Digium Expands Partner Program Options for Asterisk Integrators and Developers

Award-Winning Program Now Provides Expanded Product Portfolio and Compelling Advantages for Partners to Join the Program

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., October 1, 2012 Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, announced today that it has made it easier than ever for Asterisk integrators, value-added resellers (VARs) and developers to join its award-winning channel partner program. In addition to an expanded product portfolio that now includes IP phones, gateways, redundancy appliances and telephony cards that integrate with Asterisk open source software, the certification program has been streamlined. The training and certification requirements now feature online training options so that people can become certified in a much shorter timeframe.

Organizations who wish to be recognized as Certified Asterisk Integration Partners are encouraged to apply. The requirements include:

  1. Complete a "Registered" or "Select" channel partner agreement and confirm one individual in the organization who will complete the certification curriculum.
  2. Successfully complete the online Asterisk Technical Product Training exam, and
  3. Successfully complete the online Digium Certified Asterisk Administrator (dCAA) exam, or, successfully complete the instructor-led Digium Certified Asterisk Professional (dCAP) exam. Note: individuals who have already achieved dCAP status are only required to complete the Technical Product Training exam.

Digium is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project, the world's most widely used open source communications software that turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich voice communications server.

"With a community of more than 80,000 members worldwide, Asterisk has been used to create VoIP communications solutions in more than 170 countries," said Jim Butler, director of global channel sales for Digium. "However, there are hundreds of developers who have built successful businesses by creating custom communications solutions with Asterisk who have not yet taken advantage of joining our partner program. We would like to see those developers explore the certification and program benefits we offer as part of our revised Asterisk Integrator program so that we can continue to serve the market areas where skilled Asterisk partners are in demand."

Program Levels and Benefits

The program provides three tiers - Select, Registered and Affiliate. Each tier offers promotional incentives, marketing support, training and opportunities for discounted demo kits. Digium's Partner Program features an innovative product set and marketing support that includes qualified lead distribution - not just contacts. Partners not only have access to free online technical training, but they are also given access to Digium's partner program which features marketing toolkits, content syndication and quarterly promotions to drive new business. Affiliate partners are able to join the program with no revenue requirement and often quickly advance to the next level with ongoing sales.

Partners can specialize in Asterisk custom communications and supply customers with complete phone systems, including Digium phones, network connectivity products and their own unique service offerings. Or, partners may choose to specialize in and become certified to sell Digium's Switchvox Unified Communications (UC) system that has been recognized as a "Best Value" by Frost & Sullivan, and was selected as a "Tech Innovator" award winner by CRN.

Want more information?

Visit: www.digium.com/ucpartner.

Join us at AstriCon, the annual user conference and expo for the Asterisk community. This year's event will be held in Atlanta from October 23-25. Contact Digium for early-bird discounts.
Or, join us for a partner overview webinar on October 17 at 3 p.m. CDT: http://partner.digium.com/highlights-webinar

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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.



Julie Webb
Digium, Inc.
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