners, Tenaya became an independent firm in 2009. Over the years Tenaya has raised five funds representing over $1 billion of committed capital, investing it in a wide range of high-growth technology companies including software, consumer Internet, communications, IT infrastructure and electronics.
Digium is ISO-9001:2008 Certified
Since 2008, Digium’s product quality management system has been certified and is continually improved by a team of employees dedicated to producing and delivering the best and most reliable unified communications products and systems. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards. International standards give state-of-the-art specifications for products, services and best practices helping to make industry more efficient and effective. Digium’s registrar is NSF International Strategic Registrations and only uses 9001 certified manufacturing fulfillment partners. For more information, please contact Steve Burcham.