Digium Has Your Back: Introduces Redundancy Appliances

R-Series Devices Allow Creation of High-Availability Asterisk-Based Communications Solutions

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., December 6, 2011Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today released its family of Redundancy appliances (R-Series). Using these inexpensive, flexible products, administrators of Asterisk-based communications systems can build fully redundant solutions that allow continued communications in the event of a software or hardware failure. The R-Series products used in conjunction with Asterisk, the open source telephony platform used by millions of businesses worldwide, will ensure communications resiliency in the most demanding environments.

R-Series appliances allow physical-layer failover of digital (T1, E1, PRI or BRI) or analog telephone connections to Asterisk systems. If the primary server fails, the R-Series device will move all telecommunications services to the backup server. The product integrates with software that mirrors configuration data between the primary and backup systems, monitors system health and, in the event of an outage on the primary, transitions all operations to the backup system . Communication between the Asterisk servers and the R-Series product is accomplished via USB connections. The USB links also power the R-Series device, saving energy and eliminating a potential point of failure.

Steve Sokol, director of Asterisk marketing at Digium, commented: “Asterisk’s remarkable success as a platform for creating custom communications solutions stems from its power, flexibility and cost effectiveness. Businesses can design and implement the solutions they need without concern for cost. As Asterisk has continued to grow in popularity, customers and integrators have asked for a product that allows them to create high-availability solutions that stand up even in the face of catastrophic hardware or software failures. The R-Series family fills that need and does so at a price point that makes working with Asterisk even more appealing.”

Two R-Series models are available, the R800 and the R850. The R800 supports up to eight analog (POTS) circuits while the R850 handles up to eight digital (T1, E1, PRI or BRI) spans. Both are 1U rack mount devices. Pricing begins at $995 USD. For additional technical details, please visit www.digium.com. The R-Series appliances are available immediately from Digium and its worldwide network of partners.

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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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