Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Digium® Launches Line of PCI Express Cards for Use with Asterisk®-

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® company, today announced a new family of telephony interface cards based on the PCI Express (PCIe) format. PCIe is fast becoming the dominant form factor in expansion cards for server, workstation and desktop systems because it offers numerous performance benefits over traditional PCI and PCI Extended interface formats. Digium is rolling out PCIe cards across its full product family and will continue to support interface cards based on the PCI and PCI Extended formats.

Digium is the creator and driving force behind Asterisk, the open source voice communications software deployed by more than two million servers and serving well over 10 million people today. The company’s hardware, including the new PCIe cards, is designed to help customers realize the full power and flexibility of Asterisk by meeting precise requirements for scalability; network connectivity; and support for IP, traditional analog or mixed telephony lines.

“PCI Express is quickly becoming the industry preference for server and workstation interfaces for expansion cards,” said Bill Miller, vice president of product management and marketing at Digium. “Digium’s goal in offering a full line of PCIe cards, and in continuing to support PCI and PCI Extended formats, is to offer our customers and partners the widest array of choices in how they use and deploy Asterisk solutions.”

Digium’s four- and two-port digital T1 and E1 PCIe interface cards, the TE420 and TE220, eliminate voltage and slot considerations associated with standard PCI cards. They are available immediately from the company and its authorized resellers. The TE420 will retail for $1,195 USD and the TE220 for $695 USD. Both are compatible with Digium’s existing VPMOCT series of hardware echo cancellation modules. Digium is scheduled to release analog and other cards for PCI Express in Q2 and Q3 2007.

About Asterisk

Code for Asterisk®, originally written by Mark Spencer of Digium®, Inc., has been contributed from open source software engineers around the world. Currently boasting over two million servers, Asterisk supports a wide range of TDM protocols for the handling and transmission of voice over traditional telephony interfaces, featuring VoIP packet protocols such as SIP and IAX among others. It supports U.S. and European standard signaling types used in business phone systems, allowing it to bridge between next-generation voice-data integrated networks and existing infrastructure.

About Digium

Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® company, is the original creator and primary developer of Asterisk, the industry’s first open source telephony platform. Digium provides hardware and software products, including AsteriskNOW™, the complete open source software appliance; Asterisk Business Edition™, the professional-grade version of Asterisk; and Asterisk Appliance™, the hardware-based telephony solution, to enterprises and telecommunications providers worldwide. Digium also offers a full range of professional services, including consulting, technical support and custom software development.

Used in combination with Digium’s telephony interface cards, Asterisk offers a strategic, highly cost-effective approach to voice and data transport over IP, TDM, switched and Ethernet architectures. Digium’s offerings include VoIP, conferencing, voicemail, legacy PBX, IVR, auto attendant, media servers and gateways, and application servers and gateways. Additional information can be found at

The Digium logo, Digium, Asterisk, Asterisk Business Edition, AsteriskNOW, Asterisk Appliance and the Asterisk logo are trademarks of Digium, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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