Digium and Polycom Extend Relationship to Deliver Affordable, Feature Rich Communications Solution
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., and PLEASANTON, Calif., January 11, 2012 — Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, and Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), today announced the continuation of their strategic partnership. Throughout the world, Polycom IP phones (such as Polycom® SoundStation® IP conference phones and Polycom® VVX™ business media phones) are commonly deployed with telephony systems based on Asterisk, Digium’s popular open source communications software. Digium and Polycom’s partnership will ensure that customers and partners will continue to benefit from tightly integrated, standards-based solutions on Polycom phones with simplified provisioning and broad support for Asterisk features.
The agreement allows developers to continue to create applications for Digium and Polycom solutions, including management features, such as provisioning and other specific vertical market features. Additionally, Digium and Polycom will continue to jointly conduct tests to ensure smooth interoperability between Digium-branded solutions, including Switchvox, Asterisk open source software, and Polycom phone solutions. In the future, video solutions such as Polycom® RealPresence™ video will also be added to the offering and tested for interoperability.
“As the driving force behind Asterisk, Digium delivers a world-class open source platform that allows organizations to build customized communications solutions,” said Leslie Conway, vice president of global marketing at Digium. “By extending our relationship with Polycom, we are building on a collaborative alliance that has been instrumental in the adoption of Asterisk worldwide and has delivered standards-based UC solutions to businesses of all sizes.”
“Digium is an important partner to Polycom, and this agreement is a natural evolution of our long standing business partnership – one that reflects the evolving and dynamic UC market,” said Ron Myers, senior vice president of Global Channels, Polycom. “Both companies have a commitment to offering best-in-class, open standards-based UC solutions that work seamlessly across any application, protocol, or endpoint. By partnering together, Digium and Polycom will continue to drive global adoption of standards-based UC.”
Polycom is the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC) solutions for telepresence, video, and voice powered by the Polycom® RealPresence™ Platform. The RealPresence Platform interoperates with the broadest range of business, mobile, and social applications and devices. More than 400,000 organizations trust Polycom solutions to collaborate and meet face-to-face from any location for more productive and effective engagement with colleagues, partners, customers, and prospects. Polycom, together with its broad partner ecosystem, provides customers with the best TCO, scalability, and security – on-premises, hosted, or cloud delivered. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with Polycom on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware, and on-premises and hosted Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) and UC as a Service (UCaaS) solutions at an affordable price. Digium is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project; the world’s most widely used open source communications software. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich communications server. A community of more than 80,000 developers and users worldwide uses Asterisk to create VoIP communication solutions in more than 170 countries. Since 1999, Digium has empowered developers to create innovative communications solutions based on open standards and open source software, providing an alternative to proprietary phone systems. Digium Switchvox Cloud and other cloud-based products and services are offered through Digium Cloud Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digium, Inc. Digium’s business communications products are sold through a worldwide network of reseller partners. More information is available at www.digium.com and www.asterisk.org.
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