Digium Events and Webinars

Because Asterisk is a public product, Digium loves to interact with the business and user community at a wide range of some of the most notable events, conferences, and trade shows.

Every Thursday
18
Apr, 2014
Webinar
2PM CDT

Want to see Switchvox UC in action?

See why this is the smart choice for your next business phone system. We’ll show you how much more you can do with a Switchvox Unified Communications system. This is more than a phone system – it’s a better way to communicate. We host this weekly live demo every Thursday at 2PM CDT and allow time for Q&A at the end. Get your VoIP questions answered in this webinar.

22
Apr, 2014
Webinar
2PM CDT

Have you Done Your Homework?

Unified Communications Solutions for Education

In today’s world, no institution has more unique and complex challenges than schools. Growing safety demands, unique parent/teacher relations, diverse staff and student populations, extremely complex buying processes and continued budget reductions - these are just a few of the issues presenting schools with substantial problems, with limited resources for solutions.

For schools looking to solve their communications challenges, there is a technology upgrade that can have a significant impact, and still fit within a shoestring budget. With mobility, collaboration tools, and simple management, a modern Unified Communications system is the simplest and most cost-effective way to improve communications for almost any job role in the school.

Join our VoIP experts on Tuesday, April 22 for our webinar, “Have You Done Your Homework Yet?” to see how Digium’s award-winning UC system, Switchvox, is changing the way teachers, administrators, and IT staff communicate. In this webinar you will learn how Switchvox can:

  • Improve the safety in your school
  • Create better parent/teacher relations
  • Untether your staff from their desks with mobility features
  • Easily integrate with existing equipment
  • Save money by providing several deployment options to best suit your campus layout
  • Save time by automating mass communications during weather events or emergencies
  • And much more!

Do your homework with us! And see how to get the answers to your communications problems with Switchvox and Switchvox Cloud.

17
May, 2014
Event
The Klaus Advanced Computing Building - Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA

8th Annual Atlanta Asterisk User Group VoIP Conference

The Atlanta Asterisk Users Group VoIP Conference is a casual, open opportunity for Asterisk VoIP beginners and veterans to meet and share their goals, knowledge, and skills. This free conference brings together leading Asterisk and VoIP users, developers, enthusiasts, service providers and manufacturers who share their accomplishments and goals for the future in this rapidly evolving Linux community.

21 - 23
Oct, 2014
Event
Green Valley Ranch Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada

AstriCon 2014

AstriCon's mission is to expand awareness and knowledge of Asterisk over the course of a three-day conference and exhibition. AstriCon includes a wealth of information for every Asterisk user, whether you are getting started or have already discovered the power of Asterisk.  AstriCon gives all members of the Asterisk community - including telephony enthusiasts, developers and businesses - a forum to learn about the technology. Asterisk integrators and business users can expect to hear the latest Asterisk news and project updates, gain access to in-depth technical sessions, participate in networking opportunities, meet potential collaborators and review and discuss detailed case studies of Asterisk projects. 

 

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Previously Recorded Webinars

6
Mar, 2014
Recorded Webinar

FreePBX® Phone Apps and Digium IP Phones

Do you want the best IP phones for your FreePBX installation? Digium IP phones are high-quality HD voice handsets designed specifically for Asterisk and Asterisk-based systems, like the FreePBX Distro. By using the FreePBX Endpoint Manager, you gain access to specialized phone apps. These are native apps that run on your desk phone, providing productivity enhancements for your users. 
 

Join Preston McNair, VP of Sales and Marketing at Schmooze Com, Inc., as he presents the benefits of using Digium IP phones together with FreePBX phone apps. Digium IP Phones have been certified with the FreePBX platform, so you know you are getting the highest quality phones with certified interoperability. 

18
Feb, 2014
Recorded Webinar
2PM CDT

Clamoring for the Cloud: 10 Reasons Hosted UC is Risk-Free with Switchvox

Have you been hesitant to try a hosted phone system solution because it’s too difficult and expensive? Are you considering hosted Unified Communications (UC) but worry about making the jump because you’re not convinced it’s right for your company? Are you just not comfortable with the risk of such a big transition? Fear no more! Switchvox has taken its award-winning UC system into the Cloud. With our unique, 100% risk-free offering, you can be confident in your decision to move to a hosted UC solution.  

Join us to discover 10 important reasons why Switchvox Cloud helps your business take the risk out of transitioning to a hosted UC phone system. In this webinar, our VoIP expert will prove to you that Switchvox Cloud will change the way your business communicates, while giving you the security of knowing that you’ve made the right choice.  

