Digium Reveals Content-Rich Schedule for 13th Annual AstriCon

Open Source Asterisk Conference Includes more than 45 Learning Sessions, Tracks, and Keynotes

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 19, 2016 Digium, Inc., the Asterisk® Company and creator of the Asterisk Project, the most widely used open source platform for creating custom communications solutions, announced that it has released the schedule for AstriCon 2016. This is the 13th annual edition of the Asterisk Open Source Conference and Exhibition and is being held in Glendale, Ariz., Sept. 27-29, 2016, at the Glendale Renaissance Hotel & Spa.

Content for this year’s conference will appeal to attendees with all levels of Asterisk experience, from beginner to advanced. Featured sessions include:

• Go-ing ARI, presented by Seán C. McCord of CyCore Systems , shows the new Asterisk ARI being used with the exciting programming language called Go.
• Evan McGee of RingPlus will discuss Getting Your Asterisk In Gear: Web Services Edition. He will share ways to integrate Asterisk into a larger ecosystem of web services using solutions like Docker, Redis, Kafka and Adhearsion.
• Grant Broomhall and Mike Walton of Far South Networks are presenting Asterisk and the Social Internet of Things. Learn how and why Asterisk participates with humans in a Social IoT network based on WebRTC, SIP over web sockets and Node.js.
• Jonathan Merrell of Synnex will present Converting a Fortune 500 Company to Asterisk, where he will discuss Synnex converting its entire company into a single global Asterisk system, what that entailed and what the results show.

“We have been inundated with talk proposals, and our guests will get to hear from Asterisk Community members with a wealth of experience in making Asterisk solutions for the real world,” said David Duffett, worldwide community director for the Asterisk Project. “The number of proposals we’ve received demonstrates the excellent vibrancy of the Asterisk Community which is now 17-years old and continues to grow.”

Along with Asterisk, AstriCon will feature sessions from other open source projects including FreePBX, FreeSwitch, OpenSIPS and Kamailio. Inclusion of these projects is further indication of the cooperative nature of the broader open source communications community.

“Anticipation is high for this year’s AstriCon,” said Duffett. “There are so many great sessions, not only about Asterisk, but about how using other tools can enhance and facilitate the use of Asterisk to make valuable solutions. This holds true whether your requirements are for a regular PBX, large, scalable, resilient systems, or anything in between.”

AstriCon 2016 is sponsored by Platinum Sponsors BiCom Systems, Vitelity and Teli; and by Gold Sponsors Grandstream, Sangoma, Call Cabinet and Flowroute. Additional sponsors include Loway, XORCOM, Teledynamics, OrecX, Sennheiser, Easy on Hold, Cepstral, NETXUSA, Jenne and Tokgate.
Digium is partnering with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to promote the event to a broad audience. TMC has helped support other Digium events, including Asterisk World, with training sessions, video production, attendee registration, and exhibit management. Companies interested in sponsoring AstriCon 2016 and participating on the EXPO floor should contact Joe Fabiano at TMC: +1 (203) 852-6800, ext. 132.
Registration for AstriCon 2016 is open now on the official event site: www.astricon.net

About AstriCon
AstriCon is the longest-running event devoted to all things Asterisk, a free and open source framework for building communications applications that is downloaded nearly 2 million times per year. AstriCon’s mission is to expand awareness and knowledge of Asterisk. Attendees will learn about trends in Asterisk use, the growing Asterisk ecosystem, the newest applications and a wide range of in-depth technical topics from Asterisk developers, users and entrepreneurs. Registration is open at www.astricon.net.

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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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