Digium Expands Cloud Offerings by Introducing SIP Trunking for Asterisk, Switchvox, and Any IP Phone System

Delivers Reliable Service, Reduces Costly Telecom Expenses, Simplifies Business Phone System Management

HUNTSVILLE, Al., October 20, 2014 - Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today announced the public release of its latest Digium Cloud Services (DCS) offering, Digium SIP Trunking. Digium SIP Trunking delivers reliable, low-cost, and simple-to-deploy VoIP connectivity for Switchvox, Digium’s award-winning Unified Communications (UC) system; Asterisk, the world’s most widely adopted open source communications software; or any IP-enabled phone system. With SIP Trunking, Digium now offers end-to-end communications from VoIP connectivity to IP phones, all designed and supported by Digium.

By offering SIP trunking, Digium takes Unified Communications to the next level by delivering a complete and tightly integrated solution from a single provider. No longer do you have one provider for phones, a second for a PBX, and a third for telephony service. Digium stands behind the complete communications solution, providing peace of mind and eliminating support concerns.

“Digium’s award-winning Switchvox Cloud offering is deployed on a high-availability, fault-tolerant network. Now, that same network is available for anyone who needs SIP trunking capability,” stated Mark Amick, director of product management. “Digium has ensured maximum reliability by building a carrier-class network and is excited to offer our Switchvox customers and the Asterisk community the only SIP trunking network built and certified by the Asterisk company. Additionally, Digium SIP Trunking isn’t limited to just Asterisk users, it’s based on open standards and will work with any RFC standard, SIP-enabled PBX.”

Digium SIP Trunking has no setup fees and is available in two cost-competitive pricing plans. Customers can choose the plan that is right for their business. The Channelized plan offers unlimited usage at a low flat rate for customers that need to budget their monthly expenses. A Metered plan is available for customers that need flexibility due to seasonality or unpredictable call volume. Digium SIP Trunking also provides unlimited free calls between DCS customers.

Digium’s SIP trunking offering is more than simple dial tone; it’s a fully featured offering including nationwide DIDs, 911 enabled DIDs, and toll-free DIDs. Digium can also port both local and toll-free numbers from other carriers, allowing customers to bring their existing numbers with them. With support for multiple codecs and T.38 fax pass-through, customers can rest assured that they will be able to use their bandwidth efficiently while maintaining quality of service for both voice and fax.

Digium’s SIP trunking service can be ordered through authorized Digium Cloud Service agents throughout the US or online from the Digium website. The SIP Trunking Quoting tool allows customers to receive instant quotes and order service online at Digium.com without needing to speak with an agent. Accounts are automatically created and credentials delivered shortly after sign up, letting customers make calls in minutes. Once a customer is signed up, they get access to a simple-to-use account management tool where they can instantly make moves, adds, and changes to their account.

Pricing starts at $18.45 per month for channel plans with unlimited minutes, and $0.015 per minute for metered plans. Digium SIP Trunking will be available in the US lower 48 states on October 22, 2014. For more information, please visit http://www.digium.com/sip.

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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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