In this webinar you will learn how to:

  • Protect your CapEx and avoid expensive hardware purchases.
  • Ensure your network infrastructure is ready for a smooth transition to a hosted solution.
  • Get the robust features and stability of an award-winning premises-based system – in the Cloud!
  • Remove barriers to a cloud solution by starting with a 30 day, completely risk-free trial that includes IP phones and requires zero money down at signup.
17
Dec, 2013
Recorded Webinar

Winterize Your Office: 10 Tips to Help You Prepare for the Elements

Have you ever had to deal with business slow downs during weather events? Ever lost employee productivity due to school closures and snow-covered highways? Have you ever felt frustrated because you're losing money because of Mother Nature?

Winter is upon us and now is the time to make sure that your office is ready to face the elements! Power outages, road closures, and school closures are just a few of the things that can have a severe negative effect on productivity and your bottom line. Having plans in place and creative work options for your employees can be the difference between profit and loss during the winter months and other challenging weather events.

In this webinar, our VoIP expert will give you 10 tips to help you winterize your office. Here are a few of the topics that will be tackled:

  • How to deal with power outages
  • What a disaster recovery plan should look like
  • Tips to help build a productive remote workforce
  • Tools to manage while working from home
12
Dec, 2013
Recorded Webinar
8AM, 2PM and 9PM CDT

The Smartest Phones for Your Asterisk Install

VoIP deployments can be difficult and time-consuming. Traditional IP phone provisioning requires battling with tools that are overly complicated for the task. And, when users finally do get a new phone on their desk, it just doesn't behave the way they need it to.

But, what if IP phones could be made easy?

With auto-provisioning and tight integration with Asterisk - the world's most popular open source communications software, you can deploy Digium IP phones in minutes instead of days. Additionally, just like Asterisk itself, Digium IP phones are highly customizable. This means you can deliver a solution truly designed for the needs of your customers or business.

In this information packed, 1/2 hour webinar, Billy Chia, Asterisk marketing manager for Digium, will show you how Digium IP phones tightly integrate with Asterisk to give you more value. Topics include:

  • Auto-provisioning with the Digium Phone Module for Asterisk (DPMA)
  • Native phones apps for intuitive user workflow
  • Custom phone apps via Digium's JavaScript API
  • SmartBLF (Busy Lamp Field) - the power of Asterisk at the press of a button


Join us for this quick and informative webinar. You will learn how to cut time on VoIP deployments and provide real value to your business or end users. SysAdmins become IT heroes when they use Digium, and Asterisk Integrators will earn repeat business from satisfied customers. Sign up today!

5
Dec, 2013
Recorded Webinar
1PM CDT

Smart Deductions for Small Business

Barbara Weltman, leading small business tax expert, Brian Ferguson, Digium

Your business deserves a break...and a few extra deductions! With healthcare costs exploding and the general cost of business rising at an unhealthy rate, you need to understand how to keep more of the dollars you earned in 2013. Join leading small business tax expert, Barbara Weltman, in this live webinar and discover how to put end-of-year tax savings opportunities to work for your business. Hurry! Some deductions, like Section 179, will decrease dramatically in 2014. Time is ticking to make every dollar count!

19
Nov, 2013
Recorded Webinar
12PM CDT

Take the Fear Out of Buying Your Next Phone System

Brian Ferguson

You know about the benefits of an upgraded phone system, including Unified Communications (UC), mobile apps, Outlook integration, auto attendants, and more.  Plus, it's easier and more efficient for employees and customers.

But something is holding you back from enjoying all the benefits that UC and VoIP have to offer. Maybe your last phone system installation didn’t run smoothly? Could it be the features that were promised weren’t exactly user-friendly - or weren’t there at all? Perhaps hidden costs and unreasonable renewal fees of your current system are draining profits? 

Join our expert panel, featuring Pinnacle Award winner David Johnson, owner and partner of the Texas-based Fulcrum Group, as they help you calm your nerves about making the jump to a modern UC system. They will tackle many common fears and misconceptions, including:

 

  • “My network’s not ready.”
  • “I can’t afford any downtime during the deployment.”
  • “I’ve heard that sound quality and reliability are an issue with VoIP.”
  • “There were so many problems with my last phone system installation - I can’t do that again.”
  • “Those UC features look great, but there’s no way my staff could learn to use them.”
  • “I have no idea how to get started”
  • “What about security?”
  • “How do I deal with redundancy?”
24
Sep, 2013
Recorded Webinar

Creating the Ultimate Customer Experience Is as Simple as Picking Up the Phone

Did you know that 89% of consumers switch to a competitor’s product after a poor customer service situation with a company?  With all the product choices and real-time information available to your customers, high-quality customer service is a must for a successful business – and it starts with having a good plan and an even better phone system.  

