Digium Showcases Asterisk Open Source VoIP Solutions for Global Business Phone Systems at CeBIT

Digium IP Phones Now Available in New Markets and Support Multiple Languages

Hannover, Germany, 28 February, 2013Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, is the creator and primary sponsor of the world’s most widely adopted open source communications software and will attend CeBIT, 5-9 March in Hannover to showcase its complete line of IP phones, gateways, telephony cards and redundancy appliances. With more than one million systems in use around the globe, Asterisk powers business phone systems for the majority of Fortune 1000 companies, small and midsize businesses, governments, telephony carriers and communications service providers of all sizes. Digium representatives will be demonstrating the newly updated line of IP phones which now include expanded language support offering developers simple integration and easy installation with Asterisk-based VoIP systems. Visit Digium in the Allnet Deutschland booth, Hall 13, Stand C57 or the Starface booth, Hall 13, Stand C75.

The Digium IP phones are the only phones specifically engineered to fully leverage the power of Asterisk. Coupled with the Digium Phone Module for Asterisk (DPMA), a free add-on module which allows Asterisk to share rich information with Digium phones, users can access advanced applications directly from the phone’s interface, enabling zero-touch provisioning. The Digium phones are far superior to any other SIP phone as the DPMA exposes Asterisk applications automatically to the phones without requiring additional scripting, allowing setup to occur in one place in Asterisk, therefore saving time on installations for integrators. Existing Asterisk phone applications include visual voicemail, real-time presence, integrated call parking, one-touch recording, a searchable directory for contacts and detailed call queues. In addition, custom applications can be developed to run on the Digium phones through an integrated JavaScript API, which is currently in beta, and provides users powerful custom solutions to increase their productivity.

“Digium phones provide users a distinct advantage when they are connecting them to Asterisk – no other phone is this easy or secure to install,” said David Hardy, director of business development for Digium. “And the Digium Phone Module for Asterisk and the JavaScript API give developers and customers what they have asked for – the ability to easily customize applications on the phones that interface directly with core Asterisk features. In addition, when using the Digium phones, users now have the ability to see user presence with Asterisk.”

Demonstrations will also highlight the new addition of language and localization support in the IP phones including UK English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

The Digium phones include the following models:

·       D70—An executive-level HD IP phone with 6-line keys and 10 rapid dial/busy lamp field (BLF) keys and real-time status information displayed on an additional LCD screen, allowing users to quickly navigate through up to 100 of their most important contacts. Designed for administrators or executives, the D70 offers top-of-the-line features.

·       D50—A mid-level HD IP phone with 4-line keys and 10 rapid dial/BLF keys with an easy-to-print paper label strip for the user's most important contacts. This model is ideal for users who spend a lot of time on the phone.

·       D40—An entry-level HD IP phone with 2-line keys. This is Digium's best value phone, designed for any employee in the company.

“We have a great deal of experience with Asterisk installations and have been very impressed with the high-quality, business-class Digium phones and expanded language support they provide,” said Sylvain Boily, Directeur Associéof AVENCALL, an authorized Digium Select Partner with offices located in France, Canada and Singapore. “Unlike other IP phones, the Digium phones are fully integrated with Asterisk and are competitively priced. We look forward to offering our customers more value with these highly customizable phones.”

“Today, Asterisk is deployed in more than 170 countries worldwide and Digium has been recognized as a global growth leader in Unified Communications,” said Steve Harvey, vice president of global sales for Digium. “Expanding the market for the Digium phones emphasizes our overall company strategy to support our global customers. Users throughout Europe, Australia, South and Central America, Africa and many other regions will be able integrate Asterisk with Digium phones that are truly designed for a better user experience.”

The localized versions of the Digium phones will be available in May, 2013. The MSRP for these models is as follows: D70 - $299 USD, D50 - $189 USD and the D40 - $129 USD. For more information, visit: digium.com/asteriskphones.

Regarding pricing and availability in your region, view: digium.com/contact.

To find a reseller or distributor near you, visit: digium.com/wheretobuy.

If you are interested in becoming a Digium Partner, visit: digium.com/ucpartner.

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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
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