Digium Welcomes Open Source Software Pros to AstriCon Developer Days

Creates Dedicated Events Around Annual AstriCon User Conference and Expo for Software Developers to Help Define the Focus of the Asterisk and Asterisk SCF Platforms

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 1, 2011Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, invites software developers and others who have made contributions to Asterisk and Asterisk Scalable Communications Framework (SCF) open source platforms to participate in AstriCon Developer Days. This series of developer conferences is planned for the days prior to and following the annual AstriCon event. The Asterisk conference will be held on Monday, October 24 and the Asterisk SCF meeting will take place on Friday, October 28. AstriCon, the Asterisk User Conference and Expo, will run Tuesday through Thursday of that week at the Westin Westminster in Denver, Colorado.

Developers who have contributed code to the two open source projects headed by Digium may attend these special events at no cost beyond the AstriCon registration fee. The individual conferences will give developers the opportunity to help define, in interactive forums, the direction of each project. Additional information about the events, including AstriCon registration and speaking opportunities, is available at www.astricon.net. Early bird rates for the conference are available through July 10, 2011.

"Asterisk has long drawn its strength from its energetic community, which includes hundreds of active developers," said Bryan M. Johns, community director at Digium. "We receive continuous feedback from developers and other enthusiasts, but want to invite and encourage involvement in the events that we're creating specifically for them. We think the open forum and ability to receive instant feedback and reaction to suggestions and comments will be invaluable for all participants."

Asterisk is the most widely used open source software for creating business phone systems and other communications applications. IT pros, telephony aficionados and software developers have downloaded Asterisk millions of times since its creation in 1999 and are using it in nearly every country of the world. Digium announced Asterisk SCF at AstriCon 2010 to enable the creation of real-time communications applications that include voice, video and text and that meet the demands of embedded applications to enterprise and carrier solutions. Asterisk SCF is designed to provide the highest levels of availability, scalability, extensibility, fault-tolerance and performance.

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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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