Developing and executing a successful customer service strategy is key to consistently meeting or exceeding customer expectations. Yet, only 26% of all companies have a defined customer service plan in place. How does your customer service strategy look today?

In this information-packed webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Improve agent/employee service time to minimize customer wait time
  • Quickly arm your staff with vital information to better serve your customer
  • Track valuable information to help improve call transfers and wait times
  • Ensure fast resolutions that keep customers satisfied
  • Give your customers a seamless communications experience that will make them eager to call you, again!

 
See how we can help you provide world-class customer service and ensure that you never lose business to the competition with Switchvox.  

20
Aug, 2013
Recorded Webinar
10AM and 2PM CDT

SysAdmin Guide to Livin' the Good Life: Top 10 Secrets to a Hassle-free Phone System

Your business phone system should be one less less thing you need to worry about in your network. If you are considering making the move to VoIP or a new Unified Communications system, this webinar is for you.

We’ve gathered input from sys admins like you and created a list of the top benefits that make the office phone system easier to manage. In addition to improving the way users can connect and communicate across your business, admins can get a ride on easy street too. With the right system, adding new users can take mere minutes and importing contact lists can be a breeze. Reporting is on-demand, so the execs can get the agent reports they need, without even calling you!

See how we take the hassle of out of managing the communications network – join us to discover the secrets other sys admins already know about Switchvox.

Here are just a few benefits we’ll highlight in this live demo:

  1. Move/adds/changes are incredibly simple with customizable groups and templates and an incredibly intuitive GUI with in-browser help.
  2. It’s easy to build feature-packed IVRs that create powerful call routing processes to improve the way your customers are helped.
  3. Powerful reporting tools are available to not only provide productivity and call information, but also give you real time diagnostic data at your fingertips.
  4. Digium phones provision with Switchvox both through the GUI and directly on the phone in under 60 seconds.
  5. Easy to navigate troubleshooting and maintenance features like updates, backups and security controls.

We look forward to showing you how we can make your life hassle free with with a Switchvox phone system. Register today for this live demo and Q&A session, designed specifically to address the needs of sys admins.

Recorded on Tuesday, August 20

23
Jul, 2013
Recorded Webinar

Building the Business Case for a Better Phone System

Do more than just talk with your phone system – determine the best way to communicate!

Whether you are a seasoned IT professional or an executive seeking to implement a new communications solution into your business, you’ll get the information you need to convince management of the benefits of UC. Learn how to stretch your dollar and actually cut costs by implementing a smart communications system. You'll be amazed at how many features you can actually afford on a small budget. You'll also gain the information you need to incorporate the right phone system for your company’s growth plan.

Digium is a leading provider of Unified Communications systems. Learn from the experience of successful UC users and how to replicate this for your business. Let Digium provide you with the step-by-step method to easily prepare a tailored business plan for Unified Communications and the right phone system to integrate your mobile, collaboration tools, email, and more.

Recorded on Tuesday, July 23rd

16
Jul, 2013
Recorded Webinar

Overview of the Digium G400 & G800 Gateways

Digium gateways make the transition to VoIP even easier.

Digium has introduced two more gateways to its popular line of VoIP gateways - the G400 & the G800.

Engineered for easy configuration and reliable operation, the gateways draw on Digium's wealth of experience building interconnect hardware. With Asterisk under the hood and a simple, intuitive web interface for setup, the gateways set a new standard for PSTN integration.

If you want to learn more about your options for VoIP connectivity, join Digium's Pete Engler as he covers some of the most compelling applications for connecting disparate topologies of traditional telephony (T1/E1/PRI) to IP (SIP).

In this practical webinar, you'll learn more about these two new appliances: G400 and G800 VoIP gateways:

  • The G400 includes four (4) software-selectable T1/E1/PRI interfaces and supports up to 120 concurrent calls.
  • The G800 includes eight (8) software-selectable T1/E1/PRI interfaces and supports up to 240 concurrent calls.

Join us to learn more about this powerful lineup of VoIP gateways and the applications that can help you connect more easily. Digium's VoIP gateways are cost-effective, industrial grade appliances that help you simplify the process of deploying converged media networks.

Recorded on Tuesday, July 16 at 2pm CT / 3pm ET

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